25th May 2022

The Chamber is proud to announce the official shortlist for its annual business awards.  Sponsored by Imperial College Business School Executive Education the awards were launched back in March and all of the 10 categories were inundated with entries from businesses across the Thames Valley who were keen to showcase their industry expertise.

Individual judging panels have reviewed the applicants and finalised those that have made it through to the next round.  Winners are set to be announced on the 23rdJune at the Reading Hilton Hotel, with host Chris Hollins leading the black-tie gala dinner.

The official shortlist is –  

Commitment to the Community sponsored by SEGRO– Green Machine Computers, Lucy Electric, Smart Works Reading

Equality and Diversity Award sponsored by Owen White Solicitors – Resource Productions, Syngenta, Westcoast

Excellence in Customer Services sponsored by Windsor Telecom – ACI Group Ltd, Moxy & Residence Inn Slough, Virgin Incentives

Excellence in Sustainability sponsored by Lucy Electric– Fuel Cell Systems, Howbery Business Park, Owen Mumford

Export Business of the Year sponsored by Heathrow – E3D, Intersurgical, Oxford Filtration Services

SME Business of the Year sponsored by James Cowper Kreston – Hansford Sensors, Kerr Office Group, Ryemead Commercial Cleaning

Workplace Health and Wellbeing sponsored by EIZO – 1-Fix, Julia’s House, Lucy Electric

Best Use of Technology sponsored by Air IT – Broadleaf Global, Content Guru, Mills & Reeve LLP

Employer of the Year sponsored by drp group – Adactus Ltd, Blake Morgan, Thomas Franks, Virgin Incentives

Most Promising New Business sponsored by GEMS – Fluff Software, It’s Time to Change, Moxy & Residence Inn Slough, White Communications

Sarah Irving, Head of Marketing and Communications at the Chamber commented: “We would like to thank everyone that took the time to enter the awards and massive congratulations to those that have made it onto the shortlist. 

“We were overwhelmed with the response, with record numbers entering from major nationals through to corporates and SMEs. What has been proven particularly popular is that they were open to businesses across the Thames Valley.  

“Our tailored judging panel, which includes representatives from each sponsor, Chamber Board members, Local Chamber Presidents and staff members have spent the last two weeks reviewing each entrant against a rigorous testing process to ensure that companies meet the criteria.

“Tables are going fast, and whether a company has been shortlisted or not, or didn’t even enter on this occasion but are thinking about it for 2023, we encourage everyone to come along to what is set to be a fantastic night and meet other likeminded companies who also proudly call the Thames Valley home.”

Preferential room rates are available for the Hilton Reading for a limited period when booking to attend the awards ceremony.