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Congratulations to all the 2018 Somerset Business Awards winners and finalists!

As proud sponsors of the Creative Marketing & PR Campaign of the Year Award, we would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists from this year’s Somerset Business Awards.

Held on Friday 19 October, it was a fantastic evening where we celebrated the best in business in Somerset. The glittering black-tie event saw nearly 400 influential business people toast success at the Wellsprings Leisure Centre in Taunton.

The much-anticipated annual event is organised by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and this year was hosted by Somerset cricket all-rounder, Peter Trego. The 14 Awards were presented by their respective sponsors, before the winners were announced and invited on stage to collect their trophy and give a short speech.

This year’s Somerset Business Awards winners are:

Full list of award finalists (in order):

Business of the Year 1-10, sponsored by TDA

  1. Introtweet Ltd (Taunton)

Runner ups: Environments for Business (Taunton) and Eternal Kitchens (South Petherton)


Business of the Year 11-25, sponsored by A.C. Mole & Sons

  1. Boxclever Press (Wincanton)

Runner ups: Choice Stationery Supplies Ltd (Taunton) and Office Reality Ltd (Wellington)


Business of the Year 26-50, sponsored by PKF Francis Clark

  1. Evosite (Taunton)

Runner ups: Civils Store Ltd (Shepton Mallet) and Key Solutions Mortgages (Weston)


Business of the Year 51+, sponsored by Screwfix

  1. Yarlington Housing Group (Yeovil)

Runner ups: Radstock Co-operative Society (Radstock) and Weston College (Weston)


Charity of the Year Award, sponsored by Clarke Willmott LLP

  1. Key4Life (Glastonbury)

Runner ups: Headway Somerset (Taunton) and Stand Against Violence (Taunton)


Investing in Somerset Award, sponsored by Hinkley Point C

  1. eat:Festivals (Burnham-on-Sea)

Runner ups: Evosite (Taunton) and The Taunton Cider Company (Taunton)


Creative Marketing and PR Campaign of the Year Award, sponsored by ADPR Ltd

  1. Bradfords Building Supplies (Yeovil)

Runner ups: Greenslade Taylor Hunt (Yeovil) and Red Berry Recruitment (Shepton Mallet)


New Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Teapot Creative

  1. The Sangha House (Taunton)

Runner ups: Lodestone Property (Bruton) and Withies Delicatessen (Stoke St Gregory)


Service Excellence Award, sponsored by Elite Staffing Solutions

  1. Bowen Opticians (Weston)

Runner ups: Busy Bees Cleaning & Maintenance 2000 Ltd (Frome) and Haynes International Motor Museum (Sparkford)


Skills for Growth Award, sponsored by Wessex Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association

  1. Evolution ABS Ltd (Wellington)

Runner ups: Brookside Academy (Street) and Red Berry Recruitment (Shepton Mallet)


Somerset Manufacturer & Producer Award, sponsored by Ashfords LLP

  1. Granny Gothards Limited (Taunton)

Runner ups: Eternal Kitchens (South Petherton) and TAUNTON FABRICATIONS LTD (Taunton)


Technology & Innovation Award, sponsored by Porter Dodson Solicitors &


  1. Cardstream (Taunton)

Runner up: i2i Infinity Ltd (Shepton Mallet)


The Albert Goodman Family Business Award, sponsored by Albert Goodman LLP

  1. C & D South West Ltd (Chard)

Runner ups: Camelot Care limited (Wellington) and Sparks and Daughters ltd (Taunton)


Young Business Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by Clarks

  1. Rachel Lane – Oake Manor Golf Club (Taunton)

Runner ups: Crestmoor Training – Lily Higgins (Wincanton) and Evosite – Aran Reeks (Taunton)


We’re already looking forward to next year’s event! If you or someone you know has been involved in a creative and effective marketing or PR campaign for their Somerset business, be sure to enter our award next year and you could be our 2019 winner!

Click here for more information about the Creative Marketing & PR Campaign of the Year Award.

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