Celebrating the success of local businesses

Events Posted 27/03/19
More than 200 business people attended the Canterbury Business Awards at the Broome Park Hotel.

The awards reward and celebrate businesses in a number of different award categories and are run by Best Business Events with their partners the IoD, fsb, Canterbury Index Magazine and Heart with the support of platinum headline sponsors Agilis Mobile, gold sponsor Girlings Solicitors and Canterbury headline sponsor Dynamix.

Agilis Mobile customer services director, Tina George, said: “As platinum sponsor to The Canterbury Business Awards, Agilis Mobile has seen them grow from strength to strength. The applicants for the awards give the judges a challenging task when making their final decision as there is always more than one worthy winner. It was encouraging to see corporate responsibility being widely embraced and the opportunities being offered through apprenticeships. Kent is well and truly open for business.”
Naz Khaliq, Managing Partner of Dynamix continues;

“Dynamix is very pleased to continue to support the Canterbury Business Awards. They once again showcased the strong businesses in East Kent, and at a time when there is so much uncertainty we are really proud to be celebrating the successes of our local businesses.”

Congratulations go to the following businesses that won but also to all the shortlisted businesses.

  • Best Construction Business – Modus Construction Consultants
  • Best Family Business – Buoy and Oyster
  • Business Woman of the year – Clare Foltynie
  • Creative/Digital – DayOne Design Studio
  • Customer Service – Drink Warehouse UK Ltd
  • Hospitality/Leisure & Tourism/Best Food & Drink Producer – Garage Coffee
  • Innovation – Emmy-Lou
  • Small Business – LitE Consulting Ltd
  • Start-Up – Community Driving School CIC

DayOne Design Studio were the proud winners of two awards on the night. Clare Foltynie said: “It was an honour and a real surprise to win the Business Woman of the Year 2019 Award. I will put as much effort as I can into supporting women in business in Canterbury and throughout Kent.”

While Anthony Thornley said: “For DayOne Design Studio to win the Creative/Digital Award has been a tremendous experience and cemented our position as one of Kent’s leading creative agencies.”

Caroline Armitage, consultant solicitor, corporate and commercial law at Girlings Solicitors said: “Girlings Solicitors is delighted to be the Gold Sponsor of the Business Awards Kent 2019. As a member of the panel of judges I was pleased to see such a great turnout at the Canterbury Awards dinner to celebrate the hard work, passion and achievements of the local business community – the energy and buzz in the room was tremendous.”

Congratulations to all the businesses that have taken part in the awards so far – and for other successful, fast growing Kent businesses, entries for the Maidstone Business Awards are now open.”

Applications are now welcomed for the Maidstone Business Awards from businesses in Maidstone, and the surrounding area including Kings Hill, West Malling and East Malling.

The deadline for completed applications is 23 May with the shortlisted being notified by 5 June. Winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Thursday 27 June at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel in Maidstone.

It is quick and easy to enter. To find out more about the awards and how to enter your business please call 01732 758530, or info@bestbusinessevents.co.uk or www.businessawardskent.co.uk

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