Wednesday evening saw the YTKO team attend the Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ awards at the Bristol Old Vic.
This prestigious event celebrated the successes of the thousands of businesses from across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, who had been supported by the EWOE programme.
GetSet for Growth and Outset clients were very well represented, with clients in every award category which included Female Founder, BAME Leader, Contribution to Community and Young Person in Business.
Winners were Sweet Construct in the North Somerset category – the Nailsea based family construction firm offer ‘Project Construction from Foundations to Fit Out’ and have worked nationally and regionally for over 40 years.
South Gloucestershire based British Corner Shop ‘The Global Supermarket for British Food Lovers’ won their category – they have been successfully shipping boxes of British products to expats since 1999 and last year, sent over four million products to expats living in 138 countries worldwide.
Kath Senior of EcoStardust was crowned ‘Leader of Environmentally Sustainable Business’for her unique, award-winning biodegradable, vegan, cruelty free ‘Glitter Without The Litter’.
Freelance Mum Founder, Faye Dicker, was shortlisted for the ‘Contribution to Community’Award, Ellie Webb of Caleno and Jess Samurez of Hedira made it through in the ‘Young Person in Business’ category. Burleigh Create made the North Somerset shortlist, as did Discover Your Bounce for South Gloucestershire.
Toby Howkins, Project Manager said…
“The Ones to Watch Awards have been a fantastic opportunity to showcase businesses that have been supported by Enterprising West of England, and we are thrilled to have clients as finalists and winners. But these are just a handful of the thousands we have worked with over the last 3 years. We are proud of the work achieved during this project, and to be working with such a range of inspirational businesses in the region. We look forward to continuing supporting these enterprises on their growth journeys for years to come.”
Other winners were:
- Bath and North East Somerset: 101 Data Solutions Ltd
- Bristol: Waste Source
- Female Business Leader: Danielle Neill – Danielle Neill Designs
- Contribution to the Place of the West of England: Bath Carnival
- Young Person in Business: Ricki Ghali – Cookie Dough Retail
- BAME Business Leader: Farayi Gwenzi – Divine Healthcare Business Solutions
- Overall West of England Winner: 101 Data Solutions
The Enterprising West of England programme has been running since 2017 and supports SMEs across the West of England. It is funded by The European Regional Development Fund and delivered in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, South Gloucestershire Council, Business West, Prince’s Trust, the YTKO Group, Cool Ventures, NSEA, Planet First.