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Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance ... shortlisted in the Charity of the Year section

Lift off for the Somerset Business Awards 2022

THE shortlist has been announced for the Somerset Business Awards 2022, with companies, charities and individuals from across the county vying for the honours.

Judges faced a tough time whittling down the huge number of entries for the 2022 awards, which are run annually by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce.

The 2022 shortlisted nominees come from all corners of the county, including Bridgwater, Taunton, Wellington, Weston-super-Mare, Cheddar, Shepton Mallet, Yeovil, North Petherton, Westonzoyland, Bradford-on-Tone, Sparkford, Midsomer Norton, Nailsea, Roadwater, Highbridge, Merriott, Glastonbury, Wiveliscombe, Mark, Brean, Compton Martin, Norton St Philip, Ilminster, Henstridge and Langport.

Winter Gardens

This year is the 17th anniversary of the awards and the final will be hosted by BBC Somerset presenter and journalist Claire Carter at the Winter Gardens Pavilion, in Weston-super-Mare, on March 11 next year.

The finalists will be announced at the beginning of February, following visits by the judges.

Somerset Chamber Executive Director, Emma Rawlings, thanked everyone who had entered the awards and said the most hotly contested categories had included Medium Business of the Year, Service Excellence and Environmental Achievement.

She said: “It was great to see so many entries from both Chamber members and non-members from all corners of the county and representing a wide range of sectors and industries.

“These awards are the largest in Somerset and are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all that is great about our diverse business community and I’m looking forward to the grand final in March.”

The 2022 shortlisted nominees are:

Albert Goodman Family Business of the Year (sponsored by Albert Goodman):

  • Alpha Housing Services Limited, Taunton
  • J&K Aquatics, Bridgwater
  • Musgrove Willows, Westonzoyland
  • Protek Products, Shepton Mallet
  • Walker and Ling, Weston-super-Mare

Small Business of the Year (sponsored by Enterprise South West):

  • Introtweet Ltd, Taunton
  • AIP Welding Supplies Ltd, Bridgwater
  • Long Hazel Park, Sparkford
  • Reflex Medical Limited, Shepton Mallet

Medium Business of the Year (sponsored by Brook Financial):

  • Haven Timber Holdings Ltd, Norton St Philip
  • Hippychick Ltd, Bridgwater
  • Lendology CIC, Bradford-on-Tone
  • Race At Your Pace Ltd, Taunton
  • Transformations, Ilminster

 Large Business of the Year (sponsored by PKF Francis Clark):

  • Bradfords Building Supplies, Yeovil
  • Civils Store Ltd, Shepton Mallet
  • Regency Purchasing Group, Weston-super-Mare
  • Sansum Solutions Group Limited, Cheddar
  • Somerset Larder, North Petherton
  • Ten Three Cleaning Ltd, Yeovil

Best Use of Technology (sponsored by Porter Dodson):

  • Berry & Escott Ltd, Bridgwater
  • Double Brace, Bridgwater
  • Race At Your Pace Ltd, Taunton
  • Rotec Hydraulics Ltd, Taunton
  • Talick Group Ltd, Glastonbury

Charity of the Year (sponsored by Clarke Willmott):

  • Age UK Somerset, Taunton
  • bibic, Langport
  • Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Wellington
  • St Margaret’s Hospice Care, Taunton
  • The Community Council for Somerset, Taunton

Employer of the Year (sponsored by Elite Staffing Solutions):

  • Alpha Housing Services Limited, Taunton
  • Poolbridge Accountancy Limited, Highbridge
  • Singer Instruments, Roadwater
  • Somerset Larder, North Petherton
  • WPA, Taunton

Investing in Somerset (sponsored by Hinkley Point C):

  • Bridges Electrical Engineers Ltd, Midsomer Norton
  • Cake Box Bakery, Yeovil
  • MMES 2012 Ltd, Bridgwater
  • Turnbull Infrastructure and Utilities, Nailsea

Start-up of the Year (sponsored by Teapot Creative):

  • Coffee Blue Somerset West and Taunton Ltd, Taunton
  • Emily Thompson Social media Coach (formerly Socially Styled), Ilchester
  • Otterhead House, Taunton
  • Owley Woods Glamping, Cheddar
  • South West Removals Ltd, Chard
  • The Birch Dementia Centre Ltd, Weston-super-Mare

Employee of the Year (sponsored by Weston College):

  • Ryan Werner, AIP Welding Supplies Ltd, Bridgwater
  • Rebekah Blake, The Willow Set Preschool, Taunton

Environmental Achievement (sponsored by Gravity):

  • Holiday Resort Unity (Brean), Brean
  • Kinetic Kitchen, Ubley near Compton Martin
  • Long Hazel Park, Sparkford
  • New Leaf Life Design, Bridgwater
  • Somerlap Forest Products Ltd, Mark
  • Somerset Larder, North Petherton
  • Talick Group Ltd, Glastonbury
  • Towens Group Ltd, Weston-super-Mare
  • Green Goblet Ltd, Highbridge

Service Excellence (sponsored by CETSAT):

  • Alpha Housing Services Limited, Taunton
  • Container Team Ltd, Weston-super-Mare
  • House Fox Estate Agents, Weston-super-Mare
  • Jays Logistics (South West) Ltd, Highbridge
  • New Leaf Life Design, Bridgwater
  • The Levels Financial Ltd, Langport

Somerset Manufacturer and Producer Award (sponsored by Garador):

  • E-FS Ltd, Highbridge
  • EPS Services and Tooling Ltd, Wiveliscombe
  • Greenbest Ltd, Henstridge
  • Rotec Hydraulics Ltd, Taunton
  • Somerlap Forest Products Ltd, Mark

Rebuild and Thrive (sponsored by Barclays):

  • ARK at Egwood CIC, Merriott
  • Introtweet Ltd, Taunton
  • Lendology CIC, Bradford-on-Tone
  • Long Hazel Park, Sparkford
  • Regency Purchasing Group, Weston-super-Mare
  • Sansum Solutions Group Limited, Cheddar

 

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