Hertfordshire Business Awards 2015: The Winners

This year was the 19th Herts Business Awards

This year was the 19th Herts Business Awards - Credit: Archant

The cream of Hertfordshire industry was out in force at the most prestigous business event in the county – the 19th annual Hertfordshire Business Awards.

The Knebworth House-hosted ceremony, preceded by dinner, live music and comedy, was a sell-out with more than 440 people in attendance. Organised by Archant, publisher of this magazine, in association with KPMG, the event celebrates Herts’ best businesses across a range of sectors and company sizes, judged independently by business peers.

Host Stewart White, presenter of BBC Look East, announced the 16 category winners with Welwyn GC-based recruitment firm Osborne Appointments (pictured) the biggest winner on the night taking both Medium Business and Company of the Year awards. The Hertfordshire Life-sponsored Small Business of the Year title went to Watford-based energy recruitment consultancy Synergi Search and Select.

The evening’s charity, represented by ambassador and actress Lauren Drummond, was Wellchild, which funds home care for seriously ill children. Donations, a prize draw, auction and casino raised more than £4,250 for it.

winners (sponsors in brackets)

New Business (MarketingFile): FitStart UK, Small Business (Hertfordshire Life): Synergi Search & Select, Medium Business (Falkland Press): Osborne Appointments, Large Business (Barclays): Bristol Laboratories, International Business (KPMG); Widget Social Enterprise (Knebworth House): TheGivingMachine, Commercial Business in the Community (North Herts Homes): Elstree Film Design, Science Technology & Open Innovation (Herts LEP & Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst): Autoglym, Customer Service (Specialist Cars Stevenage): JTM Plumbing & Heating Services, Supporting Young People (Oaklands College): John Laing Training, Online Innovator (iThink Media): Labrums Solicitors LLP, Young Entrepreneur (Herts Business School): James Morgenstern, Ideal Insight, Employer of the Year (Blue Arrow): Novo UK Recruitment, Business Person (DB Sharp & Sons): Eve Millman, Tate, The Judges’ Award (Archant): Abacus Party Cover, Company of the Year (KPMG): Osborne Appointments.

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