The Finalists

Entries for the Northamptonshire Business Awards 2018 closed on 24th August, with hundreds of up-and-coming businesses and established brands across the county entering the 10 available categories. The following week, a judging panel made up of senior professionals from businesses such as RS Components, AVON and Rational UK, scored the entries independently using a bespoke online system built for these awards.

A shortlist of entries was then assessed by Luke Biddle, Director of Marketing for Northern Europe for RS Components, Dr Mairi Watson, Dean of Business Faculty and Law at the University of Northampton, Simon Longhurst, Apprenticeships Manager at the University of Northampton & Susan Helman who is the Head of Supporter Engagement at the University of Northampton. This panel agreed the finalists for each category and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 15th November 2018.

"The standard has been exceptionally high. Northamptonshire clearly has a huge pool of talented businesses and I have been so impressed by so many of them. Today was a tough day!"

Luke Biddle - RS Components Director of Marketing for Northern Europe

Chosen Charity

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Marketing Campaign of the year

Sponsored by

Northamptonshire Community Foundation

St Andrew’s Healthcare


Orange Juice Communications

Land & Development Award

Sponsored by

Eckland Lodge


Cransley Park

Crown Estate

Rushden Lakes

Apprentice of the year

Sponsored by

Oliver Cockerill


Michael Kinsella


Reece Minards


Karina Viscusi

Haines Watts

Ellie Bishop

Amber Properties

Food & Drink Award

Sponsored by

Tollemache Arms

Hopping Hare

Sara Jayne Catering Ltd

Friars Farm Bespoke Chutneys & Preserves

Sinple Treats

Business of the Year

Sponsored by

KW Special Projects

Ensafe Consultants

The Square Metre

Briggs & Forrester Group

Utility Bidder

Bhangals Construction Consultants

Businesswoman of the Year

Sponsored by

Shabs Kwofie


Emma Wilberforce

Extravis Marketing

Sarah Bentley

Upkeep Training

Caroline Lucy

Northampton Town FC

Debra Charles


Professional Service Award

Sponsored by

Grant Thornton

MHA MacIntyre Hudson

FG Solicitors

Lamb & Holmes Solicitors

Businessman of the Year

Sponsored by

Parm Bhangal

Bhangals Construction Consultants

Andy Hollinson

The Square Metre

Kieron Salter

KW Special Projects

Innovation Award

Sponsored by

Spraylat International

In Town Automotive

DP Marketing Communications

Postworks Limited

Community Project or Person of the Year

Sponsored by

The Lewis Foundation

Kazper Restaurants

Adrenaline Alley

Wicksteed Park

The Quarters Barbers & Academy