29 January 2021
Businesses from three of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s geographical divisions were recognised for their achievements in a major online awards ceremony.
The virtual awards were held to celebrate business success in Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and Tamworth and, for the first time, Cannock Chase.
Tamworth-based bathroom product supplier HiB Limited was the big winner, claiming the Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield & Tamworth and Cannock Chase Large Business of the Year award.
The firm, which employs 108 people at Birch Coppice Business Park, has enjoyed impressive growth over the past three years which has enabled it to increase the workforce by 30 per cent.
The award ceremony, beamed live from Chamber House in Edgbaston, was hosted by Future Faces vice-president Sabah Hussain and headline sponsor for the event was Amazon.
Hannah Montgomery (pictured) of Lichfield-based Golddust Marketing picked up the Young Professional of the Year award, while Inform Accounting (Sutton Coldfield), Bluebird Care (Lichfield & Tamworth) and TechCare Limited (Cannock Chase) won Small Business of the Year awards for their respective Chambers.
There were also three presidential honours. Sutton Coldfield Chamber president Phil Arkinstall using his President’s Award to jointly recognise two education leaders – Richard Gill of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership and Rachel Davis of Little Sutton Primary School.
Lichfield & Tamworth Chamber president Jason Challoner’s award also went to the education sector, with Julie Poppleton, head of careers education at Stephen Sutton Multi-Academy Trust, this year’s recipient.
Fred Pritchard of Pritchard Property received the Cannock Chase Chamber President’s Award from Gill Durkin.
The awards judging panel included Burton & District Chamber president Nik Hardy, Saban Hussain, Jade Linton from Thursfields Solicitors and Lightbox Digital founder Rob Pollard.
The panel was chaired by Anjum Khan, director of the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce.
Winners in full:
Sutton Coldfield Chamber President's Award
(Sponsored by Select Car Leasing)
Richard Gill (chief executive, Arthur Terry Learning Partnership) and Rachel Davis (headteacher, Little Sutton Primary School)
Lichfield & Tamworth Chamber President’s Award
(Sponsored by Inspired Energy)
Julie Poppleton (head of careers education, Stephen Sutton Multi-Academy Trust)
Cannock Chase Chamber President’s Award
(In partnership with Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub)
Fred Pritchard (owner and CEO, Pritchard Property)
Sutton Coldfield Small Business of the Year
(Sponsored by Keele University Student Knowledge Exchange Project)
Lichfield & Tamworth Small Business of the Year
(Sponsored by Crown Highways)
Bluebird Care Tamworth and Lichfield
Cannock Chase Small Business of the Year
(Sponsored by Hardy Signs)
Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield & Tamworth and Cannock Chase Large Business of the Year
(Sponsored by Haines Watts)
Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield & Tamworth and Cannock Chase Young Professional of the Year
(Sponsored by South Staffordshire College)
Hannah Montgomery, Golddust Marketing
Relive the awards by watching the ceremony again, here