Saturday 27 July 2019
CU London was the headline sponsor of the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Awards held at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club.
Guests arrived on the red carpet to a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal with entertainment by Jack Blackbourn, Magician and The Base Tones, and an address by Jonathan Sandling, Head of Academic Studies, CU London, before counting down to the Awards Ceremony.
Some 200 people from the local business community attended the black tie celebration of business success, which saw CU London present the top award to the overall Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business of the year 2019 - won this year by Online Lubricants.
CU London is proud to be the main sponsor of this event, which honours the Barking and Dagenham business community for the incredible work they do and being the backbone of our local economy.
Hearing some of the success stories happening right on our doorstep was eye opening and I would like to congratulate all of the award winners and nominees.
I am sure that our CU London students will go on to leave their mark on Barking and Dagenham businesses in years to come.
Online Lubricants are celebrating their 25th year in business, so there was much to celebrate throughout the evening!
The sponsor line-up is a great representation of the diversity of businesses in the area, and help make the event possible.
Barking & Dagenham Post, CU London, Dagenham & Redbridge FC, Fix Auto Dagenham, London School of Management Education, The Nova Agency, Prontaprint Barking & Stratford, Shearforce Security, The Party Box / Flower Box, Time 107.5 FM.
As the countdown began and the Awards Ceremony commenced, gold envelopes were opened and the winners were revealed as:
Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2019
Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year 2019
Dr Jörg Feist, Sensor Coating Systems
Lifetime Achievement Award
Chris Oliver, Fix Auto Dagenham
Judges' Award: Highly Commended
Judges' Award: One to Watch
SL Motorcycle Training
Business Located Outside Barking and Dagenham Trading in BandD
Employer of the Year
Fix Auto Dagenham
Home Grown Talent
London School of Management Education
Employee of the Year
Chris Pollard, Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club
Innovation and Use of Digital Media
Training, Development and Supporting Education
Sensor Coating Systems
Best New Business
Sole Trader/Micro Business