Businesses celebrate at the first North Worcestershire Business Awards


In Summary

General | 1st December 2019
More than 170 business leaders from across North Worcestershire attended the first business awards ‘celebrating the rising stars’ in the area.

In Detail

Six winners took home crystal trophies from the prestigious awards event held at Hogarths Stone Manor on Thursday 28 November.

The winners were selected from 54 entrants to the awards and 20 finalists were showcased during event which was organised by NWedR (the shared Local Authority service representing Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest) and NWBL (North Worcestershire Business Leaders) in partnership with a working group from North Worcestershire Ambassadors. BBC Presenter Joanne Malin was the event host.

The Awards’ judges commented that the finalists and the winners reflected “an impressive range of businesses, all showcasing products and services that really stand out. They are a credit to North Worcestershire.”

The six winners of the first North Worcestershire Business Awards are:

  • Ignis Group - Redditch, Best Start-up Business of the Year - sponsored by Invoco Telecom
  • Bumble Hole Foods – Bromsgrove, Best Contribution to the Community - sponsored by OGL Computer
  • Invoco Telecom – Bromsgrove, Best Customer Service – sponsored by Lloyds Bank
  • Petvictus – Redditch, Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Biz Smart
  • OGL Computer – Stourport-on-Severn, Best Employer of the Year – sponsored by HR Dept, Worcestershire
  • Unique IQ – Redditch, Innovation of the Year – sponsored by WINN

Jane Doyle from NWedR said: “The event has been a great success and has demonstrated the often hidden gems of North Worcestershire businesses. We are proud of being part of a fantastic inclusive, innovative and proactive business community and would encourage anyone looking to launch their own business or to re-locate and grow here. We plan to build on this event working again with NWBL and our North Worcestershire Ambassadors to continue to develop the area as the natural environment for business."

NWedR and NWBL worked in partnership with North Worcestershire Ambassadors to stage this event: Hogarths Stone Manor, Citizen Communication, DT Studios, Opening Doors and Venues, Business & Innovation Magazine and Millbrook Marketing.