HEREFORDSHIRE and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has revealed the shortlisted firms in its 2018 business awards.

This year’s awards sees a total of 13 categories – with three brand new awards including Best Use of Social Media, Micro Business of the Year and Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace Award.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Worcester Arena on June 7 and will welcome well over 600 guests to congratulate the award winners and runner-ups.

The finalists for each of the categories are as follows:

n Best Use of Social Media

All About Magazines; FIT3SIXTY Ltd; Fresh Nous; OLPRO and SW&A Accountants

n Best Use of Technology

AKW; Kinetic 6 Ltd; Kingspan Insulation; One Creative Environments Ltd; SimpliWiFi; The Site Doctor

n Employer of the Year

drp; Gemporia; GTAccess Ltd; ISO Quality Services and Midlands Air Ambulance

n Excellence in Customer Service

Bright Lights; ISO Quality Services; Landrover Experience; Print Strategy Europe and The Evesham Hotel & Spa

n Excellence in Innovation

Air Products PLC; Amplitude Clinical Services; Indra Renewable Technologies Ltd; Kingspan Insulation; REHAU Limited and The Smart Actuator Company Limited

n Excellence in Professional Services

Bishop Fleming LLP; Focus Ecology; ISO Quality Services; Phipps & Pritchard; Place Partnership Limited and Thursfields Solicitors

n Exporter of the Year

Egbert Taylor; ETL Systems Limited; Level Peaks Associates Limited; Pyon Products and Shires Equestrian

n Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace Award

Malvern Hills District Council; Phoenix Group; Pracctice Ltd; REHAU Limited and Worcester Bosch

n High Growth Business of the Year

DRG Interior & Building Solutions; drp; Greensafe IT; Indra Renewable Technologies Ltd; Level Peaks Associates Limited; One Creative Environments Ltd and Rock Power Connections Ltd

n Manufacturer of the Year

AKW; Bee Lighting Ltd; Kingspan Insulation and Vision Labs

n Micro Business of the Year

EasyRead Time Teacher Ltd; Pyon Products; Swan Brewery; Ubi-Tech (3R) Ltd and Wright Staff Recruitment Ltd

n Most Promising New Business

Episteme; Fancy Dress Worldwide; Make More Noise; NMiTE and Surf Tech IT Ltd

n Small Business of the Year

8D-Closures Ltd; Bee Lighting Ltd; Clesse UK; Greensafe IT; Pharma Packaging Systems Ltd and Rock Power Connections Ltd