The best in business was celebrated in fne style last night (Friday) at the 22nd annual Peterborough Telegraph Business Awards 2017.
A record 300 plus business leaders and their guests attended a glittering ceremony at the East of England Arena and Events Centre for the presentation of awards for outstanding achievement in 11 categories of business endeavour.
The winners were:
Social Enterprise of the Year: Little Miracles.
Staff Engagement: Vivacity.
Environmental achievement: Hunt & Coombs.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Raj Regmi of Lakeside Kitchen and Bar.
Corporate social responsibility: Princebuild.
Customer service: KFE.
Lifetime achievement: Michael Vincent of ChromaSport
Exporter of the Year: Omega Foundry Machinery.
Business Person of the Year: David Yiend,chief executive of AB Agri of Peterborough.
Smaller Business of the Year: Zazzle Media.
Larger Business of the Year: Princebuild.
The awards were hosted by local radio presenter Melvyn Prior with an enthralling after-dinner speech given by Jo Fairley, the co-founder of Green & Black’s Chocolates who outlined how the company had begun its life before going on to become a £100 million business brand.
Afterwards, Mark Edwards, edtior of the Peterborough Telegraph, said the ceremony had been one of the best ever.
He told guests: "The standard and quality of the entries has been especially high this year."
* See Thursday's Peterborough Telegraph for more photographs and words.