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Exeter Chamber is pleased to announce its first ever standalone business awards; The Exeter Impact Awards. The new awards aim to recognise those who have made a significant impact on their own business or in driving business success in Exeter.

The awards will take place on Thursday 20th April 2023 at The Forge, by Winslade Manor. Hosted by CEO of Exeter Chamber Richard Marsh, and board director James Court of NatWest and compered by Julie Hawker MBE of Cosmic, and Rosie Parsons, photographer extraordinaire.

The Exeter Impact Awards will feature six categories: People, Place, Business, Team Achievement, Next Generation, and Chamber member. The awards are open to businesses of all sizes in Exeter and the Greater Exeter Area.

A special recognition award will also be presented to a Chamber member who has a proven record of making a positive impact in driving business success in Exeter.

Steve Gates, Chair of Exeter Chamber and EIA judge comments on the new awards; “I’m extremely proud to be launching and judging the first standalone business awards from Exeter Chamber. A vibrant and growing business economy is crucial for the future success of our city and its surrounds. The current challenging business environment makes it more important than ever to recognise the positive impact that businesses have within Exeter.”

Richard Marsh, CEO of Exeter Chamber adds; “We are extremely fortunate to have ambitious and progressive individuals and businesses in Exeter and we have launched the Exeter Impact Awards to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the success of their business or the success of Exeter and to recognise those who may not ordinarily be recognised in a standard business awards. I’d encourage all those in the business community to enter or nominate someone you feel deserves recognition for the work that they do. We are also pleased to open the awards to all businesses, so you do not have to be a Chamber member to enter.”

Nominations are now open and close on Monday 20th March 2023. A judging panel of seven will review and shortlist the nominees, which will be announced on Monday 3rd April 2023.

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Tickets are available to purchase for £22+VAT OR £200+VATfor a group of 10.