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Business Success Celebrated at Glitzy Event

Monday 28th November, 2022

THE winners of the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2022 have been announced at a glittering event at the Canalside, in Bridgwater. Over 200 businesspeople from across the district attended the gala evening, which was organised by Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Sedgemoor FM broadcaster Dave Englefield.

The 2022 finalists come from all corners of the district, including Cheddar, Burnham, Bridgwater, North Petherton, Highbridge & Nether Stowey.

Main event sponsor, Zeal Hotels, said “We’re thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards. We have so many growing, innovative, and prosperous businesses in Sedgemoor and these awards give each business a chance shine and celebrate their successes at a fantastic night hosted by the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce! A huge congratulations to all of the finalists and the winners – they should be proud of all they have achieved this year.”

Chamber Manager Diogo Rodrigues thanked everyone who had entered. He said: “I’m extremely proud of Sedgemoor’s businesses. We were all blown away by the quality of the over 100 entries that we received and what Sedgemoor’s businesses are achieving.” He adds, “It was fantastic to be able to honour winners and finalists from all corners of the district and from a wide range of sectors. Thank you to everyone who entered the awards and to our judges and sponsors who continue to make these the biggest and best business awards in Sedgemoor.”

The 2022 winners are

Sustainability/Low Carbon Award – Sponsored by New Leaf

Presona UK

Apprentice/Workplace Trainee of the Year – Sponsored by Bridgwater & Taunton College

Somerset Larder – Estevan Colangelo

Digital Services Business of the Year – Sponsored by Double Brace

Talking Stick Digital

Hospitality & Tourism Business of the Year – Sponsored by SDS Ltd

Laurel Farm Glamping

Construction in Sedgemoor – Sponsored by Astron Fire & Security

Melhuish & Saunders

Bridgwater Independent Trader/Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Bridgwater Town Council

Alise & Louie

Innovative Business of the Year – Sponsored by Maxwells Accountants

Presona UK

New Business of the Year – Sponsored by The Design Hive

West Country Drainage Services

Best Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Clarke Willmott

Ibis Bridgwater

Small Business of the Year (1-5 Employees) – Sponsored by OD Talent Solutions

New Leaf

Medium Business of the Year (6-30 Employees) – Sponsored by Maxwells Accountants

Ocean Adventures

Large Business of the Year (30+ Employees) – Sponsored by Walpole Dunn  

Sansum Solutions Group

Sedgemoor Independent Trader/Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Sedgemoor District Council

Southwest Trade Frames

Community Engagement – Sponsored by Bridgwater Town Team

Somewhere House Somerset

Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by Milsted Langdon

Jasun Envirocare

Customer Service Excellence – Sponsored by QSS IT Solutions

West Country Drainage Services

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