Awards celebrate business resilience

The gala presentation of the 2020 Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards, originally scheduled for July, took place at a special online presentation event on Thursday night. Just short of 1000 users clicked to watch the event live as the results were announced by live streaming from the New Vic Theatre, hosted by Chambers CEO Sara Williams

Last night I had the honour to host the live streaming of the 2020 Staffordshire Chambers Business Award results from the New Vic Theatre, with our fabulous guest presenters, Ed James from Heart FM and Kate Beardmore from Synectics Solutions. The celebration has been a long time coming as it was originally scheduled for July.

Congratulations to the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards Winners and Highly Commended: Digital Transformation WINNER: Infinity IT Solutions Leek Town Football Club Ltd Risual   Employee/ Charity Employee of the Year Award WINNER: Charlotte May, Risual Limited Daniel Nikolla, Hardy Signs Ltd Aida Haughton, YMCA North Staffordshire   Employer of the Year WINNER: The Hanley Economic

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In partnership with Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), we are launching a brand-new programme which will connect top business leaders from the county to help our economy recover and to drive it forwards. The Peer Network, as it is known, will address issues such as the current business challenges brought about by the

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“Staffordshire is home to many companies operating in the Business and Professional Services Sector. It is a common miscomprehension that this sector does not import or export but the truth of the matter is that these so called ‘invisible exports’ account for as much, if not more, than the sum of the UK’s tangible goods