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Winners Announced at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2016

With a sell-out 450 people in attendance, the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2016 was bigger and better than ever. The Dinner, sponsored by voestalpine Metsec plc, which took place on 18th November at Wolverhampton Racecourse acknowledged and celebrated local business success.

Adrian Wright, President of Black Country Chamber of Commerce, said: “I would like to congratulate all our winners and thank the many more businesses who have taken part in the Awards this year. We have some fantastic businesses in the Black Country and we need to help to raise the profile of the great work they do. Celebrating local success stories at an evening like this highlights the strength of the region. I would also like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support of the Chamber, including headline sponsor voestalpine Metsec plc.”

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce Award winners are as follows:

Best New Business sponsored by Ramada Park Hall Hotel & Spa

This Award category was open to companies that started trading on or after 1st January 2013. The judges were looking for a business that had exceeded their expectations at the start of the business life cycle.

Winner: Write Size Ltd

Runner-up: OMG! Online Marketing Growth Ltd

Business Services Provider of the Year sponsored by NatWest

The judges were looking for a company that could demonstrate a positive impact they have had on the business of their clients.

Winner: Thompson AVC

Runner-up: Discovery ADR Group

Community Champion sponsored by The Co-operative Energy

This Award celebrates a company, charity, or social enterprise that is committed to corporate social responsibility and having a positive impact on the local area.

Winner: Ideal for All

Runner-up: Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Excellence in Customer Service sponsored by ep professional

Companies that applied for this Award had to show how they exceed in customer service and consistently maintain great standards.

Winner: FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Runner-up: DW Windows Ltd

Excellence in Manufacturing and Engineering sponsored by Birmingham Airport

This Award celebrates a company that excels in manufacturing or engineering performance. The judges were looking at the processes in place that help to achieve success.

Winner: A&M EDM Ltd

Runner-up: SHS Products

Exporter of the Year sponsorship by Wolverhampton Racecourse

Whether a new or experienced exporter, this Award celebrates a business that has achieved international growth, entered a new market, or overcome trade barriers.

Winner: Simworx Ltd

Runner-up: Write Size Ltd

Innovation and Technology Award sponsored by ASSA ABLOY & Yale

The judges were looking for a company that uses innovation or technology to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

Winner: Thomas Dudley Ltd

Runner-up: Rozone Ltd

Small Business of the Year sponsored by Birmingham City University

This Award was open to businesses that have been operating for 2 years or more and have between 1 to 25 employees.

Winner: Klick Business Solutions Ltd

Runner-up: Discovery ADR Group

Young Person or Apprentice of the Year sponsored by University of Wolverhampton 

This Award category was searching for an exceptional young employee (24 years or under). The judges were looking for a candidate that has perhaps overcome personal barriers or are already making a difference within the organisation.

Winner: Jordan Holloway - The Black Country Living Museum Trust

Runner-up: Sam Shevyn - Phoenix Calibration & Services Ltd

Outstanding Achievement sponsored by voestalpine Metsec plc

The judges were keen to hear a special story. This Award celebrates the best in the Black Country.

Winner: Braveheart Education

Runner-up: Fizzog Productions

The Chamber would like to thank the sponsors for their support, this includes ASSA ABLOY & Yale, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham City University, ep professional, NatWest, Qatar Airways, Ramada Park Hall Hotel & Spa, The Co-operative Energy, University of Wolverhampton, voestalpine Metsec plc, and Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Last modified on Monday, 21 November 2016 08:00

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