BoA Business Awards winners announced

By Anita Jaynes on 13 October, 2017

The winners of Bradford on Avon’s second business awards have been revealed.

Last night (Thursday October 13, 2017), the town’s business community came together to celebrate the BoA Business Awards at St Margaret’s Hall.

The 2017 awards follow the success of the inaugural BoA Business Awards in 2016, designed to celebrate the diversity of the town and the surrounding villages business landscape.

This year there were 113 nominees in 16 categories and over 4,500 votes were cast, nearly double the figure of the 2016 awards.

Andrew Eberlin, chair of BoA Business and award organiser said: “We’re thrilled the town is getting behind our award scheme and is supporting the variety of predominantly independent businesses in Bradford on Avon. Competition this year was fierce; in several categories businesses won by just a few votes!”

The award ceremony and dinner was a sell-out with 120 tickets sold. Jackie Allan, owner of Piha, a shop in the town and also a BoA Business Award organiser said: “In future years, we might have to look at another venue the awards have been such a success. It was fantastic to see St Margaret’s Hall full of the town’s movers and shakers and those that often work tirelessly behind the scenes without getting noticed.”

The winners in each category are:

Best Creative Industries: Groovy Moovers

Best Shop: Doghouse

Best Venue Hire: Cumberwell Park

Best Start-up: Doghouse

Best Cafe: The Weaving Shed

Best IT: Systemagic

Best Customer Service: Doghouse

Best health, well-being & education: Cumberwell Park

Best Professional Services: Bath & West Fire & Safety

Best Pub: The Dandy Lion

Best Food & Drink Producer: Kettlesmith Brewing

Best Accommodation: Widbrook Grange

Best Restaurant: The Weaving Shed

Best Travel: Travel Options 4 U

Best Estate Agent: Jeremy Jenkins

Best Wedding Service: Widbrook Grange

The Professional Services award was presented by the evenings VIP guest Michelle Donelan MP.

Ruth owner of pet shop the Doghouse, who scooped three award wins said: “Thank you to all of my customers who voted for me and to my fantastic staff for their hard work. It was great to celebrate with my team on the night.”

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Pictured above: Groovy Movers collecting their award and below our awards gallery.