In May FSB & Worldpay UK Business Awards 2017’s celebrated the most inspiring small businesses at a high profile awards ceremony attended by the movers and shakers of the business industry, political sphere and national media.
Tim Campbell MBE, entrepreneur and winner of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’, hosted the ceremony as the winners of 11 categories were announced to an excited crowd at Shakespeare’s Globe in SE1. The overall winner was Kendal Nutricare whose prizes included a cheque for £12,000, and a year’s honorary FSB membership. Kendal Nutricare was recognised as just eighteen months ago, Ross McMahon bought a struggling local H J Heinz manufacturing plant that had cut its talented workforce by more than 70 per cent over five consecutive years and reported losses of £4 million. McMahon’s vision and strategy were clear - turnaround the fortunes of the Kendal site by manufacturing and exporting high quality infant formula to China, which he recognised would be in rising demand following the relaxation of China’s one child policy.
FSB North Yorkshire were delighted to have Victoria Robson Bridal as a finalist in the Young Entreprenuer Category. Victoria Robson Bridal is an award winning luxury bridal shop in Northallerton. Victoria recently won The Best Bridal Shop in Yorkshire for Customer Service:
“We believe it is the little things that make the biggest difference and we strive to accommodate your bridal needs. We believe as soon as you walk through the door that your experience begins, and we are delighted to welcome you into our boutique. We work closely with some other recommended stockists and venues to give you the best advice about other aspects of your special day. By providing excellent service and being someone you can talk to, we believe that we can help you find something truly special”
Congratulations too to our neighbouring Region Durham Hens who won the Micro Business Category – further details on Page 11