Chippenham Business of the Year Sponsor

From our offices in Chippenham and across Wiltshire, we serve clients throughout the country, providing a comprehensive range of first class legal services for individuals, families and businesses.

It goes without saying that you can rely on us for our legal expertise. What sets us apart from other firms is our commitment to exceeding our clients’ expectations at all times by providing a dynamic, inspiring and pro-active service.

We achieve this by being approachable, understanding our clients’ needs, keeping our clients regularly updated and driving matters forward to achieve the best possible outcome.

In recent years our approach has won us the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Award for Innovation and awards for excellent client service.

For our business clients, we combine our legal expertise with common sense and an understanding of how businesses operate in the real world.

Whether you are just starting out and need advice and assistance in setting up a business or you are a well established commercial organisation, our dynamic team will work alongside you to achieve the best possible results for you and your business.

To find out how we can help, please contact us in person or by visiting our website,

Drinks Reception Sponsor

At Berkley Square Private Clients we have more than 50 years of combined Adviser experience, gained solely within the financial planning and wealth management arenas. With offices situated in Chippenham and Bristol, our Practice is able to enhance the financial situation of many clients by forming long term trusted relationships. We take pride in guiding and expertly advising individuals and businesses in what can seem more complex and time consuming areas, such as Investments, Inheritance Tax Planning and Pension Planning.

Our bespoke and personal service has allowed us to create a successful Financial Services Practice, based on our core values; integrity, quality and excellence. These values give financial peace of mind to both private and corporate clients.
We work closely with our clients, meeting with them regularly and keeping them updated with topics and discussion that relate to their personal financial circumstances.

To find out more, please visit our website at:

The Partner Practice represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website The ‘St. James’s Place Partnership’ and the titles ‘Partner’ and ‘Partner Practice’ are marketing terms used to describe St. James’s Place representatives.

Small Business of the Year Sponsor

24-7 Staffing is a successful independent recruitment business with offices in Chippenham, Bristol and Salisbury. We specialise in the supply of high quality temporary and permanent candidates in the Driving, Industrial, Healthcare and Commercial sectors. Our mission is to be the first call supplier for high quality staff within our specialist industries by building life-long relationships with carefully selected
clients and candidates to achieve shared goals.

Creative or Technology Business of the Year

Naturally Social is a social-first communications agency passionate about people and the true power of social media: to connect, inspire and motivate. Creativity and conversation drives the way they work.

They engage and they activate communities. With a background in social media management and PR for local government, Natalie Sherman took voluntary redundancy in July 2015 after deciding to share her skills, experience and passion with a wider audience.

Based in Wiltshire, Naturally Social works with clients as their outsourced social media manager or communications team – working as an extension to that business. They also provide bespoke in-house training as well as mentoring for micro businesses.

“Naturally Social really do understand the challenges most businesses face to marketing effectively online and I highly recommend you talk to Natalie for effective Social Media Marketing” – workshop attendee

“Genuinely couldn’t recommend Natalie and Naturally Social enough! Naturally Social manage the social media for my business & Natalie has gone above and beyond expectations in everything she has done. She’s knowledgeable, friendly and has really tapped into the vision I have whilst being continually open to my ideas and input” – Sweetness and Pea.

Sponsors of the Independent Business of the Year Award

Avagio IT Services was established in 2007 in Chippenham, by Adam Morris, Managing Director. 10 years on Avagio have successfully helped over 150 businesses in the local area navigate the complexities of IT.

We provide a best in class outsourced IT department to meet the needs of small and medium size businesses in the West of England, delivering appropriate solutions to ensure our clients get maximum performance, security and availability.

Our value proposition is very simple – everything we do revolves around eliminating the worry of IT from our clients minds. We provide Worry-Free IT Solutions and Support.
Our clients rely on technology every day to do what they do and they simply want a responsive team of experts that they know and trust to resolve technology headaches quickly and efficiently, leaving them free to focus on what they do best.

Our ongoing aim is to continue to attract and retain clients that truly value the impact that high performing IT can bring and also to continue to recruit and grow local engineers that are passionate about helping everyday computer users get the most from technology.

Start Up Business of the Year

With more than 20 years of providing mortgage advice to clients, Platinum Mortgage Solutions has access to just about every mortgage product available, more than 3,000 from over 54 different lenders (including many you’ll not find on the High Street), so they should always be able to suggest the ideal product to fit your personal needs.

Integrity for platinum means taking all the time needed to understand their clients’ circumstances and how they can help them best. It means giving the very best advice, treating customers fairly, and doing whatever they can to take the hassle out of arranging a mortgage and planning for the future. Platinum recognises that for many people sorting out their personal finances can be stressful and they gain personal pleasure from offering an efficient and caring service.

Their clients know they can trust them with some of the biggest and most important decisions that they’re ever going to make. They trust that everything they do and every piece of advice they give them is with their best interests at heart, and based on their extensive knowledge and experience of the mortgage market. And that is why clients keep coming back to Platinum.

Hotel, Restaurant or Café of the Year

Best Western Plus Angel Hotel is located on Chippenham’s market square has 50 comfortable bedrooms, an inviting Market Place restaurant, lounge area, leisure facilities and a free car park for guests.

The historic building has been a part of the community since 1613 and was an important coaching station on the route between Bristol to London, from 1747. The hotel has since been expanded with new passageways, entrances and facilities, yet the main 17th century building, and its many charming features remain.

The hotel’s main building has characterful bedrooms with period features, whist the new courtyard wing bedrooms offer modern, contemporary style bedrooms, all come with an en-suite and great array of amenities for guests.
The Market Place restaurant’s menu includes British and international dishes, made from fresh and seasonal ingredients. Diners can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the restaurant and lounge or enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea. Best Western Plus Angel Hotel also has a modern fitness suite, with gym equipment and swimming pool, for hotel guests and leisure members.

Apprentice of the Year

Best Western Plus Angel Hotel is located on Chippenham’s market square has 50 comfortable bedrooms, an inviting Market Place restaurant, lounge area, leisure facilities and a free car park for guests.

With four campuses in Chippenham, Lackham, Salisbury and Trowbridge, Wiltshire College is the leading provider of Further and Higher Education in the county. The College offers a variety of full and part-time courses from full honours degrees and work-place learning programmes, to adult part-time leisure courses.

Welcoming students of all ages and abilities, the college provides tutorial and learner support programmes designed to meet their individual needs, challenging them to reach their full potential.

Wiltshire College is also a major provider of apprenticeships, working closely with well-known employers around the South West and priding itself on a range of apprenticeship programmes, from Horse Care Management and Horticulture to Accountancy and Engineering.