Sponsors 2017



Clydesdale Bank

Headline Sponsor

The Clydesdale Bank Business of the Year (>50) Award

Tel: 0800 345 7 365
Website: http://www.cbonline.co.uk/

For over 175 years we’ve stayed close to home, supporting the communities we’re part of and never forgetting what people really need from a bank. Being closer to our customers is at the heart of everything we do, because to care about here means always understanding how to better serve the people who live here.

We’re a bank that’s big enough to provide competitive products, but small enough to offer a more personal touch.

Private Banking

Clydesdale Private is a private banking service that puts you first. The service comes with the personal attention of a relationship manager: a skilled individual that is dedicated to help meet your banking needs and financial requirements. It is a relationship that values you as a customer and gives you access to a world of banking services.

When it comes to managing your finances, you deserve a service that appreciates the finer details of your circumstances. Because they work with a wider team of specialists, your relationship manager can also connect you to services that will help you to meet your financial goals.

Business Banking

It’s business banking as it should be. A smart, efficient service that’s delivered through our innovative Business & Private Banking Centres. You benefit from in-depth expertise and fast decision-making from your own local, dedicated Relationship Manager – a professional who takes the time to get to know your business and can meet with you at a time and place that suits you.

  • Genuine, uncomplicated, one-to-one banking with your Relationship Manager
  • Competitive, flexible solutions designed around you
  • Fast decisions
  • Free use of our UK-wide conference and meeting facilities (subject to availability)
  • Networking opportunities to build your business

At our centers across the UK you can gain direct access to a whole team of local banking specialists.

You can trust us to deliver the solutions you need – from Asset Finance and Treasury Solutions to International Trade Finance and Invoice Finance – All designed to meet your business goals.

Our Private Banking service is £25 per month, other fees and terms and conditions may apply. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

You can find out more here -http://www.cbonline.co.uk/private/banking/rates-and-charges-private/other-fees-and-charges-private/

Business Banking fees depend on the product you choose. You can find out more about our fees and charges here.



Tewin Bury Hotel Farm

Platinum Sponsor

Tel: 01438 717798
E-mail: events@tewinbury.co.uk
Website: http://www.tewinbury.co.uk/

A very warm welcome awaits you at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, a 4 Star Hotel set in the beautiful Hertfordshire Countryside.  Our beautifully converted Farm buildings that run alongside the River Mimram offer an exquisite fusion of old and new which will not disappoint.  Whether you are attending a Wedding, enjoying a morning coffee in Williams’ or running a residential Conference, I am confident that Tewin Bury Farm will provide you with a memorable visit.

Our dedicated and experienced team are permanently on hand to ensure your experience with us is special.  Should you wish to obtain any further information from us that you cannot locate whilst browsing through our website, please call our Reception Team on 01438 717793 and they will endeavour to answer your enquiry.



Platinum 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.



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East Herts Council

The East Herts Council East Herts Business of the Year Award

Tel: 01279 655261
E-mail: enquiries@eastherts.gov.uk
Website: http://www.eastherts.gov.uk/

East Herts Council has been involved in the delivery of economic development initiatives for many years. Recently this has included:

  • Targeted work to develop the tourism offer in the district
  • Managing the European Union funded Eastern Plateau Rural Development Programme for England
  • Support to town centres through the development of our retail and farmers markets
  • Partnership work to provide support and advice to start ups and early stage business
  • Partnership work to ensure there are effective return to work programmes operating in the district

Osborne Appointments

The Business of the Year (<50) Award

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

The Broxbourne Council Business Innovation Award

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

Ambition Broxbourne is the Council’s economic growth initiative for 2017 and beyond.

We are working in collaboration with various partners to support innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship in every aspect of community life which will include assisting residents and businesses in fulfilling their potential. The Ambition Broxbourne vision is that by 2030 the Borough of Broxbourne will have a thriving, vibrant and prosperous economy that is underpinned by innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship.


Stevenage Borough Council

The Stevenage Borough Council Business of the Year Award

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



Green Triangle

The Green Triangle Green Award

Tel: 07743 809515
Email: tara.clark@oaklands.ac.uk
Website: http://www.thegreentriangle.org/

The Green Triangle is a partnership organisation based around three world leading research institute’s focused and committed on supporting the growth and acceleration of green industries.  Through the collaboration of BRE, Rothamsted Research, The University of Hertfordshire and with the support of St Albans City and District Council and Oaklands College, The Green Triangle aims to establish Hertfordshire as a globally renowned centre of excellence in green technology.  Working with both organisations from green sectors and those from any industry who are seeking to become more sustainable, The Green Triangle are committed to push forward the green agenda and assist organisations in achieving their goals.


