The search to find the best businesses in Shropshire in 2019 will be launched at an award-winning leisure company in Shrewsbury early in the new year.
Past winners, including Salop Leisure itself, will be on hand to speak about their experience and the raised profile that the awards gave their businesses.
Shropshire Chamber of Commerce will be inviting all its members to the event, where master of ceremonies Carl Jones will interview past winners to highlight their success stories and provide tips on how to apply for the awards, which are open to all Shropshire businesses.
There will be also be a short presentation about the sponsorship opportunities available.
Award categories include Company of the Year; Business in the Community; Manufacturing; International Trade through Export; Best Online Business; Outstanding Customer Service; Tourism & Leisure; Technology, Enterprise and Innovation; Apprenticeships; Best New Business 1-5 employees; Best New Business 6+ employees; Best Small Business 1-5 employees; Best Small Business 6 -20 employees; Environmental Technology, The John Clayton Award and new Award for 2019 Business and School Engagement 1-5 employees and Business and School Engagement 6+ employees
Richard Sheehan, Shropshire Chamber’s chief executive, said: “It is very fitting that we launch our 19th Shropshire Chamber Business Awards, which highlights success within our business community, at Salop Leisure, a true example of business success that not only gets recognition within our county but reaches far and wide across the UK.”
Salop Leisure’s managing director Mark Bebb, who will speak about the leisure company successful evolution, said the business was delighted to host such a prestigious Shropshire event.