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We did it! The celebrations begin at the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards

IT WAS time to celebrate for small and medium-sized businesses across the county at the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards 2024.

The Mercure Daventry Court Hotel hosted the awards ceremony, which saw a total 17 awards presented to the cream of the county’s SME crop.

KRW Accountants, based near Towcester, took home the overall winner’s trophy, having already collected the awards for Employer of the Year and Towcester Business of the Year.

Awards director Damian Cummins said: SMEs are the driving force of innovation and competitiveness across the county’s economic domains.

“The strength of Northamptonshire’s SMEs is demonstrated by the volume and general calibre of the entries we have received. The entrants this year exhibit an unparalleled level of resilience and commitment to the expansion of the SME market.”

The judging panel, made up of leading Northamptonshire business people within their chosen arena, were looking for organisations that show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination, as well as sound management practices throughout their business.

KRW Accountants, alongside most Gold Winners from the evening, will go through to the SME National Business Awards Grand Final at Wembley Stadium in December.

KRW Accountants celebrate after receiving the overall Business of the Year award.

Now meet all the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards winners.

Best Enterprising Business:

Gold Winner: Thrive Occupational Therapy Services

Silver Winner: Acorn Safety Services

Apprentice Employer of the Year:

Gold Winner: CBTax

Silver Winner: Service MOT Repairs

Best New Business:

Gold Winner: qoob

Silver Winner: Four Talent

Business Innovation:

Gold Winner: Mainstream Careers

Silver Winner: Silverstone Leasing

Business of the Year less than 50 Employees:

Gold Winner: Trapp’d

Silver Winner: Bhangals Construction Consultants

Business of the Year more than 50 Employees:

Gold Winner: Acorn Analytical Services

Silver Winner: Cottons Group

Businessperson of the Year:

Gold Winner: Sarah Watt – Alt Street Property

Silver Winner:  Jevgenij Lyzko – Mannol UK

Bronze Winner: Sam Sayer – DeType

Business Woman of the Year:

Gold Winner: Kirsty Unsworth – Cha Char Chimps – Towcester

Silver Winner:  Sarah Watt – Alt Street Property

Bronze Winner: Dr Jenni Henderson – The Dr Jenni Clinic

Employer of the Year:

Gold Winner: KRW Accountants

Silver Winner: Web Alliance

Daventry Business of the Year

Gold Winner: Pervade Software

Silver Winner: The NX Group

Family Business of the Year:

Gold Winner: The NX Group

Silver Winner: Silverstone Leasing

High Growth Business of the Year:

Gold Winner: My Build Estimate

Silver Winner: Mannol UK

Lifestyle retail company A Bell & Co struck gold in the Website of the Year award category. The award was presented by Martin Lewis-Stevenson (right), director of Business Times publisher Pulse Group Media, the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards media partner.

Positive Impact Award:

Gold Winner: Vulcan Works

Silver Winner: Thrive Occupational Therapy Services

Service Excellence:

Gold Winner: Four Talent

Silver Winner: The Home Insurer

Sustainability Award:

Gold Winner: Marlec Engineering Co

Towcester Business of the Year:

Gold Winner: KRW Accountants

Silver Winner: Cha Char Chimps – Towcester

Website of the Year:

Gold Winner: A Bell & Co

Silver Winner: Banakedi

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