Business Leader Awards 2016 finalists announced


The finalists for the 2016 Business Leader Awards have been announced.

The event is the most prestigious business awards in the South West and celebrates business and enterprise, across small, medium and large companies.

The awards were open to businesses across the South West and independently judged.

A team of ten judges – that can be seen here– spent four weeks visiting businesses and looking over the entries in order to reach a decision.

Over 130 entries were received across all of the categories .

The shortlisted companies are as follows – with one winner, from each category, to be revealed at the Awards on Thursday September 22.

Shortlisted companies are below (in no particular order).

Business in the Community Award

Alliance Homes, Almeda Facilities Ltd & Ashley Community Housing

Start up Business Award

Keystone Property Reports, TrueStart Coffee & The Window Outlet

Export & International Business Award 

Pulse Roll Labels, Lye Cross Farm & Creditcall

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Steve Preston (Heat Recruitment), Helena Hills (TrueStart Coffee) & James Liang (Hotcha).

Rising Star Award

Jon Filer (Brunel Professional Risks), James Piper (ecosurety) & James Kingston (Kingston Barnes)

Marketing Campaign of the Year Award

Gregor Heating, Barcan & Kirby & Howards Motor Group

Customer Service Award 

Key Solutions, Pelican Business Services & Midas Construction

Employer of the Year Award

Pelican Business Services, Heat Recruitment & Almeda Facilities

Green Business of the Year Award

Mail Handling International, Filwood Green Business Park & Threesixty Services

Business of the Year Award 1- 10 employees

Waste Source, My Action Replay & Turtle Tots

Business of the Year Award 11-50 employees

Helm Construction, Almeda Facilities & ForrestBrown

Business of the Year Award 51+ employees

Marshfield Bakery, RSG & Gregor Heating

Commercial Property Deal Award

GVA, Stride Treglown & Midas Construction

Innovation of the Year Award

Neighbourly, Simulation Systems & Keystone Property Reports