Annual Chamber Awards Finalists Announced

18 Oct 2021

Published in: Black Country Chamber of Commerce News

Finalists Announced as Region Reboots, Rebuilds and Rebounds

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce have today announced the finalists in their 2021 Business Awards.

Winners in ten categories will be announced on the 11th of November at Wolverhampton Racecourse, as this year’s finalists, both in person and online, gather to celebrate their achievements as this year’s special Awards Reception is broadcast live across the region.

Throughout the pandemic businesses across the Black Country have demonstrated resilience as they have attempted to reboot, rebuild, and rebound and following on from the day’s Black Country Economic Business Conference, those companies and individuals will be recognised for their ingenuity, determination, and successes as the celebrations kick off at 5.30pm.

Corin Crane, Black Country Chamber CEO said: “This year, we have been running our biggest and most ambitious campaign in the Chamber’s history. Black Country 2.0 was launched in February as a response to the economic challenges businesses are tackling because of Brexit, COVID-19 and a radically altered trading landscape.

“The business world has witnessed seismic shifts in how they operate over the last few years as a result of many challenges and are now emerging into a radically altered trading lands. The Chamber’s Awards Reception will follow the first ever Black Country 2.0 conference which sees the longest running business support organisation in the region examine the economic prospects for regional firms and celebrate the success of local companies and individuals as part of its campaign.

Mr Crane continued: “Our awards will celebrate innovation and enterprise across the Black Country region and are the perfect opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the endeavours, resilience, adaptability and outstanding contribution of our business community and professionals – the people who have pivoted, the people who have fought and survived and those who have coped with unprecedented change and growth and survived the worst economic downturn on record.

“I want to thank the dozens of businesses who have applied this year and wish all our finalists the very best of luck.”

Black Country Chamber Business Awards 2021 - Finalists

Large Business of the Year - Sponsored by Nant Ltd

Beacon Centre for the Blind

Juniper Training

Robinson Brothers Limited

voestalpine Metsec

Small Business of the Year - Sponsored by Midlands Engine Investment Fund 

Stone's Throw Media

Benbow Steels

Penny Post Credit Union Ltd

Lord Combustion Services

Vantage 365

TNM Architecture

WELL Training

International Trade Business of the Year


Euro Stock Traders Ltd

Robinson Brothers Limited

IPU Group

Westfield Technology Group

Start-Up Business of the Year - Sponsored by Higgs LLP

Fitness Studio 46

Wolverhampton Eats


Osborn Communications

Quality Assured Couriers Limited

Vantage 365

Manufacturing Business of the Year - Sponsored by CKCA Limited

Benbow Steels

Robinson Brothers Limited

Westfield Technology Group 

Service Business of the Year

Godfrey Mansell & Co

Stone’s Throw Media

Coinadrink Limited

Juniper Training Ltd

Nant Ltd

Lord Combustion Services

IPU Group

WELL Training

Director of the Year

Graham Jones - Penny Post Credit Union Ltd

Emma Tibbetts - Lord Combustion

Matt Weston - Vantage 365

Mike Gahir - Steps to Work

Kindness in the Community - Sponsored by Unity Trust Bank

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity

Sponsored Breaks

Quality Assured Couriers Ltd

Beacon Centre for the Blind

Warrens Hall Riding School

Coinadrink Limited


Lord Combustion Services

HugglePets in the Community

Exceptional Employee or Team - Sponsored by Wildside Activity Centre

Beacon Centre for the Blind

Warrens Hall Riding School

Jaspreet Kaur - Penny Post Credit Union

Steps to Work

Jay White - ASSA ABLOY

Outstanding Business Support to the Armed Forces

Veterans Employment & Training Solutions

Tough Enough to Care

Matrix Academy Trust

Lord Combustion Services

Darren Gray - Tactical Coffee

To find out more about the Black Country Chamber Awards and how to be a part of the Awards Reception celebrations visit:


Notes to Editors:

Black Country Chamber Business Awards Reception

Thursday 11 November 2021, 17:30 - 18:45, Wolverhampton Racecourse & Online

The reception will take place in accordance with the latest COVID-19 secure guidelines and the Chamber will welcome a limited physical audience at Wolverhampton Racecourse and will be broadcast live online.

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