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Winners of the Cambridge Independent SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2020-21 revealed

By: Paul Brackley paul.brackley@iliffemedia.co.uk

Published: 20:30, 29 April 2021

Updated: 20:39, 29 April 2021

The winners of the Cambridge Independent SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2020-21 have been revealed.

The winners of the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards were revealed in a live virtual ceremony

A live virtual ceremony was held on Thursday (April 29), attended by representatives from business and organisations across the county, who enjoyed the chance to network in breakout rooms before and after the awards.

Winners in 21 categories were announced, along with the Cambridge Independent Overall Gold Winner.

Some of the attendees at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards
Some of the attendees at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards
Some of the guests at the SME Cambridgeshire Busines Awards 2020-21

This went to Evolution Packaging Products - a St Ives-based company that provides eco-friendly packaging under the trading name naturepac.

All of its products - which include cups, boxes and trays, plates and bowls, cutlery and bags - are made using biodegradable, compostable or recycled materials.

Among the big winners on the night were PervasID and East Anglian Air Ambulance, which earned two awards each.

Our host for the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards
Cambridge Independent MD Ricky Allan at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2020-21

Faye Holland was named Business Person of the Year while her business, cofinitive, picked up a silver in the Best Enterprising Business category, and the Impact Women’s Network, which Faye co-founded with Shima Barakat, was named Networkoing Group of the Year.

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Meanwhile, Louise Palmer-Masterton, founder of plant-based restaurant business Stem & Glory, was named Business Woman of the Year.

One of the most striking stories of the night came in the Young Business Person of the Year category, where Ankit Chadha, co-founder of In2Med, emerged victorious just days before he takes his final medical exam at Cambridge.

The Green Award, sponsored by South Cambridgeshire District Council, went to Aponic
Priority Digital Health collects its award at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards
ROOTS Medtech collects its award at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards

In the two Business of the Year categories, office and laboratory fit-out specialist COEL and pioneering healthcare company Priority Digital Health emerged victorious.

A full list of all the winners is below. Many of them will now go on to compete in the equivalent categories for the National SME Business Awards, run by our partners Events&PR.

These are usually held every year at Wembley, and feature winners from counties across the country.

To express your interest in the next SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards, contact paul.brackley@iliffemedia.co.uk and matt.drummond@iliffemedia.co.uk.

With thanks to our sponsors

The Cambridge Independent SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2020-21 sponsors

WINNERS OF THE 2020-21 CAMBRIGDE INDEPENDENT SME CAMBRIDGESHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS

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Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Form the Future/Greater Cambridge Partnerships

Best Customer Service

Best Enterprising Business sponsored by Regus

Best New Business sponsored by Milton Hall

Business Hero

Business Innovation sponsored by Mantle

Business of the Year Less than 50 Employees sponsored by pem

Business of the Year More than 50 Employees sponsored by Ashtons HR Consulting

Business Person of the Year sponsored by Gibbs Denley Financial & Investment Advisers

Business Woman of the Year sponsored by HCR

Community Business of the Year

Employer of the Year sponsored by Mattioli Woods plc

Entrepreneur of the Year

High Growth Business of the Year sponsored by Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Networking Group of the Year sponsored by IWM Duxford

Not for Profit Business of the Year

Positive Impact Award sponsored by King’s Ely

Service Excellence

The Green Award sponsored by South Cambridgeshire District Council

Website of the Year

Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by Kleinwort Hambros

Cambridge Independent Overall Gold winner: Evolution Packaging Products

Congratulations to all our winners.

Look out for further coverage in the Cambridge Independent, out from Wednesday, May 5, and in the next edition of IQ business magazine, out in May.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was one of the big winners on the night collecting two awards.

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