Staffordshire Business Awards Entries Now Open

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

It's a new year and now is the perfect time to look forward. And what better way than launching the 2024 Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards – a celebration of our amazing business community. There are no fewer than 15 category awards to chose from, ranging from Start-up Business of the Year, right up to Large Business of the Year, plus the prestigious ‘Business of the Year’ award, sponsored by HSBC. There are two brand new categories for 2024, as well as the ‘Staffordshire Ambassador of the Year,' sponsored by We are Staffordshire, which returns for its third ceremony. Enter Here


International Women’s Day

Doubletree by Hilton , United Kingdom

Join us on Friday 8th March at Doubletree by Hilton for a morning that promises empowerment, inspiration, celebration, and networking at our highly anticipated International Women’s Day with speaker Maxine Laceby, the visionary founder of Absolute Collagen. But that’s not all! We’re also thrilled to welcome back entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Kirsty Hulse from Roar Training, who will host the event, adding her dynamic energy and expertise to make this day truly unforgettable. Maxine Laceby’s journey is a testament to determination and entrepreneurial spirit. Starting Absolute Collagen from her kitchen table at the age of 50, she turned it into


Brunch Networking and Business Spotlight


Supercharge your business with our brunch networking & business spotlight event – coming to Lunar on 14th March! Join us from 10:30am to spotlight your services to over 40 local businesses and enjoy a delicious brunch, all before lunchtime! Networking can help your business to generate new leads, meet new partners and suppliers and increase your brand awareness which will all, in turn, boost your bottom line. At just £12 for members – it’s the most cost-effective way that you can grow your business and unlock new opportunities. Whether you want to promote your business or make new contacts, this event

Big Business Breakfast: With James Timpson OBE

Stoke City Football Club Bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent

Join Timpson Group’s pioneering CEO, James Timpson OBE for an exclusive insight into the unique strategies he uses to help attract exceptional employees. This event is the first in our exciting new Big Business Breakfast series, designed to empower Staffordshire businesses to tackle the most pressing challenges and champion our business success stories. James will join guests at the bet365 Stadium on the morning of 20 March for our launch event: Skills Challenges, Innovative Solutions, where delegates will also enjoy a hot breakfast and networking opportunities with the region’s biggest businesses. As the visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist behind the Timpson Foundation, and Chancellor of Keele University, James will deliver

Celebrating apprentices: charity business football tournament


Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and Leek Town FC have joined forces to launch a charity football tournament for businesses, aimed at showcasing and celebrating the diverse range of apprenticeships in our county. This event marks the first-ever apprentice football tournament in Staffordshire, a showcase of the incredible apprentices that have shaped, and continue to shape, the business landscape in the local business community. Join us at the F. Ball Community Stadium on Friday, 22 March 2024 for a seven-aside football tournament as we raise money for the Chambers’ charities while promoting the fantastic apprenticeships in our region. Teams must have


Speed networking


Everyone’s favourite networking format is back 2024! Set your business off on the right foot this year with the return of our hugely-popular speed networking. By joining the Chambers’ speed networking session, you’ll make 40 new business contacts in just one hour – that’s 40 new customers, suppliers or partners that can all help take your business to the next level! Where else can you meet so many other organisations and grow your brand awareness in such a short space of time? What’s more – it’s completely free for Chamber members! Our networking events proved hugely popular throughout 2023 –