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Britain’s SME’s celebrated at inaugural Enterprise Champion Awards

Britain’s SME’s celebrated at inaugural Enterprise Champion Awards

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Britain’s excellent nationwide SME’s recognised in glittering award’s ceremony.

The inaugural British Champion Awards, developed as a life-long dream from Group Managing Director of Capital Enterprise Media, Richard Alvin, talking after the occasion, he was thrilled with the outcomes: ‘At Enterprise Issues we’ve all the time supported and profiled the unbelievable work that our nation’s SME’s do, so organising an annual awards to rejoice and reward these hardworking enterprise house owners appeared like such a pure development.

‘Our journey to convey the Business Champion Awards to life, has been a problem over the previous 12 months, nonetheless to see everybody right here and really feel the satisfaction within the room for all their achievements has made all of it fully worthwhile.’

And what a celebration of nationwide companies it was …

Company walked the purple carpet and had been welcomed into the Eastwinter Gardens within the coronary heart of Canary Wharf, a venue chosen to mirror the award’s inexperienced values as a carbon impartial and sustainable location. With a jazz trio to enrich the drinks reception, with out exception each visitor had donned their night put on and was able to benefit from the full night of leisure, nice eating and awards … with after all, a couple of surprises.

Electrical drummers signalled the beginning of the occasion, adopted by a gap speech on the significance of authentic tales for companies by Enterprise Issues’ Affiliate Editor, Cherry Martin.

Richard Alvin was subsequent on the stage to offer his private welcoming speech, through which he additionally introduced the Enterprise individual of the 12 months Michelle Ovens CBE. Voicing the occasion was none apart from the unique voice of Siri, John Briggs, which earnt a stable spherical of applause.

Dinner was then served alongside a silent public sale to boost important funds for the occasion’s charity companion: Thoughts.

Company had been then handled to a shock comedy act by common stars of TV present, Mock the Week, Tiff Stevenson and Maisie Adam. Each comedians carried out a person set, earlier than returning to the stage to do a ‘Issues You Wouldn’t Usually Hear at an Award’s Ceremony’.

The nation’s favorite information broadcaster, Huw Edwards from the BBC, then took to the stage to steer the occasions. Delivering a witty speech, Huw then fully captured the viewers’s hearts with a heartfelt tribute to Thoughts charity and his personal factors of wrestle in the course of the pandemic.

Then it was time for the awards. Every award was launched by Huw and introduced by one of many award’s 40 robust staff of judges. Together with a variety of UK enterprise leaders together with Phil Jones MBE, MD of Brother UK; Alex Robson, founder of Soho Gin, and Charlie Mullins OBE, who has simply exited Pimlico Plumbers in a £150m deal.

The trophies themselves had been produced within the UK utilizing totally sustainable wooden sources and strategies. Every of the winners may also have ten timber planted of their area to additional exemplify and encourage the attain of the Enterprise Champion Awards’ values.

The winners to be introduced by class had been:

New Enterprise of the 12 months

Bronze – JOMO Membership

Silver – Unite Advertising and Occasions

Winner – Seeblue Advertising

Champions in a Disaster

Bronze – Sahan Cares

Silver – Pentre Tech

Winner – Community Central

Enterprise Innovation of the 12 months

Bronze – B-Secur

Silver – Bitrez

Winner – ScenePro Digital Forensics

Progress Enterprise of the 12 months

Bronze – International Procurement Group

Silver – G&L Scientific

Winner – Killing Kittens

SME Enterprise of the 12 months

Bronze – LitPR

Silver – JHP Recruitment

Winner – Whiskey & Wealth Membership

Exporter Enterprise of the 12 months

Silver – Double Dutch Drinks

Winner (Giant Firm) – RS Parts

Winner (SME) – Playful Guarantees

Sustainable Enterprise Award

Bronze – SRL Publishing

Silver – SKOOT

Winner – DPD UK

Winner (Not-For-Revenue) – Planet Tracker

Range & Inclusion Award


Younger Entrepreneur of the 12 months

Winner – Raissa & Joyce De Haas – Double Dutch Drinks

Entrepreneur of the 12 months


Bronze – Linda Norton – Ranmore Rise Retreat & Surrey Places

Silver – Mark Stringer – SKOOT

Winner – Daniel Priestley – Dent International

Excellent Achievement Award


Winner – Michelle Ovens CBE

Summing up his ideas on the evening, Richard Alvin mentioned: ‘Congratulations to the entire winners, silver and bronze trophy holders. They had been all excellent of their shows and enterprise mindsets, values, figures and methodologies.

‘Each single one of many finalists needs to be extremely proud to have been shortlisted and current on the evening. Out of 5.6 million SME’s, making up 99% of the nation’s companies, to make it to the finals is not any imply feat and is an achievement to be extremely happy with.

‘Huw has already confirmed his involvement for subsequent 12 months’s awards and the venue is booked. My staff and I are already excited to launch the 2023 Enterprise Champion Awards, on the sixteenth June at London’s iconic Tower Bridge.’

Cherry Martin

Cherry is Affiliate Editor of Enterprise Issues with duty for planning and writing future options, interviews and extra in-depth items for what’s now the UK’s largest print and on-line supply of present enterprise information.

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