DoubleTree Hilton Swindon set to host top business event

By Anita Jaynes on 18 December, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon will be hosting the South West Business and Community Awards on the 18th January 2018. The awards recognise businesses, charities and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the local area. Since their launch in 2012, the awards are estimated to have helped over 10,000 UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Adam Flint, general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon, said: “We are delighted to be hosting such a great event that recognises and rewards those businesses, charities and individuals that are making a real difference to the local community. We are very lucky in this region to have a wide range of fantastic SMEs, and it is a real honour for us to be welcoming them here to recognise and celebrate their achievements.”

Alec Jones Hall, director of Great British Expos, commented on the importance of these awards. He said: “South West Business Awards are in true recognition of excellence and achievement. When you work and contribute to business or charity, we believe you should be applauded and recognised. Hard work takes commitment and the candidates nominated and awarded have done just that. They have worked hard to achieve their best.”

Organisers received over 60 nominations, and awards will be given in the following categories:

Business of the Year

Charity of the Year

SME of the Year

New Start-up of the Year

Apprentice of the Year

Female Entrepreneur of the Year

Male Entrepreneur of the Year

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Lifetime of Achievement Award

Leisure & Tourism Award

Contribution to the Community

Networker of the Year

Achievement in the Community

Courage Award

The event will be hosted by The Entrepreneur’s Godmother and one of the UK’s top business advisers Alison Edgar, with the judging panel comprising a range of business leaders that includes:

Paul Waite, CEO of Aspen Waite

Juliane Ponan, Business Leader of 2016

James Phipps, chairman of Excalibur & serial entrepreneur, respected throughout the South West

Michelle Mills-Porter, award winning business woman and best-selling author

Richard Woods, BBC Apprentice finalist

Anita Jaynes, respected female entrepreneur and managing editor of The Business Exchange 

DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon is situated in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, only a short distance from the centre of Swindon. With one hundred-and-seventy-one comfortable rooms and suites, great menu options and a choice of facilities, the DoubleTree Hilton can provide everything you need for your conferences, meetings, weddings and other events.