Awards ceremony celebrates business success

A sparkling awards ceremony held on Friday (14 October) celebrated business success and marked the end of the TENDRING4GROWTH Business Fortnight.


Held in the Princes Theatre, the event recognised achievements by Tendring firms and included entertainment from local performers Abbie Hartley, Jamie Timms and the Princes Youth Theatre.

The event was sponsored by a number of organisations, including neoncloud, Colbea, Galloper and Backing Essex Business, and offered an opportunity for networking too.

Award categories reflected the themes of the events held during the preceding TENDRING4GROWTH Business Fortnight, such as Women in Business, environmental sustainability and support for the military covenant.

Mary Newton, Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Growth at Tendring District Council (TDC), said she had been inspired by those at the event.

“There is always a risk that we focus too much on doom and gloom, and the TENDRING4GROWTH Awards shone a light on the amazing businesses and success stories we have in our district, which we should all be proud of and appreciate their contribution to our economy,” Councillor Newton said.

“With more than 200 nominations across the categories the judging panel had a really tough time choosing those who could be recognised on the night, and this shows what strength in depth we have across Tendring.

“My congratulations go to the winners, runners-up and all those commended, and I also give my thanks to our awards sponsors and all of the speakers at our events during the Business Fortnight – which has been such a brilliant initiative.”

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