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Here is the shortlist of those who won, were runners up and highly commended at the Business Excellence Awards.

Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

Winner: All About Tea

Runner up: Spinnaker Tower

Highly Commended: Creatiques

Personality and achievement

Winner: Bill McAndrew, McAndrew Martin

Runner-Up: Craig Manuel; Gemma Lighting

Highly Commended: Keith Leaning; Fruitloops

Community Contribution

Winner: Affinion International

Runner-Up: Malins Group

Highly Commended: Lisa Bowles and Marriott, Portsmouth


Winner: Douglas Stafford

Runner-Up: Pompey in the Community

Highly Commended: Tiger Tiger


Winner: Carrington West

Runner-Up: Coconut and Chocolate

Highly Commended: Dynamite Recruitment


Winner: Daniamant

Runner-Up: Gemma Lighting

Highly Commended: Navitron Systems

Innovation of the Year

Winner: Gemma Lighting

Runner-Up: uMoove

Highly Commended: Cobweb Solutions

Apprentice of the Year

Winner: Holly Diaper

Runner-up: Thomas Howard

Highly Commended: James Bengree

Large Business

Winner: STS Defence

Runner-up: Aerial Business Communications

Highly Commended: Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth

Small/medium business

Winner: Twisted Pair

Runner-up: Gemma Lighting

Highly Commended: Fedden USP

Overall Business of the Year

Winner: Gemma Lighting

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Professor John Craven

Don’t miss our 12-page Business Awards special in The News next Thursday