Hot on the heels of the finalist announcement for the Cornwall Business Awards, we are delighted to open the public vote for Business of the Year – for the very first time!

“We are really excited to launch this new category and open up the decision making to the public, asking them to choose their Business of the Year from a really fantastic group of finalists. As the vote will close during the Awards evening itself, no one will know who has triumphed until minutes before the winner is announced – not even us!”. – Kirsty Miles-Musgrave, Communications Manager for the Growth & Skills Hub

From Newquay to Helston and Liskeard to Penzance, this year’s finalists span the length and breadth of Cornwall. From sole traders to larger enterprises, we were absolutely delighted to see a broad variety of businesses and organisations from diverse sectors such as marine, finance, tourism, manufacturing, tech and many more.

For the first time, Business of the Year will be chosen by the public and all finalists from across the 14 categories are in the running to win this award.  The vote will be live right up until the night of the Awards on 27th June.  Just head to Cornwall Business Awards to vote for your favourite business – you will only have one vote, so choose wisely.

Kirsty Miles-Musgrave, communications manager for the Growth & Skills Hub said “We are really excited to launch this new category and open up the decision making to the public, asking them to choose their Business of the Year from a really fantastic group of finalists. As the vote will close during the Awards evening itself, no one will know who has triumphed until minutes before the winner is announced – not even us!”

This year, we introduced a number of new awards, including Sole Trader of the Year, Product of the Year, and the Circular Economy Award. Every finalist will also be in the running for £10,000 worth of marketing support from media partner Pirate FM, which will be chosen by the Pirate FM team and announced on the night.

Start spreading the word and sharing the news to help your favourite business win. Visit www.cornwallbusinessawards.co.uk to vote now.

The Cornwall Business Awards is a not to be missed evening of celebration that recognises the best of Cornish business and is sponsored by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF)

The £40m Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund provides debt and equity finance from £25,000 to £2 million to help growing small businesses across the region.

Finalist Businesses

Ambassador of the Year sponsored by Corserv

CIS (UK) Ltd

The School for Social Entrepreneurs, Cornwall

Unmanned Survey Solutions Ltd

Best Business with a Purpose sponsored by Eden Project

Coastline Housing

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

St Petrocs

Best Customer Service sponsored by St Austell Brewery

Blue Flame Heating

Perfect Stays

Vision Independent Financial Planning Ltd

Best Family Business sponsored by St Austell Printing Company

Colwith Farm Distillery Ltd

Microtest Ltd.

Treyone Woodcraft Ltd

Best Marketing Campaign sponsored by CEG

Beach Retreats

DCA Public Relations

Triskel Marine Ltd

Best New Business sponsored by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

Pitched

St Blazey Recycle Reuse Resale CIC

Teacup Tearoom

Best Place to Work sponsored by Cornwall College Business Training

Bluefruit Software

Frugi

Whyfield

Business Leader of the Year sponsored by Unlocking Potential

Laura Whyte MD of Whyfield

Sean White owner of WeSUP

Simon Breckon MD of Kernow Fires

Circular Economy sponsored by Tevi      

Cultivate Cornwall CIC

Odyssey Innovation Ltd

Tinkebu

Exporter of the Year sponsored by Cornwall Trade and Investment

Flann Microwave Ltd

Frugi

Ideal Foods Ltd

Growth Business of the Year Sponsored by Access to Finance

Bluefruit Software

Fluid Branding

St Ewe Eggs

Product of the Year sponsored by Business Cornwall

Mappix for their education performance tracking software

Oltco Ltd for “Recycle Bound” driveway solution using waste plastic

The Cornish Bed Company for their Maud Bed

Sole Trader of the Year sponsored by The Growth Hub

Lauren Webb – Roscoe Communications

Nick Eagles – Sports 4 Tots

Rachel Picken – Agile PR and Communications Ltd

Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by Truro and Penwith College 

Claire Mason from Kernow Fires

Katherine George owner of Oh So Social

Samantha Charles owner of Float Digital



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