A BUSINESS rounded off its anniversary celebrations with a prestigious award.

Impamark won the ACL Essex Employer of the Year Award after celebrating 50 years of trading.

The merchandising firm, in Burnham, has been working with Adult Community Learning for several years and trained two apprentices.

Boss Nicky Crisp said: “Last year, our apprentice Holly was awarded Apprentice of the Year whilst studying for her level two NVQ in business and administration, and this year she has been awarded highly commended for her level three NVQ.

“Impamark are immensely proud of her achievements, both with ACL and her other professional qualifications which she has passed in the two years she has been working for us.”

Nicky added: “It is wonderful that a small company that employs only six people has won this award.

“We are not one of the big boys. We are just a small family business who struggles like everyone else with all the day-to-day issues, and we are truly amazed we have been recognised for something that we consider is just a normal role for an employer to undertake.”