The event, held at Cheltenham Racecourse and sponsored by Randall & Payne, was a resounding success with many Circle2Success members as finalists and winners, congratulations to you all. It’s a pleasure to work with so many growth organisations in Gloucestershire.
Firstly, congratulations to all those C2S Finalists and Sponsors:
GBE Converge | First Base Employments Ltd | Protrack Solutions | Colour Connections | Move Property Sales & Lettings |
Sanctus Ltd | Cyber Security Associates | The Logical Utilities Company Ltd | Avon Metals |
Randall & Payne | Endsleigh | University of Gloucestershire | The IVY |Lucozade Ribena Suntory | Gloucestershire College | Renishaw | The Cheltenham Trust
The evening was warmly welcomed by Rachael Sugden, Senior Editor for Gloucestershire, Reach Plc has successfully become the most read information service network in the country and Rachel congratulated all finalists and thanked sponsors for their support of this event.
The Winners on the Night
The first award of the evening was the Marketing Campaign Of The Year award, sponsored by Reach Solutions.
The winner was C2S members First Base Employment ,The Stroud-based recruitment firm have placed almost 14,000 people into work with more than 320 organisations since its conception in the late 90s.
The Growth Business Of The Year award, sponsored by The Growth Hub, was next and went to Geometric Manufacturing Limited.
The computer-aided manufacturing company has enjoyed much success since 2002 and now enjoy strong global demand for its products from many world-leading customers.
C2S members Protrack Solutions Limited took the Business Innovation award, sponsored by the University Of Gloucestershire.
Judges were particularly impressed by Protrack’s latest project that aims to solve the pressing issue that surrounds delivery vehicles and thefts through a new system called Prodrive. Prodrive will detect when a driver exits the vehicle then automatically, and safely, shuts down the engine. When the driver returns, it can only be restarted if the driver is authorised as a biometric user.
The Corporate Social Responsibility award, sponsored by Business Live, was awarded to the Furniture Recycling Project.
The project scooped the award as it reuses items that would otherwise be sent to landfill. In turn FRP (as the company is known) offers volunteering opportunities and helps boost the health of the environment.
Following this, the New Business Of The Year award, sponsored by Endsleigh Insurance went to The Coconut Tree. The popular restaurant has been a go-to place for Sri Lankan street food and fiery cocktails since its launch in 2016.
The Best Employee award, sponsored by Gloucestershire Live, went to Remi Ashton of Ocere ltd. When digital marketing director Remi first started at Ocere his monthly sales target was £750 rising to £15,000. Three years later, Remi regularly adds more than £50,000 to the sales board each month.
The Best Place To Work award, sponsored by Lucozade Ribena Suntory, was announced as Sanctus Limited who have been members of C2S for many years. The environmental business offers a variety of benefits for their employees, which impressed the judges, including high salaries, pension contribution, private medical care, access to a fleet of company vehicles, and a generous expense policy.
The Small Business Of The Year award, sponsored by Gloucestershire College, was scooped by Haremi Ltd. Reaching more than 10 million students with their educational resources, Haremi Ltd is continually improving educational achievement around the world by helping to change the way teachers teach and learners learn.
The Family Business Of The Year award, sponsored by Willans LLP, went to Leeways Packaging Services.
Leeways is a family-owned and run thermoformed plastic packaging manufacturer. Catering for customers across some of the biggest names in food retail, they have set themselves apart by providing bespoke and sustainable designs.
We are delighted that the Young Business Person Of The Year, sponsored by Renishaw, was awarded to C2S member George Tatham-Losh of Move Sales & Lettings. As managing director of the firm, George has helped Move become one of the fastest growing residential property businesses in the region.
The penultimate accolade was the Lifetime Achievement award, sponsored by Quolux, which went to Mike Warner of Warners Cars.
Mike has been committed to business in Gloucestershire for the last 50 years.
The final award of the evening and the most highly anticipated was the Business Of The Year award, sponsored by Randall & Payne. It was awarded to EESI Group Services. For the last 25 years, EESI has been a profitable, sustainable business, retained in the same ownership and supporting local Gloucestershire jobs with a strong commitment to the local community.
Big congratulations to the winners and finalists of this years Gloucestershire Business Awards.