Enterprising Worcestershire Awards 2023: Shortlist Announced 

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The shortlist for the Enterprising Worcestershire Awards 2023 has been unveiled after the successful completion of judging.

The awards shine a spotlight on successful start-up and early-stage businesses that have been supported through the Enterprising Worcestershire Programme; an initiative delivered by Worcestershire County Council, and those that have supported entrepreneurs across the county over the last two years.

A record number of businesses and individuals have entered this year’s awards.

Susan Crow, Strategic Programme Manager – Economy at Worcestershire County Council, said: “It was enormously encouraging to see such a high calibre of entries for the awards. The awards are a celebration of the extraordinary entrepreneurial talent in the region, so was great to have a record number of entries. Good luck to every business and individual shortlisted.”

The shortlisted businesses for each category are:

•    Best Growth Business: Optimec Metrology Ltd, COHO & Apogee Associates Ltd

•    Best Start-Up Business: Trainer Armour Ltd, Smile Box & Refurbished Turbine Components Ltd

•    Champion for Entrepreneurs: BizSmart, Rock Solid Consulting Ltd & Real World Consultancy Ltd

•    Innovative Business Award: Umami Chef, The HR Hero & Mind Safe

•    Sustainability Award: Carbon Forest Products Ltd, Grubbs Up Ltd & Calathea Supply Chain Ltd

There will also be a Young Entrepreneur Award as part of this celebration.

Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards ceremony on 27 April 2023 at The Wood Norton Hotel, in Evesham.  

Enterprising Worcestershire is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund.  The programme supports pre-starts and early-stage businesses through a combination of one-to-one support, workshops, grant funding and coaching.