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PCPM scoops FSB award

PCPM MD Peter Crown (left)) and operations manager Ashley Arundel (centre) receive the award from event host Dave Sharpe

UK: Commercial refrigeration and air conditioning specialist PCPM is celebrating after being named the East Midlands’ Scale-up Business of the Year by the Federation of Small Businesses.

The Chesterfield-based firm picked up the honour this afternoon at the FSB’s 2018 Celebrating Small Business Awards held in Nottingham. PCPM will now go on to represent the region at the national awards in May. 

The Scale-up Business Award celebrates businesses which have experienced rapid growth and can demonstrate strong financial performance, true entrepreneurial spirit and strengths in leadership and management, and innovation.

PCPM was established in 2005 by managing director Peter Crown and provides a range of commercial refrigeration and heating, ventilation and air conditioning solutions, including the design, supply and install of heating and cooling systems and commercial cold rooms.

Over the years, it has worked on more than 850 McDonald’s restaurants nationwide, and more than 230 Pizza Express outlets. PCPM designed, supplied and installed a temporary McDonald’s restaurant, made from cold room panels, for the Athletes’ Village at the 2012 Olympic Games, in London, before dismantling and storing the structure and reusing the materials in subsequent McDonald’s developments.

Peter Crown said: “We are absolutely delighted to have scooped this award. It is a fantastic honour and is testament to the commitment, hard work and passion shown by the whole team at PCPM to get the business to where it is today.

“We were up against some fantastic East Midlands businesses in our category and were honoured to even be shortlisted, so to go on and win is amazing and we’re now looking forward to representing the region at the national awards, in London, later in the year.”

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