Norfolk businesses crowned East of England winners
Today, two prominent businesses in Norfolk have been recognised as the East of England Regional Winners for the prestigious British Chambers of Commerce Business Awards 2019.
The annual Chamber Business Awards have entries from businesses across UK. And we are delighted to announce that two Norfolk Chambers of Commerce members, Gnaw Chocolate and Indigo Swan have been selected as winners for this region. The East of England region covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex.
Chris Sargisson, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chambers of Commerce said:
“This is a great achievement for the winning companies and reflects the innovative and progressive nature of our members, their staff, and their businesses. It is clear that Norfolk is a thriving area to work and run a business.”
For the second year in a row, Gnaw Chocolate, the luxury chocolate brand has been crowned this years’ regional Export Business of the Year award. Gnaw, now, an internationally renowned brand is going from strength to strength, with several awards under their belt. Last year they scooped the National Chamber Business Awards for ‘Small Business of the Year 2018’ but were runners-up for the National Export of the Year award.
Commenting on his regional win, Matt Legon, Director at Gnaw Chocolate said:
"We’re absolutely delighted to win the regional Export Business of the year! I think many businesses will agree that the past 12 months have presented some unique challenges and that we’ve managed to work through these and keep moving forwards is testament to the brand and the team of eighteen that we’ve built here at Gnaw."
The winners of regional Workplace Wellbeing Award, Indigo Swan, the Independent energy consultants based in Norwich, clearly put staff and client wellbeing at the forefront of their business, the recognition of this demonstrates a very forward-thinking business. The company currently employs twenty one staff.
James Groves, Managing Director at Indigo Swan said:
“Wellbeing in the workplace has always been of the upmost importance to all of us at Indigo Swan. With ‘Happiness First’ as one of our core values it is imperative that we give the team a safe habitat to be themselves and to be able to be open and honest about their wellbeing on a daily basis. The wellbeing fund, Ron’s Runners and our Pilates group are just some of the ways we are taking wellbeing seriously but making it fun at the same time. We are extremely proud to be recognised by the Norfolk Chamber as a shining light in our area for workplace wellbeing and we will continue to put it right at the very top of the agenda.”
All regional winners are now finalists for the National Awards and are invited Chamber Business Awards Gala Dinner in London on Friday 28th November 2019 where the National winners will be announced. They will also have the chance to win Business of Year and be battling for the prestigious national finalist categories against all the UK Chambers.