Worcestershire Business Awards – Celebrating Your Success 2015
Enterprising Worcestershire would like to invite you to be part of our showcase event celebrating the success of new and newly established businesses from across the County.
Hosted by Blue Orchid, “Celebrating Your Success” will recognise the success of new start up business in Worcestershire through a number of Awards. Businesses can be nominated by the public or by themselves throughout September. This event also offers an exciting networking opportunity for you to share in the knowledge and experience of other businesses and hear the stories of successful entrepreneurs.
Award Categories include:
- Creative Business Award
- Ethical Trading Business Award
- Growth Business Award
- High Street Business Award
- Most Innovative New Business Award
- New Start-Up Business Award
To nominate a business or to find out more visit
Finalists will be picked by our panel of judges and put before the public vote. Winners will be announced at our event on the 18th November.
“These awards will not only showcase the success of our new and young businesses but also help to inspire those who maybe considering starting a business in the future and introduce them to the wide range of support available through the Enterprising Worcestershire programme” - Catherine Bray ,Blue Orchid
Keynote Speaker: Stefan Thomas
Stefan Thomas is the author of Amazon bestseller Business Networking for Dummies and in 2016 will see his second book published - "Instant Networking, The simple way to build your business networking and see results in just six months".
Originally terrified of his first networking meeting back in 2005, Stefan has since attended over 1000 networking events and, mainly through desperation, learnt, quickly how to create sales quickly, using old fashioned, simple principles, applied to modern day networking and social media.
These days Stefan speaks all over the UK on the subject of networking, as well as working with companies to ensure their networking strategy brings a solid return on investment. Stefan believes networking skills are for life, not just for breakfast! In a fast paced and energetic 40 minutes, Stefan explains why the skills you can perfect at networking are vital to your business success AND how you can master them quickly and simply.
There are several common mistakes which people make when they approach networking and social media, Stefan will pull those apart and ensure we avoid the pitfalls and ensure that we create prospects, leads and sales from our networking activity.
Host: Hursty & Helen from the FREE Radio Breakfast Show
"We're absolutely delighted to be back hosting the Enterprising Worcestershire awards for 2015. It'll be great to see more new businesses from round our way doing well and celebrating a great first12 months. Plus we're looking forward to seeing how last years winners have been doing since we presented them with their awards. It's amazing who you meet there too, Hursty came away with a contact for tasty biltong last time and Helen got her self some fancy gin!! So we're excited to see what's on show this time!"
Last Years Success:
Creative Business - Bubilicious Soaps
Ethical Trading Business - Greengineering Ltd
Growth Business and High Street Business - Deli@Pershore
Most Innovative Business - The Sunday Girl Company Ltd
New Start Up Business - Severn Mile Cookery & Events
Welcome drinks & celebration buffet This event has no formal dress code, smart casual is sufficient. Awards nominations and votes will be collected through a dedicated page at
Nominations open on Monday, 7th September at 12pm. Whether you’re a business owner or a member of the public who would like to nominate a local business you’re welcome to nominate using our downloadable forms. Nominations close on Wednesday 30th September 2015 at 5pm.
Nominations will be shortlisted by our judging panel and posted on our website by 9am on 26th October. The public vote will commence then. Voting will finish at 9am on 2nd November.
The winners will be announced at our Celebrating Your Success event on the 18th November. Tickets can be booked prior to the event. Places are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.
When & Where
Blue Orchid has a pedigree for delivering personalised, high quality business support. Recognised by government as being both cutting edge and innovative and are the preferred provider of business support for more than 25 local authorities UK wide.
Starting a Business or growing an existing business can be fun, scary and ultimately life changing and with more than a decade of experience we’re perfectly placed to support you every step of the way.
Since inception, Blue Orchid has delivered more than £25million of government funded programmes to businesses and holds contracts with DWP, SFA, RGF, ERDF and local authorities.