The Industrial Building Company Limited, based in Richmond,
North Yorkshire, was crowned the 'UK British Small Business
Champion' at the glittering British Small Business Champions
Awards 2003 ceremony held at Claridges, London in November.
The Federation of Small Businesses, Lloyds TSB, the Daily
Mirror and Business in the Community joined forces to set
up the Awards to highlight and celebrate the contribution
small businesses make to the UK economy and to raise the
profile of ALL small businesses.
The winner, The Industrial Building Company Ltd, was started
five years ago to break down the perceived image of the
construction subcontractors and bring back good standards,
ethics and integrity. The result is a highly successful
business that offers a professional and efficient package,
alternatives to specified materials without sacrificing
quality or safety and delivers contracts early or time.
On becoming the national small business champion, David
Kirby, Managing Director of The Industrial Building Company
Ltd, said: "Winning this award has given us the recognition
and reward for all our hard work and commitment as a business.
I hope that by winning this award, we can carry the banner
for small businesses and demonstrate how vital they are
to the economy and its prosperity."
AND THE WINNER IS....THE INDUSTRIAL BUILDING COMPANY
Steve Redgrave, Olympic Gold Medallist, who was the guest
speaker at the ceremony, presented the winners trophy to
Karen and David, said: "Recognition of achievement
in any walk of life is very important. The British Small
Business Champions Awards give staff credit for their hardwork,
aptitude, ideas and above all vision."
David and Karen Kirby received a trip for the business
to New York.