An impressive 13 winners set for the 2014 Fenland Business Enterprise - will you be among those celebrating success?

Fenland Enterprise Business Awards 2013. Delamore Young Plants Team.

Fenland Enterprise Business Awards 2013. Delamore Young Plants Team. - Credit: Archant

Our search for the best businesses in Fenland begins again as we launch the 2014 Fenland Enterprise Business Awards.

We are looking to build further on the massive success of the event which has been running since 2009.

This year, we have 13 awards up for grabs, 10 of which are open for entries. They will identify Fenland’s best small and medium businesses, environmentally-friendly initiatives and star employees.

The Apprentice Award – set up in memory of teenager Craig Bird who was killed in a car crash in 2010 – also returns. Craig, 18, of March, was an apprentice at the Fenland Engineering Skills Centre, at Metalcraft in Chatteris.

One new category this year is the Rural Enterprise Award, to recognise those who work in the farming and agriculture industries.


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And once again YOU will decide which town is the Pride of Fenland and demonstrated the greatest entrepreneurial spirit during the last 12 months.

A ‘winner of winners’ will be chosen from the 11 category winners for the grand title of Business of the Year.

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The award was won in 2009 by Fenland Leisure Products of Christchurch, in 2010 by Chatteris-based independent retailer James Graven & Sons, in 2012 by Foster Property Maintenance and 2011 and last year by Delamore Young Plants of Wisbech St Mary.

A Judges’ Award will also be presented to a business or individual who did not win a category but the judges feel deserves recognition.

The awards are run in association with Fenland District Council, a supporter of the awards since they were launched. The council also sponsors the Apprentice of the Year award.

Category sponsors for 2014 include Local Generation and Whiting & Partners, both of which have also supported the awards since 2009, Larkfleet Group, Foster Property Developments, Foster Renewable Energies and Leeds Day Solicitors.

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