A Blackburn entrepreneur has won an award at the UK Enterprise Awards.

Businessman Lee Chambers, who runs Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, has claimed the Organisational Psychologist of the Year Award in the national award which recognises UK based businesses and professionals.

Lee said: “Being recognised at a national level for the work that you do is a great feeling.

“We have faced significant challenges over this past year, but we have continued to show resilience and determination to make a positive impact.

“We have acquired a diverse range of clients, and have been working to increase performance, wellbeing and inclusion across various sectors.

“It has also been a privilege to give back to society, including free sessions for NHS employees, hosting a radio show and working with several local charities.

“This award fuels us to continue to make a difference and is a personal seal of approval that makes me smile inside and out.”

Over the few months, Lee Chambers has collected a number of award nominations and is currently a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and the National Diversity Awards.

Having previously worked in elite football for Manchester City and Everton Football Clubs, the judges commended his innovative approach of bringing sports methodologies into the business area.

They also highlighted his work on tackling racism, bullying and gender inequality.

Jessica Wilson, Head of Award Co-ordination, said: “If we’ve learned anything over the last eighteen months, it is that the British entrepreneurial spirit is not easily extinguished.

“Indeed, it has remained resilient, agile and dynamic despite the significant challenges many have faced. For most companies, both young and old, it has been a baptism of fire with some unexpected barriers and obstacles to overcome.”

The UK Enterprise Awards recognise British SMEs who are figureheads of change and drivers of creativity.