NCC Have been crowned with the prestigious title of “Online Business of the Year” at the National Chamber Awards. The glittering event was held at The Brewery in London, with Olympic silver medallist Colin Jackson hosting the evening. You may recall NCC being crowned regional winners of the Online Business of the Year Award as voted by the St Helen’s Chamber of Commerce. This award meant appearing at the national chamber awards and competing for the title of National Online Business of the Year.
NCC Resources, a vocational education provider from Merseyside, is celebrating after winning the Online Business of the Year award, sponsored by Dell, at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Awards 2013. The Chamber Awards, now in the 10th anniversary year, is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, highlighting the role of business as a positive force for the UK recovery, and for local communities.
NCC Resources, a member of St Helens Chamber of Commerce, was praised by the judging panel for using online technology to transform its business. Having been a client-facing operation before government funding cuts in 2009, the company diversified into a home learning website to sell its resources via the internet. Nora Senior, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
“I visit many businesses up and down the country and I am constantly impressed by their determination, innovation and the contributions they are making to their local communities. With focus and passion, NCC Resources has developed a fine offering in the marketplace, and is showing the world why Business is good for Britain.”
Aisling Keegan, General Manager and Executive Director for Preferred Accounts, Dell UK said:
“Since launching Dell.com in 1996, online has been a vital part of how Dell does business. While today over hundreds of thousands of people and businesses visit our UK website every week, we started small, so we understand the challenges growing businesses face. With every challenge comes the opportunity for innovation, and NCC Resources’ transformation to a home learning website is a perfect example of how online can be used as a tool for business growth.”
Managing Director Tony Smith and Office Manager Catherine Appleton were on hand to collect the award, and Mr Smith was delighted with the outcome, “Our business is constantly adapting to market shifts and customer preferences, we aim to keep an open minded approach to the way we conduct business and I believe this has been rewarded through the Chamber Award. There was some tough competition for this award, and it is fantastic to emerge victorious. Online business changes almost daily and we will continue to progress and develop our approach so that we can serve our customers to the best of our ability.”