I am delighted and honoured to be awarded The British & Ireland Trade Alliance “best small business” 2017. My allegiance to both countries makes this all the more special and for an award to be as a result of nominations, as opposed to entering, adds to the honour. I would like to pay tribute to Paul, Diane & Dermot who have been unyielding in their commitment to the growth of this organisation, which has cemented the relationship between businesses in both countries, with a focus on partnering and fantastic core values, based around helping others. For CMR Recruitment, this feels like true recognition, that a small business can be built if you stick to providing a great service and you strive to make a difference and of course none of it would have been possible without the CMR team both past and present. I feel business is a journey and we must never forget those who were there with us in the early days, or at various times throughout, as they were still part of how we got here today. Thank you BITA, you make so many things possible.