Just announced: International Trade Club Member front runner for ??25,000 prize

Article Date: 19 October 2011

An innovative Lancashire business will line up alongside some of the country’s most successful companies as it competes for a leading UK industry award.

ACDC Lighting, which manufactures specialist lighting solutions from its base in Gisburn Road, Barrowford, has picked up the North West’s award for Finding New International Markets, sponsored by RBS and NatWest.

The business, which employs 90 people, is now a finalist in its category for the UK title in the Chamber Awards hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce, which were created to celebrate the UK’s most successful businesses.

John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The health of the UK’s economy relies upon the confidence of our businesses to grow, invest and create jobs. That’s why the British Chambers of Commerce has been working hard to ensure government makes good on its promises to encourage enterprise, and do everything in its power to help businesses grow.

“All the good things we want to see in society depend on business and wealth creation. These awards provide a snapshot of some of the most impressive companies from across the country. Many of these business owners are working day in day out to build upon the companies they have built from scratch, creating jobs in local communities, and contributing to the economic recovery we so desperately need. We’re delighted to be able to celebrate the success of these companies through the Chamber Awards.”

ACDC works with many of the world’s top lighting designers, architects, consultants and engineers, creating bespoke lighting at design concept stage. In a tough marketplace the company has grown significantly by developing international opportunities in Europe, USA, Australia, Far East, Middle East and India.

Having won a regional award, ACDC is now in the running for the national title in its category, as well as the chance to collect the Award for Outstanding Business Achievement – with a top prize of £25,000 and runner up prizes of £15,000 and £10,000.

There are nine categories, backed by high profile sponsors including RBS and NatWest, BT Business, BT Directories, Dell, DHL Express, the British Standards Institution (BSI), AXA PPP healthcare and Westfield Health. The national winners will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms on November 24th 2011. 

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