South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards – 2017 FinalistsHelen Baker
No, you’re not seeing double, or even triple! We’re starting November with a bang… We’ve been shortlisted, not for one, not for two, but for three business awards!
You may have read our recent blog about how one of our customers, HypED the University of Edinburgh’s Hyperloop team, was shortlisted for the final of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop challenge. This month we’re excited to bring you news of our own award success: in the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards.
Unlike HypED, we might not be facing the prospect of jetting off to Southern California, but we are just as excited! The event, taking place at Crewe Hall on November 24th, will celebrate the Chamber’s 21st anniversary of the awards.
When we founded Hydraulics Online in 2004, we had a clear ambition to develop it as a business with strong local roots and a global reach – and the three awards for which we’ve been shortlisted are recognition of how hard we have worked to achieve that ambition.
We entered three award categories:
- Excellence in Customer Service;
- International Trader of the Year;
- Ambassador of the Year.
And we’re delighted to report that – from a record number of entries received by the South Cheshire Chamber – we have been shortlisted in each of the three categories we entered.
Excellence in Customer Service
Our shortlisting in the category “Excellence in Customer Service” is down to the great feedback we consistently receive from our customers, they really are our best advocates – we were able to strengthen our case with lots of wonderful testimonials and demonstrate how our customers really are at the heart of everything we do.
Ambassador of the Year
The “Ambassador of the Year” award is designed to celebrate businesses that showcase South Cheshire far beyond the local area. Having grown up in South Cheshire, and with our global presence, commitment to excellent customer service and our technical expertise, we feel Hydraulics Online is a great ambassador for the region – and we’re really pleased the Chamber agrees!
International Trader of the Year
Finally, being shortlisted in the “International Trader of the Year” category demonstrates the international reach of Hydraulics Online. Our customers find us online from all over the world – and we go to some incredible lengths to ensure our orders get to where they need to go… on time, every time!
The South Cheshire Chamber award process has provided a great opportunity for us to take a step back and look at how far we have come – from a make-shift home office in 2004 to the global business we are today.
We now enjoy fabulous working relationships with more than 140 suppliers, have served more than 3,400 unique customers, and have built up a database of over 7,500 customers and prospects who have all come to us organically because of the strength of our brand. And through all of this we have retained our independence.
We are so proud of how far we have come – and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for coming with us on the journey.
We couldn’t have done it without you – so thank you.