Brian and I were lucky enough to attend the Chamber of Commerce Business Award Ceremony 2009 on Friday night at Malvern Theatres.
It was a fantastic evening with 100s of businesses in attendance to celebrate all that is best in the business world in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
We were welcomed with a glass of champagne and canapes while being entertained by Sauce City Jazz and Flame with an amazing fire show.
Later we were ushered into the theatre where we were entertained by the English Symphony Orchestra Brass Section, which was brilliant and then by the 2FaCed DaNcE Company who will be appearing at The Courtyard soon.
We were then treated to a Charity Auction with some fabulous lots, nearly £7000 was raised on the night which was a fabulous amount for some very worthy local charities. There was also a charity raffle.
And finally there were the awards:
Most Pomising New Business - ROAR Forensics Ltd
Growth Business of the Year - Universal Beverages Limited
Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Williams Recruitment Ltd
Entrepreneur of the Year - Phil Perry, Central Group
Award for Innovation through Technology - Southco Europe Ltd
Award for Excellence in Leisure and Tourism, Herefordshire - Poston Mill Park
Award for Excellence in Leisure and Tourism, Worcestershire - West Midlands Safari Park
Community Enterprise of the year - St Richard's Hospice
Large Business of the Year - joint winners - Dytecna Ltd and Southco Europe Ltd
International Business of the Year - Pulsar Process Measurements Ltd
Business of the Year - Central Group
It was a fantastic evening and I am sure many stayed on into the wee small hours dancing and celebrating.
Well done to all who took part and to the Chamber for organising such a wonderful event