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Winners of the Cirencester Business Awards 2019

Winners have been revealed in this year's Cirencester Business Awards - staged by the town's chamber of commerce.

It is the ninth year of the event which seeks to champion the very best in business the Cotswold market town has to offer.

And as usual, the showcase event at The Corn Hall in Market Place saw plenty of entries, and did not disappoint.

Winners of the night were as follows...

Business Person of the Year

Winner - Kelly Keen

Runners Up - Brett Russell of Tierra & Marr

Team of the Year

Winner - Cirencester Opportunity Group

Runners Up - Phoenix Festival

Cirencester Corporate Social Enterprise Award of the Year

Winner - Lounge Design

Adam Vines, director of Lounge Design, said: "Social responsibility for the community we work in shouldn't just be the domain of larger business. Small organisations can make a huge impact on their local environment. Work shouldn't just be about the bottom line.

"Lounge Design's ethic is that the team also needs to enjoy coming in to work and being involved in the business as a whole. We also are passionate about giving back to the community and feel this is a crucial element of our work - we spend a percentage of our time every month delivering charitable work to support worthy causes."

Runners Up - Cirencester Friendly

New Business of the Year Award

Winner - The Old Café

Runner Up - Non Solo Pasta

Retailer of the Year

Winner - Persephone Violet

Emily Hepworth, from Persephone Violet, said: "Winning both the young entrepreneur award and retailer of the year was a massive highlight for Persephone Violet. We appreciate the recognition that all our hard work is paying off. As a small business these awards mean so much and encourage us to do better year on year."

Runner up - Jesse Smiths

Professional Services of the Year

Winner - Kay Ransom Photography

"I was photographing the awards as a sponsor in the knowledge I was also a finalist. When my name was read out on stage the reality of 'yay I've won' and 'ah how am I going take to my own photo' - struck! A great boost for my business and a fun night!," said Kay.

Runners Up - Wildwood Ecology

Hospitality & Entertainment Provider of the Year

Winner - The Kings Head Hotel

Runner Up - The Golden Farm

Business of the Year

Winner - Jesse Smiths

Runner Up - UBCUK Cirencester

Apprentice of the Year

Winner - Eryn Sergeant of Cirencester Friendly

Runner Up - Sophie Stephens of Cirencester Sales & Lettings

Young Enterprise of the Year

Winner - Persephone Violet

Runner Up - Maria Parry of Glittaglo

Cirencester Scene Creatives Champion Award

Winner - Sandra & Trevor Dukes of The Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Award

Winner - Simon King

Wilts & Glos Standard Customer Service Award

Winner - UBCUK Cirencester

Cotswold Business and Professional Life Cirencester Ambassador Award

Winner - Clare Bartlett

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