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The Chippenham Business Awards 2018

25 September 2017

The Chippenham Business Awards 2018 have launched and entries are now open.

On 22nd February 2018, the Business Awards will return to Chippenham at the Neeld Community and Arts Centre to celebrate the successes of local Chippenham businesses. As Wiltshire's largest market town, and arguably the liveliest, Chippenham has a great deal to offer the world of business, and Chippenham BID is looking forward to hosting the return of this popular event along with event sponsors Awdry Bailey and Douglas.

The awards offer the chance for businesses within a 5-mile radius of the Chippenham BID office to reflect on their achievements, celebrate what they have achieved with their peers and colleagues and send the message to the wider community that Chippenham is a great place to do business. The aim for the night is to bring the business community of Chippenham together to rejoice in the achievements made so far in a fun and lively setting. 

Tom Paget, of Awdry Bailey and Douglas said, "Awdry Bailey & Douglas are delighted to be returning as the main sponsors of the Chippenham Business Awards 2018. The last awards ceremony was a tremendous success and we were privileged to spend the evening celebrating with many great businesses and individuals. Chippenham has a huge amount to be proud of and this event is the perfect way to give recognition to those whose hard work and determination help make Chippenham the thriving town that it is."

After the success of the 2017 Chippenham Business Awards it is anticipated that 2018's event will be more popular than ever. Any business within a 5-mile radius of SN15 3HU is encouraged to enter free of charge. After his hugely popular appearance as event host in 2017, the organisers are delighted that Marc Allum will once again host the evening, which is guaranteed to be a light-hearted and joyful celebration of local success. 

Rachael Youd, Manager of Chippenham BID said, "This is the second successive year for the Chippenham Business awards and the Chippenham BID are extremely proud to be hosting the event again in 2018. The awards reward and recognise business excellence across Chippenham, we are hoping for even more entries this year and urge local businesses to submit their entry at the earliest opportunity." 

The categories available to enter this year include Chippenham Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Independent Business of the Year, Professional Services Provider of the Year, Hotel Restaurant or Café of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Start-Up Business of the Year, Customer Service Award and Creative or Technology Business of the Year. There will also be a Lifetime Achievement Award, for a businessperson who has made a considerable, profitable and lasting contribution to business in Chippenham and the surrounding areas over a period of at least 20 years. 

Businesses enter themselves, offering them the chance to highlight their business credentials, receive increased publicity in the local community and reflect on their proudest elements. To find out more about the 11 categories and for information on how to enter please visit

If you are interested in sponsoring a category at the Chippenham Business Awards, which includes a place on the judging panel and tickets to the awards evening, please contact the Chippenham BID team via

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