**This years categories will be announced shortly**
The Black Country is home to more than 1Million people and has a thriving, diverse economy that spans a number of sectors from manufacturing to arts and leisure. In order to showcase the breadth and innovation across the region, the awards were divided into thirteen categories with an overall award to boot. Please read below for awards categories, descriptions and sponsors.
2018 AWARD CATEGORIES
BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY
This award recognised organisations that have fully exploited the range of technology available to them and grow their business.
CSCM IT Solutions
Rotronics Battery Management Solutions
CUSTOMER COMMITMENT AWARD
Ideal for those within the professional services sector, this award recognised organisations with a focus on customer service and care.
Black Country Business Festival
CSCM IT Solutions
EDUCATION & BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP
This award recognised schools, further education colleges, universities and training providers that engage effectively with business.
Q3 Academy Great Barr
& Business Services
EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING
This award is for your company if you excel in manufacturing or engineering performance. The judges looked at the processes in place that help you to achieve your success.
Midland Cold Rolled Sections Limited
EXPORT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Whether a new or experienced exporter, the finalists of this award had achieved international growth, entered a new market or overcome trade barriers.
Erodex UK Ltd
Morris Site Machinery
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Open to organisations employing fewer than 50 full-time members of staff, this award went to a company that has achieved consistent growth.
BCRS Business Loans
Rotech Laboratories Limited
SOCIAL IMPACT CHAMPION
This award recognised businesses that are committed to corporate responsibility and having a positive impact on the local area.
Midlands News Association
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Steps to Work
TONY ANDREWS START-UP AWARD
In memory of Enterprise Advisor, Tony Andrews, and in partnership with Access2Business and SWEDA, this award was for a company within their first two years of trading that has exceeded expectation at the start of their business life cycle.
Impact Sales Coaching
Prima Make Up
WORKPLACE WELLBEING AWARD
This award recognised businesses that are creating an environment for their employees to succeed by demonstrating their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
Steps To Work
YOUNG PERSON OR APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
This award recognised exceptional young employees (24 years or under) who may have overcome personal barriers or are making a difference within their organisation.
A Perry Limited
FBC Manby Bowdler
Scott Barnett, PLANit Global
OVERALL AWARD OF THE YEAR
This award recognised organisations who have excelled in every aspect of their business over the past year. Judges took into account all aspects of category awards plus any outstanding efforts the company has made towards its growth and community impact.
Prima Make Up
Interested in sponsoring the 2019 awards?
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