News Staff June 9, 2018

The UK Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC, demonstrate the strength of the country’s private businesses across a variety of sectors and locations. Selected from hundreds of nominees, the finalists announced today range from technology and aerospace firms to farms and fashion houses.

Since starting in 2011, the awards have celebrated the best of the private business sector and its importance to the UK economy. The 62 companies shortlisted employ more than 12,000 people, have a combined turnover of £2.0 billion and operating profits of £487 million. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on 13th September 2018 at the gala awards at the The Brewery, London.


UK Private Business Awards 2017 – Shortlisted Nominees:

CEO of the Year

  • Apex Hotels Ltd, Angela Vickers, Scotland
  • Aurora Lighting Group, Andrew Johnson, South East
  • Belfield Group, Steve Hampton, North East
  • ClearScore, Justin Basini, London
  • FirstPort Ltd, Nigel Howell, South East
  • Monica Vinader , Monica Vinader, London
  • Volume Ltd, Chris Sykes, South East

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Bob & Berts, Colin McClean, Northern Ireland
  • Evermore, Ciaran Devine, Northern Ireland
  • My 1st Years, Daniel Price & Jonny Sitton, South East
  • Opus Talent Solutions, Darren Ryemill, West & Wales
  • Zip World Ltd, Sean Taylor, West & Wales
  • Pedal Pulses Ltd t/a Margaret Dabbs London, Margaret Dabbs, London

Family Business of the Year

  • Beechdean Dairies Ltd, South East
  • Berry Bros. & Rudd, London
  • FM Conway, South East
  • LJ Fairburn, Midlands
  • Scottish Leather Group Ltd, Scotland
  • Wyke Farms Ltd, West & Wales

High Growth Business of the Year

  • AerFin, West & Wales
  •, London
  • MVF, London
  • Net World Sports, West & Wales
  • Utilita Energy, South East
  • Want2Bthere Ltd t/a loveholidays, London

International Business of the Year

  • Audio Network Ltd, London
  • DOMU Brands, North West
  • HH Global Ltd, South East
  • Intersurgical Ltd, South East
  • My UNiDAYS, Midlands
  • PortSwigger Web Security, North West

Private Business of the Year

  • BJSS, North East
  • Childrensalon, South East
  • OHOB Holdings Ltd, South East
  • RSK Group Ltd, North West
  • Swift Acquisitions Ltd, North East
  • True Potential LLP, North East

Private Business Woman of the Year

  • activpayroll, Alison Sellar, Scotland
  • Elite Group, Alex Cliffe, North West
  • FSL Aerospace, Carly Prickett, South East
  • O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd, Jacqueline O’Donovan, London
  • Solutions 4 Health Ltd, Leena Sankla, South East
  • Sponge UK, Louise Pasterfield, West & Wales
  • The QTS Group, Phyllis McLeish, Scotland

Rising Star of the Year

  • Chameleon Technology (UK) Ltd, North East
  • Chorus Intelligence, South East
  • LendInvest, London
  • Shnuggle Ltd, Northern Ireland
  • Simba Sleep Ltd , London
  • SS Protect Ltd, South East

Social Enterprise of the Year

  • Alchemy Arts Ltd, North West
  • Bikeworks, London
  • Bryson Recycling (part of Bryson Group) , Northern Ireland
  • Community Food Initiatives NE (CFINE), Scotland
  • Miss Macaroon, Midlands
  • Stand4 Socks, North West

Technology Innovation of the Year

  • Busuu Ltd, London
  • Edesix Ltd, Scotland
  • JustPark, London
  • Pavegen Systems Ltd, South East
  • Ultrahaptics, West & Wales
  • Wattbike Ltd, Midlands

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