Businesses celebrate great year at annual Chamber awards

By Rich Wilcock

22nd Mar 2023 | Awards

Several awards were up for grabs at the event (Image - East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce)
Several awards were up for grabs at the event (Image - East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce)

The East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce celebrated its Business Awards for 2023 with an awards dinner at De Vere Cranage Estates, Holmes Chapel on Friday 17 March.

The 2023 awards gala was held at De Vere Cranage Estate (Image - East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce)

Over 200 guests and nominees were treated to a three-course dinner and a champagne reception, with East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce chief executive, Jackie Randles, Tim McCloud from TMC Strategic Communications and Peter Bowers of Berisford Ribbons compering for the evening.

Franklyn, the financial and wealth management company based in Congleton won the final Business of the Year award, which was presented by Hayley Rhodes from Acorn Occupational Health with Andrew Chatterton, managing director of Franklyn picking up the award alongside the rest of the Franklyn Team.

The Franklyn Team picking up their Business of the Year award (Image - Franklyn)

Other awards presented were Employer of the Year which was won by another Congleton-based company, Kanga Health which was won for its inclusive culture and diversity and the Manufacturer of the Year award which was won by Beartown Brewery.

A full list of the winners can be seen below:

Start-Up Business of the Year - H21 Safety Limited

Progress towards carbon neutrality - East Cheshire Hospice

Award for Innovation - Bird Bellows Aerospace

Manufacturer of the Year - Beartown Brewery

Employer of the Year - Kanga Health

Charity of the Year - Visyon

Excellence in Customer Service - IronMarket

Export and International Trade - Isotopx

Small Business of the Year - HR Download

Family Business of the Year - Burns Garages

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