03 Nov 2023

Unique Window Systems named Leicestershire Business of the Year at East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2023

Unique Window Systems – a designer, fabricator and installer of uPVC and aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling – has been crowned the Leicestershire Business of the Year by East Midlands Chamber.

The Leicester-based company – which supplies the trade, new house build and commercial markets across the UK – also won the Outstanding Growth category at the Leicestershire Business Awards, which was held on Friday (3 November) in association with headline partner Mazars.

It follows success recognition by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain for three years in a row, having built its name as a market leader, doubling its eight-figure turnover between 2020 and 2022, and growing its team from 200 to 300 people in the same period.

The Leicestershire Business Awards recognised East Midlands Chamber members across 13 categories, ranging from Excellence in Innovation and Environmental Impact at organisational level through to individual honours for Entrepreneur of the Year and Apprentice of the Year, in addition to the overall Business of the Year winner.

Finalists, chosen by a judging panel of the Chamber’s senior leadership and board of directors, as well as sponsors, discovered their fate during a gala dinner attended by 350 people at The Venue@DMU, in Leicester.

Scott Knowles, chief executive of East Midlands Chamber, said: “The winners of our Business Awards are testament to the resilience, ingenuity and hunger for growth within the Leicestershire business community, which never ceases to amaze.

“Despite some of the relentless challenges that have been thrown their way, our region’s businesses continue to find new ways of succeeding and contributing to the communities in which they are based.

“It’s always important to celebrate these achievements and shout about the great things happening right here in Leicestershire. We know it’s a fantastic place to do business and these organisations are shining examples.”

The Leicestershire Business Awards – one of three awards hosted by the Chamber, along with Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire – were hosted by ITV weather presenter Emma Jesson and featured live entertainment from high-energy party band Central Avenue.

A raffle was held to raise funds for the Chamber Charitable Fund, which comprises president Stuart Dawkins’ three chosen charities for this year – Foundation Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation, and Nottinghamshire Community Foundation.

For more information on the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards, visit www.emc-dnl.co.uk/business-awards


Winners of Leicestershire Business Awards 2023, in association with headline partner Mazars

Leicestershire Business Awards 2023 winners

Business Improvement Through Technology (sponsored by East Midlands Manufacturing Network)

DWS Legal


Community Impact (sponsored by emh group)

Mosaic 1898


Outstanding Growth (sponsored by Business 2 Business)

Unique Window Systems


Excellence in Collaboration (sponsored by Sanjay Foods)

Hyve – Hydrogen Skills Collaboration


Environmental Impact (sponsored by Cambridge & Counties Bank)

Abacus Flooring Solutions


Commitment to People Development (sponsored by De Montfort University)

Pick Everard


Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Loughborough College)

Muhammad Delair – emh group


Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Bradgate Estates)

Gurdev Mattu – Fashion UK


Education and Business Partnership (sponsored by Blueprint Interiors)

Leicestershire Cares


Excellence in Customer Service (sponsored by ER Recruitment)

Assured Energy


Excellence in International Trade (sponsored by East Midlands Freeport)



Small Business of the Year (sponsored by SMB College Group)



Excellence in Innovation (sponsored by RSM)

Abacus Flooring Solutions


Business of the Year (sponsored by Mazars)

Unique Window Systems