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Best of business rewarded at annual awards ceremony

Innovation, excellence and performance were rewarded in the fourth annual Wellingborough & East Northants Business Awards.

Organised by the Wellingborough & East Northants Chamber of Commerce, four awards were presented at the event held at Wellingborough Golf Club on Friday, November 29.

The awards were sponsorsed by the Cooked Meat Co (CMC), based in Stanton Close on the Finedon Road Industrial Estate in Wellingborough and Speedy Freight of the town’s Leyland Trading Estate.

2017 Industry Award winner Paul Field, Managing Director of Crosby Composites, spoke about how his business has developed over the last five years, becoming a leading player in automotive industry for carbon fibre products.

Chamber President Simon Toseland said:

“We have a lot to be proud of in our business community and these awards have provided a great opportunity to showcase some amazing success stories. The awards are in the fourth year and continue to grow. We have a unique set of challenges facing us as businesses over the coming two or three years, and the Chamber is looking forward to expanding our role in representing and championing those businesses through this period and the future.”

Entries for the 2018 Wellingborough Chamber of Commerce Business Awards were narrowed down across four categories and went head to head to compete for first place.

Wellingborough’s T&K Home Improvements scooped the Retail Business of the Year award and Millie’s Café, of Bridle Close, was highly commended. Swanspool Vets, based in London Road, was named Service Business of the Year and SK Energy was highly commended.

RML Group, a leading high performance engineering company based in Whittle Close, Wellingborough, won the Industry Award and the organisers of the Rust Bucket Rally, a charity rally that takes place over four days and three nights every June, scooped the Chamber Community Award.

Participants drive cars worth £500 for 2,500 miles across Europe for a chosen charity.

Last year’s winners, the Teamwork Trust, in Oxford Street, were highly commended, for going that extra mile to serve members of the wider community. The charity supports people with mental health needs, learning and physical disabilities.

The president of the Wellingborough Chamber of Commerce, Simon Toseland, said he thoroughly enjoyed hosting the event once again.

He said:

“What an amazing start to the day for all of these fabulous Wellingborough companies.

“At a time when so much of the news focuses on the negative, it was a pleasure to be in a room with so many positive, energetic business people.

“All finalists should be immensely proud of themselves for making the shortlist. They display all the best qualities associated with business in Wellingborough. They are vibrant, innovative and, above all, truly value their customers.”

For more information on the awards, visit or contact the Chamber on 01933 652252.


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