A Night of Celebrations for the ‘Cream of Hampshire’s Business Crop’ at the All Star Small Business Awards and over £1000 raised for a Local Charity.
Thursday 26th September was a fantastic night for Hampshire small businesses, as the All Star Small Business Awards made their return for the second year.
One hundred and twenty business owners and professionals arrived dressed in their best, for an evening of celebrations at East Horton Golf Club, to praise and give recognition to the achievements and successes of some of Hampshire’s finest small businesses.
Launched by All Star Marketing Club in early 2018, The All Star Small Business Awards were established to give Hampshire SME’s a platform to showcase themselves and receive acknowledgement for their achievements and the valuable role they play in the Hampshire Small Business Community.
The awards are made up of nine professional business categories: Innovation Excellence, Outstanding Team Member, Best Customer Experience, Influential Business Owner, Best Marketing Campaign, New Business of the Year, Business of the Year, All Star Member of the Year and the All Star Choice Award.
Director, Claire Payne said, “This year we received an overwhelming number of entries and the calibre was extremely high. We are very grateful to our team of impartial category sponsors (all reputable business owners themselves), who supported us in the judging process. Our warmest thanks go to; My Funding Partner, The Silk Bow Group, The Toy Cupboard – Winchester, The Little Kitchen Company, The rpc Group of Companies, Evolve Websites (Andover) and Westform Ltd”.
Following a drinks reception, attendees enjoyed a delicious Mezze table buffet and dessert, before the awards ceremony commenced. The atmosphere was electric as 44 finalists awaited the results. Cheers and applause filled the room as each 2nd then 1st runner up was announced, soon followed by each overall category winner…
Introducing Our 2019 Winners
OUTSTANDING TEAM MEMBER – Laura Day, Scenterbarks
INNOVATION EXCELLENCE – powerQuad
BEST CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE – BBD Architect
BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN – The Greatest You with Vix Milani
INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS OWNER – Helen Jaimeson of Jaluch HR & Training
BEST NEW BUSINESS – D&S Carpentry Southern Ltd
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – Tekkers IT Solutions
ALL STAR CHOICE AWARD – GHS Mechanical & Electrical
ALL STAR MEMBER OF THE YEAR – Scenterbarks
The evening’s merriments continued until midnight and included the auctioning of Saint’s Star, Danny Ings signed number 9 shirt, worn during the Southampton V’s Brighton game earlier in the season, as well as a raffle which included a wheelbarrow of over 30 bottles of wine, and a fantastic local live band.
Victoria Vickery, Managing Director and Founder of All Star Marketing Club comments “What a phenomenal second annual awards celebration we’ve had! It fills us with a huge amount of pride to be part of this amazing community of small businesses, and even more so that we have been able to establish these awards to celebrate and commend them.
The road to business growth and success is not easy, so at All Star Marketing Club we believe it’s important to show appreciation to our successes in business, no matter how big or small. And, to take a moment to recognise that no matter whether you are taking small steps or giant leaps forward, so long as you are moving forward in business, you are going in the right direction! The All Star Small Business Awards epitomise this and give credit where it’s due.
Not only was the evening a huge success but we also raised over £1000 for local charity Breast Cancer Haven, Wessex”.
Entries for next years All Star Small Business Awards open on 17th March 2020!
Keep your eyes peeled on our Awards page and across our social media channels for further info.
Email [email protected] if you’d like to be added to our awards mailing list and/or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities.