Yesterday, at an event at Derby Museums’ Museum of Making, the chamber announced the finalists for its business awards for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
Numerous Bondholders feature in the Derbyshire awards shortlists, with many up for more than one award.
EMA Training is another Bondholder business which will compete for more than one award, having also been shortlisted for Small Business of the Year alongside Derby Museums, MacMartin and White Peak Distillery.
Devtank is also shortlisted for Environmental Impact, along with Cosy Direct.
Cosy features in the Excellence in Collaboration category for its work with Derby Kids’ camp, as is the team behind the Derby Ram Trail, which involved a number of Bondholders.
Also shortlisted in this category is a collaboration involving Heathland Grove and The Butler’s Pantry.
As well as celebrating collective business success, the awards also recognise individuals.
Shortlisted in the Entrepreneur of the Year category are Vicky Critchley, of Bam Boom Cloud and Natalie Bamford, of Colleague Box.
And up for Apprentice of the Year are Cameron Browne, of Devtank and Michael Wheatley, of EMA Training.
The Derbyshire Business of the Year will be announced at the awards ceremony, which will take place on Friday 11 November at Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium.
Scott Knowles, chief executive of East Midlands Chamber, said: “Despite the challenges of the past few years, our region continues to show its resilience, ingenuity and hunger for growth, and the line-up of this year’s Business Awards is testament to this.
“The East Midlands is packed with so many hugely successful businesses that are at the pinnacle of their industries, and it’s fantastic to have a chance to put them under the spotlight.
“Alongside showcasing the great examples of innovation, green growth and global trading – which are all integral to the future economic landscape – our Business Awards also celebrate how our companies support their people, communities and each other through collaboration.”
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