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Bristol Post Business Awards 2013 winners announced

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Bristol Post Business Awards 2013 winners announced

PICTURES: Independently-owned Wessex Garages was the big winner at the Bristol Post Business Awards last night (June 26), with Sir David McMurtry of Gloucestershire's Renishaw winning a lifetime achievement award.

Wessex Garages, which has six showrooms in Bristol, the South West and South Wales, romped home with a hat-trick of awards, including the overall Business of the Year Award.

Other winners on the night included renewable energy firm Solarsense, Weston’s Grand Pier and the team behind the Friska coffee shop chain.

(A full gallery of pictures from the night is available in our galleries section. To view click Bristol Post Business Awards 2013)

The awards were handed out by former Blue Peter presenter Valerie Singleton at a gala event held at the Passenger Shed at Temple Meads station, which was also attended by the chief executive of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, Paul Wilson.

Sir David McMurtry, the founder and chairman of precision engineering firm Renishaw, was also honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Editor of the Post Michael Norton and Bristol News and Media managing director Sarah Pullen spoke at the event which was attended by more than 400 people. Mayor George Ferguson was also a guest speaker.

Mr Norton said: "This event was all about celebrating everything that is best in the business community in Bristol. These businesses are the lifeblood of the city and help to make it such a vibrant and fantastic place to live and work."

Keith Brock, managing director of Wessex Garages, said: "We won the customer service award last year so to win it two years in a row is amazing. Special thanks should go out to all of the team who have made this possible."

Categories and winners included (Winners are in bold, runners up thereafter):

Business of the Year Wessex Garages

Lifetime Achievement Award Sir David McMurtry

Environmental Award Solarsense UK Ltd

Environmental Award ETM Recycling Ltd

Environmental Award Friska

Community Contribution Solarsense UK Ltd

Community Contribution Accessible Transport 4 U

Community Contribution Park Furnishers

Large Business of the Year Wessex Garages

Large Business of the Year Opus Recruitment Solutions

Large Business of the Year Smart Traffic Ltd

Large Business of the Year Gregor Heating, Electrical & Renewable Energ

Start Up Business Turtle Tots Ltd

Start Up Business The Detective Project

Start Up Business Bloggs Hair Design

Start Up Business Soap Suds Laundry Services

Small Business of the Year CR Windows Ltd

Small Business of the Year Whitehall Printing

Small Business of the Year Mubaloo

Family Business of the Year Power Electrics (Bristol) Ltd

Family Business of the Year Williams Automobiles Ltd

Family Business of the Year Britannia Windows UK Ltd

Family Business of the Year Nailsea Electical

Family Business of the Year Whitehall Printing

Young Entrepreneur Ed Brown, Friska Griff Holland, Friska

Young Entrepreneur Ben Gilks, Nailsea Electrical

Young Entrepreneur James Taylor, Angel Berry

Young Entrepreneur Henry Williams, Williams Automobiles Ltd

Young Entrepreneur Joe Hemmings Bloggs Hair Design

Customer Service Award Wessex Garages

Customer Service Award Double Tree by Hilton

Customer Service Award Wiltshire Farm Foods

Customer Service Award CR Windows Ltd

Customer Service Award Whitehall Printing

Customer Service Award Gregor Heating, Electrical & Renewable Energy

Retailer of the Year John Lewis Cribbs Causeway

Retailer of the Year The Triathlon Shop limited

Retailer of the Year Nailsea Electrical

Retailer of the Year Specsavers Broadmead

Leisure and Tourism Award Grand Pier

Leisure and Tourism Award Old Down Country Park and Manor

Leisure and Tourism Award Bristol Aquarium

International Trade Awards Bodywise (UK) Ltd - Natracare

International Trade Awards Trunki

International Trade Awards Ardman

Innovator of the Year Hydrate for Health Ltd

Innovator of the Year Mubaloo

Innovator of the Year Wessex Garages

Communicator of the Year Horse World

Communicator of the Year Milsted Langdon LLP

Communicator of the Year Curo

Communicator of the Year Mubaloo

(A full gallery of pictures from the night is available in our galleries section. To view click Bristol Post Business Awards 2013)

 

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