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2020 WINNERS

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how they have innovated to make a positive impact within their business or the healthcare sector as a whole in 2019/20.

Winner: LIVES

“LIVES innovative approach to home care makes it a commendable entry to this award as their use of leading technologies allows patients to receive hospital level care from home reducing the strain on hospitals. The work LIVES due is incredible and the innovation of the CEMS team can make such a huge difference.”

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how they have innovated to make a positive impact within their business or the education and training sectors as a whole in 2019/20.

Winner: ScholarPack

“ScholarPack have showed how technology really supported education to effectively continue through a challenging time. It has operated dynamically to address issues the sector was facing and pulled it off! It is an extremely important to the MIS tools available to schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how they have innovated to make a positive impact within their business or the tourism/hospitality sectors as a whole in 2019/20.

Winner: The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Co

“Their innovation around both developing products as well as environmentally sustainable packaging is very impressive. To lean on their locality for product development, such as the Lincolnshire Tea for harder water is very commendable. As is the collaboration with other businesses to find new ways of selling their product.”

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how they have innovated to improve the sustainability of their company, a community or indeed the world around us in 2019/20.

Winner: Witham Group

“It would be easy to think that innovation in lubricants would be the work of large R&D teams in large multinationals – not when it comes to lubricant blending to reduce a dependency of oil  for the process. No, the solution and innovation has been found and developed by one of Lincolnshire long standing family businesses the Witham Group.  Using ultra sound for instead of fossil fuels Witham have found solution which not only speeds up the blending process but also reduce the energy consumption and cost in blending.”

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how a digital campaign was utilised to great effect in 2019/20, providing an impressive impact, level of engagement or return on investment.

Winner: St Barnabas

“The Forget Me Not Appeal was an exceptional example of a high impact social media campaign delivered on a tight budget. The campaign delivered more than triple the original fundraising target, reached international donors, helped the hospice to build partnerships with local businesses, and has received the recognition of national charities and hospices in the UK and abroad. This is an impressive campaign demonstrating creativity and innovation that reached new audiences and delivered sterling results.”

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how they have advanced their business through the use of eCommerce in the past year.

Winner: Custom Gifts

“Considering Custom Gifts only started last year they have made huge progress, with a professional and attractive looking website and have built an impressive portfolio of well-known brands. Through their unique business operations, they have struck the balance with providing a well structured, scalable service whilst ensuring the customer has a unique traditional product service to them. This has without doubt lead them to have the impressive growth to-date whilst ensuring they move forward on a sound business setting.”

Awarded to the person or company who can evidence the positive outcomes of their invention, product or service that uses technology for the betterment of society.

Winner: SPSC

“The idea to automate safety in this industry is fantastic. This solution is scalable and is driven by keeping companies’ visitors safe. It’s a niche market but the scope to have a positive influence on people’s lives is huge! Such an innovative idea and something I’ve never seen before which I’m sure will grow and grow.”

Awarded to a company that has harnessed technology to develop a stand-out functional product in 2019/20 .

Winner: Medibiosense

“The Medbiosense device provides an impressive and essential benefit to remote health services, providing  modern real-time monitoring of many features. A product like this is essential to our needs of today. This is no doubt helping to lead the way in transforming health services for the future of many. An extremely important development with, potentially, world-wide implications.”

Awarded to a company that has developed a stand-out finished product in 2019/20 that provides a solution to a distinct problem.

Winner: MTAG Composites

“The “Foredeck” single handed sailing boat could transform the advanced manufacturing industry by demonstrating how  an environmentally friendly version of a high performance boat made from fully recycled or recyclable materials. The innovative combination of sustainable materials has never been attempted before, and is a worthy winner of this award. Hopefully the innovation from MTAG will inspire other companies to focus on sustainable & environmentally friendly technologies to build their products.”

Awarded to an agency within the digital and technology industries that has demonstrated exceptional performance in the past year.

Winner: Small Giants

“Small Giants have grown so much since starting and worked with some huge companies and it is great to see how tight their team are. They have obtained an impressive list of clients in such a small space of time and despite being a small agency they have gone up against some of the UK’s biggest agencies, winning work.”

Awarded to an entrepreneur under the age of 30 that has achieved or is substantially along the path to success.

Winner: Solare, Sir Robert Pattinson Academy

“The students at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy are truly inspirational.  Many large and well-established businesses would struggle to achieve what they did in setting up a business and getting their products to market in such a short period of time, just 6 months.  This is aside to their exceptional ability, passion and focus to bring to market and operate a business with exceptional sustainability credential and values.  It looks  like the sky’s the limit for these great bunch of entrepreneurs.”

Awarded to an entrepreneur over the age of 30 that has made a significant impact within the creative, digital and technology industries.

Winner: Paul Cooper, Pocket Sergeant

“This nomination showed a product which was clearly developed to fill an altruistic need within a market. It has clear avenues for expansion both nationally and internationally and has already helped many in the UK. I am very impressed at how Paul has grown the business from very little investment and had to use other methods to sell and market the app. It is obvious the passion he has for the business and the app.”

Awarded to a company trading for less than 3 years, that has identified an opportunity within the creative, digital and technology industries.

Winner: Recap

“A strong startup in the space of cryptocurrency with data privacy being its core USP. This company deserves more exposure to help put peoples mind at rest when needing to automate a highly complicated tax process.  Recap are an inspiring business which shows innovation in the tech space, great understanding of its operating market and the need for its application and the potential to be a truly global player.”

Awarded to a company with 4 or less employees, within the creative, digital and technology industries that has demonstrated exceptional performance.

Winner: Darren Rogan

“A unique concept that has grown from focusing on home dinner parties to delivering services within businesses and branching out to the tourism industry. It’s great to see the progress made and the opportunities capitalised on to expand the business. Darren really impressed me with his proposal, the idea of a unique dining experience in the comfort of my own home is innovative and exciting. The amount of care and experience Darren puts into every meal is astonishing and I look forward to experiencing his cooking soon!”

Awarded to a company with 5 – 15 employees, within the creative, digital and technology industries that has demonstrated exceptional performance.

Winner: Metis Aerospace

“Metis Aerospace have had exceptional year,  winning a major contract and realising the growth opportunities both in the UK and further afield. The team have managed well the  challenges of growth, creating a business model that hopefully  will underpin its further development.  Not an easy task, especially for tech businesses who often experience exponential growth and a dynamic operating environment. Very impressive national recognition for the business with their work at Gatwick Airport. The business seem to be world leads in their particular field.”

Awarded to a business with more than 15 employees within the creative, digital and technology industries that has demonstrated exceptional performance.

Winner: Your Print Partner

“The fact Your Print Partner were able to exceed last year’s revenues during a pandemic is testament to their ability to diversify and use their platform for new products in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s incredible that they were able to move so quickly to meet demand, designing, manufacturing and delivering new products to market in a matter of weeks. A truly deserved winner of 2020’s Business of The Year!”

MEET THE JUDGES

Claire Clark
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Claire Clark

Sauce

Steff Wright
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Steff Wright

Gusto Homes

Benedict Heaver
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Benedict Heaver

Streets Heaver Healthcare Computing

James Pinchbeck
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James Pinchbeck

Streets Chartered Accountants

Ben James
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Ben James

Mosaic

Paul Burrows
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Paul Burrows

KryptoKloud

Jennifer Barnes
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Jennifer Barnes

Students' Union Management System

Tony Sherwin
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Tony Sherwin

Selenity

Susan Hallam
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Susan Hallam

Hallam

CityX 2019