15 February 2023

Wolverhampton BID launches new city centre awards

The Wolverhampton BID Excellence (BE) Awards was launched on Valentine’s Day at the Changemakers Hub.

The new awards programme has been established by Wolverhampton Business Improvement District (BID) to recognise and champion the talent, hard work and resilience found in Wolverhampton’s city centre businesses.

There are 12 categories which focus on industry and customer service excellence, as well as individuals’ and businesses’ efforts/achievements.

Cherry Shine, Wolverhampton BID’s managing director said: “The city centre is the beating heart of Wolverhampton’s economy. It brings people together in a way that the online world just cannot replicate. 

“We’re urging all businesses in the Wolverhampton city centre BID area, whatever their size or sector, to enter the BID Excellence Awards, so that we can showcase their important contribution to the economy.

Two categories, Unsung Hero and the People’s Favourite Business, are open to nominations from the public. 

Cherry said, “If there is someone in a city centre business or organisation who always goes out of their way to brighten your day or who has helped you in a time of need, we want to hear about them. You can nominate them at the Enjoy Wolverhampton website.”

Businesses can also enter the awards via enjoywolverhampton.com/awards. The deadline for entries is Friday 21 April.” 

Three city centre businesses, Cafe Royale on Victoria Street, North Street Food, and Cafe Rosa, Lichfield Street, catered the event and Wolverhampton-based singer songwriter Ryan Evans provided entertainment. 

The BID Excellence Awards will culminate in an awards ceremony at Grand Station on 13 July.

The BID has an established relationship with over 400 city centre businesses and extended reach with the general public through the Enjoy Wolverhampton brand. 

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