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Winners Celebrate at Sedgemoor Business Awards

November 26, 2023

THE winners of the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards 2023 have been announced at a glittering event at the Canalside, in Bridgwater. Over 200 businesspeople from across the district attended the gala evening, which was organised by Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Sedgemoor FM broadcaster Dave Englefield.

The 2023 applicants came from all corners of the district, including Cheddar, Burnham, Bridgwater, North Petherton, Othery, Highbridge & Nether Stowey.

Main event sponsors, Pardoes and Purely Probate, said “We’re thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards. We have so many growing, innovative, and prosperous businesses in Sedgemoor and these awards give each business a chance to shine and celebrate their successes at a fantastic night hosted by the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce! A huge congratulations to all the finalists and the winners – they should be proud of all they have achieved this year.”

Chamber Manager Diogo Rodrigues thanked everyone who had entered. He said: “I’m extremely proud of Sedgemoor’s businesses. We were all blown away by the quality of the over 100 entries that we received and what Sedgemoor’s businesses are achieving.”

He adds, “It was fantastic to be able to honour winners and finalists from all corners of the district and from a wide range of sectors. Thank you to everyone who entered the awards and to our judges and sponsors who continue to make these the biggest and best business awards in Sedgemoor.”

Here are the winners

Photos thanks to Timeless Images

Large Business of the Year – Sponsored by MMES 2012 LTD
Little Adventures Nursery Group

Sustainable Business of the Year – Sponsored by Astron Fire & Security
Tractors and Cream

Apprentice/Workplace Trainee of the Year – Sponsored by Bridgwater & Taunton College
Taylor Sealy – West Country Drainage Services

Hospitality and Tourism Business of the Year – Sponsored by SDS Limited
Tractors and Cream

Food and Drink Business of the Year – Sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau 
Greenway Farm

Innovative Business of the Year – Sponsored by Maxwells Accountants
Somerset Passenger Solutions

Bridgwater Independent Trader/Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Bridgwater Town Council
Paul Smith Associates

New Business of the Year – Sponsored by Gravity
Dryad Gin

Best Employer of the Year – Sponsored by The Outsourced Recruitment Company

Somewhere House Ltd

Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by Design Hive Ltd
Balanced Energy Ltd

Medium Business of the Year – Sponsored by Maxwells Accountants
Ocean Adventurers Group

Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by Westcotts
West Country Drainage Services

Business Champion of the Year – Sponsored by Milsted Langdon
Jason Woodcock – Sansum Solutions Group Ltd

Best use of Marketing Award – Sponsored by HR GO Recruitment

Ruddle Digital

Best use of Digital Award – Sponsored by Double Brace

Timeless Images Ltd

Community Engagement Award – Sponsored by Bridgwater Town Team

Fuse Performance and Somerset Outdoor Arts

Customer Service Excellence Award – Sponsored by Qss IT Solutions
West Country Drainage Services

Gallery 2023

Thank you to all our sponsors

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