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Finalists announced for South Cheshire Chamber's Business Awards


Annual celebration of firms across South Cheshire

Finalists have been named in the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2023 as excitement mounts ahead of the big night at Reaseheath College.

The prestigious ceremony, in its 26th year, always creates a buzz across South Cheshire as businesses of all sizes wait to hear who will be crowned this year’s champions.

Now judging is underway as the Chamber prepares to unveil its business stars on Friday, November 24.

This year has seen the welcome return of the International Trader of the Year category showcasing the many goods and services exported from South Cheshire.

There was an encouraging increase in entries from Start Up businesses as well as an excellent response to the Ambassador of the Year category inviting the public to nominate and vote for businesses and organisations that champion South Cheshire on a regional and national level.

The finalists are:

Ambassador of the Year
Aqueduct Marina, Crewe and Nantwich Pledge, Jo Jo’s Day Nursery, Right at Home South Cheshire, Crewe Market Hall and The Cat Community Radio CIC. Voting is open online to November 7. Go to

Apprentice of the Year
James Sambrook (Cheshire College South & West), Josh Tunnicliffe and Ellie Brammall (Everybody Health & Leisure), Leanne Read (Neon Freight), Leilani Evans (SG World) and Harriet Whiston (Visyon Ltd).

Business of the Year (25+ employees)
Platinum Construction (North) Limited and Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

Business of the Year (under 25 employees)
Amplo Group, Jo Jo’s Day Nursery Ltd, Safe Opportunities and The Nantwich Clinic

Contribution to the Community
Alpha Omega Women Peace and Security (WPS) Foundation, Boughey Distribution Ltd, Stroke Survivors Speech and Language Support Group and The Cat Community Radio CIC.

Excellence in Customer Service
Aqueduct Marina, Crewe Hall Hotel and Spa, Daniel Matthias Architecture, Everybody Health & Leisure, Jo Jo’s Day Nursery Ltd and Kindertons Accident Management.

Excellence in Collaboration
Right at Home South Cheshire and Safe Opportunities

Employer of the Year
Boughey Distribution Ltd, Everybody Health & Leisure, Health Shield Friendly Society, Kindertons Accident Management and Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

Start Up Business of the Year
Bombaye Junction Limited, KR Fleet Solutions Ltd and Take on Goliath

International Trade
Viz Reflectives Ltd and SG World

Chamber chief executive Paul Colman said: “The Awards will be a night to celebrate entrepreneurial talent but also the positive can-do attitude that makes our business community so special.

“Every year the calibre of entries is extremely high and this year is no exception. We have a fantastic range of finalists all hoping to be called to the winner’s podium.

“Win or lose, they can all be proud of the contribution they make. We are looking forward to another memorable night at Reaseheath College.”

The flagship event has attracted generous sponsorship from well-known local companies and organisations.

Award sponsors include Assurant, Bentley Motors, Cheshire College South & West, Construction Linx, Hibberts, KPI Recruiting, Reaseheath College and Rhino Safety. Support has also come from Cheshire Connect, the Department for Business and Trade and Hydraulics Online. Main drinks reception is sponsored by Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa.

For more on the ceremony go to