A look back at last year’s winners

Leicester Mercury Business Awards
A look back at last year’s winners


With nominations now open for the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2018, the buzz surrounding the event has already begun in the region’s business community. Next year’s ceremony will take place on 12 April at the Maher Centre where Leicester’s business elite gather for an evening of celebration.

14 awards are up for grabs on the night and winning an award can offer a real boost to the business long into the future. Companies of all sizes and across a range of sectors are acknowledged at the fantastic black-tie ceremony, and last year’s winners have certainly felt the effects of success at the awards. We take a look at a few successes that came from last year’s awards…

Company of the Year: Qualvis Print & Packaging Ltd

One of the most sought-after awards on the night is the Company of the Year. Awarded to a business who has flourished and delivered outstanding results in the last year, in 2017 this award went to print company Qualvis Print & Packaging Ltd. The firm provide their services to a range of different industries including cosmetics, food & drink and media.

Contribution to the Community Award: G Seller & Co Ltd

These awards also reward those businesses who make an outstanding contribution to the local community and last year the award was won by funeral director’s G Seller & Co Ltd. With three offices throughout Leicestershire, the family run business are dedicated to providing the highest level of service during what can be a difficult time for families organising a funeral for their loved one.    

Services Award: Checkprint Limited

The services industry is an extremely thriving part of Leicester’s economy and the Services Award celebrates those businesses who provide a high-level of service to customers. In 2017 Checkprint Limited won this award, the award-winning print solutions company have been in business for over 25 years establishing themselves as a market leader in the sector.

Not-For-Profit Organisation Award: Bodie Hodges Foundation

Recognising those companies who really make a difference, the Not-For-Profit Organisation Award was last year won by Bodie Hodges Foundation. They provide an invaluable service supporting families through one of the toughest times of their lives. Offering a place where people can seek help following the bereavement of a child, they also know the importance of organ donation and aim to provide a better education and understanding on the issue.   

Excellence in Science and Technology: Datalink Electronics Ltd

Science and technology is an industry that is growing all the time and the Excellence in Science and Technology Award celebrates those businesses who have excelled in this area. Datalink Electronics Ltd are experts in designing and creating high quality electronic products which can make a difference in a whole host of industrial areas.

Retail Business of the Year: Shuperb

The world of retail is always highly competitive, so the Retail Business of the Year award is always fiercely contested. Last year shoe brand Shuperb overcame LEONE Designers and TMS Ltd to take home the award, as they were rewarded for their exceptional work in the retail industry.

Nominees at The Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2018 will be hoping they can follow in the footsteps of last year’s winners in what is sure to be a fantastic evening of celebration, networking and fundraising. The night also provides the chance for much needed money to be raised for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People who care for children who are suffering from life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.