Celebrations for the winners of the Somerset Business Awards 2023
27 March 2023
The winners of the Somerset Business Awards 2023 have been announced at a black-tie dinner and presentation at the Winter Gardens Pavilion, in Weston-super-Mare.
Nearly 400 business people from across Somerset attended the gala evening, which was organised by Somerset Chamber of Commerce and hosted by BBC broadcaster and journalist Claire Carter.
This year was the 18th anniversary of the awards and Somerset Chamber Chief Executive, Emma Rawlings, thanked everyone who had entered and supported the awards as sponsors and judges.
She said: “It was fantastic to be able to honour winners and finalists from all corners of the county and from a wide range of sectors and industries.
“Despite some really challenging trading conditions, it was incredibly encouraging to see so many positive applications from business and charities from across the county – they are doing some great work and we are honoured to be able to highlight that through these awards.
“There is much we can be proud of in Somerset and while times may be tough, it is clear our business community is fighting fit and meeting those challenges head-on.”
Michael Cahill, a Partner at Albert Goodman, added: “The awards are an opportunity to celebrate Somerset’s vibrant business community and to recognise the achievements of those who go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service, results and products.
“We have a huge range of businesses and charities in Somerset and while the economic situation is challenging, I am constantly impressed by the resilience, innovation and adaptability I see from the businesses we work with.”
The 2023 winners are:
Albert Goodman Family Business of the Year (sponsored by Albert Goodman):
Winner – JH Haskins, Shepton Mallet
The runners-up were: Container Team Ltd, Weston-super-Mare and Mark One Consultants Ltd, Yeovil
Small Business of the Year (sponsored by Enterprise South West):
Winner – You Are My Sunshine, Wedmore
Runners-up were: Hullabaloos Drinks, Axbridge and Transformations Hair, Beauty, Aesthetics & Day Spa, Ilminster
Medium Business of the Year (sponsored by Higos Insurance Services):
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