This week the regional winners of the British Chambers of Commerce Annual Awards were announced and SJD Accountancy of Hemel Hempstead and Widget UK of Stevenage ran away with a total of three awards.

SJD Accountancy have been voted the East of England’s Business of the Year and also scooped the regional Award for Excellence in Customer Service. Widget were voted Entrepreneur of the Year.

Both companies now go forward to the national finals to be held at The National Maritime Museum in London on November 26 where they are in line for the “Winner of winners” award and a cash prize of £50,000.

Tim Hutchings, Hertschamber Chief Executive said, “These are spectacular results. SJD have won in the regional competition for the second year running and Widget which in fairly short time has risen from start up to a company with a £30 million turnover in a  a very short period of time. I know I am biased but we really do have some of the country’s best companies in Hertfordshire”.