Finalists announced for North Somerset Business Awards

Business Leader Magazine is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2013 North Somerset Business Awards.

The winners will be unveiled at a spectacular gala dinner held at the prestigious Double Tree Hilton, Cadbury House, on Thursday September 26.

World-renowned explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is the host for the evening.

Andrew Scott, Managing Director of Business Leader comments: “This is the first major awards event for North Somerset and the quality of entries has been outstanding.

“Well over 100 entries have been received and companies have gone to great lengths to provide comprehensive, well written entries with supporting documentation.”

The panel of 10 judges have carefully assessed entries and the final votes are in.

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

Sustainability in Business Award

Burleigh Portishead
Alliance Homes

Business in Community Award

Curzon Community Cinema
Weston College
Alliance Homes

Employer of the Year

Smurfit Kappa
Weston College

Customer Excellence Award

Pure Comms
Castellan Group
Avery Estate Agents

Innovation of the Year

Nickel Electro
Staff Guardian

Marketing Campaign of the Year

North Somerset Council
Quality Solicitors Burroughs Day
Noah’s Ark Zoo

Training Initiative Award

Weston College
Smurfit Kappa
Pursuit Training

Young Business Person of the Year

Mike Turner, Turnkey IT
Suzi Hull, Sparkol
Gemma Hughes, Dowlas

Entrepreneur of the Year

Kelly Hooper, The Barn
Hayden Rushton, Britannia Windows
Nick Taplin, Double Tree by Hilton

Sian Lloyd Jones Award, in association with North Somerset Enterprise Agency

Pursuit Training
Amalgam Landscapes

Small Business of the Year Award

AllWater Technologies Ltd
Pursuit Training
Debbie Fortune Estate Agents

Business of the Year Award

Double Tree by Hilton, Cadbury House
Britannia Windows
The Grand Pier