Isle of Wight businesses are gearing up to commemorate their achievements in 2023 by participating in the prestigious Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2024, sponsored by WightFibre. The coveted trophies will be presented in a grand ceremony at Cowes Yacht Haven on May 10th this year, making it a must-attend event for the local business community.
The awards, spanning 16 categories, offer a platform for businesses of all sizes to showcase their accomplishments and gain recognition for their exceptional contributions. Entries for the awards are currently open and must be submitted by January 31st, 2024. The independent judging panel, comprised of experts both locally and internationally, will assess the entries, ensuring a fair and impartial evaluation.
Steven Holbrook, CEO of the IW Chamber, emphasises the significance of these awards, stating,
“The IW Chamber Business Awards really set the standard on the Isle of Wight. Every year they are hotly contested, and the Island’s business community makes things difficult for our panel of independent judges.”Steven Holbrook, CEO of the IW Chamber
Steven encourages businesses to carefully consider the categories that align with their achievement and especially the importance of presenting a compelling story supported by relevant information.
This year brings exciting additions to the award categories, including the Creative Impact Award, acknowledging the flourishing creative sector, and the Tourism & Leisure Award, complementing the existing Hospitality Business of the Year category. These new additions reflect the evolving landscape of businesses on the Isle of Wight.
WightFibre CEO John Irvine expresses the company’s delight in supporting the Chamber’s Business Awards again this year. WightFibre’s commitment to the awards reflects its dedication to making the Chamber Business Awards a highlight of the Island’s business calendar.
The application process is streamlined and involves submitting entries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Businesses can download a Word document template for their chosen category, complete it with relevant information, and attach it to the email. It’s crucial to include all pertinent details in the attached document, as judges will base their evaluations solely on these submissions.
The diverse categories cover various aspects of business excellence, from Entrepreneurship and Customer Service to Environment and Sustainability, Technology and Innovation, and many more. The awards provide a comprehensive overview of the thriving business landscape on the Isle of Wight.
As the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce aims to recognise outstanding contributions to the community, the awards also feature categories such as the Community Award and Business Social Impact Award. These categories celebrate businesses that go beyond their commercial operations to make positive contributions and support community initiatives.
The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, supported by WightFibre, stand as a testament to the Island’s vibrant business community. The awards not only acknowledge success but also provide businesses with a valuable opportunity for self-reflection and recognition. As the call for entries continues, businesses are encouraged to seize this chance to celebrate their achievements and contribute to the collective growth and prosperity of the Isle of Wight.