Sponsors 2018



SA Law

Headline Sponsor

Tel: 01727 798000
Website: https://salaw.com/

SA Law is an award-winning law firm with years of experience helping Hertfordshire’s SMEs to launch, trade, expand and ultimately transfer to a new generation of owners. That’s why we are delighted to be headline sponsor of this year’s SME Hertfordshire Business Awards, and can’t wait to hear the success stories of the region’s brightest businesses.

As a local full-service law firm, we advise SMEs on everything they need, with the goal of achieving their commercial objectives with maximum opportunity and minimal risk. Our legal professionals are the perfect advisers because we’re an SME as well – one that has delivered an ambitious five-year growth strategy that includes successful mergers & bolt-ons and the opening of a London office to better serve our expanding client base.

Our expertise spans all aspects of running a business such as contracts, employment, immigration, property, brand protection and dispute resolution. Additionally, we can help with many legal aspects of your personal life, such as employment, education, moving home and passing on wealth to future generations.

Sponsoring the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards allows us to pay tribute to the achievements and entrepreneurialism of regional businesses. As judges, we also get a wonderful opportunity to meet the people that make these successful ventures happen.

As a Hertfordshire company, it’s great to know that we all contribute to such a thriving regional business community.

We look forward to meeting you, and please feel free to say hello to us @SA_Law < https://twitter.com/SA_Law >



Ashbourne Insurance

Platinum Sponsor

Tel: 01992 471001
Email: hoddesdon@ashbourneinsurance.co.uk
Website: https://www.ashbourneinsurance.co.uk/

Ashbourne Insurance, is a family-run, multi-award winning, independent broker serving the local business and residential community of Hertfordshire. Founded more than 37 years ago, the business has been headed up by second-generation family team Peter and wife Sarah, along with Sarah’s brother Matthew Hunt, since 2008.  Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, the company is based in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, and employs 17 people. Ashbourne provides a one-stop service, from personal and complex commercial insurances to 24-hour claims advisory support. It provides insurance solutions at a price to suit any requirement; business, motor, home or travel insurance.




Osborne Appointments

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01707 377088
Email: info@osborneappointments.co.uk
Website: http://www.osborneappointments.co.uk/

After winning 5 business awards in the last 12 months, OA are delighted to be sponsoring the Business of the Year (under 50 employees) category.
At Osborne Appointments, we are committed to building mutually rewarding, long-term business relationships with the key people who contribute to our business success. These are our clients, temporary associates, applicants, colleagues, suppliers, partners and the communities in which we work.
Established in 1995, we are an award winning, independently owned recruitment consultancy, specialising in the supply of temporary, contract and permanent placements across a diverse range of sectors.

  • Office Services & Commercial
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Managed Service Solutions & Onsite Management
  • Professional Staffing (HR, Finance, Procurement)
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Information Technology

Our success is based on providing recruitment solutions, tailored to the needs of a wide variety of clients. We stake our reputation on the personal strengths and business expertise of our specialist recruitment professionals. Their energy, dedication, enthusiasm and wealth of recruitment knowledge ensures every vacancy is in safe hands.

Employing over 30 recruitment specialists across five counties; – OA offers a complete portfolio of services providing for the occasional user of temporaries and permanent services right through to high volume, long-term agreements with multinational organisations.

We have office locations in the following areas;

Welwyn Garden City: 01707 377088
Bedford: 01234 347069
Milton Keynes: 01908 802616
North London: 0208 344 2337
York: 01904 541689

Or please visit www.osborneappointments.co.uk for more details.


Broxbourne Council

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01992 785555
Email: enquiries@broxbourne.gov.uk
Website: http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/

Borough of Broxbourne’s economic development strategy, Ambition Broxbourne, aims to develop a thriving, vibrant and prosperous economy. Set in a prime location in south east Hertfordshire, the borough borders London and the M25 and has excellent road and rail links to London and good access to airports and the rest of the country.

