A Wolverhampton company which makes high-quality kitchen units from ecologically-sound and sustainable materials has been named Black Country Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.
Chamois Eco Kitchens, of Bushbury, received the accolade at the Chamber's Annual Banquet and Business Championships at Wolverhampton Racecourse.
The event, sponsored by Westfield, was attended by more than 400 business, civic and political leaders.
Guest speakers were Sir Digby Jones, immediate past director general of the CBI, Pat McFadden, Cabinet Office Minister and MP for Wolverhampton SE, and Dennis Turner, chief economist at HSBC.
A special Chamber award was made to Lainey Dickens, widow of Midland business figure Roger Dickens, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Black Country.
Chamois won the Innovation Through Technology award and the Gold Medal and Champion of Champions title. Other category winners were: Exporter of the Year - Mueller Europe of Bilston; Entrepreneur of the Year - Ian Finney of Concept Mouldings, Wolverhampton; Most Promising New Business - AWM Group of Walsall; Commitment to the Community - Timken of Wolverhampton; Skills and Workforce Development - Sandwell Community Caring Trust of West Bromwich; and Young Professional of the Year - Heidi Cooper of Happy Giraffe, Hagley.