Weston Business Awards 2019

Weston-super-Mare Chamber of Commerce
Weston Business Awards 2019

Best Night-Time Venue
sponsored by Vanguard Surveillance and Security


Open to all public houses, night clubs, night cafeterias, restaurants, cinema, leisure venues, amusement arcades etc., who demonstrate policies and safeguards towards the Prevention of Crime and Disorder; Public Safety; Prevention of Public Nuisance; a Safe Environment; and overall an environment that makes a venue stand out above the rest.

Applications will be judged on a range of criteria, including:

  • Prevention of Crime and Disorder
  • Public Safety
  • Prevention of Public Nuisance
  • Safe Environment
  • What makes this venue stand out above the rest?

Green Business of The Year
sponsored by Regency Purchasing Group

Open to businesses and organisations who demonstrate an active commitment to good environmental practice, including removing pollutants & single-use plastics from the environment.

Skills for Growth
sponsored by Weston College

This is to recognise businesses that have invested in the skills of their existing workforce to meet a particular business need. And, have shown a commitment to developing the workforce of the future in Weston super Mare.

Independent Retailer of the Year
sponsored by AMS ELECTRICAL

Nominations are open for independent retailers based in Weston-super-Mare, who demonstrate success and achievement in any, or some, of the following criteria:

  • commitment to the local business community
  • excellent customer service
  • local product range
  • innovative marketing campaigns
  • well-presented shop front
  • quirky and unique
  • entrepreneurial spirit

Technology & Innovation
sponsored by North Somerset Council

Please provide a brief overview of the innovative idea / approach / product / service; and why the recipient is deserving. This is an Award for a business, organisation or individual who has developed a novel approach to achieving recognisable, measurable and/or profitable outcomes. Please give as much information as possible including any concept, market or performance data to support the nomination.

Love Weston
sponsored by McDonald’s

Open to businesses that demonstrate commitment to Weston and place value on engaging with others to support the local economy and fulfil the Chamber’s objective of promoting Weston as the place to live and work as well as the ideal holiday destination.

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award
sponsored by Albert Goodman

This award is for an individual, group or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the tourism industry in the area. It could be someone who has represented the region in a voluntary role, a visionary who has effected major change, a sector that supports the industry in some way or perhaps someone who has made a significant difference to large numbers of people working in the industry.

Making A Difference
sponsored by Heritage Action Zone

Open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that have made a positive social impact in the local community.

New Business of the year – in memory of Siân Lloyd Jones
sponsored by Optika Opticians

Awarded to a Business that has been trading for more than two years but less than five years at the time of applying.

Service Excellence
sponsored by Weston-super-Mare BID

Awarded to a company or individual who can demonstrate success in achieving service excellence as nominated by employers, customers, line managers or colleagues.

Family Business of the Year
sponsored by Hutton Moor Leisure Centre

The winning company will demonstrate that the family have had significant influence on the business, such that more than one member of the family is involved in the management of the business. The company will be financially successful and show a clear vision for the long-term future of the business, including planned succession.

Business Person of the year – in memory of Vickie Brett
sponsored by Brorn Windows & Conservatories

Presented in memory of Vickie Brett, former President of Weston super Mare Chamber of Commerce, this award recognises the accomplishments of business Persons who can demonstrate proven business acumen, achievements and/or community engagement.