Businesses Celebrate at Chamber Annual Ball & Recognition Awards!

Posted 19 November 2018 | 0 Comments

The West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce Annual Ball & Recognition Awards made its yearly return with a bang on Friday 16th November at Chester Racecourse. The Annual showpiece event saw nearly 400 guests gather together to celebrate a successful year in business, whilst raising money for an extremely worthwhile charity – The Hospice of The Good Shepherd. Overall, the evening raised a grand total of £7,365; this is all thanks to the generosity of our guests and we are extremely grateful for your support.

Guests were welcomed to the Racecourse Champagne Bar, where they were greeted with a drinks reception, kindly sponsored by DRB Group. After guests had greeted one another, they then made their way into the venue, where our Winter Wonderland themed room awaited! Draped in glistening lights and icy blue decor, the room truly was fit for an ice ball. With the return of our ever-popular photobooth and casino, the night was set up to be one of great entertainment and even better company.

Once guests were seated, Keith Anglesea, Chairman of the Chamber, took to the stage to welcome all to Chamber’s highlight event of the year. Keith gave an overview of the Chamber’s previous year of substantial growth, mainly focusing on the Chamber’s new team members and the fantastic promotion of Debbie Bryce to Chief Executive Officer.

Our DJ and compere for the evening, DJ Garry Carr, then introduced Debbie Bryce to the stage to begin our much-awaited Chamber Recognition Awards 2018. With nine awards up for grabs, the room was full of businesses that have achieved incredible things over the last business year and were ready to celebrate in style. Our winners on the evening were as follows:

Lomani Luxury Travel Award for Customer Excellence – Sponsored by Lomani Luxury Travel won by Cimteq Ltd

Start-Up Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by Riverside Innovation Centre won by Zodeq Ltd

Young Person/Apprentice of the Year Award – Sponsored Umbrella Marketing Team and Armadillo Events won by Ross Thedens, RA & CE Platt Ltd

Export & International Trade Award – Sponsored by Crest Medical won by Recycling UK

Business Growth Award – Sponsored by NatWest Business Banking won by RA & CE Platt Ltd

Made a Difference Award – Sponsored by The Alternative Board won by Edge Transport

Members Choice Award – Sponsored by The Townhouse Chester won by David Roberts, The Alternative Board

Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers won by DRB Group  

Young Chamber Award- Sponsored by Watts Commercial Finance Ltd won by Christleton High School 

Congratulations to all that entered the awards, the quality of all entries was extremely high and we would like to congratulate all finalists and winners.

After the awards had taken place, it was then time for guests to enjoy their 3-course meal, provided by Horseradish, before our Charity auction and raffle began. Thanks to generous donations from local businesses, we were able to offer a fantastic selection of bundled auction prizes and a fantastic raffle. We would like to thank all guests in attendance that made bids on our auction prizes and entered into our raffle; your generous bids and donations helped us to raise our incredible total of £7,365, which will assist The Hospice of The Good Shepherd greatly.

After our auction and raffle finished, the party could then begin!

Reflecting on the night, Debbie Bryce, Chief Executive Officer at the WCNW Chamber commented: “As always, our Annual Ball & Recognition Awards proved to be another popular success. I would like to thank our Headline Sponsors of the evening, Lomani Luxury Travel, for the support surrounding this event. I would also like to mention a special thanks to our Membership and Events Manager, Jenny Davidson, for her incredible effort that was put into this event, as well as our Chamber team for their help over the past few months. The generosity of all involved on the night was incredible to see and I am so grateful to everybody that attended the ball for helping to raise such a significant amount of money for The Hospice of The Good Shepherd.”

The WCNW Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all that attended our Annual Ball & Recognition Awards and we hope to welcome you back again next year!

With thanks to our Headline Sponsors: Lomani Luxury Travel

With thanks to our Award Sponsors:

With thanks to our Stage & Audio Sponsors: Prestige Group Events

With thanks to our Champagne Bar Lighting Sponsors: Altimex & MJ Lighting

With thanks to our Drinks Reception Sponsors: DRB Group 

With thanks to our suppliers: