2021 Winners

And just like that, the #NBEA21 are over… and what a year it’s been! Northamptonshire’s premier business awards will return in 2022! Will we see you there?

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Marketing campaigns that delivered impressive results on their objectives will be showcased, as will campaigns that have been well thought out, with creativity and originality. This campaign may have produced some market disruption or could have had a social impact or influenced change. Was it the tipping point that created rapid growth or broke into a new market, perhaps a clever approach that created a niche or contributed to diversity. This award will show off the work of our most creative minds.

Northamptonshire County Cricket Club

Moulton College

Bringing Back the Buzz by Orange Juice Communications and Northampton BID

Timotay Playscapes

LAND & DEVELOPMENT AWARD

SPONSORED BY

Responsible developments are key to the success to our county. These ambitious projects are integral to the long term success of our local communities, allowing for expansion and playing a key role in attracting and retaining our future workforce. We look to recognise projects that have delivered on sustainability, showing consideration to the environmental impact, while still excelling in their design and innovation. This award will highlight the substantial projects that have been completed throughout the county.

Sol Haven
 
Eckland Lodge Business Park
 
Grace Homes

INNOVATION AWARD

SPONSORED BY

At a time where businesses are innovating at an accelerated pace, we will be looking for a company that can demonstrate how it has innovated a new product or solution that’s revolutionised their business or organisation by the use of technological advances. It will have had a meaningful social or financial impact, while showing originality and imagination. This award will bring together projects that have turned heads through creative brilliance.

Support 4 Independence

Kettering Self Store

The Qube

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Our Apprentice of the Year will have shown an outstanding willingness to learn and demonstrated an ability to rapidly progress within their organisation. They will have made a notable contribution and impact on the business, while having an enthusiastic and positive influence on the wider team. They will have excelled in their area and shown a desire to progress within the business or industry, taking on additional responsibilities. This award will put a spotlight on the stars of the future.

Amelia Dolby
Amplitude Media

Matthew Leach
pHP Architects

Gary Kent
Travis Perkins

Kirsty Lancaster
Travis Perkins

Laura Hicks
Moore East Midlands

FOOD & DRINK AWARD

SPONSORED BY

With a recent local resurgence within the sector, our county has some amazing establishments, producers and suppliers, some large and some small. This year we’re on the hunt for significant contributors who have made an impact and influenced the industry. Someone who has shown innovation and growth through new products, a new offering or breaking into new markets, all while benefiting the local community. This award will showcase a host of recognised successes from around the county.

Hibiscus

Sol Haven & The Loving Chef

Kettering Park Hotel 

COMMUNITY PROJECT OR PERSON OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

We are looking to recognise a project or person that is truly special. This could be a project that has directly and dramatically impacted the community, one that has shown purposeful results on delivering on its objectives. Or a person who has shown a selfless devotion to a cause or community organisation over a sustained period, somebody that has continued to serve their community through devotion and care. This award will showcase the amazing communities and individuals within our county.

McCarthy Dixon Foundation

Northampton FC Community Trust

Cafe Track


Delaprè Abbey Preservation Trust

DAPT

Lynn Johnson
Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AWARD

SPONSORED BY

This award celebrates organisations that include, but are not limited to, the legal and accountancy sectors. We will be looking for businesses that have shown an amazing ability to modernise and adapt their services and product offerings in this evolving sector. These companies will have delivered consistently stand-out customer experiences, while demonstrating commitment to the industry by having an outstanding approach to training and development. This award will be challenged by organisations that have won notable deals, excelled in their sector and are on an impressive growth journey.

CBTax Limited

Howes Percival

Metro Bank

Rollasons Solicitors

MHA MacIntyre Hudson

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

This award recognises businesses that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment and demonstrated a real commitment to the welfare of its employees, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious and unified workforce.

Medigold Health
 
James & James Fulfilment 
 
Postworks

Billing Finance
 
Wincanton on behalf of Sainsbury’s Argos Kettering, Northants

BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

They don’t come along every day, but every so often the business community gains individuals who carve out a legacy that influences, evolves or sometimes even defines an industry. A person with vision who can lead and inspire others to deliver on their dreams and business objectives. This award will celebrate the business leaders of Northamptonshire, who show passion and have made substantial impacts in their fields.

Greta McDonald
Sweet Lounge

Sheena Tanna-Shah
Inspiring Success

Nikki Sexton
KidsStop

BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

They don’t come along every day, but every so often the business community gains individuals who carve out a legacy that influences, evolves or sometimes even defines an industry. A person with vision who can lead and inspire others to deliver on their dreams and business objectives. This award will celebrate the business leaders of Northamptonshire, who show passion and have made substantial impacts in their fields.

Mark Swindells
Croyland Car Megastore

Ray Payne
NCCC

Chris Wright
ACS Recruitment


Michael Harley

ACS Office Solutions

Jack Pishhorn
The Chester House Estate

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Gifted with a diverse mix of industries and sectors, our county is known for national and global excellence. We will hear some of the mammoth successes that companies have achieved, ones of impressive financial results or mind blowing advancements of product releases or market breakthroughs. This award will recognise these notable achievements.

Paradise Computing

Crick Software

The Bristow Partnership Ltd

ACS Recruitment 

CBTax Limited

BIG BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Gifted with a diverse mix of industries and sectors, our county is known for national and global excellence. We will hear some of the mammoth successes that companies have achieved, ones of impressive financial results or mind blowing advancements of product releases or market breakthroughs. This award will recognise these notable achievements.

Grosvenor Group

Travis Perkins

Scott Bader

CONTRIBUTION TO NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Gifted with a diverse mix of industries and sectors, our county is known for national and global excellence. We will hear some of the mammoth successes that companies have achieved, ones of impressive financial results or mind blowing advancements of product releases or market breakthroughs. This award will recognise these notable achievements.

Amarjit Atwal Singh