Gnaw-folk business brings home national Chamber award!
The Chamber Business Awards recognises and celebrates the success of UK businesses across the country. Entries from Aberdeen to Cornwall flock in from organisations of all sizes and sectors.
Rewind back to September when the regional finalists were announced, and five Norfolk businesses won awards in six categories out of a possible seven in the Eastern region. Our winners were:
- Best Use of Technology Award - Lintott Control Systems
- Export Business of the Year - Gnaw Chocolate
- Employer of the Year - Liftshare
- High Growth Business of the Year - Pruce Newman Pipework Ltd
- Small Business of the Year - Gnaw Chocolate
- Workplace Wellbeing Award - Larking Gowen LLP
Fast forward to Thursday 29th November, regional winning businesses and Chambers across the country gather at Tobacco Dock, London to compete for the national titles.
The evening got into full swing when host Jenni Falconer began announcing the winners, and we had our fingers and toes crossed for our finalists.
It was a great result for Norfolk businesses as two were crowned runner-up in their categories. They were:
- Larking Gowen LLP, National Runner Up in the Workplace Wellbeing Award
- Liftshare, National Runner Up in the Employer of the Year Award
As the awards continued and there were just two left to announce, we were feeling proud of the achievements of our finalists so far… and then we had a winner!!
Gnaw Chocolate took home the national title of Small Business of the Year 2018 – sponsored by Facebook!
From more than 750 applicants, to regional heats, we are so pleased for their hardworking team and we couldn’t be prouder of the achievement of Gnaw Chocolate.
We hope you’ll join us in sending congratulations to them, and to all our finalists for flying the flag for Norfolk.
On congratulating Gnaw Chocolate, Chris Sargisson, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber said:
“Gnaw Chocolate is a fantastic example of what a small business can achieve. This award is a testament to their passion and quality. It’s great to see a Norfolk company blazing the trail, bringing locally sourced ingredients to a global customer base. Their success is well deserved.”
“Congratulations to Gnaw Chocolate. It's great to see a local business innovate with such passion and embrace technology to reach both its local and global audiences. A worthy winner and we wish them the best for the future.”
Two other Norfolk Regional Winners were also named runners up for the national awards. Larking Gowen for the Workplace Wellbeing Award and Liftshare for Employer of the Year.
To view all the national winners from the awards, click here.