Eleven prizes were up for grabs at as the cream of local companies battled it out at Friday night’s Rugby Business Excellence Awards.
The black tie event at Dunchurch Park Hotel was attended by civic dignitaries, including the Mayor of Rugby Cllr Ramesh Srivastava and leading local business figures, who saw Rugby Fitted Kitchens take the top prize of Overall Business of the Year.
The evening included entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent stars Stavros Flatley and more than £3,000 was raised for the event’s chosen charity, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
Advertiser editor Chris Lillington said: “It was a really great evening and I hope everyone who came enjoyed themselves.
“As well as the chance to celebrate the fantastic successes of our local business community, we were also able to raise lots of money for a worthy cause, so thank you all for your generosity.
“I hope to see you many of you again for next year’s Rugby Business Awards.”
The category finalists and winners were:
Business Newcomer of the Year: Winner - On the Rocks (at Quigleys); Finalists - Mirror Mirror, That’s Shoe Business
Small Business of the Year: Winner - Rugby Fitted Kitchens; Finalsts - FRS Staff Solutions, London Calling
Customer Care Award: Winner - Cafe Vin Cinq; Finalists - Bellabambini, The Road Ahead
Innovator of the Year: Winner - Sticky Prospect; Finalists - Cadman Homes, March Hair
Town Centre Outlet of the Year: Winner - Titu Boutique; Finalists - Get Stuffed Café, Roman
Green Company of the Year: Winner - Manor Farm Shop and Tea Rooms; Finalists - Nocks Recycling, Rugby Tap
Community Investment of the Year: Winner - Mister Robinson’s – the Barber Shop; Finalists - FRS Staff Solutions, That’s Shoe Business
Team of the Year: Winner - Rugby Fitted Kitchens; Finalists - Automotive Insulation, March Hair
Employee of the Year: Winner - Charlotte Clifford of March Hair; Finalists - Phil Daffern of Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, Rebecca Donal of London Calling
Long-standing Business of the Year: Winner - Keyturn Training; Finalists - Manor Farm Shop and Tea Rooms, Rugby Fitted Kitchens
Overall Business of the Year: Winner - Rugby Fitted Kitchens; Finalists - Automotive Insulations, The Garden Gate