Black Country celebrates success at Chamber of Commerce awards

Metsec's Richard Allen with Adrian Wright, President of Black Country Chamber of Commerce

Published on: Monday, 28th November 2016

The best of business in the Black Country was celebrated on Friday at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce awards at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Sponsored by voestalpine Metsec plc, the UK’s largest specialist cold roll-forming company who are based in Oldbury, the awards give recognition to the organisations striving to represent the region and contribute towards the local economy.

Award categories included Best New Business, Community Champion, an Innovation and Technology award and Exporter of the Year. More than 450 business leaders from across the region attended the black tie event at the racecourse to celebrate local success and network with other Black Country-based organisations.

Adrian Wright, President of Black Country Chamber of Commerce, said: “I would like to congratulate all our winners and thank the many more businesses who have taken part in the awards this year. We have some fantastic businesses in the Black Country and we need to help to raise the profile of the great work they do. Celebrating local success stories at an evening like this highlights the strength of the region. I would also like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support of the Chamber, including headline sponsor Metsec.”

Richard Allen, general manager at Metsec, said: “We were very keen to be headline sponsor at the awards to show our support and admiration for the work of the region and the impact it has both in the UK and globally. It’s an occasion to shine a light on the international reach the Black Country has, and the innovation that it brings.”

Winners of the night were:

  • Best New Business: Write Size Ltd
  • Business Services Provider of the Year: Thompson AVC
  • Community Champion: Ideal for All
  • Excellence in Customer Service: FBC Manby Bowdler LLP
  • Excellence in Manufacturing and Engineering: A&M EDM Ltd
  • Exporter of the Year: Simworx Ltd
  • Innovation and Technology Award: Thomas Dudley Ltd
  • Small Business of the Year: Klick Business Solutions
  • Young Person or Apprentice of the Year: Jordan Holloway – The Black Country Living Museum Trust
  • Outstanding Achievement: Braveheart Education