The cream of the crop is celebrated at the Fenland Enterprise Business Awards 2016

2016 Fenland Business Awards at March Braza. All of the winners.

2016 Fenland Business Awards at March Braza. All of the winners. - Credit: Archant

Enterprise and dedication was celebrated in a glittering night of presentations for the eighth Fenland Enterprise Business Awards.

Hosted by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenter Sue Dougan and introduced by NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay, the prestigious evening recognised the best that the region has to offer in the world of dedicated business men and women.

Ms Dougan said: “This area is rich with so much talent, that’s what we here her for, to shout about our talents.

“They’re the only awards for the excellent business practice in the area and this year our judges were extremely impressed with the applicants.”

The awards comprised 12 categories overseen by 11 judges from diverse business backgrounds.


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Alongside the award presentations, guests took part in a charity draw which raised £630 for the Little Miracles charity.

Winner was Claire Clark of Leeds Day who won a wheelbarrow of wine prize.

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From the best small and medium businesses, to young apprentices and business people, the awards held at the March Braza Club highlight the hard work and business ethos that so many companies in Fenland abide by.

CATEGORIES AND WINNERS:

Employer of The Year sponsored by Nestle Purina.

Winner - Complete IT Ltd.

Karen Charlton, service delivery manager, said: “It feels amazing to win. It makes all the hard work by our team worthwhile.”

Shortlisted:

Bluebird Care Newmarket and Fenland Ltd.

Tin Fish Creative Communications Ltd.

Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Metalcraft.

Winner - Roxanne Bradley of Lawgistics Ltd.

Roxanne said: “I’m overwhelmed, I wasn’t expecting to get this, it’s a real honour.”

Shortlisted:

Laura Cant of Luminus Group, Ferry Project.

Kayleigh Clarke of Swann Edwards Architecture Ltd.

Ellen Gowler of Top to Toe.

Customer Service Award sponsored by Discover Cambridgeshire.

Winner - The Light Cinema

Emma Macguire, media manager, said: “We didn’t get it last year so we were really keen to do well this time. It’s a testament to the staff’s hard work.”

Shortlisted:

AD Sutton Motor Engineers.

Bluebird Care Newmarket and Fenland.

Tin Fish Creative Communications Ltd.

English Rose Beauty House Ltd.

Playmaintain.

Commercial Business Person of the Year sponsored by Leeds Day Solicitors.

Winner - Jessica Swannell of A&M Bacon Ltd.

Jessica said: “It’s a shock to win and a real honour.”

Shortlisted:

Wendy Ferguson of Black Cat Residentail Property.

Food Producer of the Year sponsored by Local Generation.

Winner - Greenvale AP.

Trevor Dear of Greenvale said: “This is for everybody who works incredibly hard. I’m delighted.”

Shortlisted:

G’s Fresh Beetroot.

Cafe Skylark, Skylark Garden Centre.

New Business of the Year sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses.

Winner - Sky Revolutions Ltd

Ben Gorham, director, said: “There’s been a never ending supply of enthusiasm and great team work which has proved successful. It’s fantastic to win.”

Shortlisted:

The Fixings and Plastics Centre Ltd.

Pet To Vet

Small Business of the Year sponsored by Anglia Cloud Accounting.

Winner - English rose Beauth House Ltd.

Hayley Scrivener said: “We have been open five years in November and to win this is brilliant. I need to say thank you to our customers and our staff without them it wouldn’t have happened.”

Medium Business of the Year sponsored by The College of West Anglia.

Winner - Bluebird Care Newmarket and Fenland.

Carolyn Dailey said: “We are absolutely thrilled as it recognises the care industry for the first time in this area. We have worked really hard and this makes it all worthwhile.”

Shortlisted:

Lawgistics Ltd.

Hugh Crane Ltd.

Commercial Business in the Community/Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by Larkfleet Group.

Winner - Tin Fish Creative Communications Ltd.

Angie Nixon, director, said: “It’s all about the giving and to win this award gives tremendous satisfaction.”

Shortlisted: Whittlesey and District Business Forum.

Pet To Vet.

CCORN Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network.

Retailer of the Year sponsored by Archant.

Winner - Whittlesey Travel Ltd.

Conchita Jones, director, said: “It feels fantastic to win. It is our sixth year ins business, it’s been a lot of hard work and it’s paid off so we’re really pleased.”

Shortlisted:

Holiday With Us.

English Rose Beauty House Ltd.

Top to Toe.

Business of the Year sponsored by Whiting and Partners.

Bluebird Care Newmarket and Fenland.

Carolyn Dailey said: “This is testament to our great team to be recognised as a premium provider of care in the region. We also promote our staff to better themselves, everybody here tonight at the awards have moved on to different roles and moved up within the business. We have 60 staff and we are not yet into year three. We’re delighted to win this.”

Judges Award

Winner - Pet To Vet

Director Ian Mackenzie said: “To be recognised like this is amazing. We’re still quite a new business, this recognises the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes.”

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