GM Chamber Launches First Ever Excellence Awards


Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has launched its first ever Excellence Awards. The Awards will be a celebration of business achievements and resilience after a turbulent last 18 months and will give businesses, leaders and teams a chance to shine in the spotlight and have their contribution officially recognised and rewarded.

Reet Dhallu, Head of Membership at the Chamber, said: “Everyone agrees that since March 2020 businesses and communities right across Greater Manchester have all been impacted in some way or another by the pandemic. We are a great community and a strong economy here in GM but the going has been extremely tough for a lot of people and some businesses. Being part of this great community the Chamber wanted to recognise the contribution of organisations across the whole of GM.

“So we decided on setting simple-to-enter Excellence Awards covering 5 categories that allow the full range of businesses and organisations we have in GM to enter.

“You can enter your own business or even someone else’s if you feel they’ve done something worthy of recognition and reward. We want to do something that encourages people to take part as well as raise awareness of the great work and achievements that goes on day after day even in times of real adversity. It’s also a way of just saying thank-you to some real superstars that often go unnoticed but who achieve astonishing things.”

The awards open on 25th June and culminate in an evening celebration at the Chamber’s offices at Elliot House on 28th October when the overall winners will be revealed.

For more information about the awards including the entry forms visit


About Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, providing business support to approximately 4,500 members who collectively employ 446,000 people, around one-third of Greater Manchester’s workforce. Recognised as a leader in its field, Greater Manchester Chamber’s reputation in government circles has grown locally and nationally. At the heart of the area of greatest economic intensity outside London and the South East, the Chamber is the primary body for business support, policy, representation and networking. The Chamber is an independent, not-for-profit private company and its aim is to support businesses and help create the best climate for the region to prosper. This is achieved by ensuring that those taking decisions on key issues such as transport, taxation and business regulation hear the voice of our members. The representation of our members’ views is central to the work of the policy team at the Chamber; these views are gathered in a range of ways including our local councils, policy committees, sector councils, the main Chamber council, focus groups, meetings with politicians and consultations. The Chamber also offers a range of networking forums across Greater Manchester, free as part of membership, plus a variety of other events and services designed to benefit specific sectors or individuals and help businesses to grow.

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