South Holland Business Awards winners announced

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More than 200 business representatives came together at the fourth annual South Holland Business Awards to recognise what the district has to offer.

Pet to Vet, Tulip Radio and Woodlands Hotel were amongst the winners announced at the Springfield’s Events and Conference Centre in Spalding on November 24.

Categories included business of the year, business person of the year and outstanding contribution award.

Melvyn Prior, a presenter from BBC Radio Lincolnshire opened the evening’s celebrations, before running through the categories and announcing the winners:

Business of the Year

  • Fairnet Commercial Services

New/Small Business of the Year

  • Pet to Vet

Supporting the Community Award

  • Tulip Radio

Customer Care Award

  • The Woodlands Hotel

Business Innovation of the Year

  • Freshlinc

Apprentice of the Year

  • Kirsty Buffham – Fairnet Commercial Services
  • Nicole Sleaford – Infotel Solutions
  • Lisa Wright – National Centre for Food Manufacturing
  • Jacques Ripley at Maples Solicitors

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Anne Savage – Bakkavor

Business Person of the Year

  • David Ball – Neame Le Nurseries

Outstanding Contribution Award

  • Paul Turnell

Phil Scarlett, Area President for the Spalding & District Chamber of Commerce, said: “The South Holland district area is full of talent and excellent service, and these awards provide a platform to recognise and showcase such work in an area which sometimes may go unnoticed in such a large county.”

Joe Verde, CEO of PSP IT which was this year’s headline sponsor, said: “The South Holland Business Awards manages to become bigger and better each year thanks to the support of local sponsors.

“This year it is most encouraging to see different faces and industries participating, and as local business continues to thrive we hope this will continue.”