The Chamber’s Annual Business Awards are now open for applications.
The Awards were launched on 16 February on the main stage of the Love Business Expo by Chamber Chief Executive, Scott Knowles.
There are 12 categories to choose from and one business in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire will be selected as a business of the year winner.
Selected award category winners will be put forward for inclusion in the national British Chambers of Commerce Awards, so you could achieve national recognition for your achievements too.
The closing date for entries is 19 May 2017.
All finalists will be invited to the President's summer reception in July, where the finalists will be announced.
During September, Gala Dinners will take in each county to announce the winners. As well as entertainment and great food, the Business Awards are 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 Derbyshire Gala Dinner will take place 8 September at Pride Park Stadium.
To find out more about the Awards and to enter the Derbyshire Business Awards 2017 please click here.
Last 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.
The Nottinghamshire Gala Dinner will take place on 15 September at Colwick Hall, Nottingham.
To find out more about the Awards and to enter the Nottinghamshire Business Awards 2017 please click here.
Last year's winners included Stoneseed who 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.
The Leicestershire awards Gala Dinner will take place on 22 September at Athena in Leicester.
To find out more about the Awards and to the Leicestershire Business Awards 2017 please click here.
Last year 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.