AXA PPP healthcare is proud to support the Family Business of the Year Award at the LeicestershireLive Business Awards 2020. As a healthcare insurance provider that operates in Leicester, we are particularly inspired by the passion and dedication of the businesses within this category and their contribution to the local economy. We are constantly pursuing ways to help our customers live better lives and this commitment and energy is something that we see reflected in the businesses nominated for this award. We would like to congratulate all of the nominees and wish you the best of luck.”
Mike Davies, Head of SME
BHIB Insurance Brokers are pleased to offer our support in sponsoring the Not for Profit award in the LeicestershireLive Business Awards 2020 for the third year. BHIB are a Leicester-headquartered based Insurance Brokers and our close alignment with the Charity and Voluntary sector has shown us first-hand the invaluable work that such organisations undertake, particularly in the Leicestershire community. This award celebrates the endless work carried out for no financial gain which puts smiles on the faces of those who receive the services. We thank you all for your efforts and wish all nominees the very best of luck.
Ajay Mistry, Partnerships Director
DMU is proud to be part of this year’s LeicestershireLive Business Awards through our sponsorship of the Contribution to the Community category. This award reflects the values we hold dear at DMU: those of civic responsibility, social enterprise and public service.
Just as our #DMUlocal student volunteers serve the needs of communities across Leicester and Leicestershire, our academic staff serve businesses. We create programmes for existing managers and leaders, offer a suite of degree apprenticeship courses to develop talent or work with companies to help bring new products to market.
Heather McLaughlin, Dean/PVC of the Faculty of Business and Law.
The Eileen Richards Recruitment team are proud to be part of the Leicester Mercury Business Awards for a consecutive year! As local leaders within the recruitment industry, we recognise the importance of celebrating the talent and success of our Leicestershire businesses that are continuously adding value to our pulsating city. Congratulations and good luck to all of the finalists
Eileen Richards MBE, Owner.
Foremost Security are delighted to offer our support as a Sponsor of the LeicestershireLive Business Awards 2020. We are a fully accredited Security Company who concentrate on covering the Leicester, Derby and Nottingham areas. Foremost Security works with the business community to help reduce crime and prevent health and safety issues impacting on their day to day running. Having previously participated in regional business awards, we certainly appreciate the high levels of publicity and recognition that this event will offer to participants. All nominees deserve our support for their efforts, and we wish them all the best of luck on the night.
Paul Ritchie, Managing Director
Freeth’s is synonymous with successful businesses right across the country and, as a leading Top 50 national law firm, with a long-established office in Leicester city centre, we are proud to be associated with these Awards that recognise hard-working and innovative businesses here in Leicestershire. We are particularly proud of our commitment to innovation in the legal world and see technological advances as opportunities to deliver our services both cost effectively, but also in a way that suits our client’s requirements. We have invested heavily in this regard and continue to do so.
There’s no doubt that in this county there’s a pool of very talented professionals whose pioneering businesses and ideas are making sure that Leicestershire is very firmly on the map for innovation, indeed it has a growing national reputation for tech start-ups.
The Science and Technology sector continues to play a significant role in the country’s economy, especially in these uncertain times and several our clients across the UK are leading lights in this industry. Freeths is proud to sponsor the Excellence in Science & Technology Award, at the LeicestershireLive Business Awards 2020.
Mukesh Patel, Dispute Management and Managing Partner.
It’s important to challenge and excite to inspire growth in people, and that’s why we’re so excited to be sponsoring the Excellence in Training and Development award, we know how impactful this can be in transforming people’s lives. At Futures for Business we deliver clear, comprehensive and bespoke workforce development solutions. We understand the commercial realities, opportunities and challenges businesses face, we recognise that culture and ambition plays a big part in the success of a business.
Sandra Cowley, Commercial Director.
Growth Partners is delighted to be sponsoring the Employer of the Year Award at the LeicestershireLive Business Awards 2020.
We’re a local employee engagement company specialising in helping businesses to grow. It’s our mission to make employers’ and employees’ lives easier, happier and healthier so businesses can thrive.
After the success of last year, we are proud to be sponsoring the Awards for the second year running. We sincerely applaud the impressive work demonstrated by each nominee, and on the night, we wish you all the best of luck!
Harborough District Council is delighted to be a sponsor at the 2020 LeicestershireLive Business Awards. It is a great opportunity not only to celebrate the fantastic achievements of businesses from across the Harborough District, as well as the wider business community across the region.
Harborough District has unrivalled opportunities and locations for all businesses, large or small; new or established and offers a very welcoming and supporting environment for any business wishing to relocate to a highly innovative and business orientated environment. If you’re looking for these qualities, then Harborough District is the place for your business to thrive.
These highly prestigious awards ensure leading local businesses, of all sizes, gain the recognition they deserve for themselves and most importantly for the dedication and commitment of their staff. They also serve as a great way to showcase the Harborough District as a place where businesses can invest, grow, prosper and succeed.
Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council
It is an enormous privilege for myself and my team to be intimately involved in such a high profile event as the LeicestershireLive Business Awards. We strongly believe that our best local companies deserve proper recognition and these awards are a fantastic way to go about it. There is much to be learnt from successful companies and by celebrating their accomplishments, we will incentivise others to follow in their footsteps.
Our philosophy centres on establishing and building trusted, long term relationships and we therefore see these awards as a wonderful opportunity to encourage a strong, tightly knit business community working in the interests of everybody.
Janine Edwards, Principle Partner.
We at Mazars are delighted to once again sponsor the LeicestershireLive Business Awards and the ‘Customer Service Excellence” category in particular – which not only recognises what businesses do, but importantly the way in which they deliver for their customers. Ultimately, like ourselves this is how businesses differentiate themselves and ensure their future growth.
