The Inspiring Hertfordshire 2014 Awards, launched to celebrate success and achievement and boost business confidence in Hertfordshire, has yet again had a fantastic response with a record number of entries.

Chamber Chairman, Neville Reyner CBE DL, said: ‘We have been overwhelmed by the response to these awards. The quality of the entries was most impressive and presented an almost impossible challenge for the judges. My thanks to all that entered, our hard pressed judges and our sponsors without whose support these awards would not be possible. I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to all who entered and, in particular, to those who were shortlisted below.’

Achievement in International Business
Sponsored by Breeze & Wyles Solicitors LLP

Investment Mastery Training LLP – Elstree
Mirage Health Group – Welwyn Garden City
Pret-a-Portrait Limited – Buntingford

Community Champion
Sponsored by Aldwyck Housing Group

Angela Spencer – Angels at Play – Ware
East & North Herts NHS Trust – Stevenage
Golden Giving – Tring
Sandra Ashley – Hertfordshire Practical Parenting – Cheshunt
Andy Nation – Teddington to Calais – Knebworth
Volunteer Centre Dacorum – Hemel Hempstead

Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by Herts & Essex Newspapers

Angela Spencer – Angels at Play – Ware
Emma Walker – Ashridge Security Management Ltd – Stanstead Abbotts
Ishreen Bradley – Bizas Coaching & Consulting Ltd – Elstree
Ruslana Yarmolyuk - Ibis Stevenage - Stevenage
Antony Bates and Paul Christo – Intelligent Outsourcing Solutions – Bishop’s Stortford
Darren Hayward – Nockolds Solicitors Ltd – Bishop’s Stortford
Cristina Antochi – Team 2 Clean Limited – Takeley

Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored by Porsche Centre Hatfield

Affinity Water Ltd – Hatfield
Brighthouse – Leavesden
LV= Retirement Solutions – Hitchin
Premier EDA Solutions Ltd – Ware
Ronnie Sunshines – Berkhamsted
Which? Member Services – Hertford

Excellence in People Development
Sponsored by North Hertfordshire College

B3 Living – Hoddesdon
Crane & Staples Solicitors – Welwyn Garden City
Jubilee House Care Trust – Welwyn Garden City
LV= Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society – Hitchin
Nockolds Solicitors – Bishop’s Stortford
P-Zazz – Watford
Ronnie Sunshines - Berkhamsted

Innovation through Technology
Sponsored by Serverchoice

Advance Change Limited – Redbourn
Blue-i Event Technology – Hemel Hempstead
Cameo Kitchens – Nazeing
Ether NDE Ltd – Harpenden
Townhouse Creative – Letchworth

Most Promising New Business
Sponsored by Broxbourne Council and Ambition Broxbourne

Ashridge Security – Stanstead Abbotts
eventVISUALISE - Borehamwood
Golden Giving - Tring
Intelligent Outsourcing Solutions Ltd – Bishop’s Stortford
Think Specialist Recruitment – Hemel Hempstead

Social Enterprise of the Year
Sponsored by Councillor Sharon Taylor’s Locality Budget and Stevenage Borough Council

Broomfield Youth – Hitchin
Carers in Hertfordshire – Hertford
CRI – Welwyn Garden City
Farming for All CIC – Watford
Golden Giving – Tring
Inspire to Aspire Academy - Hatfield

The Environmental Award
Sponsored by Affinity Water

Chalmor Limited – Luton
Marriott Hanbury Manor – Ware
Holiday Inn Stevenage – Stevenage
Lussmans Fish & Grill Restaurants – St.Albans
Novotel Stevenage – Stevenage
Stevenage Leisure Limited – Stevenage

The Tourism Award
Sponsored by Dacorum Look no Further

Ibis Stevenage – Stevenage
Lee Valley White Water Centre – Waltham Cross
St Albans City & District Council – St Albans

Young Herts
Sponsored by Youth Connexions

Daniel Moss – Broomfield Youth – Hitchin
Jessie Edwards – Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership – Welwyn Garden City
Hannah Chapman – IBIS Stevenage
Justin Feller – We Love Jelly - Stevenage

Business of the Year - Small to Medium
Sponsored by KISS Communications

Angels at Play – Ware
Crane & Staples – Welwyn Garden City
Lawrence Dean Recruitment Group – Stevenage
Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel – Welwyn Garden City
Mirage Health Group Ltd – Welwyn Garden City
Team 2 Clean – Takeley
TSE Productions – Hemel Hempstead

Business of the Year - Medium to Large
Sponsored by University of Hertfordshire

Cameo Kitchens – Nazeing
Debenhams Ottaway – St Albans
LV= Retirement Solutions
Nockolds Solicitors – Bishop’s Stortford
Osborne Appointments – Welwyn Garden City

Award winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner taking place at the prestigious Porsche Centre Hatfield on Thursday 15 May.

This sensational evening attracts over 350 business people from across the region and is a night of celebration and entertainment. Take a look at last years awards ceremony HERE.

Tickets are on general sale and can be booked online, for more information contact Jodie on jodiereid@hertschamber.com