Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2023 Event Overflowed With the County’s Talent

Fri 28th Jan 2022

In an unprecedented year for entries, the 12th ‘Oscars of Hertfordshire’ were a spectacular celebration of the county’s outstanding businesses and the talented people that work in them.

The Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards enable local businesses to showcase their performance and achievements to clients, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and to all of the county’s business community.

In our third year as joint headline sponsor of the awards, we were delighted to be back at the stunning Harry Potter Studios. Mingling with the finalists, sponsors, honoured guests, and the dedicated Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce (HCC) team amongst the props and sets of Harry Potter, the excitement was tangible.

As the presentations progressed, the list of finalists for the highly coveted ‘Inspiring Business of the Year’ award grew. Selected from the winners of all the other category awards, this special recognition is reserved for the organisation that makes the judges stop and say ‘wow’!

As joint headline sponsors, SA Law was delighted to join Viatris on the stage to present the Inspiring Business of the Year 2023 award to…Goods for Good.

Commenting on the winner’s dynamic approach to problem solving, SA Law Partner, Tracy Lacey-Smith, said: ‘Goods for Good stood out amongst all the very impressive winners for being able to do good in many directions all at the same time by relieving poverty and responding to humanitarian disasters in a way this is sustainable and helpful for the planet.’

Our thanks go to the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce team for the excellent support they provided to the sponsors and entrants throughout the whole awards programme, making the awards programme so special.

Congratulations to all the 2023 finalists and winners. Your stories are nothing short of amazing and we wish you every continued success.

Inspiring Business of the Year 2023 winners, Andrew Anastasiou and Rosalind Bluestone MBE of Goods for Good (centre), pictured with IHA joint headline sponsors Matt Salzmann of Viatris (left) and Tracy Lacey-Smith of SA Law (right).

Winners and Highly Commended entries 2023

Special recognition awards

Inspiring Business of the Year

Winner – Goods for Good

Outstanding Contribution to Business

Winner - Kane International Ltd

Awards by category

Business of the Year East Herts

Winner - Green Building Design Consultants

Highly Commended – Air Energy

Business of the Year North Herts

Winner – Tier 2 Consulting

Highly Commended – CSD Automation

Business of the Year South Herts

Winner – Sustainable X

Highly Commended – Hour Hands; Crane & Staples

Business of the Year West Herts

Winner – Goods for Good

Highly Commended – One YMCA

Business of the Year Medium to Large

Winner – Quanta Consultancy Services

Highly Commended - KGK Genix

Business of the Year Small to Medium

Winner – LBS Distribution Ltd

Highly Commended - Rigging Team

Apprenticeship Champion

Winner - DLRC

Highly Commended – HB Accountants

Best Use of Technology

Winner – Labrums Solicitors

Highly Commended – Lumin Wealth

Community Champion

Winner – East and North Hertfordshire Hospital’s Charity

Highly Commended - Resolve

Diversity and Inclusion Award

Winner – Pages Care Farm

Highly Commended - Pohwer

Entrepreneur of the Year

Winner – Andy Kennedy, Tier 2 Consulting

Highly Commended - Chris Pykerman, CSD Automation; Lucy Dore, Recruitment Index

Excellence in Business Diversification

Winner – Aldenham Estate

Highly Commended - One YMCA; Watford Community Housing

Excellence in Customer Commitment

Winner – Air Energy

Highly Commended - Herts Executive

Excellence in International Trade

Winner – Air Energy

Highly Commended - Innovative Trials

Excellence in People Development

Winner – Tier 2 Consulting

Highly Commended - Quanta Consulting Services

Family Business of the Year

Winner – LBS Distribution

Highly Commended – Sopwell House

Green Award

Winner – KGK Genix

Highly Commended - Nimbus Hosting; Electric Umbrella

Most Promising New Business

Winner – Recruitment Index

Highly Commended - Midnight Blue Marketing

Property & Construction Project of the Year

Winner – Green Building Design Consultants

Highly Commended - RDT Architects

Workplace Wellbeing Award

Winner - Kestronics

Highly Commended - Focus7


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