We are absolutely delighted to reveal the winning businesses for The Whitewed Directory Awards 2018 announced at our awards ceremony held this evening, Thursday 7th February 2019!
The judges, three highly-respected business leaders, were hugely impressed by the number and quality of entries, which showed both smart business aptitude and an entrepreneurial spirit, and due to the high quality applications, it was difficult to select the winners.
It was amazing to see such drive, passion and variety from The Whitewed Directory members, and the judges had the unenviable task of choosing a winner in each category.
The four categories in which members nominated themselves were as follows: Business of the Year 2018, Start-up Business of the Year 2018, Most Inspiring Business Person of the Year 2018, and The Peers Award 2018.
So without further ado, our huge congratulations go to:
Business of the Year 2018: The DeciBelles
Start-up Business of the Year 2018: Fluffy Puffin
Most Inspiring Business Person of the Year 2018: Hannah Culley's Cakes
The Peers Award 2018: Relive The Day Filming
I am so thrilled for our four Whitewed Award winners, they beat off stiff competition as the standard of entries was so very high. To win is a great accolade. Congratulations too, to those companies who made the shortlist, a great achievement in itself due to the extremely high standard of all entries.
The Whitewed Directory Awards are a feat to put together, and I would like to give our big thanks to the following people who have made them happen:
Firstly, thank you to Adam, Emma, Shannen and the team at DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon for sponsoring the awards ceremony and being our wonderful hosts.
To Luke Kaye of Skywalkers, who has provided our music entertainment and sound for this evening.
To Matt Fox of The Flash Fox for kindly donating his fabulous photo booth.
To Paul & Wendy of Imagination Photography for capturing the awards ceremony – we’ll be sharing their images very soon!
To Richard James for being our inspirational speaker tonight.
To our judges, all of which are highly respected industry professionals: Sara Tye, Emma Richards and Ian Larrard, who have given up their time to go through an amazing quality of entries and choose their winners with difficulty!
…and of course, to everyone who came and celebrated with us this tonight!
All of us at Whitewed would like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered and offer our congratulations to the winners. 2019's Awards will be launched in June, and here's to them being even bigger!