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UK Business Heroes – Recognising businesses, one story at a time

Posted: 21st October 2020

The British Chambers of Commerce, alongside local Chambers, launched a campaign in October to recognise the incredible work that UK businesses are doing, in the most challenging of years. We’re pleased to say that five members of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce were recognised as a Business Hero for their outstanding work thought-out the pandemic.

We’re paying tribute to them and recognising their contributions by giving them a ‘UK Business Heroes’ stamp which demonstrates that that they have gone the extra mile to support their local community during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Richard Ellis, Head of Membership at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce said:

“I am delighted that the hard work of our members has been recognised by the British Chambers of Commerce. So many business have gone over and above throughout the pandemic to innovate, meet new demands and support those in need.

“This is a welcome celebration of the hard work and dedication of our business communities across the UK, and I’d like to extend congratulations to all our Business Heroes in Edinburgh – Cyrenians, ClearWater Hygiene, Parabola, Edinburgh Remakery and Leonardo.”

The initiative is also supported by HRH The Countess of Wessex who, in a letter to the recognised Business Heroes wrote:

“It has been a particular pleasure to hear stories of how you have supported your local communities throughout the outbreak and to see you nominated as UK Business Heroes by your local Chamber of Commerce.”

You can read the full letter here.

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