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Chamber Members Scoop Regional Business Awards

All the winners of the Chamber's Derbyshire Business AwardsHot on the heels of their success at the Chamber's recent Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire business awards, six member companies have gone on to win regional awards from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Chesterfield-based Northern Lights won two regional awards – Export Business of the Year and High Growth Business of the Year.

Heanor Gate Science College won the East Midlands Education and Business Partnership award.

Derby-based Huub Design – East Midlands Chamber’s Derbyshire Business of the Year – won the regional Small Business of the Year award.

Leicestershire Business Award WinnersLeicester-based Alltruck won the regional Business in the Community Award.

And Nottingham was represented by two regional winners – BWB Consulting won the People Development Award and Josh Turner, of Air-IT, was named the region’s Young Person in Business of the Year.

The regional winners were chosen from the businesses which won awards in the East Midlands Chamber’s awards in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, and the winners from its sister Chambers in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. They will go on to represent the region at the BCC’s national awards in November.

All the Nottinghamshire Business Award WinnersChamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles said: “Many congratulations to all of the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire winners for going on to achieve further success in the BCC’s regional awards.

“Our three counties always gets a good showing at the BCC’s Awards because there are a lot of companies located here which are highly innovative and help to drive the UK’s ‘Engine for Growth’.

“The Chamber awards are the only business awards in the region delivered purely by business, for business, and are also the only awards which offer the winners the chance to share their stories on the national stage.

“We wish all our winners the best of luck for when they go on to represent the East Midlands at the national awards in November.”

BCC President Nora Senior said: “The Chamber Awards are the perfect opportunity to take stock of the outstanding performances of UK businesses over the past year – something made all the more impressive by the continuing global economic headwinds they are facing.

“The creativity and determination that has been shown by each year’s entrants never ceases to impress us, and is a source of encouragement knowing that our economy is being driven by such hard-working and talented professionals.

“It’s important that we recognise and celebrate these businesses, and ensure that we can provide the support and assistance they need to help them realise their growth ambitions, as well as sharing their experiences with their peers to help us to continue to develop a balanced and prosperous economy.”