The first North Worcestershire Business Awards is now open for entries

The first North Worcestershire Business Awards is now open for entries!

The glittering North Worcestershire Business Awards has been organised by North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR) and North Worcestershire Business Leaders (NWBL) alongside business leaders from across North Worcestershire.

There are five award categories to enter, the winners of which will be presented a glass trophy at the awards ceremony at Hogarth’s Stone Manor Hotel near Kidderminster on Thursday 28 November 2019.

All businesses based in North Worcestershire – covering Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest districts – are encouraged to view the nomination categories online at and see which one is most appropriate for them to enter.

The categories are: Best Start-up Business of the Year, Best contribution to the Community (CSR), Best Customer Service in Retail, Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year, Best Employer of the Year, and the North Worcestershire Innovation of the Year Award.

The overall sponsor for the event is Eureka Financial Solutions from Stourport-on-Severn.  The associate sponsor is Hartlebury based DRPG, contribution to the community (CSR) award is sponsored by OGL Computer, best business start–up of the year sponsored by Invoco Telecom, best customer service in retail sponsored by Lloyds Bank, outstanding entrepreneur of the year is sponsored by BizSmart, best employer of the year sponsored by HR Dept Worcestershire and the North Worcestershire Innovation of the Year award is sponsored by WINN.  The proud media partner for the event is Business & Innovation Magazine. Worcestershire Ambassadors have also sponsored the event.

At the glittering evening ceremony, the VIP drinks reception will be sponsored by Bewdley Brewery and Astley Vineyard and there will be a raffle to support Primrose Hospice.  Sponsors will be served with cocktails courtesy of Decanter Spirit from Bromsgrove.

Jane Doyle from NWedR, joint organiser of the North Worcestershire Business Awards, said: “It’s great to launch the awards for entries. Lots of work has already been put into what promises to be a fabulous celebration of North Worcestershire.  We are asking businesses to decide on the best one for them to showcase their company and enter for a chance to win an award!

“We have enthusiastic sponsors and a really proactive working group of local business leaders working with us to make the event a fantastic success. We would like to thank them for their highly valuable input.”

Melanie Hawkett from NWBL, joint organiser of the North Worcestershire Business Awards, said: “We are looking forward to celebrating the rising stars across North Worcestershire and coming together to showcase the fabulous businesses that operate here. Over the coming months, we will be promoting the awards and asking businesses to self-nominate or to propose an entry for their favourite local businesses.”

The dedicated awards website is the place to go to find out about the awards and where businesses can enter and buy tickets for the event from 6 June until 12 September.

For more information, follow the event on Twitter and Facebook @NWBusAwards.