SureScreen Dominates at the Derbyshire Business Awards 2021
SureScreen Diagnostics wins 4 awards at the is named Derbyshire Business of the Year 2021, at the Derbyshire Business Awards, organised by East Midlands Chamber.
SureScreen Diagnostics, the provider of millions of Covid-19 lateral flow tests to the British public throughout the pandemic, was honored as the Derbyshire Business of the Year by the East Midlands Chamber. At the Derbyshire Business Awards on November 12, 2021, the Derby-based company achieved a total of four awards, including Excellence in International Trade, Excellence in Innovation, and the Outstanding Growth Award. These awards are part of the Derbyshire Business Awards, one of three hosted by the Chamber.
Over the past 18 months, the company has significantly expanded its workforce from 50 to 450 employees, driven by the increased production of its rapid antigen tests, boasting a 98% accuracy rate in diagnosing Covid-19 in individuals. These tests have been distributed to approximately 40 countries, with the UK Government placing an order for 22 million units. Additionally, SureScreen has supplied antibody tests to 53 countries, prompting plans for expanding manufacturing capacity, potentially creating an additional 1,000 jobs in the future.
David Campbell, Director, commented “Winning awards like these are a testament to the hard work, drive and dedication the team has shown over the last 18 months. In a time when many companies have the opportunity to shine, being recognised in this way means a lot to everyone in the business.”
The Derbyshire Business Awards, held in collaboration with headline sponsor Mazars, acknowledged winners across 13 categories, encompassing Business Improvement Through Technology, Environmental Impact Award within an organization, as well as individual accolades like Entrepreneur of the Year and Apprentice of the Year. This year introduced new categories such as Collaboration Project of the Year and Excellence in Innovation.
Finalists, meticulously selected by a judging panel comprised of the Chamber’s senior leadership, board of directors, and sponsors, commemorated their achievements at a gala dinner attended by 350 individuals at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
East Midlands Chamber president Eileen Richards MBE said: “The Derbyshire Business Awards has shone the spotlight on some well-deserving winners but I’d also like to congratulate the finalists for their outstanding entries too as we had some really strong competition across many categories this year.
“SureScreen Diagnostics is a very worthy winner of the Derbyshire Business of the Year and I’ve been in awe of the growth it has experienced over the past 18 months while also playing a pivotal role in the fight against Covid-19 both in the UK and overseas.”