The Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 20/21

On Thursday 1st October 2020, after a very difficult few months which nobody could have predicted, the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce held their virtual Grand Reveal event.

Originally supposed to take place in June of this year, the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards (IHA) 2020 were forced to postpone due to the outbreak of Covid-19 to October 1st. However, with the virus still at large, the Chamber made a second difficult decision to postpone the awards ceremony again, this time until June 10th 2021. But with a few surprises.

Over 150 delegates, made up of sponsors, finalists and other stakeholders came together for the virtual event on October 1st to hear the big announcements that the Chamber had promised to reveal.

Revealed first of all was the new Master of Ceremonies for the event. It has now been revealed that for 2021, the Heart FM Hertfordshire drive-time presenter, John Darin, will be presenting the awards. Heart FM are a Patron of Herts Chamber and we are delighted to have them on board as the Media Partner for the awards.

2020 has been a very challenging year for many businesses and individuals. Throughout this pandemic the Chamber have seen the Hertfordshire community and beyond come together to support one another in a variety of ways. And so, the second announcement of the afternoon was that a new award category has been created by the Chamber, in order to shine a light on those who have made an outstanding contribution to their community.

The Hertfordshire Heroes Award 2020 is now open for nominations of individuals, groups, or companies whom have really gone above and beyond. This category is sponsored by EasyBuild Construction Software. More information can be found below…

The third and final announcement, and potentially the hardest kept secret of the year, was that for the tenth year of Inspiring Herts, the gala dinner is going to be taking place at a very magical venue; the Warner Bros. Studio in Leavesden, the home of Harry Potter!
The Chamber is delighted to be able to share this news with everybody at long last, and is very much looking forward to celebrating with all of the sponsors, judges, and finalists in June.

Bookings for the Gala Dinner on 10th June are now open

We hope you will join us in finding out which of our extraordinary finalists will be awarded the winners of this years’ Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards and who will take the overall crown as Inspiring Business of the Year!

 

Hertfordshire Heroes Award

The Hertfordshire Heroes Award 2020, sponsored by EasyBuild Construction Software is a brand new award. If you believe an individual or a business has shown determination throughout the pandemic, nominate them for this award!

To find out further information please visit their website.

If you would like to nominate someone for this new award, please download the entry form here.

 

Chamber Charity 

During the Grand Launch webinar, the Chamber also announced that they are supporting for 2020/21 is Keech Hospice Care’s BraveHerts Appeal. For more information or to get involved with the appeal and help children with life-limiting illnesses have the best quality of life possible please visit https://www.keech.org.uk/braveherts or contact pscott@keech.org.uk

 

A Reminder of the 2020/21 Sponsors and Finalists: 

Business of the Year East Herts – sponsored by Longmores Solicitors

  • Beyond Governance
  • CHEXS
  • Croft Communications
  • The Property Presenters

Business of the Year North Herts – sponsored by Stevenage Borough Council

  • BestStart HR
  • CHQ Architects
  • Hart Learning & Development
  • Support UK
  • The Living Room

Business of the Year South Herts – sponsored by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

  • Alliance Intelligent Scaffolding
  • Aubrey Park Hotel https://investhemel.co.uk/ambassador/aubrey-park-hotel/
  • AVS VAT
  • Kane International
  • Rayden Solicitors

Business of the Year West Herts – available for sponsorship

 

Business of the Year Medium to Large – sponsored by Croft Communications

  • Kane International
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Quanta Consultancy Services
  • Rayden Solicitors
  • TYSERS

Business of the Year Small to Medium – sponsored by Chasebridge Wealth Management

  • Alliance Intelligent Scaffolding
  • HBC Logistics
  • IBC Simply
  • JPA Workspaces
  • Kestronics
  • Silent Sentinel
  • Support UK
  • Wagada

Best use of Technology – sponsored by IT Builder

  • BCM Agency
  • CHQ Architects
  • HBC Logisitics
  • Optima-Life
  • PayByPhone
  • Wagada

Community Champion – sponsored by Ocado Group

  • Age UK Hertfordshire
  • Barratt Homes (nominated by Keech Hospice)
  • Home-Start Hertfordshire
  • MetroBank
  • North Hertfordshire College
  • Resolve
  • University of Hertfordshire Law School

Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year – sponsored by Intuity Communications

  • Keech Hospice
  • Silent Sentinel
  • Sonovision
  • Wagada

Education in Employment – sponsored by University of Hertfordshire Law School

  • Hart Learning & Development
  • SETPOINT Hertfordshire
  • Wagada

Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Rothamsted Enterprises

  • Archie Major, Castaway Cottage
  • Cheryl Luzet, Wagada
  • Diane Lee, DLRC
  • James Longcroft, Silent Sentinel
  • Beyond Governance
  • Sharp-AX

Excellence in Customer Commitment – sponsored by Austins Family Funeral Directors

 

Excellence in People Development – sponsored by Spaces

  • Chasebridge Wealth Management
  • CHEXS
  • DLRC
  • Hertfordshire Building Control
  • Quanta Consultancy Services
  • Sonovision
  • VolkerWessels UK

Export Business of the Year – sponsored by Chapman Ventilation

  • Kestronics
  • Silent Sentinel

Family Business of the Year – sponsored by Ashbourne Insurance

  • Castaway Cottage
  • Gatwards of Hitchin
  • JHP Electrical
  • JPA Workspaces
  • Kane International
  • Kestronics
  • Taylor Heating

Most Promising New Business – sponsored by Barclays

  • Beyond Governance
  • BB Business Group Consultancy
  • Castaway Cottage
  • HBC Logistics
  • KM4HR
  • Snide London

Property & Construction Project of the Year – sponsored by Dobsons

  • Hertfordshire Building Control
  • Jarvis Contracting (Maiden Park Project)
  • Jarvis Contracting (Watford Health Campus Project)
  • The Property Presenters

The Green Award – sponsored by Ambition Broxbourne

  • Emmaus Hertfordshire
  • Henkel
  • JPA Workspaces
  • Origins of Beauty
  • PayByPhone

Workplace Wellbeing Award – sponsored by VolkerWessels UK

  • Harrisons Research and Genealogy
  • Kestronics
  • Quanta Consultancy Services
  • Sonovision
  • Wagada

Year of Culture Award – sponsored by Signature Senior Living

  • YC Hertfordshire
  • Herts Visual Arts Forum
  • Trestle Theatre Company
  • University of Hertfordshire

NEW!

Hertfordshire Heroes Award 2020 – sponsored by EasyBuild Construction Software
Now open for nominations.

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