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CCoC Awards – Get Involved

A past chamber awards! Photo by Kay Ransom

Your chance to recognise and reward the best of Cirencester

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce is holding a brand new and exciting Awards presentation ceremony this year, to celebrate not only the success of local businesses, but also the achievement of the community sector.

After two years of COVID-19 during which volunteers and community organisations have gone the extra mile to help others, this year it is especially important to thank them and celebrate their achievements alongside those of the business community.

The celebration will take place in the Church of St John the Baptist in the Market Place on Friday 22 July from 6.00pm till 9.30pm. This date has been chosen so it sits between the other two major town celebrations, the Platinum Jubilee weekend and the return of the Phoenix Festival.

Adam Vines, Chamber President said “With over 300 attendees from both the business and residential communities, it’s a chance to celebrate what makes the town and its people so special after two difficult years”.

There will be 6 business awards including Business Person of the Year and the judging for these will be organised by the Chamber. There will also be 4 community awards that will recognise individuals, groups and projects and the judging for these will be organised by the Town Council.

The Awards evening will be a unique opportunity for charitable and voluntary organisations to get together with local businesses, to make new connections and to recognise and reward individuals and organisations in the town.

The church will be transformed into a massive banqueting hall like Hogwarts! Guests will enjoy food and drink provided by local suppliers and will then be able to enjoy the evening from their tables. There will also be a pay bar for those who want to sample more of the drinks on offer.

There will be a very simple entry process and, as in previous years, businesses will be able to complete their own entry forms. The community awards will be done by nomination and it will also be possible to self-nominate.

The final list of Award categories and entry forms will be available online very soon, so if you run a voluntary organisation or own a local business and want to enter, please get in touch.

Please contact Chamber Secretary Sarah Somers for further details on 07842 081589 or info@cirencesterchamber.org.uk

Sponsorship Opportunity

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce has highlighted an opportunity to develop the Business Awards, so that it becomes an annual celebration of the ‘Best of Cirencester.’

The Cirencester Business & Community Awards main purpose is to bridge the gap between the business community and the people who live and interact within the town. By creating an awards event that brings together both groups this would help to develop Cirencester as a better place for all to live and work in.

Held in the Parish Church, between 6pm – 9.30pm on 22 July with a maximum of 350 attendees from both the towns residential and business communities, it will celebrate what makes the town and its people so special. With 6 awards for business and 4 for the community, we hope to recognise and reward those who really make a difference. Cirencester Town Council will co-ordinate the community awards.

By using the parish church and marketplace as the centre point for the event it will really be in the heart of the town celebrating the community we all live and work in.

Building on our 10-year experience of running successful business awards in the town, we are confident that we will deliver an awards evening that will provide recognition for both our residential and business communities, bringing them together

Why Get Involved?

• An excellent opportunity for local companies to build awareness with both the business and residential communities

• To raise the profile and awareness of the Chamber of Commerce and it’s local businesses to the wider community

• To recognise and reward individuals who have contributed to the town

• To celebrate the town and its residents

• For the community and business to strengthen and make new connections

• To recognise how business, the charity sector and the community contribute to the wider social environmental and economic well-being of the town

• An accessible community event between Jubilee and Phoenix Festival

To keep up to date with what´s going on in town, feel free to join our Facebook group by clicking here.

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