Chamber Business Heroes Awards finalists revealed

16 Oct 2020

Published in: Black Country Chamber of Commerce News

The category finalists in the Black Country Chamber Business Heroes Awards were announced yesterday in a colourful digital event...

The category finalists in the Black Country Chamber Business Heroes Awards were announced yesterday [Thursday 15 October] in a colourful digital event that also marked the close of the third Black Country Business Festival – an initiative that is also led by the Chamber of Commerce.

Jude Thompson, president of the Black Country Chamber revealed the finalists, who will now go forward to the finals event on Friday 13 November.

"This will be an exciting, high-energy digital event that will be live-streamed to the world. Jude said, “I would like to thank everyone that has entered the Black Country Chamber Business Heroes Awards.

We have genuinely been overwhelmed by the ingenuity, determination and resilience of the local business community in meeting the challenges of 2020.

“We have received an exceptional number of extremely high-quality entries in every category and the judges have found the shortlisting process extremely difficult. I would like to offer very many congratulations to all the finalists.”

The Awards are headline partnered by the University of Wolverhampton which has contributed and judged three of the 12 categories.

The category finalists are:

Large Business Hero of the Year – sponsored by MHA MacIntyre Hudson

• Compton Care

• HomeServe UK -  NHS and Frontline Free Service

• National Express West Midlands

• Robinson Brothers Limited

• SIPS Education

• whg - Supporting Communities

• Wintech Group 

Small Business Hero of the Year – sponsored by Nant Water Safety Specialists

• Clover HR

• Cox & Plant

• Deans Management Services

• Fit Mommas Ltd

• Lord Combustion Services Limited

• Lotus Sanctuary CIC

• Penny Post Credit Union

• Switch Midlands

Family Business Hero of the Year – sponsored by CK Chartered Accountants

• Dancers Limited

• In-Comm Training and Business Services

• Lawrence Cleaning Limited

• Lord Combustion Services Limited

• Robinson Brothers Limited

International Trade Hero of the Year

• Foundry Machinery & Spares Limited

• Intralox

• Keltruck Limited 

Start Up Business Hero of the Year – sponsored by Forresters Patent and Trademark Attorneys

• ADL Bespoke Security Systems Limited

• Isabella's Homes

• SBF Consultancy

• TPSquared

Retail Resilience Hero of the Year – in association with our venue partner, the Black Country Living Museum

• Compton Care

• HugglePets (Retail Store)

• The Midcounties Co-operative

Business Hero / Young Business Hero of the Year – sponsored by machinery specialists, FMS

• John Donovan - JJX Logistics

• Adrian Hanrahan - Robinson Brothers Limited

• Bradley Moore - Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation

Outstanding Collaboration & Partnership – sponsored by Walsall College

• Compton Care and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

• whg and Health and Housing Working Together

Outstanding Key Worker of the Year

• Darren Cook - whg

• Navjitpal Kaur - Tamaar Skincare

Adaptability & Innovation – University of Wolverhampton

• Acorns Children's Hospice - Covid-19 Emergency Response Plan

• Coinadrink Limited

• Midlands Air Ambulance Charity - Rapid Response to the Pandemic

• Saz's Ceramics & Crafts

• SIPS Education

• Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation

Kindness in the Community – University of Wolverhampton

• Beacon Centre for the Blind

• Compton Care

• HugglePets in the Community

• The Midcounties Co-operative

• One4you Services

• Steps to Work

Exceptional Employee or Team – University of Wolverhampton

• Amy Whitter, Fit Mommas Ltd

• Blackthorns Chartered Accountants 

• IPU Group - Fuel Cleaning Team

• Lord Combustion Services Limited

• Nant Limited - Team Resilience and Dedication (COVID-19 success)

• Sarbjit Singh -  National Express West Midlands

The finals event takes place from 3.45pm to 5pm on Friday 13 November and tickets are now available.

These include a paid ticket at £30 which includes unique drinks and nibbles gift package that is delivered directly.

The ticket price also includes a donation to Black Country Chamber President’s Charities; Teenage Cancer Trust and Parkinson’s UK.

Alternatively, the event can also be viewed for free, although registration is still required to join.

Tickets can be booked through the Black Country Chamber Awards website

For more information or help, call 01902 912 304 or email 

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