The Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce are delighted to unveil the winners for Inspiring Hertfordshire 2015.

The winners of each award were announced at the exclusive black tie award ceremony at the Porsche Centre Hatfield on Thursday 14th May. With an audience of more than 350 influential business people, Hertfordshire companies were celebrated for outstanding performance and business excellence. The brilliant Steve Folland returned to the stage for the fourth year to compere the Awards evening and over £5000 was raised for charity in a silent auction.

Introducing the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2015, Neville Reyner CBE DL, Chairman of the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, officially welcomed the sponsors and finalists to the Awards evening. He said, “It is an honour to celebrate such outstanding businesses in Hertfordshire and I want to personally thank our wonderful sponsors for their continued support. To the finalists, you’re all winners and should be incredibly proud of your achievements!”

A special accolade was honoured to Sir Hossein Yassaie, Chief Executive of Imagination Technologies for his Outstanding Contribution to Business. Sir Hossein inspired the audience with a keynote speech, saluting Hertfordshire as an excellent base for the International Company.

Watford based company Tusker received the coveted title of Business of the year; recognising a record year of growth which has been the result of a long term strategic focus on putting the customer at the heart of their business, and re-invested into new technologies to increase staff efficiencies and customer connectivity. This has differentiated the organisation from its competitors and retained their position as market leaders, driving profits, efficiencies and job creation.

 

Winners of Inspiring Hertfordshire 2015:

 

Achievement in International Business
Sponsored by UK India Business Council

Mirage Health Group


Community Champion
Sponsored by Ocado

Teens Unite Fighting Cancer


Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by Mercury News Group

Catherine Smith – Foxholes Farm Shop


Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored by Porsche Centre Hatfield

Foxholes Farm Shop 


Excellence in People Development
Sponsored by Longmores Solicitors

Freedom Communications


Innovation through Technology
Sponsored by Serverchoice

Tusker
 

Made in Herts
Sponsored by Handelsbanken

FFE Ltd


Most Promising New Business
Sponsored by Broxbourne Council and Ambition Broxbourne


Bespoke Verse Ltd


Social Enterprise of the Year
Sponsored by Aldwyck Housing Group

Muscle Help Foundation


The Environmental Award
Sponsored by Johnson Matthey

Lussmanns Fish & Grill Restaurants


The Schools Award for Education in Employment
Sponsored by Youth Connexions

The John Warner School
 

The Tourism Award
Sponsored by Bourne Leisure Ltd

Sopwell House


Young Herts
Sponsored by Veolia

Katherine Jeffery - Recruitment Team Nine


Business of the Year
Small to Medium

Sponsored by Stevenage Borough Council

Westminster Compliance


Business of the Year
Medium to Large

Sponsored by HB Accountants

FFE Ltd


Courtesy of Robert Mills Photography

Photos of the evening can be viewed and purchased online by clicking HERE

Plans are already taking hold for Inspiring Hertfordshire 2016, keep an eye out for our launch night in December and if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for next year, contact Jodie Reid on 01707 398400 or email jodiereid@hertschamber.com