As a headline sponsor, Invest ESSEX wishes to congratulate all businesses nominated for the Business Excellence Awards Essex (BEAE) 2019, the winners of which will be announced at an awards presentation evening Thursday 26th September at Five Lakes Resort near Colchester.

The BEAE aims to celebrate the best businesses in Essex, highlighting the achievements attained by the talented companies and their employees. Invest ESSEX is especially delighted to have assisted so many of the candidates during their respective rises to success.

We have a strong commitment and desire to see the business community succeed whilst in the process making a positive contribution to the local economy. The Business Excellence Awards Essex is a fantastic way to celebrate and highlight this further.

David Rooke
Location Services Director
Invest ESSEX

BEAE 2019 finalists

Company of the Year sponsored by London Stansted Airport

Contribution to the Community Award sponsored by The Lord’s Taverners

  • Construction Wise
  • Essex County Fire & Rescue
  • Farleigh Hospice

Customer Service Excellence Award sponsored by Prettys

  • Community Dental Services CIC
  • Rapid Electronics
  • ROL Cruise
  • SCL Managed Services Limited

Employer of the Year sponsored by Futures

  • VerriBerri
  • TBC
  • TBC

Enterprising Women of the Year sponsored by The Oaks Hospital

Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Champions (UK) plc

  • Carmel Jane from Carmel Jane Photography Ltd
  • Pete Thompson from George Thompson Ltd
  • David Maytham from TT Education

Excellence in Innovation & Technology Award sponsored by Silver Cloud HR

Family Business of the Year sponsored by RSM

Leadership Team of the Year sponsored by Thomas International

  • Community Dental Services CIC
  • Rapid Electronics

New Business of the Year sponsored by James Hallam

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Davina Steel products on table

Professional Services Award sponsored by Kingswood Group

  • Barker Associates
  • VIP Security (Essex) Ltd
  • Woodruff Financial Planning

Retail Business of the Year sponsored by Elonex

  • HayPigs!
  • Rapid Electronics
  • The Bottle Club

Sales and Marketing Award sponsored by Global Radio

  • Fabricake Sugarcraft Ltd
  • Gibbons Engineering Group
  • Secret Hamper Ltd

SME of the Year sponsored by Jelf

  • Alchemy Recruitment
  • Barker Associates
  • Systematics International Ltd

Supplier of the Year sponsored by Little Easton Manor

  • Catering Elite
  • Martels
  • Premier Crew

Sustainability Award sponsored by Greater Anglia Abellio

Flourishing Food & Drink businesses in Essex

Food & Drink is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector so it comes as little surprise to see a number of the nominees fall into this area of expertise. The food sector in Essex provides over 86,300 jobs across 8,330 businesses with the East of England’s food and drink sector in general hitting new heights – exports generating £1.7bn in the year to March 2019.

Click here to find out more about the Food & Drink sector in Essex.

Supporting the business community

Invest ESSEX helps to ensure the future of the county’s business strength is a prosperous one. As well as attempting to convince those from outside the county of the viability of Essex as a business hub, our team of experienced professional business advisors help companies, small and established, to grow and commercialise new products and services.

As a promoter of inward investment as well as offering support to existing businesses within the county, Invest ESSEX has seen at first hand the strength of businesses in Essex.

With the nature of our work, Invest ESSEX is in a great position to gauge the strength of business within the county. It gives us great pleasure when an entrepreneur, SME or larger company benefits from the services we are able to provide, in order to develop their business in the process. Essex’s proximity to London makes it part of one of the most important business regions for the future of the UK.

David Rooke
Location Services Director
Invest ESSEX

For more information about BEAE 2019 and tickets to the awards presentation evening, visit the official website here: