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SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards shortlist revealed

By Adrian Curtis

SME awards launch at The Regus building, Cambourne Business Park. Picture: Keith Heppell
SME awards launch at The Regus building, Cambourne Business Park. Picture: Keith Heppell

The director of the inaugural SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards has hailed the response from the region’s small businesses after announcing the shortlist.

Winners of the awards, which are supported by media partner Cambridge Independent, will be announced at a gala ceremony and black-tie dinner at the Huntingdon Marriott Hotel on April 5.

Awards director Damian Cummins said: “We have had a phenomenal number of entrants to our inaugural awards in Cambridgeshire.

“Such was the response from quality businesses across the county that we have to restrict tickets to just four per finalist. We’re already looking for a larger venue for 2018.

“We’re looking forward to see who wins, hoping the correct envelope will be used to announce the winner and celebrating the fact that many of the successful applicants will also make their way to the national finals in London later in the year.”

There are 85 nominations across the 20 categories, including four for Milton Executive Cars and three each for Arcus Global, Aston Shaw and British Essentials.

The Cambridge Independent is sponsoring the Business Person of the Year category, which has a strong shortlist of six. There are six nominees each for Regus Cambridge Business of the Year and the CWL Systems-sponsored category for firms with fewer than 50 employees.


Events and PR Apprentice of the Year

Aaron Leeks, Gpsk Ltd

Harley Butcher, Softwerx

Tilly Dalton, Savernake Technology

Anglia Ruskin University Business Innovation Award

Aston Shaw Ltd

Breckland Orchard

L2S2 Ltd

Photocentric Ltd

Aston Shaw Accountants Best New Business

Clip n Climb Cambridge

Fiona Education Consulting Ltd

Frost Digital Design

Happy Nana Café

Watt Knowledge Ltd

CWL Systems Business of the Year Greater than 50

Arcus Global

Cambridge Independent Business Person of the Year

David Smart, Softwerx

Faye Holland, Cofinitive Ltd

Lucy Argent, Salon at Number 5

Mark Layzell, HiTeam

Rebecca Willers, Shepreth Wildlife Park

Colin Miles, Somersault

Regus Cambridge Business of the Year

Arcus Global

British Essentials Ltd

eSight Energy

Milton Executive Cars Ltd

OST Marketing Limited

Sports of Schools

Slater and Gordon Community Business of the Year

Conscious Communications

Creative Content Company

CUB (UK) Ltd

Elite Swimming Academy Ltd

Milton Executive Cars Ltd

Premier Travel Group

Stanair Employee of the Year

Bayfield Training – Natalie Bayfield

Stanair Enterprising Business of the Year

Bright Business Advice

British Essentials Ltd



My Mustard Entrepreneur of the Year

Edward Williams, Elite Swimming Academy Ltd

Emerson Patton, Bright Business Advice

Faye Holland, Cofinitive Ltd

Mark Layzell, HiTeam

Zillur Hussain, The Pearl Hotel

Syngenta Excellence in Research and Development

L2S2 Ltd

Photocentric Ltd

Travel Plan Plus Green Award

Enval Ltd

GreenAir Cars

Cambridge Judge Business School High Growth Award

Arcus Global

Aston Shaw Ltd

Genie Ventures

Photocentric Ltd

Riverlite Limited

Zion Landscapes Limited

My Mustard Networking Group of the Year

Creative Networking

drivve – Thee Partnership Network

Grub Club Cambridge

Pecha Kucha Cambridge

Positive Networking


JPA Furniture Service Excellence

Aston Shaw Ltd

Blue Donkey Ltd

Cambridge Nutraceuticals Ltd

Citystay Limited

Grabbit and Run Couriers Ltd


Lloyds Bank Tourism and Leisure

Cambridge Food Tour

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

The Pearl Hotel

THALES Training and Development

Blue Donkey

Logic Service Management Ltd


Events and PR Young Business Person of the Year

Amy Barron, Limelight Entertainment

Ben Creasy, Zion Landscapes Limited

Edward Williams, Elite Swimming Academy Ltd

Merick Chadda, British Essentials Ltd

CWL Systems Business of the Year Less than 50

Bright Business Advice



Inheritance Legal Services Ltd

Kamarin Computers Ltd

Milton Executive Cars Ltd

Customer Service

Bruno Pereira Photography

Cambridge Contemporary Crafts

Citrus Rooms

Milton Executive Cars Ltd

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

Wellperson Ltd


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