Celebrating the best of business in South Holland

Some of the winners of the South Holland Business Awards 2016.
Some of the winners of the South Holland Business Awards 2016.
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More than 200 representatives of businesses across South Holland help celebrate the innovation, quality and service of companies across the district.

The fourth annual South Holland Business Awards, held at the Springfield’s Events and Conference Centre in Spalding, was a spectacular sell out.

Some of the team at PSP IT enjoying the evening.

Some of the team at PSP IT enjoying the evening.

Guests enjoyed a sparkling drinks reception upon arrival, a delightful three course meal, live entertainment and of course, the award ceremony itself.

Phil Scarlett, area president for the Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce, said: “This area is full of talent and excellent service, and these awards provide a platform to recognise such work.

“The talent is so diverse that judging was notably challenging.

“After short listing four names for one of the categories, the judges found it difficult to decide as each one was worthy in their own right. As such, one category in particular received multiple winners.”

Joe Verde, chief executive of PSP IT, the headline sponsor, said: “It is most encouraging to see different faces and industries participating, and as local business continues to thrive we hope this will continue.”

Melvyn Prior, presenter from BBC Radio Lincolnshire kick-started the evening’s celebrations,

The winners are:

Business of the Year: Fairnet Commercial Services.

New/Small Business of the Year: Pet to Vet.

Supporting the Community Award: Tulip Radio.

Customer Care Award: The Woodlands Hotel.

Business Innovation of the Year: Freshlinc.

Apprentice of the Year: Kirsty Buffham - Fairnet Commercial Services.

Nicole Sleaford - Infotel Solutions.

Lisa Wright - National Centre for Food Manufacturing.

Jacques Ripley at Maples Solicitors.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Anne Savage - Bakkavor.

Business Person of the Year: David Ball - Neame Le Nurseries.

Outstanding Contribution Award: Paul Turnell.