Hertfordshire Business Awards 2015: The Winners

PUBLISHED: 10:12 08 January 2016

This year was the 19th Herts Business Awards

This year was the 19th Herts Business Awards


The cream of Hertfordshire industry was out in force at the most prestigous business event in the county – the 19th annual Hertfordshire Business Awards.

The Knebworth House-hosted ceremony, preceded by dinner, live music and comedy, was a sell-out with more than 440 people in attendance. Organised by Archant, publisher of this magazine, in association with KPMG, the event celebrates Herts’ best businesses across a range of sectors and company sizes, judged independently by business peers.

Host Stewart White, presenter of BBC Look East, announced the 16 category winners with Welwyn GC-based recruitment firm Osborne Appointments (pictured) the biggest winner on the night taking both Medium Business and Company of the Year awards. The Hertfordshire Life-sponsored Small Business of the Year title went to Watford-based energy recruitment consultancy Synergi Search and Select.

The evening’s charity, represented by ambassador and actress Lauren Drummond, was Wellchild, which funds home care for seriously ill children. Donations, a prize draw, auction and casino raised more than £4,250 for it.

winners (sponsors in brackets)

New Business (MarketingFile): FitStart UK, Small Business (Hertfordshire Life): Synergi Search & Select, Medium Business (Falkland Press): Osborne Appointments, Large Business (Barclays): Bristol Laboratories, International Business (KPMG); Widget Social Enterprise (Knebworth House): TheGivingMachine, Commercial Business in the Community (North Herts Homes): Elstree Film Design, Science Technology & Open Innovation (Herts LEP & Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst): Autoglym, Customer Service (Specialist Cars Stevenage): JTM Plumbing & Heating Services, Supporting Young People (Oaklands College): John Laing Training, Online Innovator (iThink Media): Labrums Solicitors LLP, Young Entrepreneur (Herts Business School): James Morgenstern, Ideal Insight, Employer of the Year (Blue Arrow): Novo UK Recruitment, Business Person (DB Sharp & Sons): Eve Millman, Tate, The Judges’ Award (Archant): Abacus Party Cover, Company of the Year (KPMG): Osborne Appointments.

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