Business Excellence Awards 2021: Video specialist hopes to shine a spotlight on top international businesses

ONE of the south’s top video specialists is hoping to shine a spotlight on this year’s Business Excellence Awards.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 7:00 am
Giant Leap staff ready for action at The News Business Excellence Awards 2020 Picture: Habibur Rahman

Giant Leap Video, which is based at Lakeside, North Harbour, specialises in all areas of video production, delivering high-end quality content across the south coast and beyond.

The business, which started in 2006, has a solid reputation in Hampshire for delivering a quality, friendly, fun yet professional service with transparency on the myths and questions surrounding the industry.

Bill Moulsdale, managing director, said they were delighted to be involved with the awards, which are set to take place at the Portsmouth Guildhall on July 8.

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He said: ‘Giant Leap is proud to be again sponsoring The News Business Excellence Awards and again to be providing all the graphics, live camera feeds and recording the entire event.

‘We never miss one and after the dreadful time that many have had this year it’s only right we should celebrate our success and survival.

‘This is the awards night all companies across the south aspire to be part of. The evening has everything you would expect from a top awards event; glamour, glitz, good food, great people and of course, the Giant Leap team.

Katherine Scott, commercial director of Portsmouth Cultural Trust with Simon Toft, The News, Portsmouth commercial editor, who collected the award on behalf of RVG Distribution who won the International Business of the Year Award 2020. Picture: Sarah Standing (210220-8491)

‘As a sponsor there as so many categories to chose from but this year we have gone with International Business, why, well in the course of our work we are constantly amazed at the size and quality of the companies operating in the local Portsmouth region, many of whom are highly successful supplying other parts of the World.

‘We noticed they do not always make it known to the local community. This award will offer them a huge boost in local awareness.’

Pat Smith, from lead sponsor the University of Portsmouth, said: ‘It is always a pleasure to work alongside Bill and his team from Giant Leap, who are category sponsors of International Business of the Year.

‘As one of the hardest hit categories, international businesses have not only had to contend with the effects of a global pandemic but with all the uncertainties which surrounded Brexit.’

There’s still time to enter, it’s free to enter and entries close on May 14.

Awards recognise best businesses in region

The News is proud to launch the 2021 Business Excellence Awards.

These awards recognise a cross section of businesses and the vital role they play in the success of the region.

The awards ceremony will take place on July 8 at the Portsmouth Guildhall and will be attended by more than 300 guests, as well as being live streamed.

For more information go to or e-mail Linda Pritchard, event organiser, on [email protected] or call 07837308942.

This year's categories:

Small Business of the Year

Medium Business of the Year (Sponsored by Citrus IT Support)

Large Business of the Year

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by the University of Portsmouth)

Start up Business of the Year

International Business of the Year (Sponsored by Giant Leap)

Employer of the Year (Sponsored by HSDC)

Leisure, Retail & Tourism Business of the Year (Sponsored by The Guildhall Trust)

Training Programme of the Year

Company CSR Initiative of the Year (Sponsored by BAE Systems)

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year (Sponsored by Portsmouth College)

Entrepreneur of the Year

Sustainable Business Award (Sponsored by Portsmouth Water)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Overall Business of the Year (Sponsored by Verisona Law)