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Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2023: Meet the Outstanding Shortlisted Businesses

Sunday 15th October, 2023

Having received a record breaking 115 nominations, we’re excited to present the outstanding businesses and individuals that have been shortlisted for the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2023. The nominations have been nothing short of extraordinary, and after careful evaluation by our panel of judges, we are excited to introduce the exceptional finalists across 17 diverse categories.

Here are the shortlisted businesses and individuals for each category and our sponsors:

Large Business of the Year – Sponsored by MMES 2012 LTD

Sansum Solutions Group Limited
Little Adventures Nursery Group

Sustainable Business of the Year – Sponsored by Astron Fire & Security

Balanced Energy Ltd
Presona UK Ltd
Tractors and Cream

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

Ruby Paul – ibis Bridgwater
Reece – Presona UK Ltd
Taylor Sealy – West Country Drainage Services

Hospitality and Tourism Business of the Year – Sponsored by SDS Limited

TEALS
Tractors and Cream
ibis Bridgwater

Food and Drink Business of the Year – Sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau 

Dryad Gin
Greenway Farm
ibis Bridgwater

Innovative Business of the Year – Sponsored by Maxwells Accountants

West Country Drainage Services
Somerset Passenger Solutions
Presona UK Ltd

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

ALiSE & Louie
Paul Smith Associates
Styles Menswear

New Business of the Year – Sponsored by Gravity

Aspen Waite People
Optimise Workplace Wellbeing Limited
Dryad Gin

Best Employer of the Year – Sponsored by The Outsourced Recruitment Company

Somewhere House Ltd
Talking Stick Digital
ibis Bridgwater

Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by Design Hive Ltd

Optimise Workplace Wellbeing Ltd
Balanced Energy Ltd
Hurd & Co

Medium Business of the Year – Sponsored by Maxwells Accountants

Colour Clad Profiles Ltd
Ocean Adventurers Group
Aardvark Occupational Health

Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by Westcotts

Somewhere House
Southwest Trade Frames Ltd
West Country Drainage Services

Business Champion of the Year – Sponsored by Milsted Langdon

Olly Cogger – Digital Cogs
Jason Woodcock – Sansum Solutions Group Ltd
Leanne Jeanes – West Country Drainage Services

Best use of Marketing Award – Sponsored by HR GO Recruitment

Ruddle Digital
Sedgemoor FM

Best use of Digital Award – Sponsored by Double Brace

Timeless Images Ltd
Talking Stick Digital
Quantock Horsebox Hire

Community Engagement Award – Sponsored by Bridgwater Town Team

Fuse Performance and Somerset Outdoor Arts
Somewhere House Somerset
Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust

Customer Service Excellence Award – Sponsored by Qss IT Solutions

Sansum Solutions Group Limited
Poolbridge Accountancy Limited
West Country Drainage Services

These remarkable shortlisted nominees represent the epitome of excellence and their journey serves as an inspiration to the entire Sedgemoor business community.

The winners will be unveiled at the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards evening which promises to be a night of glitzy celebration. Taking place on Friday 24th November, tickets are now available for purchase and you can buy them here

The Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards have always been a platform to recognise and honour the outstanding contributions of businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators within our community. This year is no different, and we’re excited to come together and celebrate the resilience, creativity, and dedication of these remarkable finalists, with the generous support of our joint Main Sponsors, Pardoes Solicitors & Purley Probate and our Event Sponsors, Ballantine Wealth Management, Zeal Hotels, Walpole Dunn & West Country Drainage Services.

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