Leading commercial heating and ventilation specialists Lord Combustion Services have been named as finalist for five Black Country Chamber of Commerce awards.
The Oldbury-based company is in the running for the prizes for Small Business of the Year, Service Business of the Year and Kindness in the Community at the 2021 Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards.
As the company prepares to mark its 40th anniversary, Lord Combustion Services Director Emma Tibbetts is a finalist for the Director of the Year category, while the company is up for Outstanding Business Support to the Armed Forces.
Organisers say the 2021 Chamber Awards will celebrate the achievements of the region’s businesses “as they have attempted to reboot, rebuild, and rebound” from the pandemic. The winners will be announced at a drinks reception at Wolverhampton Racecourse.
The Chamber recognition brings the tally of award finalist placings for Lord in 2021 to 13. For national awards, Lord secured placings in four categories at the Heating and Ventilation News Awards as well as being named as finalist for Contractor of the Year at the Education Estates Awards.
Meanwhile, Lord is a finalist for the Sustainability prize at the 2021 West Midlands Business Masters Awards, organised by regional news website Business Desk. Last month they had finalists for two West Midlands Leadership Awards, again organised by Business Desk.
Operating since 1982, Lord serves more than 1000 customers each year across the West Midlands, from landmark buildings such as Edgbaston cricket ground to schools, NHS sites and other public buildings, all from their base in Dudley Road East, Oldbury.
Managing Director Stuart Smith said the Chamber award finalist placings were pleasing given the efforts made by the team during the pandemic, including support NHS sites and schools during successive lockdowns. He said: “Lord Combustion Services has always worked hard to make a positive impact in our region so it is fantastic to have our work recognised by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce award finalist placings.
“Emma Tibbetts is an outstanding colleague who is well respected within our business and within our sector, so it is pleasing for us as a business to have her work recognised. More generally, we work closely as a team so we are pleased to see our efforts endorsed with finalist placings for the small and service business categories.
“We care about our community and give back as much as we can, both in employing people connected to the Armed Forces and in raising money for good causes, so we were pleased to be included in the finalists for the awards in these fields. Overall, it is a pleasing culmination of a strong annual performance in 2021.”