Window Film firm’s prestigious honour
Business in third place at ceremony celebrating community contribution
A CHESHAM based company has been recognised with third place at a prestigious awards ceremony.
The Window Film Company, which has been based in Chesham for the majority of its 17 year history, received the award in the best SME category at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards, held at the Madejski Stadium, in Reading.
The awards were open to every company in the Thames Valley region and were set up to recognise innovation, profitability and employment, as well as contribution to the local economy and support to culture and charities in the Thames Valley Area.
Having been included on a shortlist of six, the company’s founder, Micky Calcott, accepted the third place award from BBC news anchor Huw Edwards.
In speaking after the event, he said: “2015 has been another exciting year for us. We’ve moved to bigger premises, taken on additional staff, invested in new equipment and have done more business than ever before, so it’s nice to know that this was recognised by the judges.
“We’re aware it isn’t just business performance that was considered though, with involvement and contribution to the local community a key judging criteria.
“We’re proud of our links to the area – we’ve been based in Buckinghamshire since being founded in 1998 – and as well as employing 28 local staff, we’re also involved with a number of charities in the region.
“It’s important that as a relatively successful company we do what we can to provide support where possible, so we are proud to be involved with organisations such as the Hospice of St Francis, Rennie Grove and the Chilterns Dog Rescue Society.”
He added: “While we’d obviously have liked to take first place, I’m hugely proud that the company has been recognised with this award. There were a large number of entrants, so to have come third in such a competitive category is reason to celebrate and is a great end to a memorable year.”
The Window Film Company is based at Anglo Business Park, in Asheridge Road, Chesham, and is recognised as industry leaders in the supply of window films and printed graphics.
Proud links: Huw Edwards (second from left) presented the award to The Window Film Company