We’re delighted to reveal details of this year’s Devon & Plymouth Chamber Awards – celebrating the very finest in business.
On Friday, 4 December, 2020 we’ll be honouring the best in entrepreneurship and enterprise with an innovative and interactive virtual ceremony.
Hosted by David Fitzgerald and Stuart Elford LIVE from Home Park in Plymouth, you’ll be able to join our live stream and interact with us during the event.
Watch as our unsuspecting winners are revealed and then surprised with their prestigious awards!
While we would have dearly loved to have held an in-person event, we’ve decided the safest way to celebrate the achievements of businesses in one of the most difficult years in recent memory is through a virtual event. We believe we’ve created the best possible experience – a truly interactive and high quality event that will live long in the memory.
It takes place on Friday, 4 December, 2020 from 11.30am-2pm. Register your place on this page.
Before the event we’ll be sending you a personalised link to video call, where our live feed from Home Park will be broadcast to your device. You’ll be able to see our stage and everything happening at the event – including the unique way we’ll be announcing our winners and a series of video montages.
It’ll be hosted by BBC Spotlight’s David Fitzgerald and Chamber Chief Executive Stuart Elford – who will be able to see your screens as well (should you want to be seen!) as if you were in the room. You’ll be able to see everyone else too, making for a truly interactive experience.
We’ve also created a dedicated website with all the information you need for our awards, including a rundown of our finalists and our dedicated sponsors.
We are inviting Chamber members to record a video in memory of Steve Whiteway, our inspirational director, much-loved local businessman and relentless fund-raiser, who died recently, to be played at the awards.
If you would like to record a short message in Steve’s memory, please do upload a video via this link:https://devonchamberawards.co.uk/videos/
We would love to get as many videos as possible. If you have any questions about how to do this, please do reply to this email.
Our Charity Partner
You’ll also find details of our chosen charity for the event, Brain Tumour Research. We’ll be announcing our prize draw during the ceremony with a hamper of exclusive goodies on offer!
We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors for their continued support: Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants, The Jockey Club at Exeter Racecourse, Coralline Health, Practice Plus Group and International Trade Matters.
Stuart Elford, CEO of Devon & Plymouth Chamber, said: 'Thank you so much to each and every member who submitted an entry for this year's Devon & Plymouth Chamber Awards. We know how incredibly difficult the last few months have been for everyone, but we've seen businesses throughout the South West adapt, survive and even thrive.
It was certainly a tough decision for our panel, with so many of our members enjoying great success over the last 12 months. But we've somehow managed to select 20 fantastic businesses and individuals in seven different awards categories. We now have the even tougher task of choosing our seven winners, and we can't wait to celebrate with all of our members.'
The full Devon & Plymouth Chamber Awards 2020 shortlist is as follows:
Best Use of Technology - sponsored by pbmedia
- Bluescreen IT
Customer Commitment Award - sponsored by Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre
- Achievement Training
- Plymouth Citybus
- Portcullis Legals
Export Business - sponsored by International Trade Matters
Rising Star - sponsored by The Jockey Club Exeter Racecourse - Emily Beaumont
- Lorna Gaskin, Imployable
- Ollie Jackman, Taurus
Small Business of the Year - sponsored by Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants
- Services Design Solutions
- Valves Online
Third Sector Campaign - sponsored by Devon & Plymouth Chamber
- Alexis Bowater
- Building Plymouth
- St Luke's Hospice
Workplace Wellbeing - sponsored by Coralline Health
- Crowne Plaza
- Plymouth Citybus
- South Devon College
Live from Home Park in Plymouth to your chosen device via Zoom
£15 + VAT general admission (per person and not per screen)
To be in with a chance of winning a fantastic price you can enter the draw by donating here but don't forget to put your name and company!
If you would like to book more than 5 tickets, please contact Daffne.firstname.lastname@example.org