The Awards

From childminders and nurseries to sensory lessons, maths tuition, sports clubs and cookery classes there are a huge range of businesses providing educational, supportive and enjoyable activities for children and young people.

There are also hundreds of businesses creating new products to benefit children and amazing ideas to help new parents and solve problems.

We thought it was about time the wonderful people behind these businesses were recognised and honoured for the hard work they put in – so the Businesses for Children Awards were born.

BCA Shropshire Parent’s Award 2019

Sponsored by SJF Design and Print CRITERIA – The winner of this award will be a business that works with or for children and/or young people aged 0-18 in Shropshire that also provides support or assistance to parents through the work that they do. – The judges will be looking for a business that adapts how...

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BCA New Business for Children and Young People 2019

Sponsored by J&PR Ltd CRITERIA – All businesses entered in this category should have launched on or after January 1st, 2017 and be registered with HMRC. – The judges will be looking for a growing business that meets the needs of children and/or young people in Shropshire. – Judges will be interested in businesses that have filled...

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BCA Shropshire Franchisee 2019

Sponsored by Vehicle Glass Conversions CRITERIA – The winner of this award will be a franchisee in Shropshire that focuses on providing activities, products or services for children and/or young people. – All entrants must have been running their business for a minimum of 12 months at the time of entry. – Judges will be looking...

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BCA Educational Business for Young People 2019

Sponsored by Jungle HR CRITERIA – Entries in this category should be a business that focuses on educating children and young people in Shropshire aged between 5 and 18-years-old. – The business does not have to cover the full age range but should aim to educate children between the ages of five (when they start in...

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BCA Sports Business for Children and/or Young People 2019

Sponsored by KE Design CRITERIA This category is for businesses and organisations providing sporting opportunities for children and/or young people in Shropshire. The business can provide a variety of sports or a single sport, from swimming to football, tennis, rugby, ice-skating, martial arts and more. The judges will pay particular attention to the recruitment activities...

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BCA Business providing Activities for Young People 2019

Sponsored by Ed Bagnall Photography CRITERIA   This category is for businesses and organisations providing activities for young people in Shropshire aged from 5 to 18. The business can be involved in a wide range of activities including Dance, Drama, Scouts, Guides, Forest Schools, Youth clubs, Duke of Edinburgh and more. Please note that there...

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BCA Shropshire Nursery/Pre-school 2018

Sponsored by Park Inn By Radisson   CRITERIA – Entrants should be Ofsted registered Early Years providers. – The judges will be focusing on the entrants’ approach to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outcomes.  – Areas including literacy, language, mathematics, arts and design and understanding the world will be looked at, as well as...

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BCA Shropshire Childminder 2018

Sponsored by Yarrington Ltd CRITERIA – All entrants must be a registered childminder. – The judges will be focusing on the entrants’ approach to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outcomes.  – Areas including literacy, language, mathematics, arts and design and understanding the world will be looked at, as well as the personal, social, emotional...

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BCA Business providing Activities for Under Fives 2018

Sponsored by Cyclone CRITERIA – The winner of this award is a business that provides activities for children aged 4 and under in Shropshire. – Activities in this case can be a recreational pursuit or pastime by a group or on a one-to-one basis. – Activities can include sports, dancing, drama and arts and crafts etc....

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BCA Business for Babes 2018

Sponsored by JS Business Admin CRITERIA – The winner of this award is a business set up to provide activities, products or support for mothers and/or babies in Shropshire in the first year of their lives. – The business should be able to demonstrate how and where they provide these activities, products or support and...

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BCA Children’s Product 2018

Sponsored by Bellini’s Box CRITERIA – All businesses entered in this category must produce or sell products aimed at children and/or young people. – The judges will be looking for a business with a specific target market of under-18s that produces and/or supplies products which enhance the lives of that target market. – The business should...

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BCA Volunteer of the Year 2018

Sponsored by MGP Accountants CRITERIA This category will honour a volunteer who between January 2015 and November 2017 has volunteered their time to help, support, educate or provide for children or young people in Shropshire. Judged by Julia Allinson After studying at Birmingham College of Food, Julia began her hospitality career at Hawkstone Park in...

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*Nominated businesses will be contacted by The BCAs team when nominations close on November 2nd, 2018. The finalists for each category will be announced in December 2017 and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in March 2019 (date to be set).