2012 – 5 October 2012

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Award Winners

At the Awards Evening on Friday 5 October 2012, the Overall Business of the Year was awarded to GWE Biogas.

Judges comment: Overall, the standard of finalists this year was outstanding. Choosing the category winners and the Overall Business of the Year was far from easy, and the judges would like to congratulate all the finalists for making their life difficult!

The Category award winners are shown below:

Start Up Business of the Year Wolds Cottage Kitchen
Small Business of the Year Yarrows Aggregates
Medium/Large Business of the Year G F Smith
International Business of the Year Shiphams Valves
Green Business of the Year GWE Biogas
Training Business of the Year Sewell Retail
Social Enterprise of the Year Seachange Community Trust


Snake Davis

Phenomenally talented saxophonist, flautist and composer, Snake Davis is instantly recognisable for his soulful and searing sound, as heard on Lisa Stansfields "Change", "Someday", M People's hits, Paul Hardcastle's albums and Take That's "Million Love Songs". On the road with his own band he plays a wonderful mix of soul world funk and jazz with his uplifting raw-power style. Featuring the haunting Japanese shakuhachi and Irish whistle along with his saxophones, something for everybody here, young old or in between.