The INSPIRE business awards 2016 finalists announced!

Round one of judging complete and the INSPIRE business awards 2016 finalists are announced.

The first round of judging for the Inspire Business Awards 2016 has now taken place, and the judging panel, comprising of business leaders and experts from across the region have met to discuss and debate all of the entries received across the 12 categories. The entries have been shortlisted to a final list of three in each category. Visits to each of the 36 finalists will be taking place over the next few weeks and the all-important winners will be revealed at the glittering gala dinner taking place on Thursday 10 November, where over 500 esteemed guests will gather in anticipation of the announcement.

Felicity Edwards, Managing Director of Destination Basingstoke, the organiser of the annual Inspire Business Awards programme “As always fascinating to see the business behind the nomination and meet the real people that make these north Hampshire businesses so successful so I am looking forward to taking part in the visits!”

The organisers would like to thank all those that have taken the time to enter this year, there can only be three finalists in each category and please do not let it deter you from entering again next year. Tough decisions had to be made amongst many high-quality entries received.

Tables and tickets are on sale now, should you wish to join the celebration and attend the evening – though you will need to hurry as places are limited. Call 01256 461167 for more information.


Young Business Person of the Year
Horizon Imaging – David Hogg
Mama & Belle – Susy Olivier
The Sun Inn – Gordon Stott
Entrepreneur Of the Year Award
Xcel Sales – Nicola Hartland
DCSL Software – Nick  Thompson
Collards – Robert Collard
Service Excellence Award
Phillips Solicitors
KJM Windows and Conservatories

Family Business of the Year Award
Fresh and Clean Services Limited
Andwell Brewery
Odiham Cake Company
International Business of the Year
Loma Systems
Farnborough International
Innovation of the Year Award
Dawes Highway Safety
Business Software Cenre

Business and the Community Award
Aldershot Enterprise Centre
Aldershot Football Club
Accelerate Driver Training
Small Business of the Year Award
Andwell Brewery
Active Staff
Business of the Year
Vintage Roots
Loma Systems

New Business of the Year
Hartletts Café
Beacons Home
Employer of the Year
Fleet Mortgages
Hampshire Court Hotel
Employee of the Year
R&B Industrial – Anna
The Hair, Beauty  & Barber Studio – Toni Sue Mays
The Hair, Beauty  & Barber Studio – Hannah Parker