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Meet All The Shortlisted Nominees

We are taking nominations from across the Great Britain. Historically we receive a huge volume of nominates so for anyone that does get shortlisted it is a massive achievement!

This year, we had over 1600 nominations and the standard of entrants was so high that we shortlisted a record-breaking number for the awards across the award categories. While we cannot give them all an award, each winner is truly deserving of recognition for their achievements.

The Great British Business and Community Awards judging process saw a range of esteemed entrepreneurs come together to scrutinise our finalists and select the short-listed nominees from the nominations and the winners among them.

Jackie Chappell, 1st Women CEO of British Rail and renowned Entrepreneur was part of the judging panel and said:
Judging this year’s awards was tough. Every entry was of a very high standard and each one was unique which made the decision harder. I’m very proud of the quality of businesses that we have in this region and these awards give them the true recognition that they deserve.
Alec Jones-hall, Director of The Great British Business and Community Awards said
We are proud and excited to be celebrating outstanding achievement across the region and rewarding those who are making a huge impact throughout Great Britain. It is also a time for the business community to come together, not only to celebrate the accomplishments of those shortlisted and the deserving winners of each category, but also to mark the fact that we all continue to play a vital role in the success of our region and that its future achievements will be built on the foundations we lay today.

Awards Categories

Business of the Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • AirIT
  • ARCO2 Architecture Ltd
  • Atlas Translations Ltd
  • Banya Family Placement
  • Davies Builders Merchants Ltd
  • Henley Raw Dog Food Ltd
  • Luxury Coastal
  • Penlon Ltd
  • Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL)
  • Rovco
  • Ruby Reds
  • Select Car Leasing
  • Shield Services Group
  • Softcat
  • The Heritage Fine Food Company Ltd

Male Entrepreneur of the Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Brian Allen
  • David Barnes
  • David Woodward
  • James Eades
  • James Wright
  • Lewis Ellis
  • Mark Escott
  • Richard Freke
  • Rob Carlin
  • Samuel Perry
  • Steve Carr
  • Tim Brownstone
  • Toby Gorniak MBE

Female Entrepreneur of The Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Bex Band
  • Charlotte Sutton
  • Emily Veronica Mapson
  • Emma Dunlop-Walters
  • Jemma Lamb
  • Jodie Fraser
  • Julianne Ponan
  • Kerry Smith
  • Layla flaherty
  • Lucy Alexandra Spencer
  • Mary Ryan
  • Rachael Rogers
  • Rose Grimond
  • Sadie Sharp
  • Sandy Chamberlain
  • Sarah Lawrence
  • Taz Thornton

New Start-Up of The Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Artisans Handmade UK
  • Charlotte Phipps Florist
  • Dream Dresses
  • ER Marketing Group
  • Hussle Marketing
  • Kraken Marketing
  • Memento Vita
  • Newson Films
  • Pro-Source Plastics
  • Seeblue Marketing
  • The Bra Fitter
  • Wizziwoos Kids Clubs Limited

Young Entrepreneur of The Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Charlie Hiscox
  • Connor Newson
  • Harry Portch
  • James Hackett
  • Megan Wilkinson
  • Renee Phippen

The SME of The Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Banya Family Placement
  • Complete I.T.
  • Creative Nature
  • E3D-Online Ltd
  • Fruitful Marketing Ltd
  • Karuta Sportswear
  • Launch
  • Mumby's Live-in Care
  • NOODSkin
  • Seccl
  • Shredhouse Limited
  • So. Social Media
  • Storm Family Martial Arts Ltd
  • Systemagic Ltd
  • The Outdoors Group
  • Veritech Systems Ltd
  • Woodward Financials Limited

The Employer of The Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • AirIT
  • Complete I.T.
  • Green Machine Computers
  • Konnect Communities CIC
  • luxurycoastal.co.uk
  • Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL)
  • Seccl
  • Select Car Leasing
  • Softcat
  • Systemagic Ltd
  • The Defence Medical Welfare Service
  • The Heritage Fine Food Company Ltd
  • Time for Tea Vintage
  • Truespeed

COVID Community Champion

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Angelcare Residential Living
  • Green Machine Computers
  • Holme Grange School
  • Konnect Communities CIC
  • Matt Jones Run & Repair
  • Nest Homecare
  • Out of Hand
  • Penlon Ltd
  • Serving Our Superheroes
  • Toby Gorniak MBE
  • Veritech Systems Ltd
  • VICTA
  • Wiltshire Digital Drive

The Apprentice of The Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Anna Kennedy-Jones
  • Andrea Day
  • Ellie Fenton
  • Ellie Knight
  • Leanne Finch
  • Morgan Russell
  • Olivia Buchanan
  • Yusra Shaeik 

The Charity of The Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • ABC to read (Assisting Berkshire Children) to read
  • Be Free Young Carers
  • Berkshire Youth
  • Jessie May
  • Julia's House Children's Hospice
  • New Life Special Care Babies
  • Play2Give
  • Thames Hospice
  • Thames Valley Learning Partnership (TVLP)
  • The Defence Medical Welfare Service
  • The Sky Project

Outstanding Contribution to The Community

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Abbott’s diabetes care
  • Banya Family Placement
  • Caring Canines
  • Exim Dance Company CIC
  • Green Machine Computers
  • Konnect Communities CIC
  • Matt Jones Run & Repair
  • Serving Our Superheroes
  • Weller Centre
  • Wiltshire Digital Drive

Lifetime of Achievement

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Colin Morris
  • Courtney Hughes BEM
  • Nyasha Gwatidzo
  • Rik Vercoe
  • Sara Tye
  • Sarah Gardner

The Leisure & Tourism Award

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Blakehay Theatre
  • The Roseate Reading
  • Pop Up Play Village Basingstoke
  • luxurycoastal.co.uk
  • Wanderlust Camper Tours
  • Uncover Britain Road Trips

Business Leader of The Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Ann Mumby
  • Charlie Hiscox
  • Debbie Raven
  • Luke House
  • Paul R Oldridge
  • Ramesh Kukar
  • Steve Evans
  • Tim Brownstone

Networker of The Year

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Clare Matheson
  • Howard Feather
  • Peter Mols
  • Rachel Nash

Innovator of The Year Award

Shortlisted Nominees

  • Brian Allen (Rovco)
  • Celtic Innovation Solutions
  • Dexmah
  • E3D-Online Ltd
  • Innovolo
  • Mary Ryan
  • Qbox
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