We were delighted to again support and sponsor the Broadland & South Norfolk Business Awards for 2020 - providing an opportunity to help profile local business excellence in what has been a challenging year for many organisations.
Excellence in Digital Creative and ICT - Sponsored by InTouch Systems
Winner: SNAP - With its cashless payment system, SNAP is revolutionising the haulage sector and modernising industry procedures right across the UK and Europe using its in-house designed, technology.
Finalists: AAH Software, SQN Clinical
Excellence in Life Sciences - Sponsored by Norwich Research Park
Winner: myDNAhealth - Founded in 2014, myDNAhealth provides in-depth testing results designed to give vital information which allows for personally tailored, positive lifestyle changes, to improve health and wellbeing. A commitment to use the latest technology and analytical tools ensures reliable, consistent and relevant results.
Highly Commended: AAH Software
Finalist: Leaf Expression Systems
Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing - Sponsored by Mirus Aircaft Seating
Winner: Ansible Motion - Based at Hethel Innovation Centre, Ansible Motion creates Driver-in-the-Loop simulators for vehicle engineering. With high level physical and computational performance, an array of features expressly for automotive and ground vehicle simulation, their unique immersion technology places drivers and engineers into compelling virtual worlds.
Finalists: Cobalt Aerospace, Panel Graphic Ltd
Excellence in Financial Services and Insurance - Sponsored by Jarrold Training
Winner: Credo Asset Finance - Established in 2005, Credo Asset Finance has already brokered over 400 million pounds to more than 8,000 local businesses in both Norfolk and Suffolk and consider themselves the premier trusted Business and Personal Asset Finance specialists. Their philosophy is based on treating each customer as though they are their only one, and building long lasting relationships with the vehicle and supplier networks.
Finalists: ML Financial Associates, Price Bailey
Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Drink - Sponsored by Pasta Foods
Winner: Flint Vineyard - Innovation meets tradition at Flint Vineyard with the state-of-the-art fermentation equipment and techniques, perfectly blended with age old tradition and a real passion for making English wine that has already landed Ben and Hannah a host of awards in their idyllic Waveney Valley setting.
Finalists: Chet and Waveney Valley Vineyard, White House Farmshop and Cafe
Visitor Economy Experience - Sponsored by Adnams
Winner: The Norfolk Mead Hotel - In the heart of our unspoilt broads, the Norfolk Mead in Coltishall is one of the top luxury places to stay in Norfolk - providing excellence in hospitality - across their bedrooms, restaurant, spa Treatment Rooms, and the event venue The Garden Room.
Finalists: Cornucopia Xchange Ltd, The Corn Hall
New Business - Sponsored by CNC Building Control
Winner: Simon's Table - Husband and wife team Simon and Nicola produce a range of tasty products, initially inspired by a marmalade recipe from over 30 years ago. This led to shortbread and finally a gin liqueur, all of which can now be found in stockists right across the country.
Finalists: Hungry Cat Cafe, Waggy Tails of Wymondham
Business Growth - Sponsored by Big Sky Living
Winner: SNAP - A second award for SNAP, this time demonstrating a strong performance in every area of growth - turnover, profit, customer base, market share, territory and new products.
Highly Commended: Proeon Systems Ltd
Finalist: CIM Signs and Graphics
International Business Growth - Sponsored by Hethel International
Winner: Ansible Motion A second award for Ansible Motion, focusing this time on how their investment in securing a pipeline of international orders resulted in doubling their exports in 2019.
Finalists: Cobalt Aerospace, Panel Graphic Ltd
Environmental Impact - Sponsored by UEA's Low Carbon Innovation Fund
Winner: Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney - Emmaus is a charity with a difference. They provide a home, meaningful work and a sense of belonging to formerly homeless people. The Norfolk and Waveney charity supports people in tranquil convent grounds near Ditchingham.
Highly Commended: Norfolk Bluebell Wood Burial Park
Finalist: HLC (Part of the Scott Group) Ltd
Retailer of the Year - Sponsored by Fosters Solicitors LLP
Winner: Our Slice of Country Life - This delightful arts and crafts gift shop based in Diss is a truly successful hybrid of high street and online, mixed with a strong community focus and partnerships with other local businesses.
Finalists: Brundall Home Hardware, Little Boutique