AND THE WINNERS ARE…..
The coveted Inspire Business Awards took place at Hampshire Court Hotel with a spectacular awards ceremony attended by over 500 business people from across north Hampshire, winners were announced celebrating the very best of north Hampshire’s business success in 2018.
The annual awards programme, which is organised by Destination Basingstoke on behalf of sponsoring partners, received a record breaking number of entries over the summer, which were then shortlisted and the finalists visited by the judging panel during September and October heightening the anticipation for the announcements made at the November ceremony. Winners and finalists came from all parts of north Hampshire from Andover to Aldershot and everywhere in between with the coveted ‘Business of the Year’ Award going to DCSL Software in Farnborough.
Herrington Carmichael Sponsor of the Business of the Year Category and Member of the judging panel said “We were delighted to make DCSL our winners for the Inspire 2018 ‘Business of the year’ award. DCSL have clear and strong plans for growth, superb ideas, great products and the promise of a bright future. It is great to see a local business with such efficiency and with an eye on developing talent to create a sustainable future.”
The evening was compered by Felicity Edwards, Managing Director of Destination Basingstoke with Tommy Gentleman owner of Reasons Fitness. Felicity Edwards commented: “It has been a fantastic celebration of our business community and demonstrates very clearly that North Hampshire is a great place for business to thrive. Congratulations to all our winners and finalists.”
The Inspire Business Award are managed and organised by Destination Basingstoke on behalf partners across north Hampshire, more details are available at www.inspirebusinessawards.co.uk or follow @InspireAwards.
INSPIRE Business Awards 2018 Winners
New Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by: B2B Expos
Winner: Cahn Property Solutions Runners Up: Funk & Twist Fitness & Wedition
Business and the Community Award – Sponsored by: Gazette Newspapers
Winner: Clarke & Son Runners Up: Sovereign Housing, Unum & Classic Race Simulators
Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by: Brackenwood Windows
Winners: Woodland and Hill Brown Runners Up: Rawlings Transport & Planned Lighting Maintenance
Apprentice of the Year – Sponsored by: The University of Winchester
Winner: Calan Kenward – LG Motion Runners Up: Lewis Hall – Pharmahouse & Emily Buckley – Rural Fringe
Young Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by: Minuteman Press
Winner: Matthew Larcome Runners Up: Farah Fonseca & Jade Binsted
Service Excellence Award – Sponsored by: Vitacress
Winner: Hair Beauty and Barber Studio Runners Up: ACC UK & Reality HR
Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by: Breeze FM
Winner: Pharmahouse Runners Up: Festival Street Kitchen & Webkick
Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by: Inchora
Winner: Joanna Jensen – Childs Farm Runners Up: Nick Thompson – DCSL Software & Neil Rider –Serious Sport
Innovation of the Year Award – Sponsored by: Festival Place
Winner: Razorsecure Runners Up: Loma Systems & Basingstoke College of Technology
International Business of the Year – Sponsored by Fluor
Winner: Driven International Runners Up: Juniper Research & Exclaimer
Employer of the Year – Sponsored by HR Dept.
Winner: Tempcover Runners Up: Hawk-Eye Innovations & Jargon PR
Female Achiever of the Year – Sponsored by Willmot Dixon
Winner: Leah Mathias Collins – Vitacress Runners Up: Sally Ann Hall Jones – Reality HR & Sophie Cranston – Libelula
Business of the Year – Sponsored by Herrington Carmichael
Winner: DCSL Software Runners Up: Jargon PR & Childs Farm
For more information please contact Felicity Edwards 07921765354 or Kathryn Nield 01256 461167 at Destination Basingstoke.
Dates of Note
ENTRIES OPEN 11th May ENTRIES CLOSE 14th September AWARDS CEREMONY: 22nd November
Celebrating Business in North Hampshire
A Destination Basingstoke Ltd Event
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