A huge thank you to everyone who joined us – in person and virtually – for our Devon Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2021 on Friday, September 24.
In what has become one of the most prestigious events in the South West business calendar, this year’s glittering ceremony was held at the newly refurbished Schiller Hall at Buckfast Abbey.
The Abbey itself provided a simply stunning backdrop as we honoured the very best in entrepreneurship and enterprise our region has to offer.
It has been a hugely difficult last 18 months, with the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the way in which we live and work.
With the long months of lockdown finally over, it was fabulous to see so many people dressed to impress and enjoying an unforgettable night of celebration.
Thanks to everyone who joined us, including those who watched the live stream on our YouTube channel, courtesy of the talented team at PL1 Events.
Watch our live coverage of our Chamber Awards from Buckfast Abbey
Also, well done to those who kindly donated on the night to our charity partner, The Chestnut Appeal.
We were welcomed on arrival by friendly staff, drinks and tasty canapés, Then, after a delicious three-course meal, which was provided by the amazing team at Buckfast Abbey, the time came to present our Awards.
Our unsuspecting winners were revealed throughout the ceremony by Stuart Elford and David Fitzgerald, who kept everyone entertained throughout.
See all our winners and highly commended entrants here.
There were extra honours for Richard Stevens, who collected the ‘Outstanding Leadership Award’, and a special accolade for our amazing key workers and NHS staff. This was accepted virtually by Ann James, Chief Executive of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Following the ceremony, guests danced until the early hours to live music by The Harry Peanut Show.
Stuart Elford, CEO of the Devon & Plymouth Chamber, said: “A huge thank you to everyone who joined us at Buckfast Abbey, and to each and every member who submitted an entry for this year’s Awards.
“Picking our winners was an incredibly tough decision for our panel, with so many of our members enjoying great success over the last 12 months and many more thriving during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Our Awards dinner was a truly fabulous night of celebration and we can’t wait to welcome you all again next year.
“Lastly, a special thanks to all our Chamber patrons, without whom events like this would simply not be possible.”
Babcock International Group
City College Plymouth
Devon County Council
Great Western Railway
International Trade Matters
Plymouth Marjon University
Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants
University of Plymouth
Womble Bond Dickinson