Best in business excel at Hunts Post awards
- Credit: Archant
It was a night of celebration as triumphant firms and entrepreneurs across Huntingdonshire clinched prestigious awards thanks to their success and hard work.
The Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards represents a broad range of industries and highlights the men and women making a difference in the district’s 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.
- 1 Police searching for missing man discover body
- 2 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 3 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 4 Two-day closure set for B661 between Great Staughton and Grafham Water
- 5 Meet the Sassy Lassies cycling group encouraging women in Huntingdonshire to ride
- 6 Suspected case of bird flu in swan reported to DEFRA
- 7 Police check home of 101-year-old animal rights patron for stolen beagles
- 8 New homes plan for Huntingdonshire village
- 9 A "determined" Huntingdon man takes on Everest after a double lung transplant
- 10 7 of the most beautiful churches in Cambridgeshire
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; Sedgwick’s 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 night’s events, pictures winners’ reaction will be available in Wednesday’s edition of The Hunts Post.