Underpinned by innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship in the area, the Council works to create good quality jobs through nurturing new and existing businesses, securing investment in infrastructure and attracting inward investment. It supports all sectors, with a particular focus on developing the life sciences, creative and financial businesses. Key to economic success is the uplift in skill levels of residents and workforces, ensuring local people are able to access newly created jobs. Our skills strategy supports this, working in partnership with businesses charities and education providers.

Borough of Broxbourne is pleased to sponsor the Community Business of the Year Award and to support the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards – particularly in this, the borough’s special Year of Community 2018.


Stevenage Borough Council

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01438 242242
Email: economicdevelopment@stevenage.gov.uk
Website: www.investinstevenage.co.uk

Stevenage Borough Council’s “business friendly” approach provides a unique opportunity for business start-ups and growing businesses.

With ambitious plans for future growth, Stevenage offers a ‘highly entrepreneurial and innovative business environment’, with cutting edge technologies at the forefront of a number of high tech knowledge companies already located in the area.

Whether you’re a start-up business or looking to grow and expand, Stevenage Borough Council provides you with a single point of contact to access the following business support services available from the council and its partners:

  • Access to Funding resources
  • Support with finding suitable premises, with access to superb commercial accommodation in well-established business parks
  • Support with promotion of achievements and successes
  • Links to education, training institutions and organisations to discuss your specific needs, including taking on apprentices
  • Support with developing your supply chains, through local and regional events
  • Access to enterprise and innovation services and a network of innovation centres
  • Access to business consultants and advisors; providing support for business planning, sales and marketing, exporting, mentoring and other helpful sources
  • Planning advice and support with your growth plans
  • Aftercare support

My Mustard

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01442 506070
Email: hello@mymustard.co.uk
Website: http://www.mymustard.co.uk/

We all use Google because we know, like and trust it to deliver the best results. Google makes its money by showing ads called AdWords or sponsored links. That’s what we do all day, every day and have done since 2007. We work with dozens of clients who know that Search, Display, Remarketing, Shopping, Mobile, YouTube and Gmail campaigns are key parts of their marketing strategy and outsource their campaign activity to us for efficiency and peace of mind. My Mustard clients also enjoy the benefits of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pay per click advertising opportunities.

The recipe for My Mustard is pretty straightforward: Take six professional women, a rather splendid young man and a joke-telling pig-rabbit, the world’s biggest search engine, some forward-thinking customers, and mix well. Add hours of number crunching, extensive market research, some seriously creative writing, a lot of patience, a bucketful of tenacity and a Bit of luck. Sprinkle with endless enthusiasm and serve hot.

“The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best results.”

We work really hard and we are nice people to do business with. We realised on day one that we can only do well if our clients do well so we try to stay focused on their success at all times. We really like what we do and it shows…. and we always play to win.


FM World

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 07802 780 829 or 01234 214 993
Email: support@fmlifestyle.london
Website: http://www.fmlifestyle.london

FM WORLD  is a very fast growing company in the mineral makeup, cosmetic, skin care and perfume market. A relative newcomer market but collaborating with both established providers with over 100 years of experience and modern cutting edge designers and compositors we offer incredible quality and ultra-competitive prices right across our product range

Our primary goals are:

  • products always available at the best possible prices
  • total customer and partner distributor satisfaction
  • financial freedom for all our partners

Our distributor partners are supported by us in developing their Multi-Level Marketing structures under our global brand. Open minded and looking for a challenge ? we would love to hear from you!



Gold Sponsor

Tel: 0800 756 2911
Website: http://www.regus.co.uk/

Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions, with a network of 2,800 locations across 106 countries and 977 cities, serving 2.3m members. Our customers include some of the most successful entrepreneurs, individuals and multi-billion dollar corporations.

Through our range of office formats, as well as our growing mobile, virtual office, and workplace recovery businesses, we enable people and businesses to work where they want, when they want, how they want, and at a range of price points.

Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.regus.co.uk


Talent HQ

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01438 903630
Email: info1@talenthq.co.uk
Website: http://www.talenthq.co.uk/index.php

TalentHQ are an award winning recruitment agency with offices in Hertfordshire and London.
Within our HQ, we certainly don’t believe in just being ‘average’, we wouldn’t be talented if we did! In fact, we all enjoy what we do so much that we endeavour to go that extra mile to provide exceptional talent, tailored to the recruitment needs of our clients.

We’re quite a modest bunch here, and don’t like to shout, but did you know that with our Competitive recruitment fees, exceptional pool of readily available talent, free assessments and outstanding service, TalentHQ is becoming renowned as one of the Recruitment agencies best kept secrets!
The TalentHQ team don’t believe in overcomplicating things. So, to put simply, our mantra is all about finding;

“The right talent for the right job”

For us, it’s fun talent spotting exceptional candidates who will add value to YOUR businesses.
So, whether you’re looking to recruit ‘talent’ locally, or nationally – then with our database of live talent, we’re confident that we can help….we do have an outstanding track record, after all!

One Career. Go for it!


Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01707 357269
Email: l.devayya@welhat.gov.uk
Website: http://www.welhat.gov.uk/article/5550/Resident

Welwyn Hatfield is one of Hertfordshire’s most successful economic areas. It is home to a wide range of businesses, from self-employed workers and SMEs, to some of the UK’s largest companies.

The council is committed to supporting all businesses to thrive, building a strong and buoyant local economy for everyone who lives and works in the borough.

And businesses in Welwyn Hatfield can now benefit from a single point of contact at the borough council, following the appointment of a new Economic Development Officer.

They will be a vital link for the business community, providing support through: –

  • Offering advice and guidance on employing an Apprentice
  • Co-ordinating a Business Forum to debate common issues and identify solutions
  • Acting as a key point of contact for businesses seeking advice from the council, or its partners
  • Promoting the borough as a great place to do business.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is supporting its local businesses to grow and expand their internet presence by advertising in an online Directory to promote their goods, services and credentials to other businesses and to consumers providing free online advertising.

For more information, or to arrange an informal chat about how the council can help you and your business, email l.devayya@welhat.gov.uk or telephone 01707 357 2269.


Aubrey Park Hotel

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01582 792105
Email: reception@aubreypark.co.uk
Website: http://www.aubreypark.co.uk/

Aubrey Park Hotel is a boutique independent four star hotel SURROUNDED IN 9 acres of woodland and comprises of 137 bedrooms and a rosette awarded restaurant offering a fresh and seasonal a la carte menu. In October 2016 we were proud to have opened our state of the art conference and events venue, our Oak Suite. Over the last year the Oak Suite has driven business beyond local realms, hosting international conferences and events for all entity of clientele. With its exclusive glass foyer entrance, bright contemporary meeting space and built in advanced tech, it was literally designed with our clients’ needs in mind. Following on from the success of the Oak Suite this year we have already put the plans in place to develop a further three conference suites and create our first in house gym for our residential guests to enjoy.

A home away from home is something we truly believe in, ensuring all our guests feel welcome and relaxed throughout their stay. As our doors are open to both leisure and corporate guests our dedicated and friendly team ensure that a tailored service is provided to every guest to meet their individual needs.

As an independent hotel we not only believe in running a successful hotel and events venue, but also take pride of being a solid part of our local community. We do this by attending and hosting community events, working with local charities and businesses to encourage and promote their success and by ensuring near 100% of recycling.

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Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Group

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 020 3887 2443
Email: letchworth@longcroftcathotel.co.uk
Website: http://www.longcroftcathotel.co.uk/


Launched by Abi Purser in response to the fact that she could not find a premium cattery in her area for her own beloved cat Norman, the first boutique cat hotel opened in Welwyn Garden City in 2010. It has been a runaway success from the start, leading to the launch of several Longcroft franchise hotels across London and the South East to meet the overwhelming demand from just some of the UK’s 11 million cat owners.