Awards Night

Join us on March 22, 2024 for our black-tie celebration.

Tickets for this year’s awards will be on sale to the general public in February, 2024.

Guests will be welcomed with a Champagne reception in a dedicated red carpet foyer, with excellent opportunities to network with guests from the Somerset business community. A fully-licensed bar will be available, guests will be asked to pre-order table wine prior to the awards evening.

Guests will be encouraged to have their group photos taken before being seated in the grand ballroom.

Following a delicious four-course meal with plenty of wine, the awards ceremony will commence and, once again, the best of Somerset businesses will be recognised for their achievements.

But fear not, the night doesn’t end there. Following the official awards ceremony, there will be plenty of post-award celebrations.

So whether you are a sponsor, winner or finalist, 2024’s Somerset Business Awards promises to be a magnificent night of celebration!

Cormac MacMahon has been a broadcast journalist for 25 years during which time he has presented news bulletins on Galaxy, GWR, Heart FM, and LBC.

He currently runs the regional news teams for Global, the largest commercial radio company in Europe, providing content into stations like Heart, Capital, Smooth, LBC, Classic FM, and Radio X.

He grew up in the Chew Valley and was lucky enough to taken to Somerset cricket matches as a kid during the Botham, Richards, Garner years.

Cormac said: “I’m delighted and honoured to be hosting this prestigious event again. It is both humbling and inspiring to hear the stories and meet the people, behind Somerset’s thriving businesses. Recognising their success and sharing in their celebrations makes for a hugely entertaining evening!”

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.

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We are delighted to be returning to the Winter Gardens Pavilion in Weston-super-Mare.

Built in 1927 and having recently undergone a £15m refurbishment, the Winter Gardens Pavilion is an impressive landmark on the Weston-super-Mare seafront, sure to leave a lasting impression with its unique sunken ballroom and neo-Georgian details.

The awards will have exclusive use of the entire venue, which features several versatile rooms; its largest room, the historic ballroom, pictured below, can accommodate nearly 400 guests, cabaret style, with full Wi-Fi coverage throughout the entire building. The ballroom is served by the professional kitchen attached to the main restaurant, Lasseter’s.

The pavilion is well-connected across the South West, with excellent transport links and close to the train station. The Winter Gardens is also right next to the town’s main multi-storey car park, with extended opening times available for our event, as well as being situated nearby multiple hotels, just a short walking distance away.