The gala dinners for the Chamber’s Business Awards 2016 have now been completed. The awards were were made up of 11 categories and an overall Business of the Year was chosen for each county.
As well as entertainment and great food, the events were ultimately a recognition of businesses across the the region which have pioneered new concepts and innovation, excelled in commercial enterprise or distinguished themselves with their attitude to workforce development.
The award for Business of the Year was taken home by Cressall Resistors a company which makes and sells off-the-shelf power resistors at its factories in Leicester and Dereham. Its products are then sold to customers around the world.
For a full round up of all the winners on the night, please click here
Following on from the Leicestershire dinner the Nottinghamshire Business Awards took place on 9 September. A strong turnout celebrated the success of Nottinghamshire business. The prestigious Business of the Year award was presented to Stoneseed.
Stoneseed provide organisations with an alternative to other IT sourcing and delivery models. It specialises in Project Management as a Service, (PMaaS), providing its clients with a comprehensive range of professional services necessary to deliver practically any IT programme or project using its innovative flexible resource model.
For full reaction and a list of the winners on the night, please click here
The Derbyshire Business Awards completed the trio of events on 16 September at the Roundhouse, Derby. The standard of competition was extremely high and this made picking an overall Business of the year very difficult for the judges.
This year's Business of the Year accolade was shared between Penny Hydraulics and HUUB Design.
Chesterfield-based Penny Hydraulics is a UK manufacturer of lifting equipment, with its own purpose-built premises housing a manufacturing and assembly plant. It carries out all design, manufacturing, quality control, aftersales support and nationwide service operation from a central base.
Derby-based HUUB Design is best known for its innovative sportswear which helped Team GB achieve success at this year’s Olympics. It was also instrumental in bringing the Jenson Button Triathlon to Derby.
For a full list of the winners for the Derbyshire awards,please click here
Selected award category winners from each county went on to compete in the British Chambers of Commerce - (BCC) regional business awards for the East Midlands, the winners of these awards will now progress into the BCC’s national awards in November.
Scott Knowles, the Chamber’s Chief Executive, said:
“Congratulations to all of the shortlisted finalists.
“As always, we had a bumper crop of entries and our sponsors had a difficult task in whittling the entrants in each category down to a final three. We have a good cross-section of businesses represented this year and they all deserve their place on the list.
“The Chamber awards are the only ones in the region delivered purely by business, for business and are also the only awards which enable the winners to go on to compete in the British Chambers of Commerce’s regional and national awards.
“The fact that so many businesses, from a wide range of different sectors, are doing so well is a strong indication of the robustness of the private sector across the three counties and the Chamber is proud to be able to highlight not only their successes but also the strength of business here in the East Midlands.”
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