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And the 2015 Flintshire Business Awards Winners are…

The awards, now in their ninth 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 23 October. With an audience of more than 200 influential business people, Flintshire companies were celebrated for their successes.

It was a great night for Steve Morgan and P & A Group. The MD won Business Person of the Year and his company scooped the Best Business to Work For Award. Elin Bamber from Edge Transport collected the Apprenticeship of the Year Award. Best Business with over 50 Employees went to LDF Operations, providers of business finance solutions, while the Best Business with under 50 Employees went to Pro-networks, an IT support and services company.  M7 Aerial picked up the accolade for Best Business under 10 Employees. CSA Group Testings collected the Export Achievement Award, Rubicon Manufacturing won the Most Enterprising Start Up, S & T Systems got the Success Through Innovation Award and finally ICR Group won the Success Through Sustainability Award.

Cllr Derek Butler – Cabinet Member for Economic Development said:
“I’d like to congratulate all of the winners, we had some very good finalists and the judges had a very hard job choosing a winner in each category this year. I also want to thank our sponsors for making this happen, it was a great night and it couldn’t have gone ahead without their support. It’s great that Flintshire businesses see the value in the awards and want to support each other.”

Jonathan Turner, Managing Director of AGS Security Systems and headline sponsor of the Flintshire Business Awards, congratulated all the finalists, saying, “It is very rewarding for AGS Security Systems to return to the stage as the headline sponsor again this year. The variety and enthusiasm of Flintshire businesses never fails to amaze me and I am always excited by the quality of business in Flintshire. The Flintshire Business Awards help to recognise outstanding performance and moving forward, we need to think about the next generation and the education of our colleagues – we are all responsible for creating the entrepreneurs of the future”

 

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by Coleg Cambria

Winner • Elin Bamber – Edge Transport

David Jones OBE – Coleg Cambria

Best Business Over 50 Employees

Sponsored by Pochin Ltd

Winner • LDF Operations

Pochins Ltd

BEST BUSINESS UNDER 10 EMPLOYEES

Sponsored by Edge Transport

Winner • M7 Aerial

Edge Transport – Jonathan Edge

BEST BUSINESS UNDER 50 EMPLOYEES

Sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses

Winner • Pro-Networks

Federation of Small businesses – Tom Brown

BEST BUSINESS TO WORK FOR

Sponsored by B2 Business Systems

Winner • P&A Group

B2 Group – Gary Morris

EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sponsored by Wagtail UK Ltd

Winner • CSA Group Testing UK

Wagtail UK ltd – Colin Singer

MOST ENTERPRISING START UP AWARD

Sponsored by DSG Chartered Accountants

Winner • Rubicon Manufacturing Ltd

DSG Chartered Accountants – Jean Ellis

SUCCESS THROUGH INNOVATION AWARD

Sponsored by Glyndŵr University

Winner • S&T Systems

Glyndwr University- Prof Chris Jones

SUCCESS THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Sponsored by The Port Of Mostyn

Winner • ICR Group

The Port of Mostyn – Jim O Toole

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by AGS Security Systems

Winner • Steve Morgan – MD, P & A Group

 

AGS Security Systems Ltd – Jonathan Turner

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