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Sedgemoor business awards open for applications

IT’S time for businesses to put themselves forward for a place in the spotlight with the launch of the ninth Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards.

The event is organised by Bridgwater Chamber of  Commerce and the winners will be celebrated at The Canalside on November 9.

Roger Smith, general manager of the chamber, said: “The event is a celebration of our fantastic local business community and is the jewel in the Chamber crown with 15 separate award categories across all sectors, including hospitality and tourism for the first time this year.

“As the local economy continues it’s recovery from the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic the Chamber of Commerce continues to support local business, for more news and details on how to become a member please visit our website

Applications open on Monday (July 12), and can be made online by visiting

Main Event Sponsors: Pardoes Solicitors LLP, Sedgemoor District Council.

Event sponsors: Holiday Inn Express, Sansum Solutions, Stokes Partners LLP, Maxwells Chartered Accountants.

VIP reception sponsor: ABL South West Ltd.

Award sponsors: Best Employer of the Year, Walpole Dunn; Covid-19 Resilience Award, Sedgemoor District Council; Community Engagement, Bridgwater Town Team;

Hospitality and Tourism Business of the Year, SDS Ltd; Customer Service Excellence, QSS IT Solutions; Innovative Business of the Year, PC Comms; Family Business of

the Year, Milsted Landon Chartered Accountants; Construction in Sedgemoor Award, Astron Fire & Security; Apprentice/Workplace Trainee of the Year, Bridgwater and

Taunton College; Bridgwater Independent Retailer/Trader of the Year, Bridgwater Town Council; Business of the Year(6+ employees), Clarke Willmott Solicitors;

New Business of the Year, Design Hive; Small Business of the Year (1-5 employees), Holiday Inn Express; Sedgemoor Independent Retailer/Trader of the Year, Ballantine

Wealth Management; Digital Services Business of the Year, Double Brace.



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