AXA PPP healthcare is proud to support the Family Business Award at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2019. As a healthcare insurance provider that operates in Leicester, we are particularly inspired by the passion and dedication of the businesses within this category and their contribution to the local economy. We are constantly pursuing ways to help our customers live better lives and this commitment and energy is something that we see reflected in the businesses nominated for this award. We would like to congratulate all of the nominees and wish you the best of luck.
Mike Davies, Head of SME, AXA PPP healthcare
BHIB are delighted to offer our support in sponsoring the Not-For-Profit award in the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2019. BHIB are a Leicester, Northampton and North London based Insurance Brokers and our work in the Not-For-Profit sector has given us insight into the invaluable work that such organisations undertake, particularly in the Leicestershire community. This award celebrates the endless work carried out for no financial gain which puts smiles on the faces of those who deliver and receive the services. We congratulate you all for your efforts and wish all nominees the very best of luck.
Ajay Mistry, Partnerships Director of BHIB Insurance Brokers
As local businesses ourselves, we are honoured to be part of a thriving Leicester community that nurtures individual and business success.
Both Dalycom and The Turnaround CEO are keen advocates of growth, service excellence and innovation and we are proud to sponsor the Professional Services Award, allowing us all to recognise and celebrate businesses that excel in their chosen professional field.
Dalycom offers businesses across the region with a unified approach to business communications including IT. Our integrated solution with pro-active management and support allows businesses to continue focusing on running and managing their teams knowing that their telecoms and IT systems remain secure and connected.
The Turnaround CEO works alongside business leaders, focusing on improving sales, internal systems, empowering teams and allowing leaders the time needed to grow their business and also time for themselves.
Amanda Daly, Managing Director, Dalycom & The Turnaround CEO
DMU is proud to be part of this year’s Leicester Mercury Business Awards through our sponsorship of the Contribution to the Community category. This award reflects the values we hold dear at DMU: those of civic responsibility, social enterprise and public service. Just as our #DMUlocal student volunteers serve the needs of communities across Leicester and Leicestershire, our academic staff serve businesses. We create programmes for existing managers and leaders, offer a suite of degree apprenticeship courses to develop talent or work with companies to help bring new products to market.
Professor Dana Brown, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise)/Dean, Faculty Business of Law, De Montfort University
“The Eileen Richards Recruitment team are proud to be part of the Leicester Mercury Business Awards for a consecutive year! As local leaders within the recruitment industry, we recognise the importance of celebrating the talent and success of our Leicestershire businesses that are continuously adding value to our pulsating city. Congratulations and good luck to all of the finalists.”
Eileen Richards MBE, Managing Director, Eileen Richards Recruitment
Growth Partners PLC are honoured to be sponsoring the Employer of the Year Award at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2019.
As a local Employee Engagement company with a national reach, our goal is to build happier, healthier, and more productive workplaces for our clients and their employees.
We chose to sponsor this award because we believe that great businesses are made by great people. It is the value at the core of what we do, and we sincerely applaud the impressive work demonstrated by each nominee, and on the night, we wish you all the best of luck!
Paul Bresnihan, CEO, Growth Partners PLC
ITV is delighted to be supporting the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. We are the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, and proud to invest in broadcasting to 5.5m adults every week right across the Midlands. Across our ITV channels and the ITV Hub, we help many small and medium-sized Midlands businesses supercharge growth. That’s why we are proud to partner with Champions on these awards, celebrating business success across the region. Good luck to every business that enters and we look forward to showcasing your success at the awards on the night.
Jason Spencer, Business Development Director, ITV
It is an enormous privilege for myself and my colleagues at Janine Edwards Wealth Management Ltd, Principal Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management to be intimately involved in such a high-profile event as the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. I strongly believe that our best companies deserve real recognition and these Awards are the perfect way to go about it. There is much to be learnt from the successful companies and, by celebrating their accomplishments; we will incentivise others to follow in their footsteps.
My philosophy centres on establishing trust and building valuable, long term relationships and so I see these Awards as a wonderful opportunity to encourage a strong, tightly knit Leicestershire business community that works in the interests of everybody.
Janine Edwards, Janine Edwards Wealth Management Ltd a Principal Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management
Janine Edwards Wealth Management Ltd is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website www.sjp.co.uk/about-st-james-place/our-business/our-products-and-services. The ‘St. James’s Place Partnership’ and the titles ‘Partner’ and ‘Partner Practice’ are marketing terms used to describe St. James’s Place representatives
“We at Mazars are delighted to once again sponsor the Leicester Mercury Business Awards and the ‘Customer Service Excellence” category in particular – which not only recognises what businesses do, but importantly the way in which they deliver for their customers. Ultimately, like ourselves this is how businesses differentiate themselves and ensure their future growth.
