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Loyalty recognised at President’s Summer Reception

Posted on June 30th, 2017

Ian Macnamee, RBS Corporate Banking, receives certificate from Geoff Poyzer, Chamber President
Twenty firms were thanked yesterday for their long-standing loyalty to East Midlands Chamber*.

Between them they have been Chamber members for over 1,000 years.

The longest-standing member recognised at last night’s President’s Summer Reception was the Royal Bank of Scotland with 95 years, closely followed BDO with 85 years and UK Distributors (Footwear) with 75 years.

All 20 firms were invited to the event, held at Thrumpton Hall, Nottinghamshire, to be presented with certificates marking their years of loyalty.

Chamber President Geoff Poyzer presented the certificates, thanking each of the members for their loyalty.

Geoff told them: “Now, more than ever, the need for businesses to unite under a single banner to ensure they have a voice in the changing face of Britain is vital. And now, more than ever, we need to celebrate and highlight the great things that businesses are doing day in and day out across the great East Midlands.

“Above all, this event is all about saying a huge thank you from me, on behalf of the Chamber and all of its staff and your fellow members, for your unstinting support.

“It is your support that gives us, as a Chamber, the capacity and capability to develop our products and services, speak on behalf of the East Midlands business community in the corridors of power and work tirelessly on behalf of everyone here today, and all those members not here too, to bring about conditions in which businesses in the East Midlands can thrive and achieve further success.”

The finalists for the Chamber’s 2017 Business Awards were also announced at the reception.

The Chamber’s awards are the only ones locally to offer winners a chance to compete in regional and national heats of the British Chambers of Commerce Awards.

Last year, six Chamber members, each of them winners in the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards and regional winners of BCC Awards, were shortlisted for national accolades: Trent Academies Group for Education and Business Partnership, Hayles Leicester for Commitment to People, Cathelco for Export Business of the Year, Purpose Media for High Growth Business of the Year, Shakespeare Martineau for Excellence in Customer Service and Penny Hydraulics for Best Use of Technology.

East Midlands Chamber won the Excellence in International Trade Award from the British Chambers of Commerce.

The winners of the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards will be announced at gala dinners to be held in each of the three counties in September.

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*East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)

Notes to Editors

1. The 20 firms recognised for their loyalty were:
Royal Bank of Scotland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire – 95 years
BDO, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire – 85 years
UK Distributors (Footwear), Leicester – 75 years
Measom Freer & Co, Wigston, Leicestershire – 60 years
Nelsons for Cartons and Packaging, Leicester – 55 years
Spencers Druce, Leicester – 50 years
Mexichem Speciality Compounds, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire – 50 years
Abacus Lighting, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire – 45 years
Advanex Europe, Nottingham – 45 years
Alliance Boots Group, Nottingham – 45 years
Copley Scientific, Nottingham – 45 years
John A Stephens, Nottingham – 45 years
Metool Products, Ilkeston, Derbyshire – 45 years
Pinnacle International Freight, Leicester – 45 years
WJ Furse and Co, Nottingham – 45 years
Adshead Ratcliffe and Co, Belper, Derbyshire – 40 years
ETS Distribution Services, Loughborough – 40 years
Glenair UK, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire – 40 years
NOV Process and Flow Technologies, Derby – 40 years
Playtop Licencing, Newark, Nottinghamshire – 40 years

2. The business awards finalists for Derbyshire are:
Business Improvement through Technology
Sponsored by Greendog
• Chevin Fleet Solutions
• Hardy Signs
• Picsolve International
Community Impact Award
Sponsored by Futures Housing Group
• Cosy
• Derby Museums
• Hodgkinson Builders
• Sarah Gatford
Outstanding Growth Award
Sponsored by East Midlands Airport
• ChargedEV
• Chevin Fleet Solutions
• DG Light Haulage
• Fifteen Design
• Purpose Media
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Sponsored by Kemps Publishing
• DrivenMedia
• Koobr
• Purpose Media
• Tidyco
Commitment to People Development Award
Sponsored by PKF Cooper Parry
• Fujichem Sonneborn
• Sky Recruitment Solutions
• Talk Staff Group
Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Babington Group
• Buxton and Leek College - Bria Kiely
• Hodgkinson Bricklaying Contractors - Zachary Beer
• Mercia Image Print – Tom Lacey
• Peak Sensors - George Faulkner
• Purpose Media - Ollie Henderson
Entrepreneur of the Year
• Astute Recruitment - Sarah Stevenson
• ChargedEV - Mark Pymm
• Derby Museums - Mohammed Suleman
• Emerald Accountancy - Caroline Hopkinson
• Purpose Media - Matt Wheatcroft
Education and Business Partnership Award
Sponsored by Blueprint Interiors
• Derby College
• R.E.A.L. Education
• Skills for Careers
Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored by The Money Shop
• Banner Jones Solicitors
• Brightside Vets
• Fujichem Sonneborn
• Geldards’ Family Team
• Trentbarton
Excellence in International Trade
• Chevin Fleet Solutions
• Global Brands
• Picsolve International
Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by Geldards
• Bowers Electricals
• Bright Side Vets
• DG Light Haulage
• Frame Fast UK
• Tidyco
Manufacturer of the Year
Sponsored by Rolls-Royce
• Bowers Electricals
• Frame Fast UK
• Mercia Image Print
For information about the Derbyshire Business Awards dinner visit http://bit.ly/2q08kof

