2018 Winners!


Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the Northamptonshire Business Awards 2018!

The winners in selected categories will go on to compete in the British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) regional business awards for the East Midlands, with winners from this progressing to the BCC’s national awards in November.

High Growth Business of the Year

This award is open to businesses of all sizes and recognises businesses that have experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs or international trade. Judges will be looking for an organisation that can demonstrate the highest levels of growth with a strong plan for sustainable financial performance.

Winner: ID Card Centre Ltd



Employer of the Year

This award recognises organisations that demonstrate excellence in the promotion and implementation of a learning and development culture. Entrants for this award must communicate how this culture has contributed to the business achieving outstanding success.

Winner: Teamwork Trust



Education & Business Partnership

This award recognises schools, further education colleges, universities and training providers that engage effectively with business. Entrants for this award must demonstrate how they work with businesses to help their pupils gain an understanding of the world of work and develop the crucial employability skills that employers value.

Winner: Northgate School Arts College Academy Trust



Best use of Technology

This award recognises organisations that have fully exploited the range of technology available to them to grow their business. Entrants for this award must demonstrate how they have used the power of technology to transform their business.

Winner: ID Card Centre Ltd



Customer Commitment Award

Recognising organisations with a focus on customer service and care this award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and commitment in the ever important area of customer service.

Winner: SK Energy



Digital Communications Campaign of the Year

This award will recognise organisations who have created, implemented and evaluated a marketing campaign that has been an outstanding success over the past 12 months. Entrants will need to outline what the campaign objectives were, the approach and channels used as well as the results achieved.

Winner: Barker Shoes Ltd



Export Business of the Year

This award recognises the strength of Britain’s international businesses. Entrants for this award must stand out from the crowd on the International stage and demonstrate that they have generated significant and/or sustained increases in their export and/or import activity.

Winner: Viridian Nutrition



Small Business of the Year

Open to organisations employing up to 75 full time members of staff. This award will go to the company that has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance, while demonstrating a clear understanding of the markets that it operates in.

Winner: ID Card Centre Ltd



Apprentice of the Year

This award recognises the rising stars who will become the business leaders of tomorrow. Open to all current or past apprentices aged 16–25 years old who can demonstrate they have made an exceptional contribution to their workplace.

Winner: Evie Underwood of NRG Illumination Ltd



Business of the Year

This overall winner was be chosen from the winners of each category. The winner of the Business of the Year Award received a cash prize of £10,000,

Winner: Barker Shoes Ltd


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