2019 Chamber Business Awards regional win for Essex


Ultimotive, a world leading licensee within the car care sector from Colchester, has been crowned one of the winners in the East of England heats of the Chamber Business Awards 2019. Now in their 16th year, the Awards are a highlight of the business calendar, recognising the key role that local businesses play in driving the UK economy. 

The Small Business of the Year winner, Ultimotive, will now go forward to represent the East of England in the national finals, which take place in London in November. 

Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
“The Chamber Business Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the best of British business. Across the country, there are firms of all sizes and sectors thriving and showing their innovation and adaptability, even in the midst of turbulent times. 

“Our businesses communities continue to generate prosperity and opportunity so it’s only right that we support and shout about the fantastic things they are doing.

“Each year the calibre of applicants impresses our judges, and this pool of entrants was no different. All our finalists should be proud of their success in reaching this stage and we wish them the very best of luck.”

Denise Rossiter, CEO of the Essex Chambers of Commerce said:
“Essex Chambers are very proud that Ultimotive have been recognised as one of the winners in the Chamber Business Awards for the East of England region..  Winning at this stage is an amazing achievement and we wish them luck in the National Finals. Ultimotive are a fast progressive company with an already recognised exemplary customer service offer. Good luck!”

Established in 2004, Ultimotive is a world leading licensee operating on a global scale within the car care sector and they are experts in growing ambitious brands in the automotive industry. The business has grown exponentially year on year and they have signed and retained major global brands including Williams F1, Turtle Wax®, Moto GP™, Stayzon™ and this list is set to grow. 

Ultimotive has new offices based in Colchester incorporating a 10,000 sq ft warehouse, it has dedicated sales and logistics teams with offices in Australia and a growing presence in the Middle East. The growth of the company has not diluted the family values at its core. Managing Director Andy Smith maintains all the enthusiasm that started the company over a decade ago. With his wife Lynn adding her logistics expertise and daughter Jemma her experience as finance director Ultimotive ensures the customer is handled not only professionally but with a personal touch. 

Andy Smith, Managing Director of Ultimotive said:
“We are so proud to have won such a prestigious award, the British Chambers Small Business of the Year for the East of England is the culmination of many years of hard work from a talented and dedicated team. We cannot wait to attend finals night where will be the sole representative from Essex and I am crossing my fingers that we can take home the national prize to Colchester” 

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