Search

Best businesses in Great Yarmouth borough to be recognised at awards

PUBLISHED: 09:16 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:16 16 November 2017

Spirit of Enterprise awards 2016 - the winners

Spirit of Enterprise awards 2016 - the winners

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Great Yarmouth’s Business of the Decade will be announced this Friday night at the glittering trophy presentation ceremony for the Spirit of Enterprise Awards.

The Spirit of Enterprise Awards, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with the introduction of the special award, is organised by enterpriseGY, Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s business support service, and aims to boost confidence in the local economy by recognising top-performing firms.

After weeks of anticipation, businesses shortlisted for the various awards will find out who the winners are during a grand awards ceremony and gala dinner to be held for 200 guests at the Town Hall’s Assembly Room.

The awards scheme has nine categories and saw more than 100 entries this year, a new record.

The shortlisting panel included independent judges from the business community, who supported the sponsors in the judging process.

Overall award sponsor Stephenson Smart, chartered accountants and business advisors, has selected the 2017 Business of the Year from the winners of the other categories.

Business of the Decade is a stand-alone award that was open to all businesses in the borough, with the winner chosen by facilities management and services group Norse, GYB Services and GYN Asset Management Services, the award sponsor.

The media sponsors are the Great Yarmouth Mercury and The Beach. Rob Chandler, of The Beach, will host the evening, and the guest speaker is restaurateur Galton Blackiston.

The awards help to highlight the borough’s many and varied successful businesses, supporting one of the council’s priorities, which is to work with partners to help champion and enable economic growth and job-creation in the area.

Graham Plant, the council leader, and Trevor Wainwright, the Labour group leader, will be attending on the event. Mr Plant will give a speech on behalf of the council.

He said: “This awards scheme, now in its milestone 10th year, is another way that the council is supporting the local economy, boosting investor confidence by highlighting brilliant businesses of all sizes, sectors and ages from across the borough.”

The finalists are

Great Manufacturing/Engineering – ABC Diesels Ltd, Gee Force Hydraulics, Pharos Marine

Great New Business – Bellyboos Candy Store, Gentlemen’s HQ, Quay Pride

Great Business Growth – Camplings Linen, CSS Cloud Ltd, Gee Force Hydraulics

Great Business Idea – Colmans Pet Foods, Fusion Hair & Beauty, Goodchild Marine

Great Customer Services – Imperial Hotel GY, Mocha, P&S Personnel Ltd

Great Family Owned Business – GY Ceilings, Palmers, Sara’s Tearooms

Great International Growth – Ninchar Offshore Recruitment, Simmons Edeco Europe Ltd, Smart eLearning Ltd

Great Investment in People – East Coast Energy Partnership, Pharos Marine Auto Power, Stephenson Smart

Great Community Contribution – Arthur Jary & Sons Ltd, Fusion Hair and Beauty, Twinkle Twinkle Little Party

Business of the Decade – 3sun Group, Goodchild Marine, Great Yarmouth Ceilings

Other News

Yesterday, 15:37

The company behind plans to build a controversial garden town in Mid Norfolk has submitted plans for another development in the east of the county.

Yesterday, 14:40

Norfolk’s cultural champions were celebrated in style on Friday night at a glittering ceremony at Norwich Cathedral.

Yesterday, 13:56

Police will begin using lie detector tests on sex offenders in Norfolk to help identify previously unknown information.

Yesterday, 13:41

An uninsured driver has had their vehicle seized after Norfolk Police stopped a car in Gorleston this afternoon.

Most Read

Tue, 18:54

Four police officers were forced to sit on a man to get him under control during a dramatic arrest in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Police
Mon, 10:09

American fast food chain Taco Bell is launching in Great Yarmouth and now its location has been revealed.

Read more
Thu, 17:29

Two cars have been involved in a collision in Gorleston High Street.

Read more
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
Mon, 13:40

A teenager has been charged after a woman in her 60s was assaulted on the Great Yarmouth market place.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Tue, 13:01

A teenager who was found with a flick knife shortly after a man was slashed across the neck in Great Yarmouth has been jailed.

Read more
Martin Ivory

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy