We can now reveal the winners in the 2016 Grantham Journal Business Awards

Grantham Journal Business Awards 2016
Grantham Journal Business Awards 2016
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Finalists gathered at the Grantham Journal Business Awards tonight (Wednesday) to find out whether they were winners.

Held once again in the grounds of Belton House, the awards are a celebration of business excellence in the Grantham area.

Around 275 people attended, beginning the evening with a drinks reception before going on to a four-course meal and then the awards ceremony and after-show party.

We can now reveal the winners in each of the 12 categories, plus the winners of the Judges’ Prestige Award and a one-off Grantham Journal Special Recognition Award.

**Great Taste Award

Winner: The Cakehole, Barrowby

Runners-up: The Crown & Anchor, Welby, and The Teaspoon Tea Company

**Independent Retailer Award

Winner: Simmonds Music

Runners-up: The Boutique, The Picture Cafe and The Trickling Tap

**Apprentice of the Year

Winner: Ben Fletcher, KBR Gas Services

Runner-up: Ruby Gallagher, Rocket Print and Promotions

**Young Businessperson of the Year

Winner: Ollie Brendan, Absolute Detailing

Runners-up: Amber Kitching, Sam Frisby and Chris Buck

**Best Not-for-Profit/Social Enterprise

Winner: Community Books

Runners-up: RotarySwimarathon and Grantham Rivercare

**Business Innovation Award

Winner: BGB Engineering

Runners-up: For Aisha and A1 Security Services

**Customer Care Award

Winner: The Boutique

Runners-up: The White Robin and Pristine Cleaners

**Employer of the Year

Winner: Viking Signs

Runners-up: Blue Castle and Rocket Print and Promotions

**Employee of the Year

Winner: Matt Loveridge, The Stag at Barkston

Runner-up: Hannah Hutson, Viking Signs

**After Dark Award

Winner: The Tap and Tonic

Runners-up: The Guildhall Arts Centre and The Everest Inn

**Manufacturing and Engineering Award

Winner: Grantham Engineering

Runners-up: BGB Engineering and KA Sensors

**Businessperson of the Year

Winner: Mark Salter, For Aisha

Runners-up: Stuart Pigram of The Trust Group and Tom Simmonds of Simmonds Music

**Business of the Year

Winner: Rocket Print and Promotions

Runners-up: The Picture Cafe and Barkston Refinishing

**Judges’ Prestige Award

Winner: Simmonds Music

**Grantham Journal Special Recognition Award

Winner: Stuart Pigram, Go Grantham (BID project)