We have consistently sponsored the awards over many years because we passionately believe in putting something back into a business community of which we are proud to be an active part. The awards programme gives businesses in Leicestershire a great opportunity to showcase the innovative ideas and strengths that have underpinned their success to date, and which will stand them in good stead for the future.
Leicestershire has great entrepreneurial tradition and the county is constantly creating opportunities, innovating and driving our economy forward. Working with many local businesses, our team takes great pride in having the opportunity to recognise the contribution of these businesses which are generating prosperity and wealth and we are therefore very pleased to celebrate their positive influence on local landscape, by giving them the recognition they deserve.”
Bob Johnson, Leicester Office Managing Partner, Mazars
Michael Smith Switchgear Ltd is extremely proud to be associated with this prestigious event. After winning this award in 2017 we are looking forward to now co-sponsoring the Small Business of the Year Award at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards along side Ventola Projects.
Michael Smith Switchgear were recently awarded “Leicestershire Business of the Year’’ and ‘’Manufacturer of the Year’’ at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2018 and take great pride representing Leicester within the East Midlands Region. We would like to wish everyone the best of luck in these awards and extend our wishes to all of the inspirational business leaders around Leicestershire.
Sean Smith, Managing Director, Michael Smith Switchgear Ltd.
The Business Entrepreneur of the Year category is close to our hearts at Morningside Pharmaceuticals, as our company was founded in the 1990s through an entrepreneur’s dream of making quality healthcare an affordable and accessible reality throughout the world.
Since then we have grown from a garage start-up, to a small to medium sized business, to a large corporate, which is now one of the 100 largest companies in Leicestershire.
We specialise in manufacturing and supplying generic and branded medicines to UK hospitals and pharmacies, as well as globally through aid agencies.
We’re delighted to sponsor this award, which recognises the achievements of other entrepreneurs in the county. Good luck to all of the nominees, in our eyes you’re all winners!
Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chief Executive of Morningside Pharmaceuticals
Pall-Ex are honoured to be part of the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2019. As a local business we are committed to supporting the local community and encouraging collaboration and teamwork across all industries. We truly recognise the value of teamwork in business success having won the 2017 Motor Transport Award for Team of the Year and are proud to sponsor the Award for Leadership Team. We wish all nominees the very best of luck and are thoroughly looking forward to the awards evening.
Kevin Buchanan, Group Managing Director, Pall-Ex.
Samworth Brothers is one of the UK’s leading food businesses. Leicestershire based our focus on quality and the long-term has seen our business grow. With over 9,000 people, predominantly in Leicestershire, we are passionate about building on the county’s strong food heritage by producing high quality, innovative products for our customers across the country. Manufacturing excellence has been a way of life for us since 1896 and it gives us enormous pleasure to recognise Leicestershire’s manufacturing success through the Excellence in Manufacturing Award.
Mark Samworth, Director, Samworth Brothers
SFB Group are proud to announce their sponsorship of the Innovation Award at the upcoming Leicester Mercury Business Awards, recognising innovation and creativity within the local business community. We would like to extend our congratulations to those of you who are nominated and wish you the best of luck at the awards evening. SFB Group offer accountancy, financial advice, tax solutions and outsourcing services to individuals and businesses of all sizes and our services are individually tailored to meet your specific requirements. Our philosophy is to help our clients to gain the freedom to achieve their business and personal goals.
Shelley Harvey, Director, SFB Group
Ventola Projects Ltd is enormously proud to be associated with this prestigious event, sponsoring now four years running the Small Business of the Year Award at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. We would like to offer our best wishes to all the hard-working people of Leicestershire, its innovative businesses and leaders who have been nominated for the awards and wish them all the best of luck. Recently voted “Best English Italian Business 2017” Ventola Projects strives to emulate the achievements of the county’s best companies, with each and every nominee deserving our recognition for their tremendous efforts.
Mick Ventola, Managing Director, Ventola Projects
Way of Life is honoured to sponsor the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. We’d like to offer our congratulations to all the nominees who represent the city’s most successful and dynamic companies.
We’re proud to be joining Leicester’s vibrant business community with our newest Build-to Rent development - The Wullcomb - in Summer 2019. With 297 sizable apartments and ample ground floor retail space, The Wullcomb is here to make the joys of central living in Leicester a reality.
Sowgol Zarinchang, Managing Director, Way of Life
William Davis Homes has been a long-standing supporter of the Leicester Mercury − recognised as one of the most professional and innovative daily newspapers in the country − and is honoured to support this year’s Leicester Mercury Business Awards. With its HQ in Loughborough, HBF 5 Star Housebuilder William Davis Homes employs over 400 local people and has been building beautiful developments throughout Leicestershire for over 80 years. Proud of its strong links with the county and the community, the company is particularly pleased to be part of this wonderful initiative, acknowledging excellence in Leicestershire businesses at every level.
The Team at William Davis Homes