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Uttlesford Business Awards winners announced

Uttlesford District Council has announced the winners of this year's Uttlesford Business Awards.

The aim of the awards, which have been kindly sponsored by Backing Essex Business and Colbea, is to recognise innovation and excellence within the district.

The council received multiple nominations for the 11 awards, split across three categories - ENTERPRISE Uttlesford, GO GREEN Uttlesford, and SHOWCASE Uttlesford.

The winners and special mentions for each category were announced at a series of networking events earlier this week.

Alongside their trophy, winners were presented with a hamper of locally-sourced food and drink which included wine from Saffron Grange, gin samples from Meadow Oak Distillery, English Saffron Tins, jam from the English Cream Tea Company, sausage rolls from Meadow Hill and chocolates from Hill Street Chocolates

The winners were:

·       ENTERPRISE Uttlesford

o   Innovation Business - Radio Data Networks

o   Uttlesford Rising Star - Tom Cannon (Cannon Architectural Design Ltd)

o   Online Business - H Creative

o   Community Impact - The Gingerbread Grotto (The Art is in the Cake)

·       GO GREEN Uttlesford

o   Environmental Impact - T Reed & Son

o   Reduction of single use plastic - Gifted

o   Energy Saving - The Railway Arms

·       SHOWCASE Uttlesford

o   Made in Uttlesford - The Genial Sheep

o   Taste of Uttlesford - Meadow Oak Distillery Ltd

o   Retailer of the Year - Dead Time Beers

o   Health & Beauty - Kidzactive

The Enterprise and Showcase awards were presented by Cllr Neil Reeve, Portfolio Holder for Economy and Investment, and the Go Green awards were presented by Cllr Louise Pepper, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Green Issues.

Cllr Reeve said: "These awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and recognise local businesses and the value they bring to our communities.

"I was delighted to see so many excellent applications - the innovation and excellence that we have here on our doorstep in Uttlesford has really shone through. These awards categories were chosen to influence those business behaviours which we are trying to encourage. The low key award events were also designed to encourage networking between the businesses.

" I would like to congratulate all our worthy winners and those who received special mention."

Residents can find out more about all our winners and special mentions on the website - go to:

10 March 2023