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BCC launches Chamber Business Awards at London Stock Exchange

25th March 2019

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), on Thursday 7th March, launched its flagship Chamber Business Awards at London Stock Exchange. Northcoders, last year’s winner of the ‘Business of the Year’ award had the honour of opening trading at the London Stock Exchange.

The prestigious competition 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 Gala Awards Dinner, which will take place in London on 28 November 2019.

Entries are now open and will run until Friday 28 June. Next year’s winners of the Business of the Year award will have the same chance to open the market at London Stock Exchange as a prize, a rare opportunity for a private business.

Companies can enter nine categories, covering exports, small business, people development, technology, high-growth, customer service, family business, e-commerce and health and wellbeing.

Businesses can enter online at


Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce said:
“I’m always amazed by the quality of entrants to the Chamber Business Awards, and Northcoders are truly worthy recipients of our top honour, Business of the Year. Through high-quality training, they help to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and business. They are a terrific example of an organisation working to develop the talent of tomorrow. We wish Northcoders every success, and hope they enjoy the opportunity to open the prestigious London Stock Exchange.”

Chris Hill of Northcoders, Winner of the ‘Business of the Year’ award last year, said:
“We’ve always believed what we do is special, but to be recognised with the British Chambers of Commerce’s Business of the Year award is something we could never have expected and are incredibly proud of and inspired by. To have the honour of opening the London Stock Exchange is an experience we will remember for years to come.”