THE Awards

Join us on March 26 for our celebration of Somerset business excellence.

Bookings will open from March 1, 2021.

The 2021 Somerset Business Awards will look different to previous years as an online event, but we are still looking forward to recognising the best businesses in the region and highlighting their excellent work.

We will be live streaming the awards at 3pm on Friday, March 26, meaning you can enjoy the awards with your whole team and all finalists will receive a luxury hamper full of Somerset produce and celebratory goodies to help you celebrate your part in the region’s most prestigious business awards.

BBC presenter Claire Carter will be joined by our judges who will introduce their category, the finalist’s videos and present the awards creating all the excitement and tension you would expect from the Somerset Business Awards!

So, whether you are a sponsor, winner or finalist, 2021’s Somerset Business Awards promises to be a magnificent celebration!

Please note that this is subject to government guidance. 

We are delighted to have Claire Carter, journalist and broadcaster at the BBC, as our host for the 2021 awards ceremony.

Claire has been a journalist and broadcaster with the BBC for almost fifteen years. Originally from the south-east, she moved to the west for University and found the region too pretty to ever leave it. For the past four and a half years Claire has been waking Somerset up as the voice of its BBC Local Radio Breakfast Show, where a typical day could be an early call to KT Tunstall in LA followed by an interview on Covid policy with Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Claire’s line of work goes further than live broadcasting. In 2016, she won a New York Radio Award for producing and editing an original drama called Visitors. And along with her Somerset colleagues has raised almost £40,000 for Children in Need since moving to the county.

Outside of work, Claire makes music and performs with BBC Points West’s Steve Knibbs. She’s also a keen sportswoman having played netball for over 25 years. She says: “I could have played for England had I been better.”

Somerset Chamber of Commerce is Somerset’s leading private sector, member-focused, business support organisation. Established in 1995, the Chamber represents more than 500 businesses across Somerset covering all industry sectors, ranging in size from sole-traders to multi-national corporations. This number increases to over 2,000 businesses when combined with our Town Chamber affiliate network.

We are also an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce, which represents over 100,000 businesses in the UK and is the only truly independent UK business support organisation which has local representation, credibility in the eyes of Government and the media, and is consulted at all levels by Government.

Somerset Chamber of Commerce is here to connect, support and grow business within Somerset, influence key decisions-makers on policy and, ultimately, work towards growing a vibrant Somerset economy.

For more information visit www.somerset-chamber.co.uk.

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