The awards are one of the highlights of the Shropshire business calendar, which gets bigger and better every year, with a win on the night and even a shortlist nomination considered a major achievement by firms of all sizes across the county.
As businesses eye the awards, Jesmonite and Feathercast, based in Bishop’s Castle, will be playing their now traditional integral role in proceedings by producing the highly sought-after trophies.
This year’s awards, the 19th, will be held at Telford International Centre on Friday, June 14 with about 650 guests expected. The awards are open to every business in Shropshire and winners of 17 categories will be announced on the night.
Tim Sharman, Jesmonite sales director, said: “The business awards are a major event for Shropshire and eagerly anticipated each year with most of the firms in the county keen to be recognised.
“They have been running for a long time and seem to grow in importance with each passing year. We are proud to have been associated with the event for three years with our partner Feathercast in making the trophies presented on the night and are delighted to continue that association again in 2019.”
Feathercast work exclusively with Jesmonite because of its unique chameleon-like technology which enables it to be used to replicate any material and appearance.
It contains no volatile organic compounds, is fire rated under the harmonised Euroclass system and is a water-based acrylic composite so has a low carbon footprint impact.
Feathercast’s managing director, Emma Pearson, said: “Whatever the size of the project, Jesmonite is our material of choice.
“We put equal care and attention into manufacturing the business award trophies as we do a huge feature wall on a luxury cruise ship or a contemporary piece of furniture.
“We are very pleased to have been asked by Shropshire Chamber to supply the trophies again this year.
“The recipients have given us feedback that it takes pride of place not only because of their achievement but also because it is a beautiful object.”