Chamber of Commerce Awards – nominations announced

this is in from the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce

The nominations have been announced for the biggest night of the year for the Island’s business community! The 2019 Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence will be presented on Friday 18th October 2019 in a glittering ceremony at Cowes Yacht Haven’s Events Centre.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on Monday 9th September at midday.

This year sees the launch of two new categories. Excellence in Customer Service is now covered by two awards, for Micro Business and Small Business. There’s also a new award for Micro Business of The Year.

“The standard of our entrants this year is incredibly high,” says the Chamber’s chief executive Steven Holbrook. “Some of the judges have had a real battle this year in determining their winners. I have been pulling in a lot of favours from some fabulous business people around the world, meaning that judging has taken place this year in Singapore, Thailand, Oman, Dubai and Ireland by French, South African, Irish and English judges, including three alumni from Oxford University. Moving a lot of the judging off Island last year gave us so much positive feedback that I wanted to raise the bar again this year, to once and for all make it clear to all that these are the most transparent and fair awards possible.”

The nominees are…

Start Up Business of the Year
Sponsored by PC Consultants

Island VetCare
Linton Homes Ltd
Nosy Design
Solent Youth Services

The Morris Barton Apprenticeship Award
Sponsored by Christopher Scott

The Seaview Hotel
Stoneham Construction

Retailer Award
Sponsored by NFU Mutual

Cowes Town Central
The Garlic Farm

Business in the Community Award
Sponsored by Glanvilles Damant

Action 4 Support
Northwood House Charitable Trust
Southern Co-op Retail
Vectis Radio CIC

Tourism Business Award
Sponsored by Visit Isle of Wight

The Garlic Farm

Excellence in Customer Service Award – Micro Business
Sponsored by Hovertravel

Bayliss & Booth
Hillbans Pest Control
Real Employment Law Advice

Excellence in Customer Service Award – Small Business
Sponsored by Hillbans Pest Control

The Royal Hotel
Top Mops

Marketing & PR Award
Sponsored by IW County Press

The Garlic Farm
The Wight Book
Visit Isle of Wight

Growth Business Award
Sponsored by Brightbulb Design

MHI Vestas
Top Mops
WRS Systems

Green Initiative Award
Sponsored by IFPL

Red Funnel

Hospitality Business Award
Sponsored by Wightlink

Caffe Isola
The Havelock
The Royal Hotel

Manufacturing Business of the Year Award
Sponsored by WightFibre

MedTec Design Services
MHI Vestas

Technology and Innovation Award
Sponsored by Lifeline Alarms
The Seaview Hotel
Wight Computers

Employer of the Year Award
Sponsored by GKN Aerospace Cowes

MHI Vestas

International Business Award
Sponsored by Red Funnel

Innovative Physics
Isle of Wight College

Micro Business of the Year Award
Sponsored by Gurit

Hillbans Pest Control
Island Echo
Real Employment Law Advice

Small Business Award
Sponsored by Liz Earle

French Franks
Island Roasted
The Tomato Stall

Congratulations to all of our nominees!