SA Law sponsors the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards

After a fantastic 2017 SME Hertfordshire Business Awards, SA Law is delighted to sponsor & judge the 2018 awards.
Fri 18th May 2018

The SME Hertfordshire Business Awards promotes and supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Watford, St Albans and beyond, recognising their achievements, entrepreneurialism and contribution to the regional business community.

After meeting so many successful businesses during the judging of the 2017 National SME Awards, we’re particularly looking forward to cementing our involvement with the Hertfordshire SME Awards by sponsoring this year.

As sponsors and judges, we were extremely impressed with the calibre of businesses and entrepreneurs that entered the 2017 awards, despite the challenges that presents for the judges who have the difficult job of choosing finalists and winners!

“I’ve always found it fascinating to understand what makes a business tick, and what gives business leaders the drive to invest energy into making a venture or idea work. As a non-executive director of Wenta, I regularly meet inspirational businesses in their infancy, and am very much looking forward to hearing the success stories of the 2018 SME Hertfordshire Awards entrants.
If you’re thinking of entering the awards, then I cannot encourage you enough, it can open up a world of possibilities in the region and beyond.” -Julie Gingell, SA Law Partner & SME Awards Judge.

Past finalists and winners have benefitted greatly from increased exposure to the local business community through the resulting media and networking opportunities. Furthermore, a broad range of categories means you can put many different aspects of your venture in the spotlight.

The 2018 SME Hertfordshire Awards categories are:

  • Best New Business Award
  • Business of the Year (for less than and more than 50 employees)
  • Employer of the Year Award
  • Enterprising Business of the Year Award
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Green Award
  • High Growth Business of the Year
  • Networking Group of the Year
  • Not for Profit Business of the Year Award
  • Service Excellence Award
  • Website of the Year
  • Young Business Person of the Year Award

The awards are open to businesses that employ less than 250 employees, as well as individual entrepreneurs. They are free to enter, and you can put yourself forward for up to three awards. Applications must be received before 5pm on 10 May 2018, with the awards ceremony taking place on 26 July 2018 at Tewin Bury Farm.

Finalists for the 2018 SME Hertfordshire Business Awards:

Congratulations to the finalists who have been announced:

SA Law Enterprising Business of the Year:

  • All Home Everything
  • Broadreach Nature +.
  • Shout Promotional Merchandise
  • Silver Fox Limited
  • Syntiga Limited
  • Understanding Recruitment Ltd
  • Best Customer Service
  • Affinity Gymnastics Ltd
  • Ashbourne Insurance
  • Fluid Studios Ltd
  • Helpland Limited
  • New Noise Audio
  • Oils by Jo
  • Paws for Thought Groomers and Retreats
  • The Skin to Love Clinic

My Mustard Website of the Year:

  • Busylizzy East and North Herts
  • Just Smile Ltd
  • Tring Buzz

Apprentice of the Year:

  • iSales Academy Limited
  • Affinity Gymnastics Ltd, Eleanor Smart
  • Cariad Marketing Limited, Rory Welch
  • EDC Systems Ltd, Dominic Sanderson
  • Osborne Appointments, Abi Day

FM Group Best New Business:

  • Little Chick London
  • Office Fox
  • Paws for Thought Retreats Ltd
  • The Improvement Group
  • The Little Deli
  • Three Piece Bar

Business Innovation:

  • CU Phosco Lighting
  • New Noise Audio Ltd

Osborne Appointments Business of the Year less than 50 Employees:

  • Average Joes Gym
  • Beyond Living/ All Home Everything
  • Novo UK Recruitment Limited
  • Shout Promotional Merchandise
  • Syntiga Limited
  • Understanding Recruitment Ltd
  • Zoocha Limited

Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Group Business Women of the Year:

  • Bratton Limited, Jayne Bratton
  • Mini Lingos, Jo Morris
  • Specsavers in Barnet, Dimple Kumar
  • The Skin to Love Clinic, Kerri Lewis
  • Tring Buzz, Katy Murray

Broxbourne Borough Council Community Business of the Year:

  • Aubrey Park Hotel
  • Golden Giving
  • Aubrey Park Hotel Green Award
  • Blue Line Office Furniture Limited
  • Focus7 International
  • Tewin Bury Farm Hotel

Talent HQ Networking Group of the Year:

  • Business Babble
  • Mums UnLtd
  • POP Connect
  • Tring Together BusinessMart
  • Women In Business Network

Not for Profit Business of the Year:

  • Golden Giving
  • Impactful Governance – Community Interest Company
  • Soroptimist International St Albans and District
  • Tring Together

Ashbourne Insurance Service Excellence:

  • Aubrey Park Hotel
  • Broadreach Nature +.
  • Herts Executive

Stevenage Borough Council Stevenage Business of the Year:

  • AIM Sales & Marketing Solutions
  • Disco Factory UK

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Business of the Year:

  • Brig-Ayd Controls Ltd
  • Diamond Beauty Training Academy
  • Herts Executive
  • Osborne Appointments
  • PaperRocket Accounting
  • Saunders Partnership Ltd
  • Silver Fox Limited

Young Business Person of the Year:

  • Specsavers in Barnett, Dimple Kumar
  • Vinura Limited, Serena Saunders

Pub of the Year:

  • Great Northern
  • Hare and Hounds
  • The Black Horse
  • The Fox and Duck
  • The Highlander
  • The Prae Wood Arms
  • The Three Tuns
  • The White Hart

Restaurant of the Year:

  • Loft
  • Marconatos
  • The Abbey Restaurant
  • The Lemon Tree
  • Thompsons
  • Williams’ Bar & Restaurant

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SME Hertfordshire Awards 2018
SA Law is delighted to support the SME Awards Hertfordshire and join this year as a sponsor as well as a judge.
Julie Gingell, SA Law Partner

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