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This year’s Grantham Journal Business Awards 2018 finalists are announced!

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The time has finally come to announce the finalists for the Grantham Journal Business Awards 2018.

The Journal has received a magnificent total of 219 nominations/entries. A record!

The judges have had the painstaking job of choosing three finalists for each of our categories, an amazing feat considering some categories had as many as 30 entries.

The awards will be presented at a magnificent dinner and presentation evening in St Wulfram’s Church on Friday, November 2.

Guests will arrive to a Champagne reception with canapes, before sitting down to a three-course dinner. The awards presentation will follow, to be presented by

BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Melvyn Prior as compere.

Tickets to the Grantham Journal Business Awards 2018 will cost £65 per person plus VAT. We will keep you posted.

So here are the finalists for this year’s awards.


-Business of the Year:

Sponsored by: Downtown

Finalists: The Green Man, Ropsley; Empire Formal Tailors, Mark Bates Ltd.

-Businessperson of the Year:

Sponsored by: Chattertons

Finalists: Paul Mason, of Mason’s Attic; Louise Haylock, of Prestige Beauty Salon; Chris England, of England’s Finest Photography.

-Apprentice of the Year:

Sponsored by: BGB Innovation

Finalists: Joshua Bradley of The Garage Door Company; Daniel Watson, of Long Bennington School; Ashley Pemberton, of GRAC.

-Employer of the Year:

Sponsored by: Duncan & Toplis

Finalists: KBR Gas Services; Khaos Control; The Garage Door Company.

-Employee of the Year:

Sponsored by: Oasis Underwriting

Finalists: Craig Berwick, of Golding, Young and Mawer; Elizabeth Reader, of St Peter’s Hill Surgery; Ruby Gallagher, of Rocket.

-Manufacturing and Engineering Award:

Sponsored by: Viking Signs

Finalists: BGB Innovation; SL Engineering; Iconic Engineering.

-Independent Retailer of the Year:

Sponsored by: KBR Gas Services

Finalists: Prestige Beauty Salon; The Boutique; Scotts Hair Design.

-Business Innovation Award:

Sponsored by: INVESTSK

Finalists: Pet Ltd t/a Microcapture; Property Video Solutions; Khaos Control.

-Customer Care Award:

Sponsored by: Grantham Estates

Finalists: East Midlands Property Management; The Garage Door Company; England’s Finest Photography.

-Best Social Enterprise:

Sponsored by: Buckminster

Finalists: Community Books; Dysart Park Action Group; Grantham Disabled Children’s Society.

-Great Taste Award:

Sponsored by: Moy Park

Finalists: Dougie’s Cakehole; Leadenham Teahouse; The Geese and Fountain.

-Best New Start-up:

Sponsored by: Rocket

Finalists: Property Video Solutions; Bon Patisserie; The Tap and Tonic.

-Judges’ Prestige Award:

This award is not eligible for entry. The recipient will be chosen by the judges and will receive an engraved plaque to keep until the next awards in 2019.

After choosing their finalists, the judges said: “It has been very difficult to choose the final three in each category as many good nominations have come in. The quality of the entries

was particularly high this year and it has made the

decisions of the judges very difficult.

“Well done to all our finalists and thank you to all those who were nominated and who entered the


See our dedicated website at: http://granthambusinessawards.co.uk

Grantham Journal Business Awards. (4038861)
Grantham Journal Business Awards. (4038861)

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