Kent businesses joined together at the prestigious Canterbury Cathedral Lodge to celebrate their success at Kent Invicta Chamber’s Annual Business Awards Dinner, on Wednesday 26th March 2014.
Now in their 9th year, the Awards have been a great catalyst to promote excellence in business that is in abundance within Kent.
“The quality and quantity of applications received this year just goes to show what an entrepreneurial County we work in”
Jo James, Chief Executive, Kent Invicta Chamber.
The Awards were in 6 categories and with a record number of entries for all categories, three finalists were selected for each category.
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Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored by Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers
Winner – Everest Inn
Finalist – Aspirations Accountancy Ltd
Finalist – Sleeping Giant Media
Most Promising New Business of the Year
Sponsored by Lloyds Bank
Winner – 8point3 Ltd
Finalist – Harbourne Associates Limited
Finalist – Martello Building Consultancy
Achievement in International Business
Sponsored by HSBC
Winner – Beck & Pollitzer Engineering Ltd
Finalist – AbBaltis Ltd
Finalist – Kemet International Limited
Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by Kent Innovation & Enterprise
Winner – Giedre Brandao of AbBaltis Ltd
Finalist – Luke Quilter of Sleeping Giant Media
Finalist – Charmaine Kemp of Wheelie Good Mobility and Wheelie Good Kids
Business Commitment to the Environment
Sponsored by Thomson Snell & Passmore
Winner – M J Allen Group
Finalist – Computers 4 Africa
Finalist – Key Environmental Solutions
Business of the Year
Sponsored by University of Kent
Winner – Sleeping Giant Media
Finalist – Betteridge & Milsom Ltd
Finalist – Dotimpact Ltd
Dinner Sponsor Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide
Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists and everyone else who entered this year’s Awards. The standard was exceptionally high which made the job of the judging panel a very difficult one indeed.
After the awards ceremony it has become customary for guests to have an evening of surprise entertainment. As guests leave, each year they say, “Not sure how you are going to beat that!” and this year was no exception. Guests were entertained by the exciting visual silent comedy act Men in Coats, who had the audience entertained from start to finish.
In summing up at the end of the event, Jo James, Chamber Chief Executive said “The UK is now starting to come out of an economic turmoil, this evening just goes to show that businesses that innovate and adapt to change are the ones that are reaping the benefits. Kent businesses certainly do have that entrepreneurial spirit that makes our County the best EXCELLENCE IN place for business”.