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.

Welcome Drinks

Table Wine


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


Chefs Cheesecake

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 Raffle

Charity donations in aid of Community Scrapstore North Somerset

Buy Raffle Ticket Balloon(s) for £5.00 (cash)


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£50 per ticket. Members are entitled to 2 discounted tickets at  £45.

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     Very many congratulations to all the deserving finalists below

& the very best of luck for the 7th!

Best evening out


Sponsored by Vanguard Surveillance & Security

Vanguard SAS

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?


Green Business of the Year

 Sponsored by Regency Purchasing Group

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.

Skills for Growth

Sponsored by Weston College

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.

Independent Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by AMS Electrical Services

AMS Electrical Services
For independent retailers based in Weston-super -Mare, who demonstrate success and achievement in any, or some, of the following criteria:
  • Commitment to the local business community
  • Excellent customer service
  • Local product range
  • Innovative marketing campaigns
  • Well-presented shop front
  • Quirky and unique
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

Best use of Technology

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:

  • Something unique, either in terms of the technology developed or the way it’s used
  • Evidence of how the relevant technology has enhanced your business offering

Love Weston

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.

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism

Sponsored by Albert Goodman

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.

Making a Difference

Sponsored by Heritage Action Zone

Heritage Action Zone

Open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that have made a positive social impact in the local community.

New Business of the Year

Sponsored by Optika Opticians

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:

  • Job creation
  • Financial performance
  • Training and development of staff
  • Innovation/use of Information Technology
  • Environmental impact

Please include as much detail as possible under the above headings.

Service Excellence

Sponsored by Weston-super-Mare BID

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.

Family Business of the Year 

Sponsored by Rotary Club of Weston-super-Mare

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.

Business person of the Year

Sponsored by Ebdon Hair & Beauty

Ebdon Hair & Beauty

This award recognises the accomplishments of the business person who can demonstrate proven business acumen, achievements and/or community engagement.