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.



Headline Sponsor

The FSB Best New Business Award

Tel: 0808 2020 888
E-mail: customerservices@fsb.org.uk
Website: http://www.fsb.org.uk/








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.


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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/






Stevenage Borough Council

The Stevenage Borough Council Business of the Year Award

Tel: 01438 242242
Email: csc@stevenage.gov.uk
Website: http://www.stevenage.gov.uk/




Green Triangle

The Green Triangle Green Award

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





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!


My Mustard

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 07734 846855
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, You Tube 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 three professionals with names beginning with J, two Chloe’s, a Natalie (returned from The Borders) 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.

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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.



Tel: +44 7031986012
Email: ian.cording@ntlworld.com
Website: http://www.aurilecoffee.net/

After 2 years of testing and research, we present the AURILE COFFEE & TEA.

Our functional coffees have been enhanced by a range of valuable, bioactive ingredients that help protect your health, improve the well-being, and restore balance. We were looking for them all over the world: in the pristine forests of the Amazon, the subtropical regions of Asia. We used the latest achievements of science and the wisdom of natural medicine. The Açai berry extract, green mate, stimulating guarana and taurine, numerous vitamins and minerals – these are just a foretaste of what is in the Aurile coffee. Coffee with flavors developed based on the original blend coffee Arabica and Robusta ( the best coffees worldwide) prepared according to traditional Italian recipes. The whole process of baking and drying is done with the most stringent quality and safety standards . The coffee AURILE is a unique product as it is designed , combining coffee with many other important nutrients and vitamins that help our health. The Aurile brand has undoubtedly captivated your hearts. The product range has been increased by delicious, aromatic loose leaf teas enriched with natural ingredients, which give them a unique character.


FM Group

Tel: +44 (0) 70802 829 +44 (0) 1234 214 993
Email: ian.cording@ntlworld.com
Website: http://www.fmlifestyle.london

FM WORLD  is a very fast growing company in the mineral make, 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

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.


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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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