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Council congratulates business award winners

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The annual Shropshire Chamber Business Awards were held last week (Friday 15 June 2018) to celebrate and recognise success within the business community, here and across the UK.

The prestigious awards ceremony, now in its 18th year, is run by the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce. It’s open to all businesses in Shropshire, and this year it had 16 award categories.

Councillor Nic Laurens, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for economic growth, said:

“Firstly, I’d like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists. It is very well deserved.

“Shropshire businesses are vital to the economy; generating jobs, increasing spend and enabling growth.  We have so much to celebrate. The wide range of finalists showcases Shropshire at its best, and reflects the wealth of successful businesses across the county that continue to start up, grow, diversify and go on to trade globally.

“It was inspiring to listen to these successful companies’ stories and achievements and see them being recognised. We have some exceptionally talented people.”

The council is committed to investing in the businesses already in the county, as well as encouraging investment from elsewhere.

Nic added:

“It’s fast approaching a year since we launched our Economic Growth Strategy for Shropshire and our local economy is doing really well.

“We will not be resting on our laurels though. There is so much more to do and our beautiful county still has plenty of unlocked potential – we’re excited about the future.”

Further information

To see the finalists and winners, visit: https://www.shropshirebusinessawards.co.uk/2018-short-listed-companies/

To showcase the diverse range of businesses within the county, the council has produced a number of videos highlighting individual businesses. Two of which were winners within their categories on Friday. To see the videos, please click on the links.

Best Online Business – CJ Wildlife

Technology, Enterprise & Innovation – Stallion AI Services

If you want to know why Shropshire is a great place to live, work, invest and visit, watch the council’s short film.