Top businesses and entrepreneurs from across the region were honoured at the annual Peterborough Telegraph Business Awards on Friday night (21 November).
The glittering awards ceremony at the Peterborough Arena, was hosted by guest speaker the Dean of Peterborough Cathedral, the Very Revd Charles Taylor.
Peterborough Telegraph editor Mark Edwards said: “It was a fantastic night and it showed what an absolutely incredible range of business success stories we have in Peterborough.
“From brilliant young entrepreneurs to great work in communities and big business success stories, there are many outstanding businesse providing jobs and a huge boost to the local economy.
“We are delighted to be able to help showcase some of those success stories. We would also like to thank all our sponsors, without them we could not stage the awards. Great thanks must also go to our judging panel who put in so many hours of hard work looking at documents and visiting businesses.”
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PT Business Awards 2014 winners:
The Social Enterprise of the Year Award, sponsored by Rawlinsons was won by city-based charity Shine with the Leprosy Mission and the Peterborough Soup Kitchen highly commended.
The Employer of the year Award, sponsored by Cross Keys Homes, was won by PJ Care with Data Interchange and Produce World highly commended.
The Award for Environmental achievement, sponsored by Prince Build, was won by Rainwater Harvesting with Fenland Leisure Products and Produce World highly commended.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Award for the company which has made a significant contribution to the community in which it operates was sponsored by Cummins Generator Technologies, and was won by City College Peterborough with Cross Keys Homes and Greenwoods Solicitors highly commended.
The Customer Service Award, sponsored by Walters Ltd, was won by Home Instead Senior Care with Fenland Leisure Products and Shield Technologies highly commended.
The new Young Entrepreuneur category was sponsored by Peterborough Regional College and was won by Simon Penson of Zazzle Media.
The Exporter of the Year sponsored by HSBC Commercial Banking was won by Redring Xpelair.
The Smaller Business of the Year award, sponsored by Bulley Davey, had a very high number of entries this year with judges describing all the entries as being of an excellent standard.
It was won by XL Displays with Zazzle Media and Webroster highly commended.
The Larger Business of the Year, sponsored by Hays Specialist Recruitment, was won by Data Interchange with PJ Care and Print on Demand Worldwide highly commended.
The Special Achievement Award was presented to Mick Leggett, retiring chief executive of Cross Keys Homes, by Peterborough City Council leader Marco Cereste.
The Peterborough Telegraph would like to thank our awards sponsors and supporters:
Peterborough Regional College – Headline Sponsor
Peterborough City Council
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Cross Keys Homes
Cummins Generator Technologies
HSBC Commercial Banking
The Peterborough Arena
The Marriott Hotel, Lynchwood Peterborough
Nigel Truman – Classical Guitar
Hawk Audio Visual
The Peterborough Telegraph would also like to thank our judging panel:
Bill Agnew, Chair of the Judging Panel
Colleen Gostick and Peter Jackson