The “talents and hard work” of businesses in Wellingborough have been celebrated our second annual awards ceremony.
Four accolades were handed out at the Wellingborough Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017 ceremony, which took place on Tuesday, November 21, at Wellingborough Golf Club, Great Harrowden.
Rob Hart, Chamber President, said: “The Chamber Awards provide the perfect platform to recognise the talents and hard work of businesses in the town. Supporting and helping firms in the area to grow is hugely important. We are passionate about Wellingborough and want to keep it thriving so we can continue to attract people.
“Our wonderful town is going through a period of growth and change and to be able to bring the companies who are helping the town reach its economic output together for a morning celebration is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and applaud their efforts.”
Crosby Composites, which produces and supplies high-quality components for a range of clients including major Formula 1 teams, secured first place in the Manufacturing Business of the Year.
Independent Business Energy Consultants, SK Energy of Vaux Road, triumphed in the services category.
Reemesh Patel, Managing Consultant at SK Energy, said: “We are very humbled to have been recognised by our peers as Service Business of the Year 2017. It was totally unexpected but testament to the commitment of the entire team, who work extremely hard to ensure that all our clients receive best in class service. We plan to build on our current success and have some very exciting announcements for 2018.
“We’re currently offering a free business energy health check to ensure the right procurement strategy for gas, electricity and water is in place for all local and national businesses.”
Picture framers and art gallery, The Pixie Gallery, based in Market Street, was named as the winner of the Retail Business of the Year award.
Neil Pengelly, owner, said: “The team at The Pixie Gallery are absolutely delighted to have won the Retailer of the Year Award. We do our very best to offer first class customer service, along with a premium product and genuinely try to exceed our customers’ expectations when we make their frames for them. This award is, in our opinion, a reflection that we are doing our job right and we hope to continue in the same vain next year.”
Teamwork Trust, a charity which supports people with mental health needs and physical needs, from its Oxford Street base, was rewarded for its efforts in the community after being presented with the Chamber Community Award.
Advent Plastics, based in Sanders Road, received a highly commended award in the Manufacturing Business of the Year category and Bright Business Advice was awarded the same merit in the Service Business of the Year category.
Tom Warner, Founding Partner of Warner Edwards, craft distillers and creators of award-winning hand-made artisan gins, spoke at the event. He also presented the awards to the winning businesses.
He said: “It’s great to see local businesses receive the recognition they deserve. I was hugely honoured to be asked to speak at the awards ceremony and talk about my experience of business. It’s important we support local businesses and keep the Wellingborough economy thriving for future generations.”
Entries to the awards, sponsored by Prop-search.com and Friday Legal Solicitors, were received from dozens of business owners and membership to the Chamber was not needed to submit a competition application.
Entrants were asked to demonstrate excellence, specifically how they have made a pioneering approach to business as well as showing a commitment to furthering the prosperity of the borough.