| Last Year’s Winners

| TESTIMONIAL AWARD WINNER 2018

TECHNOLOGY, ENTERPRISE & INNOVATION
Winner – Stallion AI Services

"Stallion AI Services are delighted to have received an award at the 2018 Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards ceremony.
Being recognised in this way is highly motivating for our team, as it is positive reinforcement for their dedication and commitment to their respective roles. It also enables us to demonstrate to our clients that we are committed to striving to be the best in our field.
We are all therefore extremely proud of this accomplishment and would not hesitate to enter these awards again in the future."

Tullis Matson
Stallion AI Services

The privately owned family engineering company Grainger & Worrall were named Shropshire’s best business at the glittering awards ceremony.

The Bridgnorth based global leader in casting developments and innovation who employ over 700 people picked up the Company of the Year award at the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards.

 


They were up against strong opposition with Shropshire based Furrows, Pave Aways and Pure Telecom who were also up for the top award. The awards ceremony organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and held at Telford International Centre was attended by more than 700 people.

Chamber Chief Executive Richard Sheehan said: “The 2018 Shropshire Chamber Business Awards raised the bar and expectations to a new level. The intense excitement was infectious and as always the event was full of glitz and glamour.”

He added: “Grainger & Worrall is a worthy winner and we must congratulate them.To win an award at the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards is an outstanding achievement in the face of fierce competition in every area.”

Other winners included:

| BEST SMALL BUSINESS (6-20 EMPLOYEES)
Winner – Salon Ten
Finalists – David Dexters, Flowfit, IN2 Access and Control

| BEST SMALL BUSINESS (1-5 EMPLOYEES)
Winner – Shropshire Festivals
Finalists – Purple Frog Systems, Jungle HR, Charlies at the Old Mill Tearooms

| BEST NEW BUSINESS (6+ EMPLOYEES)  
Winner – Beaver Bridges
Finalists – Button & Bear Children’s Bookshop, Evans Halshaw Car Store Shrewsbury

 

| BEST NEW BUSINESS (1-5 EMPLOYEES)
Winner – Lower House Equine Clinic
Finalists – 3D Printz, HR Solutions Shropshire, XscapeNow!

| TECHNOLOGY, ENTERPRISE & INNOVATION
Winner – Stallion AI Services
Finalists – Bronze Software Labs, Grainger & Worrall, Purple Frog Systems

 

| BEST ONLINE BUSINESS  
Winner – CJ Wildbird Foods
Finalists – Purition, Wood’s of Shropshire, Wrekin Water Softeners

| APPRENTICESHIPS
Winner – Morris Joinery
Finalists – Qube (Oswestry Community Action), Shrewsbury Colleges Group, Telford College

| ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION
Winner – Hobsons Brewery
Finalists – Lingard Farrow Styles, ProcureLED, Reviive

| BEST MANUFACTURER
Winner – Fabdec
Finalists – Grainger & Worrall, Northwood Hygiene Products, Protolabs


| TOURISM, LEISURE & HOSPITALITY
Winner – The Shrewsbury Club
Finalists – Buckatree Hall Hotel, Climbing the Walls, The Wroxeter

| OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE
Winner – David Dexters
Finalists – CLCA Nursing, Park House Hotel, XscapeNow!

| BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY
Winner – Bridgnorth Aluminium
Finalists – Beaumont Financial Planners, Clear, Reech

| INTERNATIONAL TRADE THROUGH EXPORT  
Winner – TIA (GB) Ltd
Finalists – TT Pumps, CJ Wildbird Foods, Stallion AI Services

| JOHN CLAYTON AWARD Jane Coward, Furrows

The annual John Clayton award is presented to an individual from business who has made a significant contribution to the Shropshire community.
Richard Sheehan said: “The award is in recognition of outstanding work that has really made a difference.”

The night itself was a grand celebration of Shropshire Business with the hundreds of guests in attendance celebrating the achievements of last year.

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