Recognising businesses. One story at a time

We’re proud to recognise Business Heroes across the UK.


The Chamber network launched a campaign earlier this month to recognise the incredible work that UK businesses are doing, in the most challenging of years. We're pleased to say that we've received some fantastic stories about businesses and individuals across the UK.


We’re paying tribute to them and recognising their contributions by giving them our UK Business Heroes stamp which demonstrates that they have gone the extra mile to support their local community during the Coronavirus outbreak.


The initiative is supported by HRH The Countess of Wessex who has personally congratulated each UK Business Hero.

In a letter to our heroes, Her Royal Highness expressed her delight to “support the British Chambers of Commerce UK Business Heroes campaign” which “recognises the incredible work businesses have carried out across the UK”.


Below you will find the Sussex-based business hero stories who have made a big impact in supporting communities locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally.







Elekta’s local actions make global impact on cancer patients during COVID-19


Although the world has been suffering lockdowns, restrictions and shortages since the outbreak of COVID-19 in January, Elekta has supported the healthcare community by ensuring that life-saving radiation therapy is available to patients and has continued advancements in innovation.






Supporting critical infrastructure and essential businesses around the world


Spellman is working every day to support ourselves, our families and our jobs, doing our part as an Essential Business. Customers are sending letters every day, describing how we support them in critical infrastructure and essential businesses around the world.





Marshall Tufflex

Local firm supply Nightingale hospitals


Hastings based manufacturer of cable management systems, Marshall-Tufflex was approached back at the start of the pandemic to supply its antimicrobial cable trunking for the new emergency NHS Nightingale Hospitals, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.






First deliveries of Ricardo assembled PPE reach care homes and the NHS


As a part of its effort to support local care homes and NHS trusts, a total of 10,000 protective face shields designed, assembled and donated by Ricardo were delivered to front line NHS and healthcare workers in just over 100 NHS hospital trusts, care homes, nursing homes, GP surgeries and hospices across the Midlands and south of England.





Pentagon Plastics Group

Supporting the Increased Supply Chain Demand for Medical Products


The Pentagon Plastics Group, in Horsham, West Sussex has seen a sharp rise in the production demand for existing customer product lines in ventilation, respiratory and other medical components, in response to the fight against COVID-19.





Bio Productions

Sussex cleaning company makes moves to fight Coronavirus


Companies across Europe are turning to British manufacturer, Bio Productions, during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis as the pandemic continues to affect global supply and demand.






Keeping Ventilation on the Front Line


British ventilation manufacturer, Vent-Axia has been proud to be able help with the national response against Covid-19. During the Coronavirus Pandemic the company has been helping support a wide-range of essential projects with ventilation, including the conversion of existing hospital wards and the creation of field hospitals across the country.






LoveLocalJobs Foundation C.I.C Launches Digital Series to Inspire Next Generation


Not wanting the inability to visit schools stop them from inspiring the next generation, the LoveLocalJobs Foundation C.I.C has launched a series of videos to help our local community stay positive during these uncertain and challenging times.






Local manufacturing company provide thousands of free PPE for NHS hospitals


PVL manufacture specialist reflective markings for emergency service vehicle fleets. When the Covid-19 lockdown started, we kept a team working to support these critical service fleets but realised that we had spare cutting capacity on our manufacturing equipment.







It has not been possible to recognise all of the amazing efforts by individuals, businesses or communities during this period.


If you are a Chamber member, please do send us your business story so we can share this through our website news.

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