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Flintshire Business Awards, now in their eleventh year, recognise excellence and outstanding performance by businesses across the county. The winners of the ten categories were revealed at an exclusive black tie award ceremony at Soughton Hall, Northop on Friday 20 October. With an audience of more than 200 influential business people, Flintshire companies were celebrated for their successes.

It was a great night for two companies, each winning two awards. Man Coed VM won the Best Business over 10 Employees Award and the Business Person of the Year Award for Tony Jones. Enbarr Enterprises Ltd also received two awards – the Most Socially Responsible Business and the Entrepreneur Award which was picked up by Victoria Roskams.

Henry Bohun (Salvtech Ltd) collected the Apprenticeship of the Year Award.

Best Business with under 10 Employees went to Evans Maintenance Services Ltd while Taylor Dowding Innovation Ltd picked up the Innovation, Technology and Enterprise accolade.

LDF Group collected the Best Business to Work for Award while Café Isa was the first to win a new award – the Best Social Business Award.

The Lord Barry Jones Legacy Award, was presented by the Rt Hon. Lord Barry Jones to Jim O’Toole, Managing Director of The Port of Mostyn, in recognition of his outstanding life-long services to business and the economy. The Rt Hon Lord Jones said: “I am delighted to present this award to Mr O’Toole and I can think of no one more deserving to receive this award which recognises his tireless work in support of our local economy in our great County of Flintshire. Well done indeed!”

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said: “I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s winners. Competition has been fierce and the judges had a difficult job choosing a winner in each category. It’s great to see so many new businesses entering for the first time. “I’d also like to thank our sponsors, AGS Security Systems, who, once again have made this wonderful event possible. It’s great that Flintshire businesses see the value in the awards and want to support each other and, together, we will go from strength to strength in the years to come.”

Jonathan Turner, Managing Director of AGS Security Systems, congratulated all the finalists, saying: “We are proud to be the headline sponsor of the Flintshire Business Awards 2017 for the sixth consecutive year and to help recognise the immense talent, innovation and ambition within the county. “At AGS we get to witness the success stories year on year at the awards. That’s why we are delighted to be part of the Flintshire Business Awards once again and to help celebrate the achievements of the many organisations. Our company knows more than most what winning one of these awards means to entrants. It demonstrates a company’s ability to create jobs and markets, and excellence in a specific sector.”

For more information about Flintshire Business Awards contact Kate Catherall on 01352 703221 or go to www.flintshirebusinessweek.co.uk

The winners and sponsors of the ten categories are listed below:

Apprenticeship Award 

Sponsored by Cambria for Business

Winner • Henry Bohun, Salvtech Ltd

Business Person of the Year Award  

Sponsored by Westbridge Furniture Design

Winner • Tony Jones, Man Coed VM

Best Business Over 10 Employees        

Sponsored by KK Fine Foods

Winner • Man Coed VM

Best Business Under 10 Employees

Sponsored by Edge Transport

Winner • Evans Maintenance Services Ltd

Best Business to Work For                    

Sponsored by P&A Group

Winner • LDF Group

Entrepreneur Award    

Sponsored by Pochin

Winner • Victoria Roskams, Enbarr Enterprises Ltd

Best Social Business Award     

Sponsored by Wates Residential

Winner • Café Isa

Most Socially Responsible Business Award

Sponsored by Wates Residential

Winner • Enbarr Enterprises Ltd

Innovation, Technology Enterprise Award 

Sponsored by Kingspan

Winner • Taylor Dowding Innovation Ltd

The Lord Barry Jones Legacy Award                

Mr Jim O’Toole, The Port of Mostyn Ltd

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