Winners of the Cirencester Business Awards 2019
By Andrew Merrell | 14th May 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
Many thanks to @FRCFinicialPlanning for sponsoring Team of the year Congratulations to the Winner Cirencester Opportunity Group pic.twitter.com/8MwjGXz1Ie— Cirencester Chamber (@CCoCChat) May 11, 2019
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."
Many thanks to Soroptimist International Cirencester for sponsoring young Enterprise of the year Congratulations to the winner Persephone Violet pic.twitter.com/PL4tVmE2NN— Cirencester Chamber (@CCoCChat) May 11, 2019
Runner up - Jesse Smiths
Once again many thanks to all.... We hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and we will be back on Monday.— Cirencester Chamber (@CCoCChat) May 11, 2019
Apologies if anyone has been missed out, we will be in touch with you all very soon. pic.twitter.com/BhBnelWKQ0
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.
Many thanks to Folk2Folk for sponsoring Professional Services of the year Congratulations to the Winner Kay Ransom Photography (Unfortunately Kay couldn't take this photo) pic.twitter.com/SW7QHwSwVr— Cirencester Chamber (@CCoCChat) May 11, 2019
Runners Up - Wildwood Ecology
Hospitality & Entertainment Provider of the Year
Winner - The Kings Head Hotel
Many thanks to Bluestone Insurance Services Ltd for sponsoring Hospitality & Entertainment of the year Congratulations to the Winner Kings Head Hotel pic.twitter.com/LZkMTvgJbl— Cirencester Chamber (@CCoCChat) May 11, 2019
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
And finally our own Awards presented by Annemarie Thurgood Athena Web Designs to Simon King pic.twitter.com/W9HXdraj8G— Cirencester Chamber (@CCoCChat) May 11, 2019
Wilts & Glos Standard Customer Service Award
Winner - UBCUK Cirencester
Many Thanks to our media sponsor Wilts and Glos Standard— Cirencester Chamber (@CCoCChat) May 11, 2019
Congratulations to United Business Centre pic.twitter.com/MCBBZ6DGJB
Cotswold Business and Professional Life Cirencester Ambassador Award
Winner - Clare Bartlett
Many Thanks to our media sponsor Cotswold Life Magazine— Cirencester Chamber (@CCoCChat) May 11, 2019
Congratulations to Clare Bartlett pic.twitter.com/T6IFhReQPv
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