The finalists for the CBAs 2020, have been announced, after being postponed from earlier in the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The judging panel, formulated from the sponsors of the awards have drawn up their shortlist of businesses, business people and charities across the nine awards after extensive consideration of the applications, interviews with the organisations and a collective judging meeting that took place on 5 November 2020.

In no particular order, the 2020 Finalists are:

The Spratt Endicott Established Business Award

The High Spec Composites Small Business Award

The Oxford Innovation Innovation Award

The Oxford Technology Park New Business Award

The Bicester Village Retail Award

The Nicholsons Charity and community Award

The Bicester Vision, Bicester Chamber, Wednesday Business Club Micro Business Award

The A2 Dominion Sustainable Business Award

The Ellacotts Business Person of the Year Awards

Norbar Torque Tools is sponsor of the Overall Winner Award 2020 and will be judging from the shortlisted finalists. The Cherwell District Council, since 2017 has been Headline Sponsor, pledging its support for the awards and encouraging the success of Cherwell’s local economy.

The CBAs 2020 is now set to go ahead as a virtual event this year, taking place on Friday 11 December from 18:00 – 19:00. The move, taken as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, will see the ten awards handed out to winners across the Cherwell District during a virtual celebratory event that will be live streamed, with all invited and welcome to attend.

Placi Espejo, one of the four directors of the Cherwell Business Awards, said:

“We have been monitoring Government advice and guidelines throughout the year in the hope that we could still host our postponed Gala Dinner at our usual venue, Heythrop Park. In light of the current situation, this is not to be. Nevertheless, all of the CBA team and our sponsors still wanted to recognise and celebrate the outstanding businesses in the Cherwell District and express our appreciation for the effort all the businesses have gone to in entering the awards. With a great AV team now in place, we are all very excited to be delivering the awards in this creative and accessible way, whilst still hopefully being able to achieve the personal and celebratory ambiance of the normal awards. Thank you to everyone who applied and congratulations to all shortlisted finalists.”

If you have any questions about the Virtual Awards Ceremony on 11 December 2020, please email: