Revealed: All the winners from the 2024 Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards

Staffordshire’s leading businesses enjoyed an evening of celebration last night at the ninth annual Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Business Awards.

Taking home the coveted Business of the Year Award was Stoke-on-Trent-based Waste Management experts, Brown Recycling.

Digital forensic experts Semantics 21 took home a hattrick of honours, winning the Small Business of the Year Award, Digital Award, as well as the Innovation, Science & Technology Award.

Also among the night’s winners was Karen Jennings, who was voted the We Are Staffordshire Ambassador of the Year for her work at Lichfield Cathedral.

The complete list of winners on the night was:

Small Business of the YearSemantics 21Sempar Accountancy and Tax
Entrepreneur of the YearWes Wilkes, IronMarket WealthStaffordshire University
Medium/Large Business of the YearAltecnicDains Accountants
Employer of the YearOrnua and KlariusWest Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
The Learning & Development AwardSharon Owusu of NSCGGenr8
Professional Services of the YearMode ArchitectsNSCG
Employee of the YearTom Ives of Lila ConnectOrnua
Sustainability and Environment AwardBrown RecyclingGivEnergy
Responsible Business of the YearStone GroupRydale Roofing
Digital AwardSemantics 21Synectics Solutions
International Trade AwardBarkers EngineeringStaffordshire Chambers International Trade Centre
Manufacturer of the YearAlpha ManufacturingLexus Stoke
Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism AwardAston MarinaKPI Recruiting
Start-Up and Step-UpPro-tech MOT and Automotive AcademyStaffordshire County Council
Innovation, Science and Technology AwardSemantics 21IronMarket Wealth

Rachel Laver, Staffordshire Chambers CEO, said: “We are thrilled to celebrate the incredible achievements of our local businesses at the 2024 Business Awards.

“Last night’s event was a testament to the innovation, resilience and excellence that define our brilliant business community.

“It was inspiring to see so many outstanding companies and industry leaders come together to recognise the hard work and dedication that drive our region forward.

“Congratulations to all the winners, who truly exemplify the best of Staffordshire. Your achievements are a source of pride for us all and set a benchmark for future success.”

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce would like to extend its thanks to all of the sponsors, partners, judges, and attendees whose invaluable support contributed to the resounding success of the 2024 Business Awards.

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