TONIGHT is a special night for the local business community as Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce holds its annual excellence awards ceremony via Zoom.
And the Sedgemoor Apple has particular reason to be excited about this year’s event as we are one of three nominees in the Community Engagement of the Year category.
The awards were originally scheduled for March but have been postponed on more than one occasion by Covid-19.
The finalists are: Construction in Sedgemoor Excellence (sponsored by Bridgwater and Taunton College): RJD Scaffolding, Constructs South West Ltd, Harris Bros and Collard.
Family Business of the Year (sponsored by Milsted Langdon): Briarwood Products, Musgrove Willows, Petruth Paddocks.
Business of the Year [5+employees] (sponsored by Maxwells Chartered Accountants): Samsun Cleaning Solutions Ltd, South West Larder Ltd, Musgrove Willows.
Customer Service Excellence (sponsored by CETSAT): Turner Vision, Wallace Stuart Funeral Directors, The Design Hive.
Charity of the Year (sponsored by Holiday Inn Express, Bridgwater): YMCA Dulverton Group, Brainwave, In Charley’s Memory.
BARB Search and Rescue Innovative Business of the Year (sponsored by Bridgwater Gateway): Inspired Schools, PVS Group, PC Comms.
Best Employer of the Year: (sponsored by CL Drylining Ltd): Presona Ltd, Holiday Inn Express Bridgwater, RJD Scaffolding.
Community Engagement of the Year (sponsored by Pardoes Solicitors): Tim Payton Butchers, Sedgemoor Apple, Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts.
Bridgwater Independent Trader/Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Bridgwater Town Council): The Crafty Collective, Victoria Hair and Spa, Goldstar Uniforms.
Bridgwater Independent Trader/Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Double Brace): Sopha, AIP Welding Supplies, Purple Spoon Café, Catering and Events.
New Business of the Year (sponsored by QSS IT): Scoffage, Brand Pixel.
The Snug Bookshop and Café Small Business of the Year [1+ employees] (sponsored by Sedgemoor District Council): The Design Hive, You Are My Sunshine, The Lounge Barber.