Published: 18:00, 23 September 2014
A pair of Kent businesses have scooped two prestigious awards.
Reynolds Group Ltd, from Sittingbourne, and Kemet International Limited, from Maidstone, are celebrating after winning the southern regional categories of the Chamber Awards 2014.
The annual awards - organised by the British Chambers of Commerce - are now in their eleventh year and showcase the role local businesses play in the UK’s growth.
Both businesses will now go on to to represent the region in the British Chambers of Commerce national finals, which take place in London in November.
Reynolds Group Ltd - which is a gym and spa group owned by managing directors Jason and Emma Hall - won its award for Commitment to People Development.
Kemet International Limited, a manufacturer of diamond abrasive consumables, won the Achievement in International Business Award.
Jo James, Chief Executive of Kent Invicta Chamber, said: “As the UK economy continues to go from strength to strength, it is great to meet so many inspirational businesses in our network that are tirelessly driving the growth agenda.
"Their determination and creativity, and the positive impact they are having on their local communities never fails to impress me.
“The Chamber Awards is the perfect platform to showcase and celebrate the amazing work of UK firms across the country.”