The News Business Excellence Awards roll of honour

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These were the trophies presented at The News Business Excellence Awards.

Small/Medium sized business - sponsored by the University of Portsmouth

Highly-commended: Bladez Toyz

Runner-up: Regale Microwave Ovens

Winner: Dynamite Recruitment

Large Business of the Year - sponsored by Coffin Mew

Runner-up: Douglas Stafford

Winner: The Car Finance Company

Start-Up - sponsored by Solent Innovation

Highly commended: Rosie Loves Vintage

Runner-up: Anne Gill Eyecare

Winner: Check Recruitment

Customer Service - sponsored by Douglas Stafford

Runner-up: PSP Powdrill Safety & Protection

Winner: Squirrels Daycare

Apprentice of the Year - sponsored by Hampshire County Council

Runner-up: Sophie Taylor, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

Winner: Brandon Bowman, BAE Systems

Exporter of the Year - sponsored by Portsmouth Cultural Trust

Winner: Bladez Toyz

Team of the Year - sponsored by Portsmouth Property Association

Highly-commended: Verisona Law

Runner-up: DCS Group

Winner: Dynamite Recruitment Solutions

Community Contribution - sponsored by JSPC Computer Services

Highly commended: Wetwheels

Runner-up: The Driving Project

Winner: Verisona Law

Innovation of the Year

Winner: Regale Microwave Ovens

Retailer, hospitality, tourism and leisure - sponsored by Cascades Shopping Centre

Runner-up: Creatiques

Winner: Spinnaker Tower

Business personality/achievement - sponsored by Gemma Lighting

Highly commended: Jason Jeggo; Runner-up: Robin Lander Brinkley

Winner: Amber Leigh Mitchell; Abstract Dance and Performing Arts

Overall Business of the Year sponsored by Verisona Law - Dynamite Recruitment

Lifetime achievement winner: Mick Williams, chairman of Williams & Co