The Chamber News
The East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards were held at Cranage Hall on Friday 7th April. A delightful three course dinner was enjoyed by over 240 people before the awards were presented to the winners in the 12 categories that made up the awards evening.
The guests were all greeted by Verity Deaville and Wayne Linaker of Deaville & Co and the evening was hosted by David Watson, Chamber Chief Executive, Jackie Randles, Chamber Director and Peter Bowers, Managing Director of Berisfords Ribbons.
Guests in attendance were Congleton constituency MP Mrs Fiona Bruce, the Borough Mayor Councillor Olivia Hunter, Consort Mr Philip Bolton and Councillor David Brown Congleton Town Mayor.
The award winners were all presented with a trophy, champagne and a certificate showing the category that they had won. They also received wine from the main sponsor of the evening Prism Solutions.
The Award Winners were as follows:
The Training and Skills award went to ALPS Ltd. The award was presented by Councillor George Hayes of The Skills and Growth Company.
A category that was introduced for the first time at last year’s awards evening was the Most Promising New Business Award and this year it went to Rhino Safety who are based in Sandbach.
This year’s Charity Award went to the Kidneys For Life. The award was presented by Bernard Rooney of Blue Bell BMW.
The Award for Innovative Technology was won by Allan Controls. This company works very closely with major manufacturers in the automotive industry.
The Award for Excellence in Customer Service was won by Approved Inspectors who are based in Riverside in Congleton.
Kevin Cook of Business Doctors presented the Employee of the Year Award to Shaun Conway who is employed by Prism Solutions of Congleton.
The prestigious Exporters Award went to Fine Decor of Holmes Chapel, this is the second time that they have won this award. Their wall covering products are exported all over the world.
A Special Achievement award for Export went to Genesys International who have won the Queen’s Award for Export three times. They are manufacturers of water treatment chemicals that are used globally.
A very special award was presented to the Chamber Business Partner, TMC Strategic Communications who are based in Congleton on John Bradshaw Court.
A category that was introduced for the first time last year, the Contribution to the Community Award which was won by TEM Group of Knutsford.
The award for Employer of the Year went to the outgoing charity of the year, Rossendale Trust.
The major prize of Business of the Year went DV8 Rumba. This company now operates in three towns across Cheshire East and from five venues.
A raffle and auction held on the night raised £3,600 for The Rossendale Trust. This brought the total raised in the year by the East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce members to £8,115.