Awards

OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 Award winners

OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards 2016Below are the winners of the OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards announced today at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe.

Best Tourism & Hospitality Business

Winner

Finalists

Best Digital Business

Winner

Finalists

Best Retail Business

Joint winners

Finalists

Best Employee

Winner

  • Allan Day – Ilfracombe and District Community Transport Association

Finalists

  • Rachel Ford – The Deli, Ilfracombe High Street
  • Peter Hunter – Manor House Café
  • Barrie Quaintance – Robins Garage

Excellence in Customer Service

Winner

Finalists

  • Paul Clews
  • Ilfracombe Convenience Store (Premier express)

Young Entrepreneur

Winner

Finalists

  • Ben Bengey – Silver Spirit Charters
  • Kyle Chivers – Firethought

Business of the Year

Congratulations to all winners!

Finalists in the OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards 2016

OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards 2016

Lead awards sponsor

Eye Sky Group at OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Friday 4 March 2016

Eye Sky Group


The finalists in the OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards 2016 have been announced below. The winners will be announced at 4pm on Friday 4 March 2016 in the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe at OPEN FOR BUSINESS.


Best Tourism & Hospitality Business

sponsored by

Marsdens Devon Cottages

Finalists


Best Digital Business

sponsored by

Flint Hosts: sponsor of the OPEN FOR BUSINESS Best Digital Business Award 2016

 

Finalists


Best Retail Business

sponsored by

JD-Commercial-logo-web

Finalists


Best Employee

sponsored by

Project Shop at OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Friday 4 March 2016

Finalists

  • Allan Day – Ilfracombe and District Community Transport Association
  • Rachel Ford – The Deli, Ilfracombe High Street
  • Peter Hunter – Manor House Café
  • Barrie Quaintance – Robins Garage

Excellence in Customer Service

sponsored by

One Ilfracombe

Finalists


Young Entrepreneur

sponsored by

TDK-Lambda UK logo

Finalists


Good luck!

North Devon Journal Business Awards 2015

The North Devon Journal Business Awards 2015 are now open for entry.

The 10 categories are:

  • Digital Business of the year – the North-Devon based organisation trading online demonstrating most effective business use of the internet. Nominations welcomed from business and their customers.
  • Young entrepreneur of the year (sponsor North Devon Council) – an individual under 30 who demonstrates strong entrepreneurial achievements. Nominations invited from individuals themselves or the company they work for.
  • Apprentice of the year (sponsor Petroc) – the apprentice, from any background, working in any sector and for any size of business, who has demonstrated the most progress. Nominations sought from the employers of apprentices.
  • Business champion – the person who inspires others with their business acumen and strives to be a real ambassador for North Devon. Nominate the individual who you believe is a shining example of business enterprise in North Devon.
  • Best business in the community – the business demonstrating a genuine desire to support the community in which it operates. Nominations welcome from businesses or community groups.
  • Excellence in customer service – Who goes beyond the call of duty to deliver the best customer service in North Devon? Judges are looking for independent evidence to support applications. Nominations invited from customers or businesses themselves.
  • Best new business – Which new business has set the world – or at least North Devon – alight in its first three years? Judges want to recognise the business that has overcome all obstacles to create a viable concern that is here to stay. Nominations invited from businesses of any size.
  • Best retail business – Retail brings vital spending to North Devon. Which business, operating online or in a premises, achieves the biggest impact in this sector and what innovation has it used to maintain or grow its business? Nominations welcomed from the businesses themselves.
  • Micro and medium-sized business of the year (sponsor Davisons) – Two awards: businesses with up to 9 employees and businesses with 10 to 249 employees. Judges will take an all-round view of businesses.
  • Business of the Year – Judges will take an all-round view of entrants, whatever their size, looking at employment practices, approach to growth, support for staff training and development, products and services, innovation and customer service.

Visit northdevonjournal.co.uk/businessawards2015 for full details of categories and how and to enter. The deadline for entries is 18 May 2015.

Please confine your written submission to four sides of A4 or less. (However in support of your entry, you may submit other printed material such as reports, in support of your submission.)

Email business@northdevonjournal.co.uk with your entries or post them to: North Devon Journal Business Awards, Avery House, Liberty Road, Roundswell Business Park, Roundswell, Barnstaple, Devon, EX313TL.