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Two Chamber members announced as Regional Winners at the BCC Business Awards

Two Chamber members announced as Regional Winners at BCC Chamber Business Awards

Cumbria Chamber is delighted to announce that two of its members have been named Regional Winners as part of the British Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The Chamber Business Awards is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of British business through a series of regional heats, culminating in a campaign to showcase winning businesses on an international stage.

Our winning members are:

  • Eco Group – Green Business of the Year – (The Planet Saver)
  • Oxley Developments Company – Commitment to People Award (The Workforce Developer)

Eco Group is a family-owned solutions business working across design, build and fit out, IT and communications, dry ice cleaning and the recently launched EcoGoZero range of carbon mitigation strategies. The Planet Saver award recognises Eco’s outstanding commitment to managing the social and environmental impact of their work.

Eddie Black, Managing Director of Eco, said:

“As a business, we are committed to driving innovation and making change happen by bringing products and ideas together to help businesses and organisations achieve net zero aspirations.

“This recognition is testament to the hard work and vision of the team, and to our clients, associates and partners across the UK who share the same commitment to finding practical ways to help mitigate carbon emissions and find solutions for a resilient, sustainable future.

We are delighted to have been named a regional winner in these awards.”

Ulverston-based, Oxley Developments Company Limited design and manufacture LED lighting & high specification components for defence and aerospace markets. Their Commitment to People award recognises their dedication to people development, fostering a positive culture and supporting employee wellbeing.

Jayne Moorby, Marketing Manager at Oxley Developments said:

“The Oxley team is delighted to be recognised as a Regional Winner. Our founder, Freddy Oxley had a core value of commitment to our people and our community, we have been part of the Cumbrian community for 80 years and Freddy’s values are still in the DNA of the business today.

As part of this commitment, we’re proud to have launched the four-day week initiative to increase productivity and support our team in achieving a better work life balance.

We’re also proud to work with young people locally, over the last 10 years we’ve supported 20,000 young people on STEM projects and on developing employability skills. It’s an honour to be recognised by the British Chamber of Commerce for this work and it’s a credit to all the Oxley team.”

Eve Halliday, Head of Commercial and Business Growth at Cumbria Chamber, said:

“We’d like to say a huge congratulations to our winning members. We are delighted to represent these businesses who are leading lights in the vitally important areas of environmental sustainability and workforce development.”

Eco Group and Oxley Developments will go on to be entered into the national stage of the Chamber Business Awards. We wish them the best of luck!


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