3. The business awards finalists for Nottinghamshire are:
Business Improvement through Technology
Sponsored by Air IT
• Forsyth Barnes
• Hallam Internet
• Shredall SDS Group
• Solutions for Accounting
• Total Integrated Solutions
Community Impact Award
Sponsored by Responsible Solutions
• Dollar UK,
• Hosta Consulting
• Nottingham Forest Community Trust
• The Ear Foundation
Outstanding Growth Award
Sponsored by Ryley Wealth Management
• BWB Consulting
• Forsyth Barnes
• Icon Aerospace Technology
• The Workplace Depot
• Tommy Tucker
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Sponsored by Kemps Publishing
• Equation
• Rothera Sharp Solicitors
• The Dairy
Commitment to People Development Award
• BWB Consulting
• Duncan & Toplis
• Forsyth Barnes
• North Midland Construction
• Recart
Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Nottingham College
• Aspire Achieve Advance – Lauren Lynch
• Aspire Achieve Advance – Zak Walker
• Fidler & Pepper Solicitors – Sophie Wise
• Hopkins Solicitors – Belinda Clarke
• Solutions for Accounting – George Dennis
Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by Shredall
• Forsyth Barnes – Victoria Hickman
• I-Sourcer – John Morley
• ZMU - Florentyna Watkin
Education and Business Partnership Award
• BKSB
• Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology
• R.E.A.L Education
• Trent Academies Group
Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored by Edward Hands and Lewis
• Agilitas
• Recart
• Shredall SDS Group
• Westville
• Your IT Department
Excellence in International Trade
• Abacus Lighting
• Agilitas
• Micro-Mesh Engineering
• Recart
Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by Nottingham Trent University
• Agilitas
• Hallam Internet
• Natgraph
• Recart
• Yu Energy
Manufacturer of the Year
• A1 Flue Systems
• Natgraph
• North Midland Construction
For information about the Nottinghamshire Business Awards dinner visit http://bit.ly/2qYwkWM

4. The business awards finalists for Leicestershire are:
Business Improvement through Technology
Sponsored by Loughborough University
• Base Materials
• College Court Conference Centre & Hotel
• MNE Accounting
• Retail House Solutions
Community Impact Award
Sponsored by Leicester Business Festival
• Alex's Wish
• Leicester Animal Aid (RSPCA Leicester Woodside)
• Twenty Twenty
Outstanding Growth Award
Sponsored by Freeths
• Anicca Digital
• Clifton Packaging Group
• Danaher & Walsh Group
• Total Motion Vehicle Management
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Sponsored by Kemps Publishing
• MNE Accounting
• Mythe Barn
• Pukka Pies
• SHB Solicitors
Commitment to People Development Award
Sponsored by PKF Cooper Parry
• Dalycom
• Hinckley & Rugby Building Society
• SHB Solicitors
Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by emh Group
• Cooke Optics - Ollie Mason
• Food & Drink Forum - Zofia Fura
• Loughborough College – Carly Adams
• Millington Travel - Danielle Towers
Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by: Morningside Pharmaceuticals
• Edward Hands & Lewis Solicitors – Ian Morris
• MNE Accounting - Tim Emmony
• Mythe Barn - Joe Garland and Joanna Garland
• Spark Academy - Mital Thanki
Education and Business Partnership Award
• Loughborough College - Bridge to Work
• Sir Frank Whittle Studio School
• Prince’s Trust (Leicestershire)
Excellence in Customer Service
• Cambridge & Counties Bank
• CDS Global
• Dollar UK
• Edward Hands & Lewis Solicitors
• SHB Solicitors
Excellence in International Trade
Sponsored by DHL
• Alassala
• Clifton Packaging Group
• Shelton’s Coffee
Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by Erskine Murray
• Anicca Digital
• Brightbridge Solutions
• Charnwood Molecular
• Children’s Therapy Solutions
• MWS Weighing Solutions
Manufacturer of the Year
Sponsored by Samworth Brothers
• Base Materials
• Clifton Packaging Group
• MWS Weighing Solutions
For information about the Leicestershire Business Awards dinner visit http://bit.ly/2prI8Pu


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