What an amazing night - the winners and finalists enjoying their success at the 2019 Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards

PUBLISHED: 11:36 23 September 2019 | UPDATED: 15:01 23 September 2019

Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019
Business of the Year Bluebire Care

Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Business of the Year Bluebire Care

AdGarry Samuels

Bluebird Care were the big winners at the 2019 Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards, taking home three of the gongs on the night.

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All WinnersEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 All Winners

The company won the customer service and medium business of the year awards as well as being crowned company of the year.

The ceremony, which was held in Ely Cathedral's stunning Lady Chapel, was a celebration of business innovation and growth across the district.

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Eleven awards were given out on the night for a range of categories and the event was hosted by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Sue Dougan.

Fund raising efforts on the night raised £1,445 for Ely-based Fen House neurohabilitation centre that offers community-based intensive rehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury.

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The new business of the year award went to Head Fen Country Retreat, who have eight modern holiday lodges just north of Little Downham.

Page Medical Communications Ltd was awarded the small business of the year award and Debbie Cockayne said: "It's fabulous, we've been going for four years and this award now shows people what we are doing. It's a nice opportunity to let people know that we exist and it will help with recruitment".

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Family Business of the Year went to AAA Motorcycle Training Ltd, who said "We're stunned, especially because we have only been trading for six months. This is amazing, we're absolutely gobsmacked. Family values are really important to us, so to be recognised is amazing."

Medium Business of the Year was awarded to Bluebird Care .

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Caroline Daley, principal director, said: "We are overwhelmed. This award is for the team; our team are phenomenal and this is well deserved for them."

The Supporting Young People Award was given to Dynamic Creative.

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Rob Barton and Gary Nicholls said: "It's just something we love doing. We've had 15 students so hopefully this will allow us to get more. We're doing what we're doing because we love doing it - everyone deserves a chance. We believe in people and support them."

Life Fitness UK was named Employer of the Year and Leah McMullan, HR advisor, said: "We've retained the award for a second year and are very overwhelmed."

Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Family Business of the Year AAA Motorcycle Training LtdEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Family Business of the Year AAA Motorcycle Training Ltd

The Business Growth Award, presented by Lis Every, chair of East Cambridgeshire District Council, was awarded to Asynt Ltd.

Martyn Fordham, managing director, said: "We're ecstatic. It's recognition of all our team's hard work. They've all worked really hard. It'll be great to go in the office with this award on Monday!"

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Small Business of the Year winner Page Medical CommunicationsEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Small Business of the Year winner Page Medical Communications

Kayleigh Bysouth, of Busy Bee Recruitment Ltd was left a little teary after being named Business Person of the Year.

The Judges' Award went to Cambridgeshire Expressing Arts and Counselling Centre.

Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019
All WinnersEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 All Winners

Eleanor Port-Berke, owner, said: "I'm really proud of the team because creating a service like this was the main aim. I think that this award will highlight the importance of wellbeing in the community."

The sponsors this year were JDR Cable Systems, Labour-Tech Recruitment, Ellgia Recycling, Déanta, Atrium Fitness, Fraser Dawbarns LLP, Whiting & Partners, Bon Chocolat, Ely Chamber of Commerce, Thorlabs and East Cambridgeshire District Council.

Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019. Host Sue Dougan of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019. Host Sue Dougan of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

The judges were Richard Garnwell, Jackie Jessimam, Jordan Day, Alan Todd, Mike O'Toole, Joe Hemsley-Rudd, Peter Watts, Bukki Dada, Gill Pragnell, Kieran Carr, Ian Piper, Jo Evans and Matt Bradney.

Host, Sue Dougan: "Doesn't the Lady Chapel look fantastic: the team have paid every attention to detail."

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Customer Service Award Winner Bluebird CareEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Customer Service Award Winner Bluebird Care

All the finalists received a certificate to mark their award.

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Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Employer of the Year finalist PA Answer LtdEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Employer of the Year finalist PA Answer Ltd

Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Small Business of the Year winner Page Medical CommunicationsEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Small Business of the Year winner Page Medical Communications

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Business Growth Award winner Asynt LtdEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Business Growth Award winner Asynt Ltd

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Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 New Business of the Year winners and finalistsEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 New Business of the Year winners and finalists

Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Business Growth Award winner Asynt LtdEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Business Growth Award winner Asynt Ltd

Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Business Growth Award Winners and FinalistEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Business Growth Award Winners and Finalist

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Employer of the Year finalistsEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Employer of the Year finalists

Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Small Business of the Year winner and finalistsEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Small Business of the Year winner and finalists

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New Business of the Year winner Head Fen Country RetreatEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 New Business of the Year winner Head Fen Country Retreat

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Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019
Business Person of the Year Winners and FinalistsEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Business Person of the Year Winners and Finalists

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Medium Business of the Year Bluebird CareEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Medium Business of the Year Bluebird Care

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Small Business of the Year winner Page Medical CommunicationsEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Small Business of the Year winner Page Medical Communications

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Supporting Young People winner Dynamic CreativeEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Supporting Young People winner Dynamic Creative

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Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019
Supporting Young People winner Dynamic CreativeEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Supporting Young People winner Dynamic Creative

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Employer of the Year winner Life Fitness UKEly Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019 Employer of the Year winner Life Fitness UK

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2019 Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards took place at Ely Cathedral on Friday September 20. 
Picture: IAN CARTER 
2019 Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards took place at Ely Cathedral on Friday September 20. Picture: IAN CARTER

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