From family-run firms to multi-million pound money-makers - the Coventry Telegraph celebrated them all at last year's Business Awards. Over 400 industry leaders from across Coventry and Warwickshire descended on the Ricoh Arena on Friday May 13, for the most prestigious event in the business calendar.
More firms than ever put themselves forward for a gong, hoping to add their name to a long list of illustrious winners. After a tense wait, the winners from each of the nine categories were announced to hundreds of the city’s most prominent business leaders at the Telegraph’s glittering awards ceremony. The eminent event was hosted by motoring guru and former Top Gear presenter Quentin Willson.
Darren Parkin, Editor of the Coventry Telegraph, said: “What a fabulous event – not least because we showcased some of the finest business talent in the country. And, guess what? It all came from Coventry and Warwickshire. The business awards proved to me that this area truly is one of the UK’s great engine rooms of recovery.”
The winners were as follows:
- Company of the Year: MIRA
- Manufacturing Company of the Year: Pailton Engineering
- Business Innovation through Technology: ByBox
- Green Business of the Year: Travel De Courcy
- Creative Industry Company of the Year: Mask-arade
- Exporter of the Year: Fozmula
- Training and People Development Award: Alumet
- Pioneering Customer Service Award: Orbit Group
- SME/Business Start Up of the Year: Flip-In Hair
A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Coventry City Council’s John McGuigan for his commitment and work in the city.
Alan Durham, of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “It was a really great night that celebrated business excellence and inventiveness in Coventry and Warwickshire. The best ever number of entries for the awards shows that enterprise is alive and well in our area.”
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