Previous winners

Since the awards were established in 2004 we have had over 1000 regional winners and over 100 national winners. Take a look back at our previous winners.

Ramsden International – Member of Hull & Humber chamber of commerce, industry and shipping – National Winner 2012

Ramsden International is the current Chamber Awards national winner, having collected the top accolade in 2012. Ramsden International is a family owned and managed business, headed up by Sean Ramsden. The company is a wholesale exporter of British groceries, and has been flying the flag for British products since the 1970s.

As an international business, operating in over 120 countries globally, Ramsden International places a huge amount of emphasis on reputation and upholds the highest of standards. Winning the Chamber Awards has helped reinforce the professional image the company portrays to customers all over the world and being able to publicise their success in the Chamber Awards programme with its strong heritage has been invaluable.

The team at Ramsden International have also been able to benefit directly as a result of winning the Awards. Significant funds have been invested into staff development and many employees within the organisation hold specific export and leadership qualifications.

When we asked Sean Ramsden what advice he would give to others thinking of entering the Awards, he said: ‘focus on what makes your business special, it doesn’t matter how big or how small the company might be, it’s the quality of what you do that counts.’