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News 6th Jun 2017

Stoke office shortlisted for Staffordshire Business Awards

The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce have recently announced the finalists in their 2017 Business awards and Freeths are proud to have been shortlisted in two categories.

The organisers say the number of entries for this year’s awards have been overwhelming across the 13 categories and the steering committee reviewed all entries to narrow them down to a list of finalists. The judging panel will now visit all finalists and the winners will be announced at a gala awards evening at Staffordshire County Showground on 6th July.

Freeths are delighted to be finalists in the Employer of the Year and Professional Services of the Year categories.

The full list of categories and companies can be seen below:

Digital award – sponsored by Staffordshire University

  • Capula Ltd
  • Enlighten
  • ExtraMile Communication Ltd
  • Risual Ltd

Employee of the Year – sponsored by KMF Group

  • Helen Staddon – Risual Ltd
  • Jane Oliver – Strategy Solutions Ltd
  • Kayla Poole – Alice Charity
  • Marie Bloor – Ruff & Ruby Youth Charity
  • Michael Garrigan-Hindley – Moorland Contract Cleaning Ltd

Employer of the Year – sponsored by Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford Colleges Group

  • Freeths LLP
  • KMF Group
  • Pure CF

Environmental/Low Carbon award – sponsored by Keele University

  • Smart Innovations Grid Ltd
  • Stone Computers Ltd
  • The Wool Packaging Company Ltd
  • Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre

International Trade award – sponsored for Department for International Trade

  • Cobra Biologics
  • Eurostar Global Electronics Ltd
  • Simple Stuff Works Associates Ltd

Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by Michelin

  • Advertising Constructions Ltd
  • Alpha Manufacturing
  • Stairbox

Small Business of the Year (1 – 50 FTE’s) – sponsored by Staffordshire Business Environment Network (SBEN)

  • Caja Ltd
  • Fleet Operations
  • JHPS Gardens Ltd
  • The Wool Packaging Company

Medium/Large Business of the Year (>50 FTE’s) – sponsored by Dains Accountants

  • M&M Group
  • PSR Solutions
  • Red Industries Ltd
  • Stairbox
  • Wardell Armstrong LLP

Most Promising New Start-Up Business – sponsored by Grindeys Solicitors

  • Enlighten
  • ICanPlaySport
  • True Grit Training
  • Wealth Design Group Ltd

Professional Services of the Year – sponsored by finest

  • Caja Ltd
  • Dukes Bailiffs Ltd
  • Freeths LLP
  • Mitten Clarke Ltd

Retail, Leisure & Tourism award – sponsored by Stoke-on-Trent City Council

  • Best Western Tillington Hall Hotel
  • Gladstone Pottery Museum
  • Nelson’s Gin Distillery and Gin School

Science, Technology & Innovation award – sponsored by University of Wolverhampton

  • JCB
  • PD Components Ltd
  • Risual Ltd
  • Synectics Solutions Ltd

Young Employee or Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Skills Staffordshire

  • Andrew Cash – Instatec Ltd
  • Chloe Quaile – KMF Group
  • Lauren Gee – Risual Ltd
  • Louise Meredit – JCB
  • William Jones – Wade Ceramics

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