Recap all the updates from the Business Excellence Awards 2021 in Portsmouth

The much anticipated return of the Business Excellence Awards took place tonight.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 10:37 pm
Pictured is: Professor Jeremy Howells, executive dean of faculty of business and law at the University of Portsmouth, and editor of The News Mark Waldron. Picture: Keith Woodland (080721-6)

Due to the pandemic, the event was postponed until July 8 instead of its usual February slot.

But finally the night was upon us and there was much excitement at Portsmouth Guildhall.

The ceremony took place this evening and honours were handed out across 15 different categories.

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The awards ranged from apprentices up to lifetime achievements, from start up businesses to large.

Tickets were strictly limited, due to Covid restrictions, but if you were unable to attend the event, you can follow all the updates in our recap blog from throughout tonight.

We brought you all the latest updates as well as photos during the event.

There was also a livestream taking place on our Facebook page from 9pm, in collaboration with Giant Leap. Make sure to tune in!

Recap all the updates in our blog below.

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Latest updates from the Business Excellence Awards 2021

Last updated: Thursday, 08 July, 2021, 22:04

  • The awards are taking place tonight
  • Event is being held at Portsmouth Guildhall
  • Honours will be handed out over 15 categories

The awards have begun!

We will bring you all the winners as they are announced throughout tonight!

So stick with us!

You can watch the live stream here as well!

First award of the night: Leisure, Retail & Tourism Business of the Year

Sponsored by The Guildhall Trust

Winner: The Sally Port Inn

Special mention: Portsmouth Business Crime Reduction Partnership (PBCRP)

Sustainable Business of the Year

Sponsored by Portsmouth Water

Winner: Portsmouth International Port

Award number three: International Business of the Year

Sponsored by Giant Leap

Winner: Portsmouth International Port

Highly commended: Innovative Physics

Entrepreneur of the Year

And the winner is Jeri Williams from Smooth Accounting.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by University of Portsmouth

Winner: Josh Robinson, lmsukmedia

Training Programme of the Year

Winner: Vuzion UK

Company CSR Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by BAE Systems

Winner: Fair Ways

Employer of the Year

Sponsored by HSDC

Winner: Fair Ways

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