A BROMSGROVE business is celebrating after being named a winner in the West Midlands heat of the UK Chamber of Commerce Awards.

The UK’s only large scale manufacturer of paint brushes and rollers, LG Harris & Co Ltd, was named West Midlands Export Business of the Year in the awards, and will now go forward to represent the region in the national finals in November.

Nora Senior, president of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “The Chamber Awards are the perfect opportunity to take stock of the outstanding performances of UK businesses over the past year – something made all the more impressive by the continuing global economic headwinds they are facing.

“The creativity and determination that has been shown by each year’s entrants never ceases to impress us, and is a source of encouragement knowing that our economy is being driven by such hard-working and talented professionals.

“It’s important that we recognise and celebrate these businesses, and ensure that we can provide the support and assistance they need to help them realise their growth ambitions, as well as sharing their experiences with their peers to help us to continue to develop a balanced and prosperous economy.”

The company, which was founded in 1928, and is a UK leader in its field, is also the largest full-time employer in the Bromsgrove area.