The 2016 Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards finalists have been announced! The Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the list of finalists for the 2016 Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards, full details of the finalists can be found here, or you can scroll down this news item for more information.

The winners will be announced at the 2016 Awards Gala Dinner which takes place on Thursday 19 May at the Porsche Centre Hatfield. Bookings are now being taken for individuals and tables and you can book online here.

Achievement in International Business Award sponsored by UK Export Finance, the finalists are: Quanta; Rephine Ltd; Purple Surgical International Ltd and Global Rail Construction.

Business of the Year (Small to Medium) Award sponsored by Epson, the finalists are: Premier EDA Solutions; Tate; The Chilfen Group; Global Rail Construction and Thorns Group.

Business of the Year (Medium to Large) Award sponsored by SA Law, the finalists are: Quanta; Evergood Associates Ltd; Grace Foods UK Ltd; Zenith Hygiene Group plc and Bristol Laboratories Ltd

Community Champion Award sponsored by Mercury Group Newspapers, the finalists are: Marshall Vizard; Road Victims Trust; Paradise Wildlife Park; Teens Unite Fighting Cancer and The Muscle Help Foundation

Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by Austin’s Family Funeral Directors, the finalists are: Distinctly; TekOne Technologies; Smart10 Ltd, Pretty Gorgeous Cake Company and Bristol Laboratories Ltd

Excellence in Customer Service Award sponsored by Porsche Centre Hatfield, the finalists are: Understanding Recruitment Ltd; Aubrey Park Hotel; Cheshunt Marriott Hotel, Tate; Purple Surgical UK Limited and Thorns Group

Excellence in People Development Award sponsored by Longmores Solicitors, the finalists are: HB Accountants; Grace Foods UK Ltd; Mode Print Solutions Ltd; Stackhouse Poland Ltd and Digital Results

Innovation Through Technology Award sponsored by ServerChoice, the finalists are: Focus7 International Ltd; TekOne Technologies Ltd and Digital Results

Made in Herts Award sponsored by Veale Associates, the finalists are: Altro; ProtecX and The Chilfen Group

Most Promising New Business Award sponsored by Ambition Broxbourne, the finalists are: AutoVolt Ltd; Embrace Consultancy; Little Fish Event Management Ltd; The Food Teacher and The Green Triangle

Social Enterprise of the Year Award sponsored by Stevenage Leisure Limited (SLL), the finalists are:  A1 Optician ; Hertfordshire Independent Living Service; The Muscle Help Foundation; Visionpath Education Ltd and The Counselling Foundation

The Environmental Award sponsored by Veolia UK JPA Furniture; Tewin Bury Farm Hotel  and Global Rail Construction

Education in Employment Award sponsored by The Careers & Enterprise Company, the finalists are: Sir John Lawes School; John Laing Training and St Albans Girls’ School

The Tourism Award sponsored by De Vere Venues, the finalists are: Aubrey Park Hotel; Tewin Bury Farm Hotel and Lee Valley White Water Centre

Investment in Young People (IiYP) Award, sponsored by Youth Connexions Hertfordshire, the finalists are: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK); Toad Hall Nursery; Premier EDA Solutions; John Laing Training

Yolanda Rugg, Chief Executive, said: “We are again delighted with the response from Hertfordshire businesses and organisations taking part in the 2016 Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards and congratulate all the finalists. We’re now looking forward to announcing the winners at the Gala Dinner on 19 May at the Porsche Centre Hatfield when we look forward to welcoming our sponsors, members and non-members to what promises to be an important and enjoyable occasion for Hertfordshire businesses”.