Staffordshire Chamber Awards - Most Promising New Start Up

Grindeys are delighted to be sponsoring the Most Promising New Start Up category at the Staffordshire Chamber Awards 2018.

It’s an exciting and inspirational category which is why for the last four years we have sponsored this category. We believe that those who dare to innovate and have the tenacity and business acumen to successfully launch a new commercial concept should be recognised, congratulated and promoted as an example for us all to follow. These businesses are essential for the growth of our local economy and the number and diversity of applications for this category over the last three years, clearly illustrates that Staffordshire is a great place to start and grow a business.


If you know of a Staffordshire based company that meets the criteria why not submit a nomination?

A business can submit their own nomination or someone can nominate on their behalf. The awards are not restricted to Chamber of Commerce members but the business must be located in Staffordshire.

To win would be a fantastic achievement and to be a finalist would provide any business with some highly valuable exposure within our local community.

The Most Promising New Start-Up Award Criteria

Celebrating a new business or company that has started within the past three years (incorporated after April 2015). The judges will be looking at all aspects associated with a successful new business, including: innovation (identification of an opportunity and development of a product, strategy and business plan), launch (delivery of the product to market & successful business performance), and growth (strategy for expansion and further development).

Fourteen More Categories

For the more established business there are fourteen more award categories including; Business of the Year, Employer of the Year, Employee of the Year, Charity Employee of the Year, Young Employee or Apprentice of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Medium / Large Business of the Year, the Retail, Leisure and Culture and Tourism Award, the Science, Technology and Innovation Award, Professional Services of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, the International Trade Award, the Environmental / Low Carbon Award and the Digital Award.

Full details of all the awards can be viewed on the Chamber of Commerce Website:

All category finalists will receive recognition in regional newspapers and radio before the Awards are celebrated at the award ceremony to be held at the Staffordshire County Showground on Thursday 5h July 2018. Closing date for nominations is the 12th May 2018.

We would be absolutely delighted to see any of our clients in the final shortlist and will support nominations, for any category, in any way we can.