ACI Group named triple finalist in Thames Valley Business & Community Awards

Nov 2022

Leading UK distributor, ACI Group Ltd (ACI Group), has been named a finalist in three award categories in the Thames Valley Business & Community Awards.

The company, which works with some of the biggest brands in the global food, pharma, industrial and road sectors, was nominated for Business of the Year and joins 23 other companies in the region all vying to be crowned winner of the accolade.

Karsten Smet, ACI Group Director, has also scooped two nominations for Male Entrepreneur of the Year and Business Leader of the Year in this year’s awards.

Delighted by the finalist listings, Karsten commented: “It is a real honour to be nominated in the Thames Valley Business & Community Awards. As a regional event that prides itself on giving back to the community, it’s wonderful to be recognised by local awards that see the benefits ACI Group is bringing to the region.

“Whether by raising our sustainability profile through our Social Value Quality Mark or through investing in our business to secure more job openings and opportunities for those working in Thames Valley, we want to make a positive impact on both our people and the planet. ACI Group’s mission is to remain committed to deliver the best possible outcome for our customers and suppliers, but that also extends to those working in the region. When people work with ACI Group, they are not just collaborating with a company that sees their needs and meets them, they are working with real industry change-makers.”

Hosted by Great British Expos Ltd, the Thames Valley Business & Community Awards ceremony will take place on 30th November at the Hilton in Reading. All profits raised at the event will be donated to charities and non-profit organisations.

Karsten concluded: “Thank you to the event organisers and judges for recognising our achievements in the region this year. We can’t wait to celebrate with all the nominees on 30th November!”

Now in its fifth year, the awards recognise businesses, charities and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution within Thames Valley. To view the shortlisted nominees in full, please visit the website:

For more information on ACI Group or its activities, please visit acigroup

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