ECHO Businesswoman of the Year Christine Bhatt has scored another coup. Her business, Systematics International, has won two major awards at the East of England Business Champions presentation.

The firm won the Enterprising Business of the Year and Essex Business Champion of the Year.

Christine, who acquired the company via a corporate buy-out in 2007, said: “These awards are particularly gratifying, because we are a small, family-run company up against big players.”

Systematics International, based in Battlesbridge, specialises in providing market information for the agricultural machinery industry.

Christine put her success down to “effective standardisation of information on a common platform, and anticipating customers’ requirements.”

She added: “Since taking over in 2007, we have never lost a customer.”