Historic setting to celebrate Derbyshire’s latest businesses success stories

For the 2010 Business Awards Derbyshire, the Chamber of Commerce once again relied on the expert team at Quiet Storm to design and print top quality marketing materials as well as produce the category finalist showreels that help set the tone for a successful night.

Rachael Buxton from the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce said: “For the past eight years Quiet Storm has been integral to the success of this key event on the Derbyshire business calendar. The application forms, adverts and tickets designed and produced by the company are all excellent, as are the videos that describe each of the finalists and explain why they have been shortlisted. An event that showcases the best of Derbyshire business has to maintain a consistent quality year after year and Quiet Storm has helped us achieve that high standard.”

This year’s gala dinner and awards ceremony were hosted by TV presenter Kay Alexander and held in the recently renovated Roundhouse – a stunning Grade II listed building at Derby’s Pride Park. Guest of honour was local swimmer Ross Davenport. The double-commonwealth gold medal winner shared his success story with the Derbyshire entrepreneurs.

The Roundhouse is the world's oldest steam engine workshop but it had remained unused for many years. It forms part of a £48 million regeneration scheme at Pride Park and was unveiled in September 2009 as Derby College’s flagship site in the heart of the city. It was originally designed and constructed in 1839 by Robert Stephenson for the repair of locomotives. The historically significant structure is a 16-sided polygon, 40m in diameter . It was capable of accommodating up to 32 engines that could be moved around via a central turntable.


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