We have consistently sponsored the awards over many years because we passionately believe in putting something back into a business community of which we are proud to be an active part. The awards programme gives businesses in Leicestershire a great opportunity to showcase the innovative ideas and strengths that have underpinned their success to date, and which will stand them in good stead for the future.
Leicestershire has great entrepreneurial tradition and the county is constantly creating opportunities, innovating and driving our economy forward. Working with many local businesses, our team takes great pride in having the opportunity to recognise the contribution of these businesses which are generating prosperity and wealth and we are therefore very pleased to celebrate their positive influence on local landscape, by giving them the recognition they deserve.
Bob Johnson, Leicester Office Managing Partner
Michael Smith Switchgear Ltd are extremely proud to be associated with this prestigious event. We are very excited to launch this new award category for “Small Business Growth and Development” as we feel that small businesses are the backbone of the economy. We look forward to welcoming the entries from the diverse range of small businesses across Leicestershire and wish everyone the best of luck in the awards.
Sean & Emily Smith, Directors.
Entrepreneurs transform the world by solving big problems, such as initiating social change, creating an innovative product or presenting a new life-changing solution.
Morningside Pharmaceuticals was founded in the 1990s through an entrepreneur’s dream of making quality healthcare an affordable and accessible reality throughout the world.
Since then we have grown from a garage start-up, to a small to medium sized business, to a large corporate, which is now one of the 100 largest companies in Leicestershire.
We’re delighted to once again be sponsoring the Business Entrepreneur of the Year category, which honours those individuals who have grown a business, diversified out into their field and continued to look for and embrace new opportunities.
Good luck to all of the nominees, in our eyes you’re all winners!
Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chief Executive
During a year of unprecedented change in the hospitality industry, PPL PRS is proud to be supporting the Hospitality Innovation Award, which is new for 2021. This award recognises the challenges that hospitality businesses have faced and highlights how they have had to innovate and pivot their offerings. As a business based in Leicester’s vibrant city centre, we are looking forward to hearing the stories of adopting new technologies, and businesses commitment to helping customers feel safe, and providing a great environment for them to enjoy. Congratulations to all the nominees.
Qualiflex Digital are delighted to be sponsoring the LeicestershireLive Business Awards 2020. Qualiflex Digital is part of the Qualiflex Group which is a family run graphic design and multi format printing company established in 2004. Association to the Leicester business awards support the core value of our company in supporting local businesses and local business talent. All the nominee’s in the business awards have already achieved amazing success in being recognised for their hard work, dedication and commitment shown. We congratulate you all for your efforts and wish all nominees the very best of luck.
Charles Robey, Operations Director
Samworth Brothers is one of the UK’s leading food businesses and we make great food for millions of people every day.
We are a family business based in Leicestershire with 9000 talented people who work together across our Group to bring our customers the quality, innovation and service that they love.
Our business has been a force for good since 1896 and we’re proud of the success we’ve achieved and the positive impact this has had in our local communities. By lending our support to the LLBA Excellence in Manufacturing award we’re delighted to be able to acknowledge and promote Leicestershire’s great manufacturing businesses.
Tony Brownlee, Group Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Director.
Smith Partnership works with many businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire and its clear that regionally there are very talented people with intense entrepreneurial spirit who are contributing hugely to the local and national economy. It is fantastic that we are able to recognise these market leading businesses in the LeicestershireLive Business Awards. By highlighting excellence in these Awards, we recognise and reward those who have set such high standards, but we also hope to inspire others to match and perhaps exceed those standards in the years to come.
Alison Neate, Head of Professional Liability, Managing Partner.
The Alternative Adviser is incredibly proud to be associated with the LeicestershireLive Business Awards for the first time. Having had the opportunity to celebrate with and give recognition to Nottingham’s thriving business community through our sponsorship of Nottingham Post Business Awards last year, this new opportunity to be a part of the LeicestershireLive Business Awards was something that I felt was important as it recognises businesses who wholeheartedly excel in the around the East Midlands.
Anthony Clark, Managing Partner.
The City Rooms is proud to be involved with such a fantastic event that recognises the achievements of those throughout Leicestershire. We would like to congratulate the nominees and wish them all the very best of luck.
Based in the heart of the city, The City Rooms is renowned for its first class hospitality and so we are delighted to be hosting the Sponsors and Finalists Champagne and Canapes evening in July. We look forward to welcoming you all and celebrating the extraordinary talent within our local community.
Kiran Parmar, Managing Director
Ventola Projects is proud to be associated with this event, now five years Sponsoring the LeicestershireLive Business Awards, the April ceremony sees Ventola Projects recognising the success of Businesses to a completely new category “International Trade & Export Award”. We would like to offer our best wishes to the hard-working people of Leicestershire and innovative business leaders who have been nominated, wishing them all the best of luck. Recently voted “Midland Engine Export Champion” by HM Department For International Trade, Ventola Projects strive to emulate the achievements of the county’s best companies, with each and every nominee deserving our recognition for their tremendous efforts.
Mick Ventola, Managing Director
William Davis Homes has been a long-standing supporter of the Leicester Mercury − recognised as one of the most professional and innovative daily newspapers in the country − and is honoured to support this year’s LeicestershireLive Business Awards. With its HQ in Loughborough, HBF 5 Star Housebuilder William Davis Homes employs over 400 local people and has been building beautiful developments throughout Leicestershire for over 80 years. Proud of its strong links with the county and the community, the company is particularly pleased to be part of this wonderful initiative, acknowledging excellence in Leicestershire businesses at every level.
The Team at William Davis Homes