Finalists for 2014 Business Leader Awards announced


Business Leader Magazine is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2014 North Somerset Business Awards.

The winners will be unveiled at a gala dinner held at Double Tree Hilton, Cadbury House, on Thursday September 25, from 6pm until late.

World-famous entrepreneur Michelle Mone OBE is the host on the evening.

A panel of ten judges from a wide range of business professions independently judged the entries, as part of a rigorous process.

Andrew Scott, Managing Director of Business Leader comments: “Just as last year the number and quality of entries received was impressive. Thank you to all who entered and put in so much effort and thank you also to the judges who put in so much effort going through the entries.”

The nominations for each Award are as follows, in no particular order:

Business in the Community

Weston Hospicecare, North Somerset Enterprise Agency, Alliance Homes

Green Business of the Year

Siniat, Lambtrad Ltd, Britannia Windows

Customer Excellence Award

Touts Budgens, Castelan Group, Belvoir Lettings

Innovation of the Year

Powervamp, Weston Hospice, Raj Architects

Marketing & Promotion

Weston College, Pure Comms, Siniat

Employer of the Year

Key Solutions, Castelan Group, Alliance Homes

Sian Lloyd-Jones Award – businesses under two years old

GB Recruitment, EWE Knit, Rachel J Homes

Young Business Person of the Year

Jonathan Tout – Tout Budgens, Gemma Day – Dowlas, Anna Pepler – HR Dept

Entrepreneur of the Year

Nick Taplin – DoubleTree by Hilton, Kelly Hooper – The Barn, Dr Paul Phillips – Weston College

Small Business of the Year

The Barn, HR Dept, Turtle Tots

Business of the Year

Knightstone Housing, Weston College, Lambtrad