Business success in Essex was showcased at the annual Essex Business Excellence Awards (EBEA) held at the Cloudfm County Ground in Chelmsford on 2nd October 2018. The awards celebrate the very best in business success in Essex.
Invest ESSEX were proud to be headline sponsors for the awards to highlight and encourage business excellency and were also sponsors of the ‘Company of the Year’ award. This award was won by 24×7 Ltd who specialise in passenger transport with a focus on children and young people with learning difficulties and special needs. The company also won the ‘Not For Profit Organisation of the Year’ award and Managing Director Andy Mahoney was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’.
“24x7 Ltd stood out for their entrepreneurship; identifying and taking advantage of opportunities including diversifying their business. As well as having a real focus on their customers they have demonstrated sustainable financial growth and profitability all of which make them very worthy recipients of the Company of the Year award.”
Location Services Director
About the Essex Business Excellence Awards
The Essex Business Excellence Awards (EBEA) aims to celebrate the best businesses in Essex, highlighting the achievements attained by the talented companies and their employees.
The awards also aim to make a positive impact on the local community, as these innovative companies are recognised for their efforts to expose Essex as a region for excellent business relations.
Award categories and winners
- Company of the Year – 24×7 Ltd
- Not-For-Profit Organisation of the Year – 24×7 Ltd
- Innovation & Technology – Systematics International Ltd
- Customer Service Excellence – Simply Fertility
- Sales and Marketing – Clemence Hoar Cummings
- Leadership Team of the Year – The Water Gardens
- New Business of the Year – The Bottle Club
- Small Business of the Year – Imaginators
- Family Business of the Year – WES Industrial & Welding Supplies
- Contribution to the Community – Farleigh Hospice
- Entrepreneur of the Year – Andy Mahoney (24×7 Ltd)
- Professional Services – CLS Money
David Rooke also showcased the Young Enterprise competition which is designed to find aspiring entrepreneurs. Established in 1962, Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading enterprise and financial charity, reaching over 250,000 young people every year.
“We are very proud to support Young Enterprise, which bridges the gap between education and the workplace. This initiative provides the next generation with transferable employability skills and the opportunity to gain an insight into how to run a business.”
Location Services Director
Essex is a haven for entrepreneurs, with Greater Essex possessing the highest rate of start-ups in the UK at an average of 254 start-ups for each £1bn of GVA between 2010 and 2015, according to the Essex Economic Commission Report.
Find out more about Young Enterprise here
For more information about the awards, read our blog here
To find out more about ‘Company of the Year’ winner 24×7, click here