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And the winners are…

13/06/2017

200 people turned out for an evening of celebration as Taunton Deane’s second Business Awards reached their climax. The black tie awards ceremony was held at Somerset County Cricket ground on election night, 8th June, and the house was full and celebrating success.

This year there were 10 hotly contested awards, all sponsored by local businesses. PKF Francis Clark and Taunton Deane Borough Council were main event sponsors.

Pam Knight from event organisers, White Knight Marketing said: “Tickets for the event sold out very quickly this year showing the great enthusiasm for this awards ceremony. With 10 categories to choose from we had a healthy number of Taunton Deane based businesses vying for a place in our finals.”

“We were extremely proud to have been associated for the second year running with this fabulous initiative. Singling out the winners from amongst our fellow Taunton based businesses is always a challenge; we clearly have many excellent companies in this region making our jobs very hard,” said Martin Lock, spokesman and partner at PKF Francis Clark.

Taunton Deane Borough Council also got behind the awards for the second year.

“We are very happy to work with the local business community to celebrate the really positive work that occurs in Taunton Deane. This is a positive base for businesses to build on over the next few years,“ said council spokesman David Evans.

Finalists were invited to the Awards ceremony to hear their fate on the night.

Finalists were:

Digital Innovators

  • Portt Payroll and Bookeeping

  • Introtweet

  • The Glass Box

WINNER : INTROTWEET


Start-Up:

  • Elite Staffing Solutions

  • Amamaya Clothing

  • Odette’s Tearoom

  • The Sangha House

WINNER: ELITE STAFFING SOLUTIONS


Customer Excellence

  • Prioryfields House

  • Buff Urban Spa

  • Portt Payroll and Bookeeping

WINNER: BUFF URBAN SPA


Exporter of the Year

  • The Idea Bureaux

  • Granny Gothards

  • Somerdale

WINNER: GRANNY GOTHARDS


CSR:

  • Viridor

  • New Leaf Life Design

  • Green Days Day Care

WINNER: VIRIDOR


Growth Business (Over 2 years)

  • Granny Gothards

  • REF Electrics

  • Skillfix Construction

WINNER: GRANNY GOTHARDS


Best Employer

  • Acorn Solicitors

  • Reminiscence Learning

  • Lloyd and Whyte

WINNER: LLOYD & WHYTE


Creative Industries Awards

  • Go Create

  • Busylizzie Art and Literacy

  • Taunton and Bridgwater College

WINNER: TAUNTON & BRIDGWATER COLLEGE


Best Marketing Campaign

  • Reminiscence Learning

  • Taunton Flower Show

  • By Invitation Events

WINNER: REMINISCENCE LEARNING


Young Entrepreneur of the year

OUTRIGHT WINNER: ELIZA LEARMONTH from Little Monsters Attic

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