In front of an audience of around 400 at Dunstall racecourse last night, event compere Alan Dedicoat – TV's famous 'Voice of the Balls' on the National Lottery programmes, described it as an evening "to celebrate everything that is great about business, here in the Black Country and South Staffordshire".
The evening's only individual award, for Business Person of the Year, went to Henry Carver, head of Wolverhampton's Carvers Building Supplies. The judges said: "Carvers was destroyed by fire five years ago and Henry Carver’s exemplary leadership has produced a business that is now bigger and better than ever in a tough marketplace."
In a moving tribute to his workforce, Mr Carver told the audience: "I am only here because the people I employ are better than me."
Henry modestly states “I am delighted to receive this award, which is a great credit to our employees, who were so very supportive of management and Directors in our difficult times, post fire. We are a fantastic team here at Carvers and everyone plays their part in making the Company the success that it is”.
Not strangers to the Business Awards, Carvers have been sponsors of the awards for a number of years, sponsoring the ‘Young Business of the Year’ category. Last night, Henry Carver and Richard Boult (Purchasing Director) handed over the coveted prize to The Little Dessert Shop, who were very worthy winners.
Carvers narrowly missed out on the Community Champion award, for their work over the years with the Wolverhampton Marathon, with the award going to Aldridge-based roofing and building refurbishment business SPV.
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