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Meet The Nominees For The Inspire Business Awards 2018

The nominees for this year's Inspire Business Awards have been revealed.

The awards, which celebrate the best of business in North Hampshire, have been running for fifteen years now - and organisers say there were a record number of entries this time round.

The awards are going to be handed out at a gala dinner on Thursday 22nd November.

Felicity Edwards, Managing Director of the organisers, Destination Basingstoke, says,"It's always interesting to see the business behind the nomination and meet the real people that drive these north Hampshire businesses with such enthusiasm that leads to great successes!"

The full list of nominees is:

Young Business Person of the Year
* Matthew Larcome
*   Farah Fonseca
*  Jade Binstead

New Business of the Year Award
*    Cahn Property
*    Wedition
*    Funk & Twist

Family Business of the Year Award
*    Rawlings Transport
*    Woodlands & Hill Brow
*   Planned Lighting Maintenance

Apprentice of the Year Award
*   Lewis Hall - Pharmahouse
*   Emily Buckley - Rural Fringe
*   Calan Kenward - LG Motion


Service Excellence Award
*    ACC
*    Hair Beauty and Barber Studio
*    Reality HR

Innovation Excellence Award
*   Razor Secure
*    Loma Systems
*   BCOT

Employer of the Year Award
*    Hawkeye
*    Tempcover
*    Jargon PR

Small Business of the Year
*    Festival Street Kitchen
*    Webkick
*    Pharmahouse

Business and Community
*    Sovereign Housing
*    Unum
*    Clarke & Son
*    Jim Hill Classic Race Simulators

Entrepreneur Of the Year Award
*    Joanna Jenson - Childs Farm
*    Nick Thompson - DCSL Software
*    Neil Rider - Serious Sport Group

International Business of the Year
*    Juniper Research 
*    Driven International 
*    Exclaimer

Female Achiever of the Year
*    Sophie Cranston - Libelula
*    Sally-Ann Hall-Jones - Reality HR
*    Leah Mathias-Collins - Vitacress

Business of the Year
*    Jargon PR
*    Childs Farm
*    DCSL Software

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