Saturday, 7 September 2019
Bloc Digital is the Chamber’s Derbyshire Business of the Year
A specialist in the creation and re-use of digital information has won the Chamber’s Derbyshire Business of the Year Award 2019.
Established in 2000, Derby-based Bloc Digital is split into four complementary disciplines of modelling, animation, development and web.
As a leader in the use of digital technology in industry, it produces innovative, immersive, digital solutions - Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), web and mobile - for many companies globally, while constantly evaluating new hardware and software, enabling it to pioneer future solutions development techniques.
Receiving the award from Mazars, the headline sponsor of the Chamber’s Business Awards 2019, Bloc Digital Director Keith Cox said: “We entered the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards to gain recognition for what our team is doing.
“We are so busy day to day that it is amazing to stop and see that people appreciate and acknowledge what we do. We are absolutely delighted to win this award.”
The company was one of 13 to win an award on the night, as the Chamber celebrated the strength and successes of businesses across Derby and Derbyshire.
To qualify as a contender for the supreme accolade of Business of the Year, Bloc Digital had already won the Business Improvement through Technology award earlier in the evening.
Chamber President Kevin Harris said: “One of the main privileges of being Chamber President is being able to address and celebrate the crème de la crème of our region’s businesses at the Business Awards.
“Taking part in the Chamber’s Business Awards, the only local awards to offer winners the chance to go on to compete on a regional and national stage at the British Chambers of Commerce Awards, encourages an organisation to look closely at what they do best.
“Making it through to the final is cause for celebration in itself and whether you get that far or walk off with the ultimate crown, you should shout about that success and proclaim to the world that yours is one of the best businesses out there.”
Winners (in blue) and finalists:
Business Improvement through Technology - Sponsored by Purpose Media
Scenariio Intelligent Infrastructures
Bowmer and Kirkland
Community Impact Award - Sponsored by Derby University
Outstanding Growth Award - Sponsored by Growth Partners
Capita Travel and Events
DEBP –Derbyshire Education Business Partnership
West Road Haulage
Business Venue of the Year - Sponsored by Rhodes Wealth Management
Devonshire Dome – Conference and Events
Makeney Hall Hotel
The Derby Conference Centre
Derby College Group Roundhouse Events
Commitment to People Development Award - Sponsored by Work Wallet
Hilton St George’s Park
Futures Housing Group
The Orange Tree day Nursery Group
Apprentice of the Year - Sponsored by Learning Unlimited
Kulraj Singh Johal - EEM
Roxy Kern - EEM
Jess Frearson – Future proof Films
Zique Woodward - Liberate IT Services
Autumn Parkinson - Sky Recruitment Solutions
Entrepreneur of the Year - Sponsored by The Alternative Board
Jillian Thomas – Future Life Wealth Management
Simon Rice – HSG UK
Amanda Strong – Mercia Image Print
Carla Garey - Saffron Event and Venue Caterers
Lloyd Taylor – Thinktaps
Education and Business Partnership Award - Sponsored by RDS Global
Chesterfield College Group
Made in Chesterfield
Excellence in Customer Service - Sponsored by DPI UK
Capita Travel and Events
The Accountancy Recruitment Group
Excellence in International Trade - Sponsored by HSBC
Small Business of the Year - Sponsored by Central Occupational Health
Rhodes Wealth Management
Manufacturer of the Year - Sponsored by Rolls-Royce
E-Commerce Business of the Year - Sponsored by DHL
Healthy Stuff Online
World of Power.co.uk.
Business of the Year - Sponsored by Mazars