On Friday 14th October, the winners of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards were announced in a glittering ceremony at Wolverhampton Racecourse. This was the first in-person awards ceremony for the Chamber following its virtual and hybrid delivery over the past two years.
Over 490 attendees were welcomed to the ceremony by new Chamber CEO, Sarah Moorhouse. The award ceremony was hosted by ITV weatherman Des Coleman and the awards recognise the amazing work of local businesses and featured several new categories.
Our CEO, Matthew, and our Director of External Engagement, Rob, both attended the event and were dressed to impress! The evening is not only a celebration of the awards and the winners, but also a chance to make connections with local businesses and stakeholders and to strengthen existing ties within the local community.
We were nominated in the Third Sector Business of the Year category, along with Beacon Centre for the Blind, SIPS Education Ltd, Penny Post Credit Union, and Reach & Unite Outreach & Empowerment CIC. Our award category was one of the first to be announced so Matthew and Rob didn’t have long to wait!
We unfortunately didn’t win the award, the worthy winners were Reach & Unite Outreach & Empowerment CIC, but we were highly commended in our category.
The awards shine a spotlight on businesses and people working in vital parts of the Black Country economy, and also champion innovation, collaboration, and outstanding practices – helping to put the Black Country on the map.
Gordon Moody has many connections to the Black Country. Our head office is situated in Dudley, along with one of our men’s residential treatment centres, our recovery house, and our women’s residential treatment centre will be moving to Wolverhampton in 2023.