Greater Manchester Chamber members have won seven of the nine awards in the North West heats of the Chamber Business Awards 2017.
Now in their 14th year, the Awards are a highlight of the business calendar, recognising the key role that local businesses play in driving the UK economy.
The winners are:
Manchester and Cheshire Construction Co. Ltd – High Growth Business of the Year
Manchester and Cheshire Construction Co. Ltd – Commitment to People Development
Elucigene Diagnostics – Export Business of the Year
CSG – Best use of Technology
Ellesmere Park High School – Education and Business Partnership
Stockport Homes – Excellence in Customer Service
Adam Recruitment – Best use of Social Media
The winning businesses will now go forward to represent the North West in the national finals, which take place in London in November.
Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Businesses are the backbone and driving force of the UK economy. Even in the face of uncertain times, they continue to show their resilience and strength – creating opportunities for employment, investment and growth.
“Our judges are always impressed by the high standard of submissions, and the calibre of entries this year was no different. The finalists in the Chamber Business Awards represent the best of this country’s entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and hard-work.
“The Chamber Business Awards are the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate our business communities’ achievements, to take stock of the outstanding performances of UK businesses over the past year, and to encourage and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”
Richard Gahagan, CEO of Adam Recruitment, said: "We are extremely proud to win this as Greater Manchester Chamber covers so many business sectors, as well as businesses that have been established for decades.
"Our market relies on strong social media to help us promote our clients and roles to candidates. This particular campaign is so important because it is often the point in their career where they are looking to transition into something new, hence the campaign 'New Year, New Job.'"
Dr Mark Street-Docherty PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Elucigene, said: “Elucigene are delighted to win the Regional Chambers Business Awards Export Business of the Year. Elucigene have dedicated a significant amount of commercial effort to expanding the global reach of our innovative products over the last 18 months, and we are now operating as a truly global business.
"We are now supporting this expansion with a suit of new innovative product launches over the coming years, and will continue to grow into a number of our as yet untouched markets.”
Louise Holgate, Tendering and Marketing Manager, said: “CSG are delighted to win the category of Best Use of Technology. We have dedicated a considerable amount of time and resource in developing many processes and procedures over the past few years. Both our customers and the industry we work in expect high standards and a continued innovative approach to waste management. It is vitally important that we continue to invest in technology that meets and exceeds their expectations.”
Robin Burman, Chair of Stockport Homes' Board, said: "We are delighted to be recognised for the work we do to provide excellent services to our customers, we are constantly striving to improve the services offered to our customers – that’s why we’re here."