Chippenham Business of the Year Sponsor

Alliance Pharmaceuticals is a publicly owned international healthcare business listed on AIM, part of the London Stock Exchange. They started trading in 1998 and have grown strongly to an annual turnover over £130 million. At the heart of the business is a diverse team of dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced professionals working together to provide much needed medicines and healthcare products around the world. Alliance Pharmaceuticals’ modern offices are located in the heart of Chippenham, and they also have offices in Paris, Milan, Madrid, Cary (North Carolina), Düsseldorf, Dublin, Shanghai and Singapore.

Micro Business of the Year Sponsor

Chippenham BID is a business representative organisation. Its purpose is to promote, support and represent businesses in the Chippenham BID area through a wide range of projects and initiatives.

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.

Best Place to Work 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.

Hospitality or Leisure Business of the Year

The Angel Hotel Chippenham Wiltshire is a delightful 17th Century coaching inn set in the market town of Chippenham. In fact, it overlooks the Market Place itself, giving guests convenience and character in abundance! Dating back to 1751, the hotel building has been refurbished to offer modern, contemporary style bedrooms.

At the Angel Hotel Chippenham Wiltshire we have 50 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite: 15 rooms of individual character are located in the main house with an additional 35 modern executive rooms situated in the courtyard wing.

You’ll be able to relax in style in the hotels leisure club and walled courtyard garden. A small hotel with lots of character, the Angel Hotel Chippenham Wiltshire offers homely, welcoming service at all times. Our friendly staff make this a wonderful place to spend time at, and an even more inviting place to return to after a day at one of the many nearby beauty spots.

Charitable Business of the Year Award Sponsor

At Mander Duffill our aim is to provide the best possible service to all clients.

We look to form close and long-term relationships with clients to ensure we provide meaningful and forward looking advice. We help our clients grow their businesses and realise their full business potential. As a firm, we are on our clients’ side, using our collective insight, experience and instinct to understand and advise on complex issues.

We are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the community in which we live and work.

Mander Duffill was established in Chippenham over 70 years ago. Over the years we have evolved and adapted to new technologies and business practices. As the business world has changed around us, so the services we offer to clients have changed dynamically and increased. We are now a team of over 60 and are proud to have helped many clients build successful and long-term businesses.

We are proud winners of The Princess Royal Training Award 2017, a prestigious award that recognises companies which demonstrate their ability to create lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to their business models.  As one of 40 recipients, the Princess Royal Training Award was granted in recognition of our Apprenticeship Scheme which takes local school leavers and transforms them into confident accountants.

Green Award

AJB Funeral Directors are the only independent funeral directors in Chippenham. This family firm is committed to sustainability and has recently won the Green Responsibility Award at the Funeral Planner of the Year 2019 Awards.

Customer Service Award

Emery Gate Shopping Centre is at the heart of Chippenham town centre. With a range of independent and national businesses in the centre plus regular events and pop-up stalls, Emery Gate is very much aware of the importance of good customer service at every level.

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.

Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Huw Thomas Commercial is an independent and specialist commercial property consultancy based in Chippenham. Having previously worked for over 25 years, for small and large Partnerships and then a large American owned property consultancy, Huw Thomas launched his own niche commercial property business in October 2013.

From its office in central Chippenham, the business deals with all manner of commercial property matters within a radius of approximately 25 miles, providing advice on issues including –

  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Valuations
  • Rent reviews
  • Lease renewals
  • Business rates appeals
  • Development advice
  • Investment advice

The client base ranges from private individuals to Pension Funds to major property companies and investors such as Standard Life Investments Ltd, to public bodies including Chippenham Town Council and Wiltshire Council.

Huw Thomas Commercial was winner of the Small Business of the Year Award at the 2018 Chippenham Business Awards.

In addition to running his business, Huw Thomas remains active in the Chippenham Community as an Executive Member of Chippenham Chamber of Commerce; as a Trustee of Chippenham Borough Lands Charity and has recently been appointed a member of the Economy Topic Group for the Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan.

Huw Thomas Commercial is delighted to be the Drinks Reception Sponsor for the 2020 Chippenham Business Awards.

Media Partner

The Business Exchange is Swindon & Wiltshire’s leading independent business magazine. We champion the areas we serve, helping businesses and organisations to grow. Everything we do complements the business community, flying the flag for the region and promoting the message that the South West is home to a dynamic and thriving business scene. In print, online, via our networking breakfasts, events and awards we connect people. The Business Exchange is more than just a publishing company, we’ve built a community of followers with a shared goal – to make our economy great.

The Business Exchange is delighted to champion Chippenham and its surrounds and support the Chippenham Business Awards as official media partner. We can’t wait to celebrate with all the deserving nominees and winners on awards night.