THE winners have been announced in the Somerset Business Awards 2014 at a ceremony in Yeovil this evening.

The awards, run by Somerset Chamber of Commerce and backed by Newsquest Somerset, publisher of this website, are celebrating their tenth year.

The winners of each award were announced at the exclusive black tie award ceremony at the Westland Conference and Leisure Complex.

With an audience of more than 350 influential business people, Somerset companies were celebrated for outstanding performance and business excellence.

Raising the standards yet again for 2014, judges commented on the quality of the entries received, along with the level of commitment and passion shown by the businesses.


The Award winners are listed below:

Albert Goodman Family Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Albert Goodman

Winner:             A J Charlton and Son Ltd

Runner-up:         Spillers of Chard Limited

Runner-up:        M & J Bowers Ltd


Business of the Year 1-10, sponsored by Yeovil College

Winner:             C2 Safety

Runner-up:             Blackdown Shepherd Huts Ltd

Runner-up:            Radfords Fine Fudge Ltd


Business of the Year 11-25, sponsored by A.C. Mole & Sons

Winner:             Energy and Technical Services

Runner-up:             Teapot Creative

Runner-up:             CETSAT Ltd


Business of the Year 26-50, sponsored by EDF Energy

Winner:             Knight Electrical Switchgear Ltd

Runner-up:             Berry & Escott Engineering

Runner-up:             Covalent Software


Business of the Year 51+, sponsored by Higos Insurance Services

Winner:            Wyke Farms

Runner-up:             Property Consortium Group

Runner-up:             Somerset County Cricket Club


Charity of the Year Award, sponsored by Clarke Willmott LLP

Winner:            Reminiscence Learning

Runner-up:              Somerset Wildlife Trust

Runner-up:             SURE (Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment)


Environmental Award, sponsored by Porter Dodson

Winner:             Wyke Farms

Runner-up:            Montgomery & Sons Joinery Limited

Runner-up:             Bragg Agricultural Services


International Trade Award, sponsored by Foot Anstey LLP

Winner:             Somerdale International Ltd

Runner-up:             SCM Handling

Runner-up:             Something Different (Europe) Ltd


Marketing & Promotion Award, sponsored by ADPR Ltd

Winner:             Avalon Leisure

Runner-up:             Wyke Farms

Runner-up:            1610 Ltd


New Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Glyder Ltd

Winner:            Fhoss Technology Ltd

Runner-up:            Wiseman Energy

Runner-up:           Visual Business


Service Excellence Award, sponsored by Cooper Associates Ltd

Winner:            Marston Foods

Runner-up:             Southwest Digital Systems Limited (SDS Ltd)

Runner-up:            Jungle Property


Skills for Growth Award, sponsored by Somerset Employment & Skills Group

Winner:             1610 Ltd

Runner-up:            Combers Ltd

Runner-up:             The Hub – Yeovil CIC


Young Business Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by Jobseekers Recruitment Services

Winner:              Oake Manor Golf Club Ltd - Ginny Gillingham

Runner-up:              Teapot Creative – Felix Marsh

Runner-up:             Marston Foods – Tara Jesse


Working together with Bridgwater College, the finalists were filmed by the media students and created a short film about each business, which were shown on the awards night and forms part of the students’ final course results.