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Published: 23rd April 2018

Winners of Cornwall Business Awards 2018 announced

The winners of the Cornwall Business Awards 2018 have been revealed, showcasing the outstanding success and diversity of the local business community.

Organised by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub and held at St Mellion International Resort, the Cornwall Business Awards which are now in their 13th year, saw trophies awarded across 16 categories. Covering everything from sustainability to innovation and customer focus, businesses from St Austell to St Agnes on the Isles of Scilly feature on the winners roll with double gold winner, Teagle Machinery Ltd, taking the coveted Winner of Winners title.

“A huge and heart felt congratulations to all of the winning businesses. It is these businesses that are putting Cornwall on the map and adding weight to the burgeoning reputation for innovation, creativity and excellence for which the region is increasingly synonymous,” comments Stu Anderson of the Growth and Skills Hub.

“At the Growth and Skills Hub we help businesses develop so are no strangers to the wealth of talent that is so prevalent here, yet such was the quality, we were astounded by the entries and are honoured to help shine the spotlight on all of the finalists.”

New kid on the block, WAX Group, which has bars and restaurants in Watergate Bay and Newquay won Best New Business, while the title of Best Third Sector Business was awarded to iSightCornwall. Praise was also bestowed on individuals with Jeremy Sneller from TouchByte Ltd named as Entrepreneur of the Year and Aiden Hicks from Westward Farm on the Isles of Scilly as Young Business Person of the Year.

Kim Conchie of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the Winner of Winners award, comments: “The winning businesses are deserving on so many levels. They are adding new dimensions to Cornwall’s economic profile and are Cornish brand ambassadors. Teagle Machinery for example now export to nearly 50 countries and through authenticity and strong ethics have enabled their family values to flourish alongside significant business growth.”

Tom Teagle from Teagle Machinery adds: “To be crowned Best International Business and Best Family Business is a huge honour so to be awarded Winner of Winners is the icing on the cake. Being Cornish and part of the local business community is significantly important to us so to be judged as being among the best by our peers is truly humbling. We are absolutely delighted to accept these awards.”

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