NBA 2018: THE FINALISTS


We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2018 Northamptonshire Business Awards.

Entries for the Northamptonshire Business Awards 2018 closed on 24th August, with hundreds of up-and-coming businesses and established brands across the county entering the 10 available categories. The following week, a judging panel made up of senior professionals from businesses such as RS Components, AVON and Rational UK, scored the entries independenly using a bespoke online system built for these awards.

A shortlist of entries was then assessed by Luke Biddle, Director of Marketing for Northern Europe for RS Components, Dr Mairi Watson, Dean of Business Faculty and Law at the University of Northampton, Simon Longhurst, Apprenticeships Manager at the University of Northampton & Susan Helman who is the Head of Supporter Engagement at the University of Northampton. This panel agreed the finalists for each category and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 15th November 2018.

"The standard has been exceptionally high. Northamptonshire clearly has a huge pool of talented businesses and I have been so impressed by so many of them. Today was a tough day!"

- Luke Biddle - RS Components Director of Marketing for Northern Europe

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Northamptonshire Community Foundation

St Andrew’s Healthcare

Brand Mission

Orange Juice Communications

LAND & DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Eckland Lodge

LSH - Cransley Park

Crown Estate - Rushden Lakes

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

Oliver Cockerill - TruckEast

Michael Kinsella - OnlineDIRECT

Reece Minards - OnlineDIRECT

Karina Viscusi - Haines Watts

Ellie Bishop - Amber Properties

FOOD & DRINK AWARD

Tollemache Arms

Hopping Hare

Sara Jayne Catering Ltd

Friars Farm Bespoke Chutneys & Preserves

Sinple Treats

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

KW Special Projects

Ensafe Consultants

The Square Metre

Briggs & Forrester Group

Utility Bidder

Bhangals Construction Consultants

BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Shabs Kwofie - AmaWrap

Emma Wilberforce - Extravis Marketing

Sarah Bentley - Upkeep Training

Caroline Lucy - Northampton Town FC

Debra Charles - Novacroft

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD

Grant Thornton

MHA MacIntyre Hudson

FG Solicitors

Lamb & Holmes Solicitors

BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR

Parm Bhangal - Bhangals Construction Consultants

Andy Hollinson - The Square Metre

Kieron Salter - KW Special Projects

INNOVATION AWARD

Spraylat International

In Town Automotive

DP Marketing Communications

Postworks Limited

COMMUNITY PROJECT OR PERSON OF THE YEAR

The Lewis Foundation

Kazper Restaurants

Adrenaline Alley

Wicksteed Park

The Quarters Barbers & Academy


If you're interested in attending the awards, email awards@allthingsbusiness.co.uk or visit www.northamptonshirebusinessawards.co.uk for more information.