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Six Chamber members taste success at 2019 BCC Regional Business Awards

No fewer than six Chamber members have been crowned category winners in the East Midlands heats of the Chamber Business Awards 2019.

The recognition follows the recent conclusion of the Chamber’s own Business Awards across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire – which culminated in success for all six businesses, resulting in their shortlisting for the regionals. 

Now in their 16th year, the British Chambers of Commerce Awards are a highlight of the business calendar, recognising the key role that local businesses play in driving the UK economy.

Chamber strategic partners Futures Housing Group and Air IT, along with Forsyth Barnes, Integrated Transport Planning, TTK Confectionary and Wildgoose Construction, will now go forward to represent the East Midlands in the national finals, which take place in London in November.

The businesses were successful in the following categories: Small Business of the Year (TTK Confectionary), Export Business of the Year (Integrated Transport Planning), Best Use of Technology (Forsyth Barnes), Employer of the Year (Futures Housing Group), Customer Commitment Award (Air IT) and High Growth Business of the Year (Wildgoose Construction).

Scott Knowles, Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) said: “The Chamber sends its congratulations to all six organisations.

“All six were deserved winners of their respective categories in the recent East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) Business Awards and this latest acknowledgement is hard-earned and well deserved. To walk away with a Chamber award is in itself a fantastic achievement, to go on to further success in the BCC’s regional awards cannot be underestimated.

“We wish all six the very best of luck in the national finals – all will undoubtedly represent the fantastic business community we have here in the East Midlands with distinction.”

Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) added: “The Chamber Business Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the best of British business. Across the country, there are firms of all sizes and sectors thriving and showing their innovation and adaptability, even in the midst of turbulent times.

“Our businesses communities continue to generate prosperity and opportunity so it’s only right that we support and shout about the fantastic things they are doing.

“Each year the calibre of applicants impresses our judges, and this pool of entrants was no different. All our finalists should be proud of their success in reaching this stage and we wish them the very best of luck.”