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As George Cowcher our CEO recently announced, the Devon Chamber of Commerce Business Awards have been postponed from 2017 to early in 2018. 

We’d like to tell you more here about  the reasons we have made this change, because  we’ve big plans to realign our awards with the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) Business Awards and create a fabulous evening of celebration, recognition and showcasing for all to enjoy.

British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) Business Awards are at the very pinnacle of business awards, recognising business categories across the whole of the UK.  Their ceremony takes place in November with entries being submitted for consideration between April and June.  Thus organising our awards in September either missed the deadline for 2017’s BCC awards or was far too early for 2018. 

So, we thought that it made sense for the Devon Chamber of Commerce Business Awards ceremony to dovetail with the BCC timeline.  Thus the Awards ceremony for 2018 will take place on 8 February 2018, with the theme ‘Business in Devon’.

As we organise this brand new event, we have four key intentions in mind:

  • To celebrate extraordinary business
  • To recognise the very best businesses through the Awards 
  • To showcase businesses in Devon
  • To provide recognised businesses with the opportunity to enter the British Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.


We will be aligning our award categories with those of BCC’s, to allow a smooth transition of business entries and increase the chances of Devon businesses being adjudged worthy of a BCC Award and recognition!

Our new categories will be Small Business of the Year, Export Business of the Year,Best Use of Technology,High Growth Business of the Year,Commitment to People Development,Education and Business Partnership, Excellence in Customer Service, Health and Wellbeing and Best Use of Social Media.

Naturally, we are planning a night to remember on 8thFebruary 2018, with a three course black tie dinner at the newly upgraded Crown Plaza Hotel.  Our new event format will feature awards being announced during breaks between courses, with the night topped off by a prominent business speaker.


Find out more about the awards here



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