We are extremely excited to announce that this month OrderWise has been shortlisted for not one, not three but five business awards! The company is a finalist in three categories at this year’s prestigious Family Business Awards, and is also up for two awards at the Lincolnshire Media Business Awards.
Triple Family Business Awards Finalist
The Family Business Awards have been running since 2010 and aim to create an ethical, friendly and supportive community for family businesses across the Midlands. OrderWise faced stiff competition from over 150 businesses from across both the East and West Midlands, with many of the family businesses involved having been up and running for several generations. However with the last twelve months proving to be yet another hallmark year for the OrderWise brand, our case was proved strong enough to be named as a finalist in both the Fastest Growing Family Business and the Employer of the Year categories.
Regarding the Fastest Growing Family Business award, the judges were impressed with how the company has increased our customer base to almost 1,000 UK & Irish businesses, grown to be over 120 members of staff strong and have planned for further growth by committing to a £1.3 million building expansion. Then with the Employer of the Year award, the panel took a shine to OrderWise’s ongoing dedication to both staff training and nurturing, as well as schemes to promote general employee welfare.
Vote For OrderWise To Win The People’s Choice Award!
As a finalist, OrderWise have also been entered to win the People’s Choice Award. The difference with this award is that instead of a judging panel deciding who will be named as the eventual winner, the recipient will be decided by an online public vote. Voting for this award is now open and we would love for you to throw your support behind OrderWise to help us win this award. If you would like to vote for us to win this award, you can do so before the 31st October HERE.
The winners and highly commended for all of the awards including the People’s Choice award will be announced at the ceremony dinner, which is being held on Thursday 17th November at the University of Birmingham.
Double Lincolnshire Media Business Awards Nominee
However the nods from the Midlands Family Business Awards aren’t our only nominations this month. After winning the Award for Training Excellence at last year’s Lincolnshire Media Business Awards, OrderWise has this year been shortlisted for a further two – the Large Business of the Year Award and the Innovation Award.
The Large Business of the Year Award recognises progress in terms of business growth and development, whilst the Innovation Award provides recognition to those who have found and developed new solutions to business growth or competitiveness. Both these prizes will be presented at the official ceremony on the 18th October at the Lincolnshire Showground Epic Centre. It is great to be shortlisted again alongside some of the best businesses from across the county and we’ll have our fingers tightly crossed that we leave the ceremony with an award again this year.
So with 2016 already seeing OrderWise celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary, being named Digital Business of the Year and overseeing work on our £1.3 million building expansion, these latest regional and local award nominations continue to make this year an exciting one for the company as we continue our rapid growth.