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, www.awdrys.co.uk

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 Investment Planning, 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: www.berkleysquarepc.co.uk

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 www.sjp.co.uk/products. 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. We have helped many small businesses grow over the years by supplying them with candidates as they grow, both temporary and permanent.

Young Entrepreneur Sponsor

Good Energy is a pioneering clean energy company, powering the choice of a cleaner, greener future together with its people, customers and shareholders. Having led the way in renewable energy development since 1999 in areas including small and larger scale wind turbines, solar panels, biogen and hydro, and now in technologies like battery storage and electric vehicles, Good Energy is making it easier for people and businesses to make renewable energy part of their lives.

Good Energy powers homes and businesses with 100% renewable electricity from a community of over 1,400 UK generators and owns and operate two wind farms, including the UK’s first commercial wind farm, and eight solar farms. In addition, Good Energy offers a green gas product which contains 6% biomethane — gas produced here in the UK from food waste. To make it completely carbon neutral, emissions from the rest of the gas its customers use is balanced through supporting verified carbon-reduction schemes in Malawi, Vietnam and Nepal.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Chippenham Chamber of Commerce exists to be the voice for business in Chippenham, providing an apolitical platform for consultation and the provision of business services and information. Our mission is to inspire, motivate, inform and support businesses throughout their lifecycle.

The chamber is actively involved in the local planning process for the future development of Chippenham to help make it a great place to live work and visit. We provide constant feedback into the recently formed Chippenham BID and we were a key stake holder in developing Chippenham Connected as part of the BID initiative. We also work closely with Chippenham Town Council and Wiltshire Council to help develop the town and its facilities in the best way to take advantage of our existing assets and provide new opportunities.

 

Inspire invites local businesses to join an inspiring group of businesses who have developed winning business strategies, who can connect quickly to resources, funding and business opportunities and who share experience and knowledge.

Inspire works with businesses to develop a business strategy for accelerated growth, connect you to all the best resources to deliver your business strategy and meet with successful business leaders to share experience and gain education.

Customer Service Award

HPH Ltd specialises in commercial property, providing a variety of office, retail and industrial business space across Wiltshire, Bath, Swindon and Bristol.

With more than 60 years’ experience HPH Ltd prides itself on developing close working relationships with occupiers to understand their needs and accommodation requirements. The team at HPH manage all their properties direct and use their knowledge and close understanding to help businesses thrive and grow.

In Chippenham, HPH owns and manages several properties including Bewley House. The prominently located building offers modern office space to an array of businesses including leading international engineering design and consultancy company, Ramboll UK, and the National Caravan Council Group (NCC CRiS).

HPH Ltd is continuously investing in Bewley House and is currently refurbishing two suites to be available later in the year. HPH includes this building in its online monitoring program, which means the building’s energy efficiency, use of resources and carbon footprint have been recorded and evaluated for more than 10 years. This ongoing analysis enables benchmarking and significant reductions have been achieved, improving the building’s efficiency and investing for the future.

Best Place to Work Award

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And we are absolutely thrilled-to-bits to make your acquaintance.

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There are over 150 Nettl studios in the UK. We’re real ladies and gentlemen who work with businesses like yours. And we’re in Chippenham!

With Nettl you can sell your delightful wares online with a new website or ecommerce web shop.

You’re trying to win a new customer. You’ve intrigued them with a mailer or brochure. Or maybe they’ve seen the banner on your premises. Perhaps you’ve fingered the quiche together at a networking event. What do they do next? Probably Google you. And, almost certainly, look at your website. Why? For more information. For assurance. To decide if you’re a credible outfit.

More than half of search is now from mobiles. Does your website work well on a smartphone? Is it easy for customers to buy, to book or to browse? Or is it time for an upgrade? To convert browsers into buyers. Get in touch with a real human and start your online journey 01249 655778 or chippenham@nettl.com

Charitable Business of the Year Award Sponsor

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.

Independent Business of the Year

Strakers are widely recognized as Wiltshire’s leading independent Estate Agents since 1995 with family roots in the business stretching in excess of 50 years. We offer Residential Sales and Lettings from each of our six offices around Wiltshire. Eight regional Land and Property Auctions are held throughout the year alternating between three superb venues in Devizes, Swindon & Bath. A Commercial Department and an Investment and Professional Services team provide investment advice and formal valuations for a variety of purposes. A Land and New Homes Department complete the range of services available through Strakers.

We pride ourselves in offering an unrivalled commitment to service, sound marketing advice and have an energy and unbounded enthusiasm to complement the latest technology.

We listen to our vendors and landlords and understand that buying, selling and letting a property is a very stressful time, our dedicated Sales Progressing team handle and drive all communications between Solicitors and the chain involved, taking the stress out of the process as much as they can.

Hotel, Restaurant or Café of the Year

Hughes and Hughes Estate Agents is privately owned, independent company run by local property specialists who all have a passion for property. Our office is managed and staffed by local people with local knowledge. We advertise on the largest property portal and use market leading cloud-based technology to ensure your property receives the most exposure and valuable feedback. We have carried out local market research and have identified a market place for an Agent with old fashioned values whilst embracing modern technology and market trends.

Apprentice of the Year Sponsor

With four campuses in Chippenham, Lackham, Salisbury and Trowbridge, Wiltshire College & University Centre 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 & University Centre 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.