Staff at Field International, an aviation engineering and manufacturing firm based in Poole, are celebrating after winning the Global Player award, sponsored by Funding Circle, at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Business Awards 2021.

The event, now in its 17th year, is showpiece of the business calendar, highlighting the role of firms in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities. 

The judges were impressed with the company’s ability to continue to build its global presence despite the pandemic – setting up new bases in the USA, the UAE and India.

The firm, member of Dorset Chamber of Commerce, also used the pandemic as a moment to revamp its IT systems, website and research and development programme.

Sarah Howard, Chair of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: 

“Field International is a testament to what can still be achieved by British businesses overseas if they continue to have the ambition and drive to succeed no matter what is thrown at them. This award is the icing on the cake for the huge success the firm has achieved by its can-do attitude to international trade.”

Alexander Allen, UK Managing Director for Funding Circle - the UK’s largest SME loan platform, said:

“It’s been fantastic to see Field International thrive, grow and adapt to the challenges faced by the business community. Their award is well-deserved, and their resilience is a great example of how UK businesses are driving the economic recovery.”