The Inspiring Hertfordshire 2013 Awards, launched to celebrate success and achievement and boost business confidence in Hertfordshire, has yet again had a fantastic response.

Chamber Chairman, Neville Reyner CBE DL, said: ‘We have been overwhelmed by the response to these awards. The quality of the entries was staggering 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.’

Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by University of Hertfordshire

Paul Maguire - Magnite PR – Stevenage
Peter Borg-Neal - Oakman Inns & Restaurants – Tring
Esther Boughton - P’zazz – Watford
Katherine Rayden - Rayden Solicitors – St Albans
Derek Williams – The WOW! Awards - Stevenage


Most Promising New Business
Sponsored by Smartsource GB

BirthEasy Limited – Ware
Grassroot Media – Ware
Magnite PR – Stevenage

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

Golden Giving – Tring
Inspire 4 Work – Hatfield
Teddington to Calais – Knebworth
The Muscle Help Foundation – Buntingford
The Red Rubber Ball Company – Welwyn Garden City

Achievement in International Business
Sponsored by UK Trade & Investment

Ether NDE Limited - Harpenden
Investment MAstery Training LLP - Elstree
Ultratec Limited - Letchworth

Innovation Through Technology
Sponsored by Serverchoice

Advance Change – Redbourn
Genie CCTV – Welwyn Garden City
The WOW! Awards – Stevenage

Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored by Ashridge

Affinity Water – Hatfield
Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors – Hertford
Ashbourne Insurance – Hoddesdon
Bourne Leisure – Hemel Hempstead
Debenhams Ottaway – St Albans
LV= - Hitchin

The Tourism Award
Sponsored by Dacorum Look No Further

Bourne Leisure – Hemel Hempstead
Ibis Stevenage, Fairview Hotels - Stevenage
Pendley Manor – Tring
St Michaels Manor – St Albans

Community Champion
Sponsored by Aldwyck Housing Association

Dawn Easby – Herts Air Ambulance
Tina Fletcher – Garden House Hospice
Neil Kirby – The Red Rubber Ball Company
Graham Lane – Cheeky Munkey
Tracy Savage – LV=
Roger Thomas – Highfield Park

The Environmental Award
Sponsored by Breeze & Wyles

Ambassador Car Service - Welwyn Garden City
Holiday Inn Stevenage - Stevenage
Marriott Hanbury Manor - Ware
Novotel Stevenage - Stevenage

Excellence in People Development
Sponsored by North Herts College

Aldwyck Housing Association - Hertfordshire
Ashbourne Insurance – Hoddesdon
Crane & Staples – Welwyn Garden City
EPOSability Limited – Kings Langley
LV= - Hitchin

Business of the Year
Small to Medium
Sponsored by KISS Communications

Ashbourne Insurance - Hoddesdon
Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors – Hertford
Connect Property Services – Houghton Regis
Crane & Staples – Welwyn Garden City
Holiday Inn Stevenage – Stevenage
Smart Inc – Hoddesdon

Business of the Year
Medium to Large
Sponsored by Porsche Centre Hatfield

Affinity Water – Hatfield
Aldwyck Housing – Hertfordshire
Bourne Leisure – Hemel Hempstead
LV= Hitchin