This year, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is proud to be hosting its twelfth annual Chamber Awards.
Businesses across the UK are invited to showcase their talents and achievements – with the chance of winning a £10,000 cash prize. The prestigious competition recognises and promotes the best of British business through a series of regional heats, culminating in a Gala Awards dinner, which will take place in London on 26th November.
For the first time in its history, the Chamber Awards will include an ‘Education and Business Partnership Award’, which will celebrate the efforts of schools and colleges to engage with their local business community. The award supports the wider activity that Chambers of Commerce are already doing around the country to bridge the gap between the world of education and the world of work.
Companies can enter into eight categories, covering exports, small business, people development, technology, high-growth firms, community, young people and partnerships with the education sector.
Nora Senior, President of the British Chambers of Commerce said: “The Chamber Awards recognise and celebrate the contribution of businesses to their local community and the wider economy. “As I travel around the UK, visiting businesses of all sizes, it is inspiring to see so many companies finding innovative ways to grow their business, which will in turn create jobs and wealth, and deliver economic prosperity. Our Awards acknowledge the relentless efforts of these businesses and their talented employees. “This year we are introducing a category that recognises the partnership between education and business in order to develop the talents of our next generation. The award highlights the significance the Chamber Network and businesses place on preparing young people for the world of work.”
Winner of the ‘Small Business of the Year’ award last year, Ian Whiting, CEO of Titania Ltd said: “It was a real privilege to win the award from the British Chambers of Commerce, especially against such strong competition from the other finalists. Over the past four years we have worked so hard in every area of our business and it is wonderful to receive recognition for this. Since winning the award we have already employed three new staff and plan to expand our product portfolio later this year.”