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Press Release: Celebrating business best with a step towards normality..

We were delighted to make another step back towards normality on Monday night with our first face to face event since the pandemic – the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards 2020.

They have been a long time in the making, with all the delays that Covid 19 has brought, but they were worth the wait. It was a pleasure to see everyone, after what has been a trying, challenging and momentous year across the world.

It is wonderful to be back doing live events in person, in accordance with all the current rules and regulations. We are thrilled to be back doing what we love, in a safe and Covid-secure way.

The pandemic brought unprecedented trading conditions for all, with many businesses being forced to close for months on end, furlough staff and diversify quickly in order to survive. But, despite these challenges, our country’s best entrepreneurs modelled gracious professionalism, and inspired, motivated, and encouraged their teams to power through and succeed regardless.

Our SME Northamptonshire Business Awards 2020/21 recognise those incredible individuals across the county who went above and beyond this year, whether that was in looking at new business approaches, reassuring staff, innovating within their industry, or pioneering new ideas.

I know that every single one of the people in that room at the Mercure Daventry Hotel strive for excellence – it is why they were finalists. And our awards acknowledge the hard work and achievements of all our finalists, not just the winners. Being a finalist is a fantastic achievement in itself.

Reaching the finals is no easy feat and is something to be celebrated. All the finalists make a difference in their industries, all strive for better, to achieve and to succeed.

Congratulations once again to all our finalists.

If you would like to be part of the action for the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards 2021, these are currently open for entries. The closing date for all entries is Thursday 26th August 2021 at 3pm. For more information visit www.northamptonshireawards.co.uk

Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners for the SME Northamptonshire Awards 2020 were as follows:

OVERALL WINNER
20/30 Labs Limited

Portfolio Events Best Customer Service 2020
Gold Winner – Ensafe Consultants
Silver Winner – Kafe Bloc

Stanair Best Enterprising Business of the Year 2020
Gold Winner – Support 4 Independence Ltd
Silver Winner – Future Toolbox by MAD4Life

Borneo Martell Turner Colston Best New Business 2020
Gold Winner – Nakasero
Silver Winner – Longhurst Limited


Business Chameleon 2020
Gold Winner – Black Duck Bars


Business Hero 2020
Gold Winner – Ray Payne – Northamptonshire County Cricket Club
Silver Winner – Mahmut Raydemir – Alacati Grill
Bronze Winner – Kevin Rogers – Wilson Browne Solicitors

Business Innovation 2020
Gold Winner – 20/30 Labs Limited
Silver Winner – Acorn Analytical Services

BTT Comms Business of the Year less than 50 Employees 2020
Gold Winner – Bhangals Construction Consultants Ltd
Silver Winner – SK Energy

Business of the Year more than 50 Employees 2020
Gold Winner – Ensafe Consultants

Regus Business Woman of the Year 2020
Gold Winner – Gita Raikundalia – Nakasero
Silver Winner – Trudie Avery – Avery Creative
Bronze Winner – Karen Bhangal – My Build Estimate

Business Person of the Year 2020
Gold Winner – Nishi Patel – Northants Accounting Limited
Silver Winner – Chris Broome – Longhurst Limited
Bronze Winner – Reemesh Patel – M&M Family Investments

My Mustard Community Business of the Year 2020
Gold Winner – Breast Friends Northamptonshire
Silver Winner – Goodwill Solutions CIC

HR Solutions Employer of the Year 2020
Gold Winner – Bright Design (UK) Ltd
Silver Winner – Ensafe Consultants

Ashley Riley Communications Family Business of the Year 2020
Gold Winner – Lavender Bee Tearoom
Silver Winner – IMC Pro Solutions Ltd

Lockdown Leader 2020
Gold Winner – Sue Watson – HR Solutions
Silver Winner – Scott Jones – 123 Internet Group


Mercure Daventry Court Hotel Positive Impact Award 2020
Gold Winner – 20/30 Labs
Silver Winner – IMC Pro Solutions Ltd

Goodwill Solutions Service Excellence 2020
Gold Winner – SK Energy
Silver Winner – Avery Creative


The Green Award 2020
Gold Winner – SK Waste

Website of the Year 2020
Gold Winner – Silverstone Fleet Management

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