In May we helped coordinate the application process, judging and preparation of the Cherwell Business Awards Dinner.
We gave £900 in sponsorship and donated a £50 voucher, from Coles Bookshop in Bicester, for the raffle.
Oxford University Begbroke Science Park were the proud hosts of the prestigious Gala Dinner for the 2016 Cherwell Business Awards. The event took place on Friday 20 May in a marquee in the picturesque Jacobean walled garden of Begbroke Science Park. Over 230 guests gathered to celebrate the success of some of the best businesses in our district.
The awards ceremony itself was hosted by Kirsty Leahy, well-known breakfast presenter from Banbury Sound. Bicester Vision co-sponsored the Micro Business Award and its partners sponsored a further four awards. Winners were presented with an elegant, engraved glass trophy plus a certificate. We donated a gift voucher for the raffle and in total it raised £1,180.00 with all the proceeds going to the winner of the Charity & Community Award –Banbury and District Bus Project.
The winners of the awards were:
New Business Award, sponsored by A2Dominion Group: J D’Cruz Ltd
Employer of the Year Award, sponsored by Activate Learning Banbury & Bicester College: Nicholsons Nurseries Ltd
Innovation & Creativity Award, sponsored by Begbroke Science Park: Walraven UK Ltd
Retail Award, sponsored by Bicester Village: Andy’s Barber Shop
Charity & Community Award sponsored by Cherwell District Council: Banbury & District Bus Project
Business Person of the Year Award sponsored by Ellacotts LLP Accountants: Simon Biltcliffe of Webmart Ltd
Micro Business of the Year Award sponsored by Bicester Vision & Bicester Chamber: Burgess Reclamation
Small Business of the Year Award sponsored by OXLEP: Butterflies Healthcare
Apprenticeship Award, sponsored by Oxfordshire Apprenticeships: High Spec Composites
Established Business Award, sponsored by Spratt Endicott Solicitors: British Bakels Ltd
Cherwell Business of the Year sponsored by Norbar Torque Tools: British Bakels Ltd