Winners of Chambers' awards revealed

27 January 2020

The winners of the fourth annual Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield & Tamworth Chambers’ awards were revealed at a glittering event at The Belfry Hotel & Resort.

The big winners were leisure resort Moor Hall Hotel & Spa and specialist highways sub-contractor Crown Highways, who picked up Sutton Coldfield Large Business of the Year and Lichfield & Tamworth Large Business of the Year respectively.

The Small Business of the Year winners were fast-growing catering firm Caviar & Chips (Sutton Coldfield) and construction and engineering recruitment specialists VALYOU Recruitment (Lichfield & Tamworth).

A new award recognising the Young Professional of the Year across the three geographical areas went to Daniel Aston of travel management company Access Bookings.

Two members of the business community were also recognised by the presidents of the respective Chambers.

Former Lichfield & Tamworth Chamber president Neil Lancaster, who died suddenly in October at the age of 50, was posthumously awarded the Lichfield & Tamworth President’s Award by current president James Blackman.

Guests made a toast to the former president, while his business partner at accountancy firm Adams Moore, Martin Crook, collected the award on behalf of the Lancaster family.

Katie Hale presented the Sutton Coldfield President’s Award to PLOTT Creative founder Anna Plotnek for her instrumental role in supporting the Chamber’s EcoPledge.

The awards dinner was hosted by Aston Villa TV commentator Jack Woodward, while Elonex were headline sponsors.

The drinks reception sponsor was Shire Leasing. 

The award winners were:

Sutton Coldfield Large Business of the Year
(Sponsored by Clear Insurance Management)
Moor Hall Hotel & Spa

Lichfield and Tamworth Large Business of the Year
(Sponsored by Haines Watts)
Crown Highways

Sutton Coldfield Small Business of the Year
(Sponsored by Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council)
Caviar & Chips

Lichfield and Tamworth Small Business of the Year
(Sponsored by Crown Highways)
VALYOU Recruitment

Young Professional of the Year
(Sponsored by South Staffordshire College)
Daniel Aston, Access Bookings Ltd

Sutton Coldfield President’s Award
(Sponsored by Experienced Energy Solutions)
Anna Plotnek, PLOTT Creative

Lichfield and Tamworth President’s Award
(Sponsored by Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council)
Neil Lancaster

Pictured: All of the award winners

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