A charity that has been operating for more than 135 years has been named ‘Business of the Year’ at an annual awards ceremony.

One YMCA has been a vital service in Hertfordshire as it supports vulnerable people to live their life to their full potential.

Its dedication did not go unnoticed at the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards on June 9.

The ceremony took place at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, with more than 400 guests in attendance.

Other winners include:

Apprenticeship Champion: Amber Mountain Marketing

Best Use of Technology: SEC Group

Business of the Year – Small to Medium: Wagada Digital

Business of the Year – Medium to Large: Croft Communications

Business of the Year – East Herts: Silent Sentinel

Business of the Year – North Herts: Resolve

Business of the Year – South Herts: JPA Workspaces

Business of the Year – West Herts: One YMCA

Community Champion: Trauma Recovery CIC

Diversity and Inclusion: Herts Inclusive Theatre

Entrepreneur of the Year: Cheryl Luzet, Wagada Digital

Excellence in Customer Commitment: IBC Simply

Excellence in People Development: Quanta Consultancy Services

Excellence in International Trade: Zoocha

Family Business of the Year: JHP Electrical Services Ltd

Most Promising New Business: The Alcohol Free Brewing Company

Property & Construction Project of the Year: BAM Construction

The Green Award: JPA Workspaces

Workplace Wellbeing Award: Sonovision UK Ltd

Outstanding Contribution to Business (chosen by the Chamber): Phillip Wallace, Group Chief Executive, Lamex Food Group

Inspiring Business of the Year (chosen by SA Law and Viatris): Amber Mountain Marketing