Chamber Business Awards 2022: East Midlands Chamber UK Chamber of the Year

Oct 13, 2022

As part of the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Business Awards 2022, the team at the East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) are celebrating after winning the UK Chamber of the Year award, sponsored by Quest.   

The Chamber Business Awards, now in its 19th year, is one of the showpieces of the business calendar, highlighting the role that Chambers play in assisting firms to deliver growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities. The awards provide a brilliant opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Chamber Network, and the vital support Chambers provide to businesses.

Judges said the East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) succeeded in striking a good geographical balance across their membership base, serving member businesses across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire. Their strength in the areas of diversity and environmental sustainability also stood out as particularly impressive, making them this year’s UK Chamber of the year. 

Sarah Howard, Chair of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   

“The East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is an extremely worthy winner of this award. The Chamber’s commitment to sustainability and Net Zero ambitions is paving the way for other Chambers to follow in the fight against the climate crisis. Running a successful and vibrant Chamber of Commerce, with its members’ interests at the core, is no easy task and I want to congratulate all members of the East Midlands Chamber team for their hard work and dedication.” 

Steve Charles, Head of Business Partnerships at Quest said: 

“Congratulations to East Midlands Chamber, a worthy winner of the Chamber of the Year award. A strong financial performance enabled them to offer a wide range of support to members including Kickstart, in particular during the pandemic. They have led the way on helping members build a diverse and inclusive workforce, as well as meeting their net zero targets. They also have an exciting investment strategy to help them offer even more support to members in the future. Well done.”   

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