The Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards represents a broad range of industries and highlights the men and women making a difference in the districts workplaces who stand head and shoulders about the rest. Now in its 18th year, the latest get-together of the finest businesses around at The Burgess Hall, St Ives, last night proved once again to be memorable. There were 14 hard-fought categories at the annual awards. Employer of the Year (sponsored by the Luminus Group): Buffaload Logistics Ltd Finalists: Bright Vision; Giggs & Company; Living Sport. Small Business of the Year (sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses): KDM Communications Finalists: Clarity Health and Beauty; Lilac James Co. Ltd; Quest Cloud Solutions; UK Membranes Ltd. The Innovation Award (sponsored by Discover Cambridgeshire): Activ8rlives (Aseptika Ltd) Finalists: Evolution Dome; Thomas Morris, Sales & Lettings. Business Development (sponsored by George Hay Chartered Accountants): Buffaload Logistics Ltd Finalists: Encocam Ltd; Sedgwicks Charcuterie; Wells Contract Ltd. Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Barford + Co): Premier Travel Finalists: Kiss Air Candles; Thomas Morris, Sales & Lettings. Employee of the Year (sponsored by Jolique Facial Rejuvenation Clinic): Emma Dolby, Borney UK Ltd and Jessica Morris, Le Mark Group Finalist: Katie Kitson, Beacon Wealth Management Ltd. Young Entrepreneur (sponsored by Le Mark Group): Lincoln Miles from Beard Shop UK\/The Beard Box Finalist: Merille Duff from Make Up by Merille. Training and Development Award (sponsored by Alconbury Enterprise Campus): Buffaload Logistics Ltd Finalists: Clarity Health and Beauty; Living Sport; TEAM Engineering Ltd. Business in the Community (sponsored by Ace Tech): Huntingdon Regional College Finalists: Huntingdon Racecourse; Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind; Thomas Morris, Sales & Lettings. New Business of the Year (sponsored by Lovett Sales & Lettings): Xtreme Events Finalists: JEO Recruitment Ltd; Etyres Huntingdon. Online Business of the Year (sponsored by Huntingdonshire District Council: Cambridge Digital Academy Finalists: Local Buzz Marketing; Dirty Rigger Gloves & Accessories; Benchmark Services. Business Person of the Year (sponsored by Leeds Day Solicitors): Paul Jackson, Forward Composites Finalists: Philip Mashinchi, Bright Visions; Linda Gibbons, Le Mark Group; Anthony Larkins, Beacon Wealth Management. The Judges Award (sponsored by Huntingdonshire Chamber of Commerce): Thomas Morris, Sales & Lettings. Business of the Year (sponsored by Marshalls): Buffaload Logistics Ltd. A full round-up of the nights events, pictures winners reaction will be available in Wednesdays edition of The Hunts Post.