Swindon firm among the best in the west

By Ben Carey on 12 February, 2019

A Swindon business has been named as one of the best in the west at the FSB’s Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019.

The awards, which were held at the Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton on Thursday 7th February, recognise the very best small businesses from across the South West and act as a precursor to the national FSB awards.

This year’s Digital Innovation Award winner was the Dr Julian Medical Group run by Swindon Hospital doctor Julian Nesbitt. The company works to provide online mental healthcare support to patients throughout the region including those living in Bristol and Swindon.

Dr Julian has brought together a range of highly experienced therapists and psychologists who are able to offer psychological therapy through online video sessions and instantaneous messaging via phone, tablet or computer.

Another Swindon business recognised in the awards was IT solutions company the Verelogic Group which was shortlisted in the very competitive International Business of the Year category.

Roger Tarrant, FSB Regional Chairman for the South West, said the event highlighted the strength, creativity and wide-ranging nature of the local SME sector.

He said, “It really was a fabulous day and it was amazing to hear all about the fantastic nominees. The businesses in the South West are just so diverse – they really do cover the whole spectrum. I hope we can now go on to see some South West winners at the national finals in London.”

The full list of winners for the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards (South West) is:

Business & Product Innovation Award

Ecosulis Ltd (Bath)

Family Business of the Year

Exmoor Zoo (Devon)

International Business of the Year

Rockit (N2M Limited) (Bristol)

Ethical Green Business

ARCO2 Architecture Ltd (Bodmin, Cornwall)

Start-up Business of the Year

Mooplehog (Oakhampton, Devon)

Digital Innovation Award

Dr Julian Medical Group (Bristol/Swindon)

Micro Business of the Year

Eternal Beauty UK Ltd (Taunton, Somerset)

Employer of the Year

Simpleweb Studio One (Bristol)

Scale Up Business of the Year

Local Food Links (Bridport, Dorset)

Community Award of the Year

Street factory cic (Plymouth, Devon)

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (under 30 years of age)

Thomas Coppen of Keel Over Ltd (Bristol)

The South West final is one of 12 regional finals across the UK. For more details visit the FSB website.