News

30th March 2022

The popular Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards return on June 23rd with one of television’s most popular sports and entertainment presenters, Chris Hollins as host.

From Watchdog to the World Cup, from Strictly to the Olympics, Chris is a main presenter for BT Sport, having recently hosted live coverage of the Women’s Hockey World Cup, the Men’s Hockey World League Semi-Finals and previously hosted the FIH Hockey Champions Trophy, the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series, Aviva Premiership Rugby, BT Sport Score, SportsHUB, Moto GP and Boxing Tonight. Chris regularly hosts BBC Radio Berkshire and previously co-presented BBC1’s Watchdog and Secret Britain.

The Business Awards is one of the flagship events for the Chamber and returns after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic on 23rd June at the Hilton Hotel, Reading. The evening will celebrate and recognise the talents, innovation and entrepreneurship of companies from across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon.  

Major organisations including headline sponsor Imperial College Executive Education are supporting the Awards, which will showcase the best of the Thames Valley, reinforcing why the region is home to one of the most resilient and successful business communities in the country.

Paul Britton, CEO at the Chamber commented: “The Chamber Awards celebrate our region’s businesses and showcase the drive and commitment that has seen us through the pandemic and gives reason to be confident and excited about the future.

We are delighted to announce that Chris will be the host of the 2022 Awards and we look forward to welcoming him on the 23rd June”.

Full awards list categories and sponsors

  • Thames Valley Business of the Year (Headline sponsor Imperial College Executive Education)
  • Commitment to the Community (sponsored by SEGRO)
  • Excellence in Customer Service (sponsored by Windsor Telecom)
  • SME Business of the Year Thames Valley (Sponsored by James Cowper Kreston)
  • Best use of Technology (sponsored by AIR IT)
  • Export Business of the Year (sponsored by Heathrow)
  • Workplace Health and Wellbeing (sponsored by EIZO)
  • Excellence in Sustainability (sponsored by Lucy Electric)
  • Equality and Diversity Award (sponsored by Owen White Solicitors)
  • Employer of the Year (sponsored by DRP group)
  • Most Promising New Business (sponsored by GEMS)