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Bristol Business Awards: The full list of 2015 winners and finalists

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Written by: Gavin Thompson | Posted 26 June 2015 2:08

Bristol Business Awards: The full list of 2015 winners and finalists
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Here are all the winners of the Bristol Post Business Awards in assocation with UWE Bristol:

Young Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Renishaw

Amy McCormack, of ETM Recycling

ETM Recycling processes more than 56,000 tonnes of waste a year, with 51,000 of it recycled. Amy took over four years ago and has more than doubled turnover and increased profit margins. When she started the firm had one skip lorry and did six jobs a day, now it has 10 and does 100.

Finalists: Edward Hodges, Joining Forces Training; Emma Sherry, Chorus; Craig Steven, Workout Bristol

Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Bristol Broadmead BID

Nailsea Electrical

One of the largest independent retailers in the country, Nailsea Electricals stocks a wide range of kitchen and household appliances sold from its Gloucester Road showroom and now online too. It also offers cookery demonstrations and a kitchen design and installation service.

Finalist: Angelberry

Customer Service Award, sponsored by Destination Bristol

CR Windows

CR Windows has grown from making windows in a garage 37 years ago to manufacturing upwards of 500 windows, doors and conservatories a week from its Kingswood premises. It employs 27 staff and 32 subcontractors who make, sell and install its products, meaning customers can have confidence throughout the whole process.

Finalists: DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre; DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House

Family Business of the Year, sponsored by BOM Group

Jeff Way Electrical

Jeff Way is a professional electrical contractor serving the domestic, new-build and commercial sectors. The firm employs 110 staff, including a large number of apprentices as it trains the next generation of electricians. Recent big contract wins for the second generation family firm include Electricity House, Whapping Wharf and the third phase of the Paintworks scheme.

Finalists: John Sheppard Butchers, Yate Supplies

Innovator of the Year, sponsored by AON

Mubaloo

Mubaloo has created more than 200 apps over the past six years helping companies to become more productive, improve sales and work smarter. An app for the London Air Ambulance has cut response times, saving lives.

Finalists: Fhoss Technology, OVO Energy

Export Award, sponsored by Mazars

British Corner Shop

British Corner Shop is the leading online supermarkets for British ex-pats looking for a taste of home such as Marmite, Cadbury's chocolate and Branston pickle. As well as delivering direct to consumers, the team has built a wholesale business supplying retail customers too.

Finalists: Boomeco; Vistair Systems

Marketing Campaign of the Year, sponsored by Jeff Way Electrical

CR Windows

CR Windows manufactures and installs PVC-u windows, doors and conservatories in Bristol, working in an area from Dursley to Weston-super-Mare.

Finalists: Broadmead BID; MixRadio

Large business of the year, sponsored by Smith & Williamson

Hargreaves Lansdown

The largest direct to consumer broker of shares, ISAs and self-invested personal pensions in the UK. It has grown from a back bedroom in Clifton to become a FTSE 100 listed company valued at £6 billion and a major Bristol employer. This year the team worked hard to be ready for the new pension freedoms, dealing with more than 200,000 customer request for information in a matter of months.

Finalists: Computershare; People Source Consulting

Best creative of technological Business, sponsored by Next Generaton Data (NGD)

Vistair Systems

Vistair is a world leader in supplying innovative web-based safety, management and compliance software to the commercial aviation industry. Clients include easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways.

Finalists: Creditcall; Mubaloo

Leisure and Tourism Business, sponsored by QBE

Everyone Active

Everyone Active runs six leisure centres in Bristol offering activities from swimming to exercise classes, gym, rehabilitation programmes, badminton, football, squash, martial arts, water slides and more. Over the past seven years it has invested in refurbishing facilities to attract more visitors.

Finalists: Rainbow Cafe; Smoke and Mirrors

Small business of the year, sponsored by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

ETM Recycling

ETM Recycling processes more than 56,000 tonnes of waste a year, with 51,000 of it recycled. Four years ago the firm had one skip lorry and did six jobs a day, now it has 10 and does 100 with a forecast turnover of £4 million this year.

Finalists: Angelberry; Chrous; Sovereign Fire and Security; TR Scaffolding

Start-up Business, sponsored by Jordan's

Cubik Innovation

Cubik takes concepts and ideas into production. It's a place for inventors or small companies looking to develop electronic products and get them to market. Founded in 2012 , the firm now has 15 permanent staff. One recent example of its work is a device to detect risks of legionnaires' disease in water supplies.

Finalists: ForrestBrown Ltd; Steak of the Art

Environmental Business Award, sponsored by Nuffield Health

Solarsense

Solarsense has played a key role in driving the renewables energy sector in its 20-year history and aims to make renewable technology more accessible and better understood. Its own headquarters acts as an example, generating 100KW of electricity from solar panels and heat from a wood pellet boiler and ground source heat pump.

Finalists: Ashfords; Computershare; ETM Recycling

Contribution to the Community, sponsored by First Great Western

Everyone Active

Everyone Active runs six leisure centres in Bristol offering activities from swimming to exercise classes, gym, rehabilitation programmes, badminton, football, squash, martial arts, water slides and more. Its Energise programme uses exercise to help those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Finalists: Ashfords; MD Building Services

Business of the Year, sponsored by UWE

Vistair Systems

Lifetime achievement award, sponsored by Punter Southall

Nick Park, David Sproxton and Peter Lord of Aardman

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