Accolade for Bristol Chamber & Initiative member, Ghyston at 2021 Chamber Business Awards

Laura Ross
Marketing Executive/Editor | Business West
16th November 2021

Ghyston, a software company from Bristol, has been crowned one of the winners in the South West heats of the Chamber Business Awards 2021. Now in their 18th year, the Awards are a highlight of the business calendar, and they pay tribute to the key role that local businesses play in driving the UK economy. 

The Equality Trailblazer, Diversity & Inclusion winner, Ghyston will now go forward to the national finals, which take place online on the 9th December 2021.

Ruby McGregor-Smith, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “Every single business in the UK deserves recognition for surviving the last 18 months of the pandemic.

“They have endured some of the toughest economic conditions that the UK has ever experienced, and it is a testament to their drive, determination and innovation that they have made it through.

“The Chamber Business Awards are therefore the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate our business community’s achievements and to shine a light on the work of UK businesses that have produced outstanding results in such trying times.

“Our judging teams across the country are consistently impressed by the number of high calibre entrants in the awards, and this year’s competitors should rightly inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”

Ghyston is an award-winning UK software company based in Bristol. Ghyston work with businesses of all sizes across the South West to create bespoke software and are active members of the local tech community in Bristol, particularly championing diversity and inclusion within their business. Ghyston are committed to creating a workforce that is diverse and is inclusive of everyone. 

"We nominated Ghyston for the Equality Trailblazer Award as they truly embody the Bristolian spirit of what it means to be inclusive and accepting of everyone, leading the way to ensure that their staff feel valued, and they are creating a positive environment for change on the Bristol tech scene," Victoria Matthews, Initiative Membership Manager.

The 2021 Chamber Business Awards culminate in a virtual awards ceremony that takes place on Thursday 9th December 2021. The awards are proudly supported by British Business Bank, Cisco, Facebook, Funding Circle, O2 and Quest.

For further information or to book your place at the Awards ceremony, please visit the BCC web site.  

The full list of categories this year:

• The Game Changer – Entrepreneur of the year

• The Global Player – Export business of the year

• The Planet Saver – Green business of the year

• The Problem Solver – Business diversification award

• The Equality Trailblazer – Diversity and inclusion award

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