Get tips for award entry writing with Osborn online workshop

July 11, 2024

The second of two free award writing workshops will be held on September 3 to help firms to prepare submissions for this year’s Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards, which close later that month.

Following an in-person event held in June, advice will be shared including the best ways of preparing the required information, ways of impressing judges and knowhow on keeping to the word limits.

Last month’s workshop, held at the Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology in Dudley, enabled attendees to learn practical steps from Osborn director Chris Leggett.

Chris will again talk attendees through best practice to ensure they give their companies the very best chance of catching the eyes of judges by meeting the category criteria.

Osborn Communications, which won the Black Country Chamber of Commerce start-up of the year award in 2021, produces successful digital, PR and marketing work for a range of businesses including large retailers, award-winning training firms and market-leading industrial clients.

With extensive award writing experience and knowledge of staging awards events, since September 2021 the agency’s support has helped businesses achieve 30 award wins and 130 finalist placings as part of strategies to gain recognition for their achievements. The agency is now the PR and communications partner for the Chamber.

Osborn Communications director Chris Leggett commented: “Marketing your business with an award entry can unlock new opportunities so we want to encourage as many companies as possible to enter by sharing best practice tips.

“We can vouch for the impact that an award win can make in enabling a business to stand out from the crowd. If you want help with compiling your written submission, this online workshop is for you.”

More than 500 attendees will join the celebrations of the best of the region’s business community when the Chamber of Commerce stages its awards on Thursday 21 November at University of Wolverhampton at The Halls.

Members and non-members can apply before the closing date on Monday 16 September.

Categories include business in the community, employer of the year, international trade, manufacturing and engineering, consultancy and professional services, science, technology and innovation, family business of the year, business of the year, small business of the year, start-up of the year, young employee or apprentice of the year, business in schools award, not for profit organisation and apprentice employer of the year.

The second workshop will run from 9.30am to 10.30am on Tuesday 3 SeptemberClick here to register: Award Writing Workshop – Online (

As the leading regional support agency for firms in the region, the Chamber stages the annual awards as part of its drive to provide platforms and opportunities for businesses looking to grow, connect and become part of a thriving network.

This year’s awards evening will be hosted by TV and radio sports broadcaster Amber Sandhu. Amber, from Wolverhampton, works across BBC Asian Network every Saturday afternoon and reports for Sky Sports News on their Premier League coverage, having also worked for BBC Midlands Today, Radio WM and 5live.

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