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

Digiprint is an award winning local independent design, print and signage company offering graphic design, websites, small and wide format printing, posters, signs, exhibition and display items since 1987. Digiprint have been servicing the local business community and supporting growth by continuously enhancing our products and services while keeping competitive prices alongside personal skilled service within our two local studios. You name it, we print it! We are also Nettl web studio partners and printing.com partner studios giving you a one-stop-shop for your branding and marketing needs.

Small Business of the Year Sponsor

24-7 Staffing was formed in 2004 in Chippenham, as an independently owned recruitment business, who passionately strive to deliver your ideal staffing solutions.

Perfectly Placed People is not only the company strapline, but how we do our business. To achieve this, all candidates go through a rigorous screening and selection process. These candidates are available for either temporary, permanent or contractual work in the driving, commercial, industrial and healthcare sectors. With over 12 years in the recruitment industry, 24-7 Staffing are highly experienced at sourcing candidates, establishing the required skill sets and matching candidates to the clients’ business culture.

24-7 Staffing have always been devoted to compliance. As corporate members of the REC, TEAM and FTA, as well as holding an ISO 9002:2008 accreditation, we work to a stringent set of processes and procedures. Where appropriate we offer training opportunities to our candidates before they are placed into a role, to ensure they have all the necessary industry specific qualifications. We have invested in the training division of our business to ensure our candidates exceed the expectations of our clients.

With these elements combined, 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.

Young Entrepreneur Sponsor

Good Energy is a fast-growing green energy company, generating and selling 100% renewable electricity and green gas to homes and businesses across the UK, all wrapped up in great customer service.  Our mission is to support change in the energy market, tackle climate change and boost energy security. Good Energy is consistently highly rated for customer service by Which? and MoneySavingExpert users. Good Energy invests in renewable energy including wind, solar, biofuel, hydro and tidal.

Contact: Ruth Curtis, ruth.curtis@goodenergy.co.uk, 01249 766797

Lifetime Achievement Award

Chippenham is one of the West Country’s most dynamic market towns with a population of over 40,000. The combination of the old and the new, the historic architectural gems, modern shopping centres and nearness to some of the country’s greatest houses and historic villages, makes this town midway between Bath and Swindon an ideal location for living, working and visiting.

We are the parish authority for the town of Chippenham. Our vision is to ensure Chippenham is a thriving community and a healthy, vibrant and attractive place in which to work, live and visit.
We have 24 councillors who represent eight wards and are elected every four years. They set the budget, decide the strategy and actions and how money is spent; each May a mayor and deputy mayor is elected, all are committed to working to provide a vibrant town centre, sustainable environment with neighbourhood and community benefits.

We provide a wide range of services, facilities and amenities including the Town Hall, Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Stanley Park sports ground, John Coles Park, Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre, Yelde Hall and London Road Cemetery. We also provide eight community play areas, allotment sites, maintain the Millennium Wall, maintain the War Memorial and town centre CCTV, among a host of other services in our town.

Start Up Business of the Year

Mander Duffill was established in Chippenham 70 years ago and provides accountancy, tax and financial services to broad range of clients. We love being based in the heart of Chippenham and are proud to have helped many local clients start and build successful businesses. As the business world has changed we have increased and adapted our services and we have grown ourselves to a team of over 60 local people.

We are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the community in which we live and work. Our aim is to provide the best possible service to all clients. We form close and long term relationships to ensure we provide meaningful and forward looking advice. We help our clients grow their businesses and realise their full potential, using our collective insight, experience and instinct to understand and advise on complex and changing issues.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Start-up business of the year as we want to see local businesses grow and thrive.

Whether you are just starting out, thinking of growing or are a more established business, we can offer you expert advice, services and support.

Find us online at www.manderduffill.com

Come and see us at 65 St Mary Street, Chippenham

Call us on 01249 650441

Business Services Provider of the Year

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 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.

By developing new partnerships and improving communications between business, Wiltshire Council and regional agencies, we want to encourage economic growth and make Chippenham an attractive proposition for expansion and investment. Our main objectives are to increase our involvement in the local community and to promote and represent our members.

We also work closely with local schools and colleges to improve the links between businesses and schools with a view to ensuring that schools and their pupils have a better understanding of what businesses require.

Creative Business of the Year

At Monahans we strive to help our clients achieve their goals and be the best they can be. Whether it’s providing core business and tax advice, acquisition and succession planning or offering HR, pensions and payroll advice, we are confident we can assist you with any aspect of your accountancy and financial needs.

Our offices are located in Chippenham, Trowbridge, Bath, Swindon, Melksham, Taunton, Glastonbury and Frome, which means there is always a qualified accountant close by to offer advice, support and a friendly ear. With our extensive knowledge and experience of a wide range of industry sectors, we are positive we can help you and your business grow and succeed.

Excellent customer service is an integral part of what we do and building strong and lasting relationships with our clients is very important to us. By understanding your affairs and where you want it to be in the future financially, we are able to deliver the best advice possible that is specifically tailored to your requirements.

We are also part of MHA, a fast-growing association of UK independent accountancy firms. This nationwide network allows us to provide an enhanced service to our clients with access to a wide range of more specific industry sector expertise and international advice for export should you need it.

Helping businesses grow and succeed is what we do and we can’t wait to learn about your business and share our expertise with you.

Apprentice of the Year

Wiltshire College was formed in 2000 and is now, following the merger with Salisbury College in January 2008, the largest provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire, with an excellent reputation for quality provision, innovation and student care.

Spanning the county, the college consists of four main campuses; Chippenham, Lackham, Salisbury and Trowbridge, as well as three smaller outreach centres in Corsham, Devizes and Warminster and a dedicated motorsport facility based at Castle Combe.

With more than 3,000 16-18 year old full-time students, 7,500 part-time adult learners over the age of 19 and 750 university level students, Wiltshire College is an exciting place to study!

Welcoming learners of all ages and abilities, Wiltshire College believes that education should be available to all who can benefit from it, providing entry level courses to help students learn, develop and prepare themselves for independent living, work or higher level courses. The college also welcomes pre-16 learners, providing them with vocational options and access to further education.

At University level, students can choose from full and part-time HNCs, HNDs, Foundation Degrees and Full Honours degrees, delivered in partnership with the University of Bath, Royal Agricultural University, Bath Spa University, Bournemouth University and the University of Greenwich.

Wiltshire College works closely with local and regional employers, providing a wide range of professional and vocational qualifications as well as work-place learning and bespoke training packages, designed to enhance business staff skill sets and add to their continual professional development.

The college is also a major provider of apprenticeships, working with well-known employers around the region. A great alternative to traditional learning, apprenticeships give young and mature learners alike, the opportunity to earn as they work alongside experienced staff in the workplace to gain nationally recognised qualifications.

Wiltshire College also has a dedicated resettlement team for those in the Royal Navy, Army or Air Force looking to retrain and make the transition back into civilian life and provides bespoke training packages designed to make the most of Enhance Learning Credits (ELC), Standard Learning Credits (SLC) Individual Resettlement Training Costs (IRTCs) or established training courses.