FOLLOWING last years re-vamp of the sixth annual Chipping Campden Business awards, the business community of Chipping Campden and Chipping Campden School provided another set of impressive student entries.

The awards took place on Thursday November 29, at the Cotswold House Hotel.

The 2018 awards were sponsored by Concierge Medical for the second year, Dr Simon Gillson explains why they wanted to headline sponsor the awards; "A number of our members are business owners in and around Chipping Campden and we know just how hard they work and the sacrifices they make. We are proud to be involved in sponsoring the awards to recognise the efforts of all local businesses and to celebrate their achievements."

Here are this years winners:

The Consumer Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Campden BRI, was won by Country Master Gentlemen’s Outfitters. Presenting the award, Jeremy Davies Commercial Director for Campden BRI, remarked that this entry had demonstrated; an ability to attract customers from an international base as well as retaining a strong local customer base and support for local people.

The B2B Business of the Year Award, sponsored by the Weston Industrial Estate, was won by itecopeople. This award was designed to recognise those who can demonstrate an understanding of their market, successful delivery of their product/service into the market place they operate within and effective leadership.

The Outstanding Customer Service Award sponsored by NFU Mutual Moreton. This award is designed to recognise an individual or company that has demonstrated exceptional service by going “above and beyond” to deliver outstanding customer service. This years winners were Stephen Knight and Julia Trott from Robert Welch.

The Developments and Initiatives Award sponsored by itecopeople was won by Mill House Care Home. Speaking about the winner, Managing Director Simon Dunscombe of itecopeople gave examples of what makes them different – “A man unable to go outside expressed his love of snow: next thing a tarpaulin is laid down and fresh snow wheel-barrowed in for him to build his snowman”.

The fifth award of the evening was the Community Award, sponsored by Chipping Campden School and awarded by the Campden Business Forum to a community group that has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of those in Chipping Campden and the surrounding area.

Presenting the award to the winner Campden Edge was the Mayor of Chipping Campden Michael Allchin who said; "Vanessa Rigg and Keyna Doran, who set up Campden Edge, are two warm-hearted locals, motivated by helping others, who saw the potential to help children and young adults through participating in creative arts such as music and drama."

The final awards of the evening were our student awards, sponsored by Fillet and Bone, and organised in partnership with Chipping Campden School.

These awards recognise the next generation of local entrepreneurs. Fifteen students from Chipping Campden School entered overall for the Young Student and Student of the Year. Presenting the awards was Chris Gates, co-founder of Fillet and Bone. Partnership and Young Student of the Year Award winners Molly Wilson and Anabel Braso raised £480 through their cake making business for the Greyhounds Trust. Senior Student of the Year winner Edward Righton wowed the judges and the audience by demonstrating entrepreneurial having set up his own online shop using google analytics to view upcoming trends to maximise his sales.

James Slattery, the business studies teacher responsible for working with these talented students was also presented with a Fillet and Bone hamper.

The Forum would like to commend all those who entered the 2018 awards and congratulate the winners in each category.

Finally the Forum would like to thank all of the sponsors, Terry Morgan Photography and the Cotswold House Hotel for hosting the awards evening.