The Buckinghamshire Business Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce the finalists for 2017 below.

Showcasing your Business

The Buckinghamshire Business Awards honour the entrepreneurial spirit, vision, innovation and drive of our business community and celebrate ‘the best of the best’ across the whole business community.

Originally launched in 2006 as the ‘Buckinghamshire Enterprise Awards’, The Buckinghamshire Business Awards are the County’s leading business awards. In 2017 The Buckinghamshire Business Awards will feature 13 categories, reflecting the diverse and dynamic business community operating throughout the County. The awards have a major role to play within the county, showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit and vision of our businesses, which in turn presents Buckinghamshire in the best possible light to the wider community.

We are delighted to announce the venue for 2017. The ceremony will take place at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Friday 30th June 2017 with tickets on sale from 13th April 2017.


2017 Award Finalists

Apprentice and Young Person Employer of the Year Award - Sponsored by Buckinghamshire County Council

This award is open to all employers who have employed or provided work experience for a young person under the age of 24 (at the time of recruitment) since September 2015 which has involved training.  The award wishes to recognise companies providing excellence in training and career opportunities in the county.

Finalists:

  • Seymour Taylor
  • Silverson Machines
  • UpriseUP

Business Leader of the Year Award - Sponsored by Thomas International

The Business Leader of the Year Award identifies and celebrates individual business leaders who are really going places.

Finalists:

  • Angela Spang from JUNE MEDICAL
  • Dan Hancocks from CoCredo
  • Jane Campbell from PCL Corporatewear

Enterprising Charity of the Year - Sponsored by Heart of Bucks

The award recognises charities and social enterprises (irrespective of size) who have made a significant impact in the local community during the last 12 months.

Finalists:

  • Chiltern Music Therapy
  • Lindengate
  • The Princes Centre

Excellence in Customer Service – Sponsored by Mix96

This award seeks to recognise excellence in customer service at a time in which it has never been more important to make the right impression on customers.

Finalists: 

  • Lennons Solicitors
  • Rebellion Beer Co.
  • The Fish Partnership Accountants

International Trader of the Year – Sponsored by Department for International Trade

Businesses and organisations that enter this category will need to show that they have expanded their markets beyond that of the UK and are working with other international companies, significantly increasing their sales revenue as a result of international working.

Finalists:

  • Hansford Sensors
  • SCHURTER Electronics
  • Silverson Machines

Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality Business of the Year – Sponsored by Visit Buckinghamshire

This Award is open to any tourism, hospitality or leisure related business, irrelevant of size. 

Finalists: 

  • Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
  • Halton UK
  • Stoke Park

New Business of the Year – Sponsored by B P Collins

This category is open to any business that started trading after the 1st January 2015. The business cannot be an expansion of an existing business, name change or new location of an existing organisation.

Finalists:

  • Active-In
  • Cube Video
  • Team Hen

Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses

The small business category is open to any business that employs fewer than 20 full time employees or equivalent.

Finalist: 

  • KVA Digital
  • PulseFlow Technologies
  • Spoilt Rotten

Growth Business of the Year – Sponsored by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership

This Award is open to any business within the county that has grown or scaled up since October 2015. The definition of a scale up refers to business which have shown rapid growth with the potential and ambition to continue that trajectory.

Finalists:

  • Hansford Sensors
  • PulseFlow Technologies
  • VitrX

Best in District

Buckinghamshire’s four District Councils are demonstrating their commitment to supporting a vibrant economic community by offering businesses based in each of their district’s the chance to be crowned ‘the best of the best’.  

The District Award can also be entered in addition to two other awards or  as an entry in ts own right should a company not wish to enter any other specific category.


Best in Aylesbury Vale District - Sponsored by Aylesbury Vale District Council

Finalists:

  • Halton UK
  • PulseFlow Technologies
  • SCHURTER Electronics

Best in Chiltern & South Bucks Districts - Sponsored by Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council

Finalists:

  • Chiltern Music Therapy
  • Silverson Machines
  • VitrX

Best in Wycombe District - Sponsored by Wycombe District Council

Finalists:

  • Hansford Sensors
  • JUNE MEDICAL
  • Rebellion Beer Co.

2017 Award Sponsors


2016 Highlights

Whether you missed out on the 2016 Buckinghamshire Business Awards and want to see what the fuss is all about, or if you were there but your memory is a little hazy (perhaps related to the amount of champagne drunk on the night) then check out all of the pictures from the night on our Flickr account and what happened on social media here.

If the moving image is more your thing, we can cater for you. See our YouTube channel for the videos shown on the night featuring the finalists in each category.

2016 Award Winners

You can find all the winners from the 2016 awards here.