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Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards Finalists Announced!

CP1 0423The Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2015 finalists have now been announced.

Ninder Johal, Black Country Chamber President, said: “We are excited that the finalists have now been announced and I wish them luck. I also look forward to meeting all the finalists and other guests at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner 2015. The Awards Dinner is a perfect opportunity to celebrate and reward the excellent businesses we have in the Black Country. The judging panel were very impressed with the high standard, volume and diversity of award entries this year. I would like to thank our headline sponsor, voestalpine Metsec plc for their continued support of the Chamber.”

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards finalists are as follows:

Community Champion Award sponsored by Paycare
Express & Star (Midland News Association)
The Midcounties Co-operative
University of Wolverhampton
Walsall Adult and Community College

Kevin Rogers, Chief Executive of sponsor Paycare, said: "We’re hugely proud of the role that we play in our local community, which is why we reinvest our profits in constantly improving our policies for local businesses, employees, families and individuals. And it's why every extra penny we make is donated to local, regional and national charities to make a real difference. Our whole team is delighted to sponsor the Community Champion Award this year, and we’re very much looking forward to seeking out, recognising, and celebrating the achievements of businesses in our area.”

Customer Service Award sponsored by JJX Logistics
Dudley Building Society
Kerry Collins Recruitment Ltd
Klick Business Solutions Ltd
Zaun Limited

Hayley Garland, Administration Manager at sponsor JJX Logistics, said: “JJX Logistics are extremely proud to be a part of the Black Country Chamber Annual Awards particularly as the effect that Customer Service can have on business relationships is paramount and can be overlooked.”

Innovation Award sponsored by the University of Wolverhampton
ASSA ABLOY
Oosha Ltd
Phoenix Calibration & Services Ltd
Sandwell Council

Professor Ian Oakes, Deputy Vice Chancellor at sponsor University of Wolverhampton, said: “The University of Wolverhampton is delighted and honoured to sponsor the Innovation Award. As one of the UK’s leading business facing Universities we pride ourselves on working with and supporting our local businesses to equip them with the skills and knowledge they require to become the best of the best. These awards acknowledge and underpin regional business excellence, which we are proud to be a part of."            

International Trade Award sponsored by Wolverhampton Racecourse
DAX Automation
Deans Management Services Limited
Dudley College
Zero Cases UK Ltd

David Roberts, Managing Director at sponsor Wolverhampton Racecourse, said: “It is with great pride that Wolverhampton Racecourse continues to sponsor the International Trade Award. We pride ourselves in the fact that our racing is viewed in 53 countries worldwide to an audience of 100 million plus, and we hope the recipient of this year’s award continues to spread the same positive business outlook for Wolverhampton and the Black Country around the globe."

Manufacturer of the Year Award sponsored by Birmingham Airport
Clarkwood Engineering Ltd
Futura Group
Phoenix Calibration & Services Ltd
Zaun Limited

Service Firm of the Year Award sponsorship is still available please call 0330 024 0820 for more information.  
Chapman’s Electrical
Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP
Dudley College
Extra Personnel

Social Enterprise or Charity of the Year Award sponsored by Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital
Black Country Living Museum
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity
Sandwell Women's Aid
The People’s Orchestra

Louise Clark, Business Development Manager at sponsor Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital, said: “It is a great honour for Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital to sponsor the Social Enterprise or Charity of the Year Award and to be involved in this wonderful event for the first time.  As a not-for-profit organisation we pride ourselves on re-investing all profit back into our hospitals, gyms and our expert staff so we can support and offer our patients a complete health and wellbeing service, to help them make the most of their life and get them back to the life that they love.”


Furthermore, all entrants were then automatically considered for the business of the year awards and the winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner:

Business of the Year Award - Small Business sponsored by Brammer and Buck & Hickman

Ian Ritchie, Managing Director of sponsor Brammer and Buck & Hickman, said: “We are pleased to sponsor the Small Business of the Year award as an acknowledgement of the diligence and hard-work shown by those companies shortlisted, as well as their strong commitment to innovation which we know from experience is key to standing out in competitive markets.”

The judges were looking at what makes this small business shine.

Business of the Year Award - Large Business sponsored by BDO LLP

David Lowe, Senior Audit Manager at sponsor BDO LLP, said: “I was delighted to be asked to both sponsor and join the judging panel for the Large Business of the Year Award.  The whole process reaffirmed the number, strength, depth and quality of businesses based within the Black Country.  Businesses in all sectors and all sizes should take inspiration from the Black Country’s businesses, especially the way in which businesses continue to invest in their people, quality, service delivery and innovation.”

The judges were looking at what makes this business the best in the Black Country.


It is now time to book your seats for the Annual Awards Dinner sponsored by voestalpine Metsec plc, which takes place on 19th November 2015 at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner and the tables are filling up fast, so please book your seats as soon as you can.

To book your place please call the Events team on 01902 912 305 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support.
Sponsors are Birmingham Airport, Brammer and Buck & Hickman, BDO LLP, JJX Logistics, Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital, Paycare, University of Wolverhampton, voestalpine Metsec plc and Wolverhampton Racecourse.

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