Our Sponsors

Over the past thirteen years, we’ve worked with a number of prestigious organisations that have supported the Chamber Business Awards year-on-year – many from its inception in 2004.

As the Awards are all about recognising and celebrating business excellence, we are proud to have the support of the following key sponsors:

If you would like to find out how you can join them, please contact f.busby@britishchambers.org.uk

 









Bibby Financial Services (UK) is a leading funding partner to over 7,500 small and medium sized enterprises and the country’s largest independent invoice finance specialist.

Formed in 1982, we are members of the Asset Based Finance Association and support businesses in over 300 industry sectors through our 18 local offices in the UK. We handle annual client turnover of £5 billion and in 2016, we advanced more than £3.1bn to UK businesses.

With operations in 13 countries spanning Europe, North America and Asia, we provide specialist and adaptable trade, asset and working capital funding and foreign exchange services, helping businesses to grow in domestic and overseas markets.

To find out more about Bibby Financial Services click here.

DHL is the leading international express operator in the UK, specialising in time and day critical shipments to all corners of the globe. With the global marketplace growing ever more connected, the success of the exporting industry is vital to the UK’s future economic growth.

As international specialists, DHL Express provides expert advice for UK businesses looking to expand into global markets and acts as a key facilitator for UK exports. We guide businesses around factors such as customs and tax, which can seem daunting when starting to trade internationally, and ensure that shipments get to where they need to be, on time, every time.

With a presence in more countries around the world than any other operator, businesses can rely on DHL Express to provide “excellence, simply delivered”.

Founded in 1836, Legal & General is today one of the UK’s largest investment managers, as well as a leading provider of life and general insurance, pensions and retirement financing. With over $1.2 trillion of assets under management, Legal & General is a major long term investor in the UK – not just through investments in equity and debt instruments but also by investing its own balance sheet directly in UK housing and infrastructure, urban regeneration, clean energy, health and growing SMEs. The firm has a particular focus on investing in regeneration and corporate scale-ups outside London.  It intends to grow its current £12bn of UK direct investments to £15bn, including by expanding real asset investment portfolios to between £500m and £1bn in all our major city-regions.

The company’s strategy is driven by long-term growth trends including ageing populations, globalisation of asset management and the requirement to provide today’s capital. It occupies leading positions in the provision of intermediated and lifetime mortgages, pensions auto-enrolment and corporate pension de-risking, and is growing its US operations in asset management, insurance and pension de-risking.

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (Europe’s leading fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, including retail investors, institutions and SMEs unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.

The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, helping companies access capital – critical for driving innovation, employment and economic prosperity. We do this through markets, including AIM our growth market that has helped over 3,700 companies raise £100 billion over the last 22 years; our thought leadership in the policy landscape; and our continued innovation. This will also be the fourth year LSEG’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report is published – a landmark report identifying the UK’s most exciting and dynamic growing companies. ELITE is LSEG’s pioneering programme for scale-ups to help them prepare and structure for the next stage of growth and investment. ELITE offers companies access to a vibrant and extensive community of advisers, investors, business leaders and experts.

 

We are an award-winning foreign exchange specialist with over 35 years experience. Our market expertise saves both individuals and businesses money on their international payments and travel money needs.

We are the UK’s only fully integrated foreign exchange supplier operating in every aspect of the foreign exchange industry. We deliver bank-beating exchange rates, expert guidance and reliable service to all our customers, whether transferring thousands overseas or simply taking a few hundred on holiday.

Last year we handled more than 9.2 million customer transactions and exchanged more than £13.1 billion in currencies. Your money is in safe hands as Moneycorp is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for the provision of payment services.

Qdos Consulting, which is part of the Qdos Group, is a leading supplier of HR and Health & Safety services across the UK. We work in partnership with our clients to provide bespoke solutions designed to support and advance their business and our flexible approach helps Qdos stand out from our competitors.

Qdos specialise in working with partners to deliver services to their clients or members. We have been the accredited partner of the BCC for over decade, primarily supplying the ChamberHR service to Chambers across the UK. However from April 2017 we became the sole accredited supplier of four “protection” themed services covering HR, Health & Safety, Legal and Tax services, all of which are underpinned by comprehensive legal expenses insurance. There are currently over 40 Chambers subscribing to these services, which offer members unlimited free access to an advice line and an online resource which features a document Library, containing over 750 downloadable template letters, documents and policies. These services can be one of the most effective retention and recruitment tools for a Chamber and we have effective campaigns that can help with both.

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London is one of the world’s leading drama schools and a centre of excellence for the training of designers, stage managers and technicians.

RADA in Business is a world leader in training people in business to communicate more effectively using the skills and resources of the Academy, bringing together corporate and creative worlds. It has been delivering extensive courses in personal impact and presentation skills for nearly 20 years and works with leading organisations across the world. RADA in Business delivers in-house training, public courses, one-to-one coaching, and a leading programme for women. The profits help to fund RADA’s commercial viability and sustain the Academy.

In 1919 we committed to being at the forefront of keeping hardworking people fit and healthy.

Almost a century on and we still have the same beliefs, the same vision and the same values we started out with – leading the way with affordable, innovative and best in class health cover solutions that work harder to support people throughout their working lives.

As the leading provider of corporate health cash plans nobody knows more about keeping people healthy, motivated and fit for work than we do. We provide a whole range of flexible, market leading solutions and will find the right cover for your business, whatever your business may be.

Which is why so many key decision makers in some 8000 businesses already trust Westfield Health to work harder for their companies.

And because we’re not for profit, we keep investing our surplus to constantly improve our products and services, as well as being able to make significant donations to the NHS and medically related charities.

for more information please visit westfieldhealth.com