Mercury Business Awards 2015 winners announced

Lasy year's Mercury Business Awards EMN-140516-143711001
Lasy year's Mercury Business Awards EMN-140516-143711001

The winners of the 10th annual Mercury Business Awards have been announced this evening at Greetham Valley Hotel, celebrating success in the business world.

The outstanding winners of each of the nine categories were:

Small Business of the Year Award - Sponsored by Greetham Valley & Viking Signs

Winner - Simmons Optometrists

Highly Commended - Lily King and Tofts Logs

Established Business of the Year Award - Sponsored by Greetham Valley & Viking Signs

Winner - Stamford Stone

Highly Commended - Bradshaw Electric Vehicles and Zazzle Media

Best New Start Up - Sponsored by Hegarty Solicitors

Winner - Nimble Media

Highly Commended - Empire Gym and Salon 3

Customer Care - Sponsored by Upp Property

Winner - Empire Gym

Highly Commended - Simmons Optometrists and McDonalds Stamford

Employee/Team of the Year - Sponsored by the Mercury

Winner - Luke Owen - Mark Towle Plumbing Services

Highly Commended - Lily King and Acorn Childcare Centre

Business Innovation - Sponsored by SKDC

Winner - Alice Reins

Highly Commended - Mbriefs and Nimble Media

Independent Retailer - Sponsored by Robert Loomes

Winner - Simmons Optometrists

Highly Commended - The Wool Room, Black Cab Studio and Barefoot Flooring

Green Achievement - Sponsored by Allison Homes

Winner - McDonalds - Stamford

Highly Commended - Bradshaw Electric Vehicles and My Home Survey

Lifetime Achievement Award - Sponsored by Duncan & Toplis

Winner - Karl Hick - Larkfleet Homes

The awards would not have been possible without the generous support of each of the sponsors.

Mercury editor Mark Edwards said: “We’re very proud of the Mercury Business Awards, every year it highlights some of the truly successful local people and companies that keep our local economy thriving.

“It was a great night with some truly outstanding companies, organisations and individuals getting the recognition they deserve for a truly outstanding job.

“Our special thanks go to everyone who helped to organise the awards and in particular our generous sponsors.”