In October British Chambers of Commerce alongside the local Chamber network, launched a campaign to recognise the incredible work UK businesses have been doing to support local communities, innovate and meet new demands during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The UK Business Hero stamp was created to pay tribute to those businesses and individuals that have gone the extra mile and made a vital contribution in these difficult times.
We would like to congratulate London Luton Airport, Vauxhall, Chiltern Academy, GKN Aerospace, Peli BioThermal, Community Interest Luton, Lockheed Martin, Silver Screen Services, Willow Tree Distilling Company, Jaltek Systems and Verifile for receiving the national accolade.
The companies were selected as a UK Business Hero for their efforts during the pandemic, which saw them receive royal recognition with a letter of congratulations from HRH Countess of Wessex GCVO, who supported the campaign.
In the letter HRH The Countess of Wessex highlighted how it has given her great pride to hear how businesses have gone the extra mile to help during the Coronavirus pandemic and stated: “It has been a particular pleasure to hear stories of how you have supported your local communities throughout the outbreak and to see you nominated as UK Business Heroes by your local Chamber of Commerce …I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your positive contributions, congratulate you on your recognition as a UK Business Hero and wish you every success in your endeavours in the weeks and months ahead as we look to the recovery of our country.”
Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, Justin Richardson, said:
“Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the companies and all the staff involved for their contribution and responding to the needs of the local community. Their commitment to supporting frontline workers and those in need during this difficult period is truly inspiring”.