Enterprising Worcestershire are thrilled to announce the shortlist for their 2019 Awards.

Taking place on the 18th September at Hogarth’s Stone Manor, the awards will be a celebration of the thriving start-up and growing businesses that have accessed support through the ERDF-funded Worcestershire County Council programme in the last two years.

The awards recognise various areas of business success through the different categories and each business that has been shortlisted has demonstrated the hard work, determination, passion and strategy to start or grow their business.

Introducing the finalists…

Best High Growth Business

This award seeks to showcase businesses that have accessed support specifically through the “High Growth” element of Enterprising Worcestershire and therefore have overcome any key early stage barriers and developed a solid foundation in order to fulfil their rapid growth potential.

  • Acorn Polish & Floor Repairs Ltd
  • Baxter Williams
  • Ecrubox Digital
  • Sandsliders
  • The Strive Group

Best Start-Up Business

This award seeks to showcase start-up businesses that have been trading for less than 2 years and have demonstrated their foundations for success and future potential.

  • Andy@Eazi-apps
  • Brodrick’s Podiatry
  • Candice Pearson PR
  • Chill Your Beans
  • Confidence Caffe
  • Custom Training
  • Daisy’s Doggy Deli
  • Flow Holistic Therapy
  • Go2Wellbeing
  • Ignis Group Limited
  • Indegu Ltd
  • It Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth Ltd
  • Jackson Family Funeral Directors
  • Kaz & Annie’s Ceramics and More…
  • Luckrafts Cakes
  • Paige Elizabeth
  • Real World Consultancy
  • Technical BIM Studio
  • The Mane Bar
  • The Strive Group
  • Worcester Weight Loss Centre

Best Growth Business

This award seeks to showcase an established business that has been trading for 2-5 years and has the vision and strategy to achieve growth.

  • Beach Art Glass
  • Hill HR Consultancy
  • James Silvanus Films
  • Pebbles Education Consultancy Ltd
  • The Christmas Decorators
  • The Wildmore Group Ltd

Most Innovative Business

This award seeks to showcase businesses that have demonstrated innovation in any aspect of their business.

  • Air Bourne Drones Limited
  • BonnyBox
  • Craftibeer Limited
  • Equal Vision CIC Ltd
  • Herlig Marles
  • Milford Research and Consultancy Limited

Enterprising Worcestershire Programme Manager Samantha Preece said:

“The awards event will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the array of thriving businesses we have within the county. All the finalists have demonstrated incredible passion and dedication in starting and growing their business, and we look forward to announcing our winners.”

Enterprising Worcestershire is a business start-up and early stage support programme operated and part funded by Worcestershire County Council in partnership with Worcestershire’s six District Councils and match funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The programme supports start-up and early stage businesses through a combination of one-to-one support and workshops, covering topics from market research and business planning to social media and legal essentials. Eligible businesses may also be able to access grant funding through the programme to purchase new equipment or develop their online presence.

Start-ups and early stage businesses in the region who would like to find out more about the support available can email Sam Preece on spreece3@worcestershire.gov.uk.

More information about the Enterprising Worcestershire programme can also be found on the Worcestershire Business Central website.


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