Grantham Journal Business Awards 2015: the winners!
Last night’s Grantham Journal Business Awards was a spectacular event which showcased the very best of business in the town.
The atmosphere was one of excitement and, as host for the evening Melvyn Prior said, one of “pride”. This was echoed by the many award sponsors and award winners, many of whom took to the podium to give their thanks.
Following welcome addresses by Journal editor Paul Richardson and chairman of Grantham Business Club Stuart Pigram, and a four-course dinner, the awards ceremony began.
We can now announce the winners of the 2015 Grantham Journal Business Awards.
GREAT TASTE AWARD
Winner: Everest Inn, Grantham
Runners-up: The Stag Inn in Barkston and The Chequers in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir
INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Winner: The Trickling Tap, Grantham
Runners-up: Empire Designerwear and The Boutique
APPRENTICE/YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Winners: apprentice Ashleigh Bottomley from Enhance Beauty and young businessperson Angus Lilburn of Diginibble
Runners-up: Lauren Farrow of Horse Mall and Martin Richards of Indulgence Delivered
BEST NOT-FOR-PROFIT/SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ORGANISATION
Winner: Cafe Rainbow
Runners-up: Grantham Disabled Children Society and Grantham Museum
BUSINESS INNOVATION AWARD
Winner: A1 Security Services
Runners-up: Indulgence Delivered and JMP Solicitors
CUSTOMER CARE AWARD
Winner: Hairs and Graces
Runners-up: Genes Barbers and The Trickling Tap
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Runners-up: JMP Solicitors and Mark Bates Ltd
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Winner: Alex Wade of Mark Bates Ltd
Runners-up: Adam Banks of Buckley Wand and Janet Fitt and Pauline Sculthorpe of Gilder Care
BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Winner: Debbie Rogers of The Boutique
Runners-up: Adam Lascelles of Winkworth and Denise Shaw of Keniki Nails and Beauty
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner: JMP Solicitors
Runners-up: Gilder Care and Mark Bates Ltd
JUDGES’ EXCELLENCE AWARD
This award went to Mark Bates Ltd