The Weston Business Awards Ceremony and Dinner 2020
where business excellence is recognised!
The Winter Gardens
Friday 7th February
6:30pm – Midnight
Black Tie or Smart Business (No trainers or Jeans please)
Bring plenty of business cards if you wish to network at this event.
Chicken liver parfait, red onion chutney, Melba toast
Caramelised red onion & goats cheese tart, rocket, balsamic
Chefs signature soup (suitable for vegans and vegetarians)
Oven roast chicken supreme, tarragon & white wine sauce,
seasonal veg and roast potato
Creamy wild mushroom risotto, with rocket salad,
parmesan and truffle oil (can be vegan)
Fillet of salmon, Hollandaise sauce,
crushed new potato and Samphire
Fresh Fruit Salad
Gluten free brownie with coconut ice cream (v)
Coffee or Tea
The Awards Ceremony
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DJ Music & Dancing
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Charity donations in aid of Community Scrapstore North Somerset
Buy Raffle Ticket Balloon(s) for £5.00 (cash)
£50 per ticket. Members are entitled to 2 discounted tickets at £45.
Very many congratulations to all the deserving finalists below
& the very best of luck for the 7th!
Sponsored by Vanguard Surveillance & Security
Open to all public houses, night clubs, night cafeterias, restaurants, cinema, leisure venues, amusement arcades etc.
What makes this place stand out from the rest? Why do you go? Why does it deserve an award?
Sponsored by Regency Purchasing Group
Open to businesses and organisations who demonstrate an active commitment to good environmental practice, including removing pollutants & single-use plastics from the environment.
Sponsored by Weston College
This is to recognise businesses that have invested in the skills of their existing workforce to meet a particular business need and have shown a commitment to developing the workforce of the future in Weston-super-Mare.
Sponsored by AMS Electrical Services
Sponsored by Bristol Airport
This is an award for a business, organisation or individual who has developed a novel approach to the use of technology to help your business, or other companies, to grow and offer new services or types of working. This category recognises firms in the technology sector and beyond who are using the internet, cloud computing, robotics, apps or even Artificial Intelligence to stand out in the marketplace.
Judges are looking for:
Sponsored by McDonald’s
Open to businesses that demonstrate commitment to Weston and place value on engaging with others to support the local economy and fulfil the Chamber’s objective of promoting Weston as the place to live and work as well as the ideal holiday destination.
Sponsored by Albert Goodman
This award is for an individual, group or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the tourism industry in the area. It could be someone who has represented the region in a voluntary role, a visionary who has effected major change, a sector that supports the industry in some way or perhaps someone who has made a significant difference to large numbers of people working in the industry.
Sponsored by Heritage Action Zone
Open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that have made a positive social impact in the local community.
Sponsored by Optika Opticians
An award for businesses who have been trading for more than two years but less than five at the time of applying. Small firms stand as much chance as larger ones, but entry is restricted to businesses based in North Somerset. (Businesses that have only made changes to their trading status within the last five years are not eligible.)
Applications will be judged on a range of criteria, including:
Please include as much detail as possible under the above headings.
Sponsored by Weston-super-Mare BID
The judges are looking for not just “good” customer service, but a level of service over and above normal industry expectations as well as clear strategies for maintaining such a level of service. This can include anything from customer feedback, staff training to a clear understanding of customer needs etc.
Sponsored by Rotary Club of Weston-super-Mare
The winning company will demonstrate that the family have had significant influence on the business, such that more than one member of the family is involved in the management of the business. The company will be financially successful and show a clear vision for the long-term future of the business, including planned succession.
Sponsored by Ebdon Hair & Beauty
This award recognises the accomplishments of the business person who can demonstrate proven business acumen, achievements and/or community engagement.