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Cherwell Business Awards 2014 – Finalists Announced

There has been a record amount of applications received for this year’s Cherwell Business Awards and the standard of nominations from across North Oxfordshire has, once again, been exceptionally high.

This is the third year that The Cherwell Business Awards has celebrated the success of the district’s flourishing businesses and exceptional entrepreneurs and the 2014 Cherwell Business Awards promises to be even bigger than before.

The finalists have now been shortlisted and the winners will be announced at The Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner taking place on the 16th May 2014 in the stunning grounds of Dovecote Barn in Adderbury.

With over 30% more applications received this year, each of the Award sponsors has had the difficult task of shortlisting the finalists for each of the 9 categories.  Not only will these 26 successful finalists be potential winners of The Cherwell Business Awards, but they have now automatically been entered into the prestigious Oxfordshire Business Awards taking place in June 2014.

This year’s Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on the 16th May will be a fabulous black tie event with drinks reception and 3 course meal set in the grounds of Dovecote Barn.  The evening will start at 7pm and it will be a wonderful opportunity to come together to celebrate the success and achievements of North Oxfordshire’s thriving business community.

Tickets are now available at £50 per person, or you may wish to book a table for 10 people at a cost of £500.  Please visit the website to reserve your tickets, or contact Michelle Lewis at

The Cherwell Business Awards 2014 – Finalists

Congratulations to the following shortlisted finalists, who come from a wide range of sectors and locations, as well as representing new, established, large and small businesses.  The finalists are listed below, in no particular order:

Activate Learning Banbury & Bicester College Staff Training & Development Award

  • Clark Howes
  • Hawkins Group of Companies

Begbroke Science Park Innovation & Creativity Awar

  • driverConnex
  • One Man Band
  • Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd

Bicester Village Customer Care Award

  • Iphone experts
  • Brethertons
  • Castle Vehicle Leasing

Bloxham Mill New Business Award

  • Iphone Experts
  • Nina & Co
  •  Musclegenes Ltd

Cherwell District Council Charity & Community Award

  • ACE Training & Consultancy Ltd
  • Auditory Verbal Centre
  • Banbury & District Community Bus Project

Ellacotts Business Person of the Year Award

  • Mike Hawkins – Hawkins Group of Companies
  • Percy Patti – Percy’s travel
  • Beverley Bates – Ekko

Integration Technology Export Award

  • The Native Antigen Company
  • Petrospot
  • Zeta Specialist Lighting

NatWest Small Business Award

  • Oxford Fine Dining
  • Healthy Performance
  • Thames Security Management

Spratt Endicott Established Business Award

  • Red Engineering
  • Nicholsons
  • Morleys of Bicester

Norbar Torque Tools have sponsored the Overall Cherwell Business Award 2014 and will be judging from the shortlisted finalists who also have automatic entry into the prestigious Oxfordshire Business Awards.

To celebrate the success and achievements of businesses and entrepreneurs within North Oxfordshire, book your tickets now for The Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 16th May 2014.  Please visit to reserve your tickets.