AXA PPP healthcare is proud to support the Sustainability Award at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2018. As a healthcare company that operates in Leicester and supports the health and wellbeing needs of employers and their teams in the region, we are inspired by the diverse and enterprising spirit of these businesses and their contribution to sustainability within the local economy. We applaud all nominees and congratulate you on your achievements in helping create a sustainable future work environment.
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 2018. BHIB are Leicester, Northampton and North London based Insurance Brokers and our work in the Not For Profit sector has given us some insight into the invaluable work that such organisations undertake, particularly in the Leicestershire area. This work is undertaken for no financial gain and often in very difficult circumstances, putting smiles on the faces of both those who deliver and receive the services provided. We salute you all for your efforts and in our eyes, you are all winners. We wish all nominees the very best of luck.
Chris Hutchins Cert II, Senior Client Account Executive, BHIB
College Court is delighted to support the Leicester Business Awards 2018 and have done so since opening four years ago. As Leicester’s only purpose-built conference centre, we welcome thousands of visitors each year from all over the world and are extremely proud of our diverse City. The strength of our business community continues to grow, and these awards are testament to those outstanding organisations who continue to go above and beyond. May we wish all nominees the very best of luck.
Steve Crawford, Centre Director
Data Clarity are extremely honoured to support the Employer of the Year Award at the upcoming Leicester Mercury Business Awards. Our people are data management experts and support others to make smart business decisions by providing them with data most relevant to improve company performance. We are also compliance experts with GDPR consent solutions. We truly recognise the value of people in driving business success and these awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise and reward excellence in employee investment. We would like to congratulate those of you who are nominated and wish you the best of luck.
Kevin Carrick, Chief Executive Officer, Data Clarity Ltd.
DMU is honoured to be part of the Leicester Mercury Business Awards’ celebration of innovation, dynamism and success. As a University we have a proud reputation for creativity and innovation. Our experts support local business with expertise and advice, and we work with employers to ensure that our graduates develop the skills and attitudes that the market demands. We are committed to service and, as a leading university for the public good, we are delighted to support the Contribution to the Community Award.
Professor Dana Brown, Pro Vice-Chancellor/ Dean, Faculty of Business Law. Principal, Leicester Castle Business School. De Montfort University.
It is an immense honour for the Eileen Richards Recruitment team to support and partner with the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2018. As a leading recruitment partner and employer of choice, we recognise the importance of celebrating the talent and success of our local Leicestershire businesses that are continuously adding value to our flourishing and vibrant city during such an exciting period.
Congratulations to each of the nominations - we wish you the best of luck!
Eileen Richards, Business Owner, Eileen Richards Recruitment
Freeths LLP Solicitors are delighted to be once again headline sponsors of the Leicester Mercury Business Awards and to be sponsoring the Excellence in Science and Technology Award which celebrates pioneering and forward-thinking companies. As one of the leading East Midlands firms with a national presence, with 11 offices, Freeths has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to embracing technology in all that we do. Freeths recognises the importance of celebrating success and the contribution innovative businesses make to the community as a whole. Congratulations to all those who are nominated.
Mukesh Patel, Managing Partner, Freeths
Global Payments are both proud and delighted to be sponsoring the Customer Service Excellence Award at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards in 2018.
As a local global payment technology company, who strive to put the customer at the forefront of everything that we do, we appreciate the importance and value of excellent customer service within a business.
We wish all nominees the very best of luck and look forward to reviewing the nominees and presenting this award to the winner!
Chris David, President Europe, Global Pay
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.
The Partner Practice 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/products. The title ‘Partner Practice’ is the marketing term used to describe St. James’s Place representatives.
Janine Edwards, Janine Edwards Wealth Management, a Principal Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management Ltd
Mazars are delighted to once again sponsor the ‘Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ category at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2018 . We do this because we passionately believe in putting something back into a business community of which we are proud to be an active part of. The awards programme gives businesses in Leicester 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.”
Chris Darlington, Office Managing Partner, Mazars
Entrepreneurship is, in many ways, what makes Leicestershire such a vibrant and exciting place to live and do business. We love working with ambitious entrepreneurs and seeing the difference we can make as they take their first steps in business.
MNE is honoured to be sponsoring the Start-Up Business of the Year award once again. As a relatively new business ourselves, this is an award that is very close to our hearts and we can fully appreciate the challenges facing business owners at this early stage. These awards prove to be a great platform for start ups to tell their stories, and help shine a spotlight on the leading business men and women who are helping to transform our county.
Tim Emmony, Managing Director, MNE Accounting
PPL PRS Ltd is proud to support the Retail Business of the Year Award at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2018. Retail businesses are important customers of ours and we understand how challenging it can be not only to survive, but to thrive within the retail sector. We are therefore looking forward to hearing about the achievements of the nominees and are excited about meeting people from businesses that contribute significantly to the flourishing Leicester economy.
Ade Potts, Commercial Director, PPL PRS Ltd.
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
Training For Business is proud to be sponsoring the Apprentice Employer of the Year category at this year’s Leicester Mercury Business Awards. This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise businesses who are providing valuable career opportunities to young jobseekers or their current staff in the area – especially for those who may have struggled to secure employment otherwise. We are passionate about the power of quality qualifications, good leadership and management training to transform people and organisations and we are extremely excited to celebrate the companies who are supporting the next generation of business leaders.
Charlotte Moreland, Managing Director, Training for Business
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
All at Winstanley House firmly believe that the Leicester Mercury Business Awards commends the best businesses from our historic hometown and recognises the hard work and determination that have taken the entrants thus far. As an independent Leicester business ourselves, we take pride in supporting local businesses and are proud to be a part of the awards. We wish the worthy nominees the very best of luck and are thoroughly looking forward to evening.
Kiran Parmar, Managing Director, Winstanley House