Will it be third time lucky?

We’ve got everything crossed this week – fingers, toes and anything else we can manage – because we’ve been shortlisted once again in this year’s Shropshire Business Awards.

It’s the “Oscars” of the local business world and we’re one of four finalists in the Business in the Community category – exciting times!

The winner is, on wooden blocks

The glittering event takes place on Friday (June 24th) at The International Centre, Telford, when just under 700 people representing all kinds of businesses from across the county will gather to celebrate the best of the best.

But we’re not taking anything for granted!

You see this will be the third time we’ve been shortlisted in this very category, and we’ve narrowly missed out on the two previous occasions.

So this year, we’ve got our “disappointed faces” ready just in case (after all we’ve had plenty of practice!), in the hope that we won’t need them.

For Henshalls, being a respected and effective part of our local community is a cornerstone of our business.

We have supported, sponsored, and actively taken part in so many different events that have made a real difference over more than four decades, that the award would just be the cherry on the cake.

We toiled over the presentation for the judges in order to make sure nothing was left out, and we’re not very good at blowing our own trumpet so it was a big ask.

But they obviously spotted something in the effort we put in, and to be shortlisted among such tough competition is a real honour.

We’re not just going for the top award either – we’re on a mission to get a shout out from the organisers for being the most active business in the room on social media on the night!

If there was an award for that, anyone who knows Henshalls surely wouldn’t argue that we’d be a shoe-in to win that one.

So watch this space – or more accurately, follow us on Twitter (@Henshalls) to find out how we get on.

Lights, camera, action – we’re ready for our close up!

Wish us luck!


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