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Cornwall Business Awards 2018 shortlist revealed


The shortlist for the Cornwall Business Awards 2018 has been revealed, featuring 31 businesses from Bude to the Isles of Scilly, and covering a diverse range of sectors.

Helston based specialist staircase company, Spiral UK, and Teagle Machinery Ltd near Truro, lead the line-up having been shortlisted in four categories each.

The shortlisted businesses are now in the running for the coveted awards and are tentatively awaiting the ceremony on 19 April at St Mellion International Resort, when they will find out who has won.

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership are sponsoring the Manufacturer of The Year Category. 

The Awards are organised and hosted by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub, a signposting service that helps businesses grow by finding tailored support or developing their teams through training and staff development. Operations Director, Stu Anderson, comments: “It may sound cliché but the judging has been extremely tough, we have been blown away by the quality of entries.

“Our expert panel of over 30 judges have reviewed, deliberated and scored the entries and as a result of this rigorous process the awards really mean something - they are a true mark of excellence. Whether businesses take home the gong or not, they can pride themselves on being among the best businesses in Cornwall.”

Having attracted a bumper number of applications the judges faced a harder job than ever before to whittle down the entries across the 14 award categories. Jacky Swain from South West Commercial Estates Group was one of the judges faced with the difficult task. On judging the Most Creative Use of Design category she said: “It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. Reading through the applications makes me so proud of the Cornish business community.”

Barbara Sharples, Ex Managing Director of Body Shop International, shared the sentiment: "It is a great pleasure and privilege to be part of the Cornwall Business Awards. Every entry was excellent; they could all be winners."

Other judges from across the public and private sector included Mark Duddridge, Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Beth Mayman, Operations Director for St Austell Print Company and Wayne Hewitt, Plant Manager of Pall Corporation.

Shortlisted businesses are now being offered the opportunity to attend a ‘Making the Most of Your Award’ PR workshop, organised by the Growth and Skills Hub in association with Oxford Innovation’s Transform project on 27 March.

For more information and a full list of shortlisted businesses visit, www.cornwallbusinessawards.com


Cornwall Business Awards 2018

Shortlisted Businesses

Listed in a-z order. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 19 April at St Mellion International Resort.

Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by Truro & Penwith College

  • Jesse Wilson from Jubel Ltd
  • Sam Karkeek from WAX
  • Aiden Hicks from Westward Farm

Best New Business In Cornwall sponsored by Outset Cornwall

  • Everest Media Ltd
  • research-i LTD
  • WAX 

Best Third Sector Business sponsored by the Eden Project

  • Active Plus
  • Coastline Housing
  • iSightCornwall

Customer Focus sponsored by St Austell Brewery

  • 20/20 Projects Ltd
  • The Cornish Food Box Company Ltd
  • The Headland Hotel and Spa 

Employer of the Year sponsored by Cornwall College Business

  • Radix Communications
  • Spiral UK
  • South West Laundry Ltd

Manufacturer of the Year sponsored by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

  • CIS (UK) Ltd
  • Spiral UK
  • Teagle Machinery Ltd.

Most Creative Use of Design sponsored by Commercial Estates Group

  • Flexi-Hex
  • Sanders Studios
  • Triangular Pixels

Sustainable Business of the Year sponsored by University of Exeter, Cornwall

  • Clothes Doctor
  • Leap
  • Teagle Machinery Ltd

Excellence in Digital Marketing sponsored by Business Cornwall

  • Eight Wire
  • Latitude50
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Most Dynamic Growth Business sponsored by Transform

  • Composite Integration Ltd
  • Spiral UK
  • Ward Williams Associates

Best Family Business sponsored by St Austell Printing Company

  • Microtest
  • South West Laundry Ltd
  • Teagle Machinery Ltd

Best International Business Sponsored by Pall Corporation

  • BJ Sherriff
  • Celtic & Co. Ltd
  • Teagle Machinery Ltd.

Business Innovation of the Year sponsored by CORSERV

  • Duchy Defibrillators
  • Microtest
  • Touchbyte Ltd

Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Future Focus from Unlocking Potential

  • Spiral UK
  • South West Laundry
  • TouchByte Ltd
Page last updated: 12:45, 19th March 2018
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