Talent HQ

Networking Group of the Year

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!

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My Mustard

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01442 506070
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 eight professional women, two rather splendid young men, 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.

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North Hertfordshire District Council

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01462 474453
Email: economic.development@north-herts.gov.uk
Website: http://www.north-herts.gov.uk/

The district is a unique mix of market towns and rural settlements providing a wide range of business types and sizes. Known for its strong manufacturing base there are also clusters of more specialist sectors including creative industries, precision engineering and information technology.

The District Council is keen to grow existing sectors, helping businesses to expand into new markets and widen their customer bases, but also facilitate the creation of new areas of business growth, including the low carbon economy and life sciences.



Gold Sponsor

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

Our functional coffees have been enhanced by a range of valuable, bioactive ingredients that help protect your health and improve well-being. Following a two-year period of research and development we used the latest achievements of science and the wisdom of natural medicine to create our range.

The Acai berry extract, green mate, stimulating guarana and taurine, numerous vitamins and minerals are just a foretaste of what is in Aurile coffee. Coffee with flavours developed based on the original blend coffee Arabica and Robusta (the best coffees worldwide) are prepared according to traditional Italian recipes.

The Aurile brand has captivated hearts in both the discerning home user and small business markets. The product range has been expanded to include delicious, aromatic loose leaf teas enriched with natural ingredients, which give them unique character.

For further information please feel free to contact us.


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!

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George Hay Chartered Accountants

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01462 708810
Email: letchworth@georgehay.co.uk
Website: https://www.georgehay.co.uk/

For over 75 years, George Hay have been widely known as the friendly, local accountants in Biggleswade, Letchworth and Huntingdon who provide a high quality, personalised service. Our clients trust us and recommend us – please read our testimonials page to find out why.

Our long-standing position in the marketplace is the result of our commitment to moving with the times and keeping the services we offer up to date and relevant to our customers. We have built our reputation as outstanding Chartered Accountants on our ability to listen to our clients to ensure that we help them make the right decisions for their own personal or business needs.

So, whether you are a new start-up enterprise looking for financial guidance, a more established company aiming to streamline your accounting, or a business or individual simply looking for some advice and guidance, George Hay Chartered Accountants in Biggleswade, Letchworth and Huntingdon will find the right solutions for you.


Watford Borough Council

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01923 226400
Website: https://www.watford.gov.uk/

Watford has always been a strong location for business and industry and is a successful commercial hub, home to many HQ businesses as well as a range of smaller and mid-size companies, operating across a variety of industrial sectors. The town has a strong visitor economy and is a retail destination, with a successful and vibrant town centre. Watford is a desirable place to live, work and enjoy leisure time and the town’s advantageous location on the edge of London and it’s excellent transport links strengthen Watford’s attractiveness as a place for business.

Watford Borough Council’s supports business in Watford through its Economic Development Strategy 2015-2020:

1) The Sustainable Growth of Watford and its economy – delivering opportunities to bring forward new commercial spaces through the town’s major development projects, and the infrastructure to support sustainable growth.

2) Transport and Connectivity – reinforcing the town’s role as a regional transport hub for London and South West Hertfordshire and supporting sustainable travel.

3) Inward Investment and Business Retention – making sure Watford is seen as a destination for businesses and is an environment in which businesses can thrive, in order to retain and attract great employers.

4) Innovation and Enterprise – supporting Watford’s entrepreneurial and innovative local economy, and improving productivity and competitiveness of our local employers.

5) Employability and Skills – working with local employers to deliver the right labour pool to support private sector job growth and ensuring local residents have the appropriate skills to access the jobs which are created.

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Hertfordshire Mercury

Media Partners

Tel: 01992 663267
Email: julie.palmer@hertsessexnews.co.uk
Website: http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/

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We are proud to have launched Hashtag Digital Media and the key to our rapid success is that more and more businesses and readers are turning to digital to both sell and also to entertain.

A website is a given now for most businesses but so are Facebook pages, Instagram sites and Twitter feeds. They are all ways in which potential customers can find out more about what is going on in their area and who is offering services that they need.

With titles such as #Herts, #Bedfordshire and #Cambs don’t expect thousands of wasted print copies being pushed through unwilling letterboxes or even worse, embarrassing numbers left in aptly named Œdump’ bins. Those days are gone. Now if a customer want to view your product they will come to you. They will be a follower, or they will log on and search for you.

Hashtag Digital Media is the best of both worlds. It offers print style publications in a digital format, with all the familiarity that affords, but it uses current technology and trends to make sure that customers get exactly what they want. The lazy of days of hit and hope publishing are over, the days of the hashtag are here…isn’t it time you became a leader to your followers?

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