Last chance for your business to enter the 2022 Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards ahead of gala ceremony at Warner Bros. Studios
There is still time for businesses to enter the "Oscars of Hertfordshire" and potentially pick up a prize on a magical night at the Warner Bros. Studios.
Firms have until 3pm tomorrow (Friday March 11) to enter the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards, with the gala event taking place at the home of the Harry Potter studio tour in Leavesden on June 9.
The awards were launched at a glittering event at the historic Hatfield House Riding School on January 27, giving business leaders the opportunity to meet the judges and network with award-winning companies.
The awards, which are organised by Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, are made up of 19 categories, with two Special Recognition Awards chosen by the chamber and the headline sponsors, SA Law and Viatris.
"We are looking forward to celebrating the future of the county's businesses and it was fantastic to see lots of faces – new and familiar – at our launch event," said chamber chief executive Briege Leahy. "It was a great opportunity for local business leaders to meet the category sponsors and past winners and finalists.
"We're excited to see who enters the awards – known as the Oscars of Hertfordshire – and hear more success stories from the county's most innovative businesses."
The overall 2021 winner was JPA Workspaces, a St Albans-based supplier of sustainable design, relocation and furnishing solutions. The judges commented that, as well as overcoming its own unique challenges, the company had "identified an opportunity to use the rise of sustainability in the commercial world to develop and transform itself".
As a result, JPA Workspaces was selected as the East of England regional winner at the British Chambers of Commerce Business Awards.
"Winning the top award at Inspiring Herts meant an awful lot to us, particularly after such a difficult year for businesses," said JPA Workspaces' commercial and sustainability director Fiona Edwards.
"The recognition that came with winning the award really helped to raise the profile of our company and generated a lot of interest in what we do. I'd definitely recommend other businesses putting themselves forward for it."
The Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards, which are sponsored by Hatfield Park, are free to enter for both chamber members and non-members. Visit www.hertschamber.com to enter.