70. Securit GB
Secure metal storage
Founders: Phil Churm, Caroline Moore
Securit, a company which makes secure metal storage sheds for tools and bikes, was a finalist in the Barclays Trading Places Awards last year. Chesterfield-based couple Phil, who lost part of his leg when he was nine months old, and Caroline, who has recently battled skin cancer, launched the company with support from Barclays Local Business. Andy Bailey, Barclays’ Local Business manager for Chesterfield, hailed the pair as ‘unsung heroes’. “They shine out as a real-life example of an outstanding business that has thrived despite what seemed like impossible odds,” he said.