Welcome to the entry website for the inaugural Enterprising Worcestershire Awards 2019

We wish to showcase the fantastic array of businesses that have started-up and are thriving in Worcestershire and that have benefitted from the support offered through Worcestershire County Council's Enterprising Worcestershire programme. 

We have a range of award categories designed to highlight the success of your business; if you have accessed support through our programme since September 2017 then we welcome you to apply. 

Please use the navigation buttons above to view the entry criteria for each category. When you are ready to begin your entry, please click  Enter Now to take you to the entry page. 

You are able to enter several categories if you wish. A separate entry for each category must be completed. 

The deadline for entries has been extended and will close at 12pm on Friday 9th August 2019. Winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on 18th September.




Anita Hill - Owner and Founder of Comfyse

Anita Hill has traversed from being a career woman, to mom of two and now to being an entrepreneur. She finds herself at the age of 41 as the Founder of her new start-up business, Comfyse. This was not the future envisaged when she had become a mom but she'd not change it for the world. 



Emma Jones MBE - Founder of Enterprise Nation

Emma Jones MBE is a business expert and best-selling author of business books such as Working 5 to 9 and The StartUp Kit. She is founder of Enterprise Nation, having launched the company back in 2005. Enterprise Nation has now grown to be a community of over 75,000 people, all of whom are doing amazing things. She is passionate about supporting people in Britain to start and grow their own successful business, and representing their views to government and media.




We are thrilled to announce that all shortlisted businesses will win an Enterprise Nation small business membership!

The benefits of the membership include:

  • Consultation calls with advisers on Enterprise Nation
  • Weekly online masterclasses and webinars
  • Personal member dashboard; from which to access people search, content search, discovery tools and personalised business support
  • Ability to connect with and message other small businesses and advisers
  • Access to recorded webinars and event materials
  • Member meet-ups
  • Discounts on Enterprise Nation events
  • Opportunity to be profiled on the Enterprise Nation platform
  • Exclusive offers and sales opportunities
  • Access to the membership support team
  • Connections to big brand buyers, national and local journalists and Government

More information about Enterprise Nation and what they do:



The Awards

Hogarths Stone Manor
Wednesday 18th September 2019


Award Categories

Please click on the category logos below to view the criteria for each award

Best High Growth Business

This award seeks to showcase businesses that have accessed support specifically through the "High Growth" element of Enterprising Worcestershire

Best Start-Up Business

This award seeks to showcase start-up businesses that have been trading for less than 2 years

Best Growth Business

This award seeks to showcase an established business that has demonstrated successful growth and has been trading for 2-5 years

Most Innovative Business

This award seeks to showcase businesses that have demonstrated innovation in any aspect of their business

The People's Choice

The People's Choice award is a celebration of how you engage with your customers, service users and local community

It is open to all shortlisted businesses following the judging panel and a voting window will open on the 22nd August 2019

Business of the Year

Business of the Year is our Winner of Winners! This award is to recognise the business that stands out for its success

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Any questions?

Contact the Enterprising Worcestershire Events Team:

01905 676444




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