The Awards

Welcome to the

Wiltshire Business Awards 2017

Showcasing your


Entering the awards is an opportunity to send out a clear message of excellence and confidence in your business, showing you aim high. Past award winners have seen their businesses grow and thrive as a result of the publicity that they have received and the accreditation of being a winner brings.

Previous winners have said that taking part in the awards is a valuable and enjoyable experience which brings some great publicity for businesses of any size and stature along with the opportunity for them to identify their strengths but also areas that they want to improve on.

Companies performing successfully, demonstrating best practice, corporate ethics and innovation should enter and prove they are one of Wiltshire’s best.

How we

Judge the awards

All entries are judged by a sponsor’s panel of top business people who you can engage with throughout the process, affording you a wealth of experience, and increasing the visibility of your business.

Over the years the amount of categories to enter into have increased and changed to match the priorities that we identify within industries. This year we celebrate the launch of a ninth category to recognise creative marketing campaigns, which are an integral part to any successful business.

Being shortlisted or winning an award can bring significant benefits which extend far beyond picking up one of the prestigious trophies, and include:

• The positive publicity and recognition gained across the county and beyond.

• The visibility of the achievements of finalists and winners is greatly enhanced before a wide audience of customers and potential customers, suppliers, partners and the business community generally.

• Reaching the finalist stage is a commendable achievement as the entries having been subject to a rigorous judging process.

• Acknowledge the contribution and achievements of your staff and boost morale.

• Finalists and winners become strongly aligned and associated with the key principles of the awards – business success, innovation and ethical practice.

• All entrants get the opportunity to attend the Meet the Judges drinks reception In February 2017 when you get the opportunity to engage with the judges as well as networking with other businesses.

• PR opportunities: Winners and finalists will be provided with a logo which they can use on their marketing material.

• Finalist companies will receive exposure in the Wiltshire Business Magazine.

• The awards are covered extensively in the Wiltshire Business Magazine where your business may be profiled and photographs from the events will be featured.

• Extended post awards opportunities across all Newsquest media platforms including photographs of all winners.

You will also get the chance as a finalist to attend The Wiltshire Business Awards Gala Dinner on
Friday 5th May providing you with the opportunity to network with hundreds of local business people.
The 2017 awards event was a massive success

You can view our gallery and watch the film from the night