Finalists announced for the 2023 Business Leader South West Awards

The highly anticipated announcement of the finalists for the prestigious 2023 Business Leader South West Awards have been revealed.

The selection process for these awards has been a rigorous one, carried out by an independent panel of judges, such as renowned entrepreneur and investor Allan Rosengren, Andy Ferguson, the Managing Director of Gallagher’s Bristol office, and Zara Nanu MBE, the CEO at Gapsquare from XpertHR. These judges have been carefully chosen for their expertise and professionalism in the field.

The Business Leader Awards judges consist of esteemed individuals from the business and community sectors who possess a wealth of knowledge and experience. Their involvement lends an air of credibility and distinction to the awards.

This exclusive and highly publicised event serves as a platform for the most influential leaders in business, education, and government to come together. Its purpose is to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding business achievements, with the support of the region’s prominent professionals and advisors. Undoubtedly, this event has established itself as the pinnacle of the business calendar.

Renishaw, Albert Goodman, Shaw & Co, VWV, Gallagher, UWE, FCC, Bevan Brittan, Sprague Gibbons, HR GO Recruitment, DeskLodge, and ISL Talent proudly sponsor this event. Their contribution further enhances the significance and grandeur of the occasion. Mark your calendars for September 21st when the winners will be announced during the live, in-person event held at Ashton Gate in Bristol.

Who Are The Finalists Of The 2023 Business Leader South West Awards?

(The finalists are in no particular order)

Community & Social Impact Champion

AND Digital
Lancer Scott
Osborne Clarke
We The Curious

Sponsored by Albert Goodman

Sustainable Business of the Year

Bradfords Building Supplies
Bristol Waste Company
Good Energy
Ixora Energy Ltd
Osborne Clarke
Thrive Renewables

Sponsored by Bevan Brittan

Innovation & Technology Award

Irwin Mitchell
One Big Circle Ltd
Ping News CIC

Sponsored by ISL Talent

Customer Excellence Award

Cook Corporate Ltd
Livery Dole
Optimising IT
Stephens Scown LLP
Transformations Hair & Beauty

Sponsored by Shaw & Co

Employer of the Year

Baltimore Consulting
Condy Mathias
Excalibur Communications Ltd
Kingston Barnes
Mr B & Friends

Sponsored by Desklodge

Manufacturing Business of the Year

Britannia Windows UK
David Salisbury Joinery
P3 Medical

Sponsored by Renishaw

Export & International Business Award

Limbs & Things

Family Business of the Year Award

Barrington Ayre Shirtmaker & Tailor
Chaunceys Timber Flooring
Container Team
Jeff Way Group
Love Louie
Wyatt and Sons Fencing

Inclusion & Diversity Award

Civility Partners Inc
Game on Cornwall Ltd
Good Energy
H2R Selection
Mr B & Friends

Sponsored by UWE Bristol

Advisory Firm of the Year

Bevan Brittan LLP
Bishop Fleming
Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers
Osborne Clarke

Sponsored by HR GO Recruitment

Start-Up Business of the Year

Eat PR & Marketing
Game On Cornwall
Ping News CIC
Russell Communications

Business of the Year (1-10 Employees)

Cornelius Consultancy Services
H2R Selection
Matthew Olivers
Naturally Social
Rhombus Studio
Turtle Tots
West Peak

Business of the Year (11-50 Employees)

Baltimore Consulting Ltd
Blackstar Solutions
Chaunceys Timber Flooring
Container Team
Fortice Ltd
Ocean Adventurers Group

Sponsored by First Class Comms

Business of the Year (51+ Employees)

Bishop Fleming
Bristol Airport
Jeff Way Group
Kubus Group
Stripe OLT

Sponsored by Gallagher

Entrepreneur of the Year

Amy Frankcom – Love Louie
Amy Potter – Game on Cornwall
Andy Peddar – Deazy
Charmaine Vincent – Baltimore Consulting
Harry Cobbold – Unfold
Tom White – 5Values Consulting Group

Sponsored by VWV

Business Leader of the Year

Ben Coleman – Performa IT
David Gilroy – Conscious Solutions
Hayden Williams – Livery Dole
Kathryn Davis – Visit West
Simon Barbato – Mr B & Friends
Theresa Benson – Adopstar

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