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Awards finalists announced

An awards ceremony celebrating businesses in Shropshire which cater for children and young people has revealed its finalists for 2018.

The Businesses for Children Awards, now in its fifth year, shines a light on the hard work undertaken by those working across the county to support children and young people.

There are 12 categories for awards, including new business, educational business for five to 18 year-olds, activities for under fives, franchisee and a volunteer award. The finalists, decided by 12 judges, were announced on December 4.

The winners of each category will be revealed at a glittering awards ceremony at the Park Inn Hotel, Telford, on March 10, 2018.

Henshalls Insurance Brokers is the headline sponsor for the event for the second year in a row.

David Williams, marketing director at Henshalls Insurance Brokers, said he was very much looking forward to meeting the finalists of the 2018 awards.

He said: “The judges must have had a very difficult time deciding the finalists in each category. I know there was some tough competition.

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the awards again and can’t wait to celebrate with all the finalists and the winners on the night.

“We wish all of the shortlisted businesses every success in the next stage.”

Trish Parsons, co-ordinator of the 2018 event, said more than 100 nominations were received.

She said: “Our judges all said they found it very hard to compile their list of finalists from the nominations.

“I know they are going to have a really tough job choosing the winners. Everyone  should be very proud of themselves.

“We are really looking forward to this year’s ceremony. It is always such an inspiring event and we know our winners really value their awards. The achievement stays with them for years to come and is a huge confidence booster for those doing fantastic work in the county for our young people.”

For more information about the BCAs and to book tickets, available at an early-bird price of £30.00 until December 14, see http://www.bcawards.co.uk

The shortlists for each category are as follows:


The BCA Volunteer of the Year 2018 sponsored by MGP Accountants 

Lisa from Telford Chin Woo

Dawn Colyer

Janet of Bubbles

Elizabeth Wilkinson

Sally Johnson


BCA Business for Babes 2018 sponsored by JS Business Admin

Swim with Style

Homestart Shropshire

Baby Sensory Shropshire

Ready Steady Let's Get Messy



BCA Sports Business for Children and/or Young People 2018 sponsored by Ke-design

Telford Chin Woo

Wrekin Riders BMX Race Club

Swim with Style

Bright Star Boxing Academy

The Little Sports Club


BCA Educational Business for Young People category 2018 sponsored by Jungle HR Ltd

Alison's Bee Class

Bright Owls

The Rock Project

Exotic Zoo


BCA Shropshire Franchisee 2018 sponsored by Vehicle Glass Conversions in association with National Windscreens - Telford, Oswestry & Wolverhampton

Baby Sensory Shropshire

The Rock Project-Shrewsbury

Sing and Sign

Musical Steps


BCA New Business for Children and Young People  2018 sponsored by J&PR Ltd

The Little Sports Club

Head First Education


Ready Steady let's Get Messy

Bright Star Boxing


BCA Shropshire Parent's Award 2018 sponsored by SJF Design, Print & Promotional


Baby Sensory Shropshire

Little Daisies Childminding

Royal Touch Photography

Severn Gymnastics & Trampolining Club


BCA Business providing Activities for Young People 2018 sponsored by Ed Bagnall Photography

Fusion Theatre

Climbing the Walls

Love 2 Stay

7 Academy of Performing Arts

The Rock Project


BCA Shropshire Childminder 2018 - sponsored by Yarrington

Kelly's Childminding

Su's Childminding

Little Daisies Childminding


BCA Shropshire Nursery/Pre-School 2018 sponsored by Park Inn by Radisson Telford 

Little Green House Childcare

Smiley Faces

Farm Friends

Oddsocks Day Nursery



BCA Business providing Activities for the Under Fives category 2018 sponsored by Allun Williams

Climbing the Walls

Paint and Create

National Windscreens Balance Bike Track

Mini Professors

Ready Steady Let's Get Messy


BCA Children's Product 2018 sponsored by Bellini's Box

Lorna McCann (author)

Bear and Squidge

Crafty Mrs B

Button and Bear

Simply Magical Photography.


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