Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence

The shortlist for this year’s Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards has been revealed.

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The number of categories has increased, with the Excellence in Customer Service now covered by two awards, for Micro Business and Small Business.

There’s also a new award for Micro Business of The Year – which includes Island Echo, Hillbans, Real Empllyment Advice and BeCalmed.

Other categories include Employer of the Award, with nominations including WightFibre, Mountbatten and MHI Vestas.

Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, Steven Holbrook, said:

“The standard of our entrants this year is incredibly high.

“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 event takes place on October 19 at Cowes Yacht Haven.

The full list of nominations is as follows:

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