WBA 2015


Best New Business

Sponsored by

Mead Realisations

CRITERIA:For businesses that have traded continually since no earlier than 18th June 2011

NOMINEES

Better Reach
Coles’ Kitchen
HairEducator

and the winner is….

HairEducator write and deliver in-salon and academy hair training courses throughout the UK
Education should professionalise the industry, set high standards but never suppress creativity.


The Vickie Brett Award for Businesswoman of the Year

Sponsored by

Brorn Windows & Conservatories

CRITERIA:Presented in memory of Vicki Brett, former President of Weston Chamber of Commerce, this award recognises the accomplishments of businesswomen who can demonstrate proven business acumen, achievements and/or community

NOMINEES

Louise Mitchell
Maria Mason
Michelle Michael MBE

and the winner is….

We are designers and installers of high quality bespoke kitchens and fitted furniture.
We offer the complete project management service from conception to completion.
Our design portfolio is diverse; we cover all styles and finishes from the contemporary to the traditional. We recognise that each home is as unique and individual as the people who inhabit it.


Outstanding Customer Service (within Weston B.I.D.)

Sponsored by

Weston-super-Mare BID

CRITERIA:Awarded to a company or individual who can demonstrate success in achieving service excellence as nominated by employers, customers, line managers or colleagues

NOMINEES

Louise Mitchell – Idesign Interiors
Rose and Amber
Walker and Ling

and the winner is….

“If shopping was an Olympic Sport, I’d Gold Medal for Britain”
That’s the foundation behind Rose & Amber, as each item is carefully selected on it’s own merits, and therefore deserves to be presented accordingly – even if a present to yourself, and why we do everything we can to help including minor alterations.


Outstanding Customer Service (outside Weston B.I.D.)

Sponsored by

Waitrose

CRITERIA:Awarded to a company or individual who can demonstrate success in achieving service excellence as nominated by employers, customers, line managers or colleagues

NOMINEES

Beth at By George Hair Salon
Green Pastures Veterinary Centre
Locking Pharmacy

and the winner is….

Locking Pharmacy

Locking Pharmacy

Locking Pharmacy is only in its second year, but has rapidly become an integral part of the local community through excellent customer service.
Customers are addressed by name whenever possible, the atmosphere is friendly and the pharmacist, Martin Taylor, is able to give good advice on a wide range of ailments.
Nothing is too much trouble, and any non-stock items are ordered quickly without obligation.


Green Business of the Year

Sponsored by

Astron Fire and Security

CRITERIA:Open to businesses who demonstrate an active commitment to good environmental practice and/or the promotion of sustainable development

NOMINEES

MCT ReMan
ReMade
Rowan Tree Tea Room, Old Town Quarry

and the winner is….

MCT Reman Ltd is a local manufacturing company founded in the Mid- 1960’s.
It recycles Engines & Gearboxes for many major Car Manufacturers, Ford, LR, Jaguar etc.
This hugely reduces unnecessary waste of failed units to metal scrap and extends the life cycle of highly engineered units.
It also has a very green policy on handling and disposing of the contaminated oils and fluids from these units and the chemicals required to clean them prior to re-manufacturing.


Love Weston

Sponsored by

McDonald’s

CRITERIA:For businesses that promote Weston-super-Mare as the place to live, work or visit.

NOMINEES

Backyard Cinema
The Grand Pier
Walker and Ling

and the winner is….

They are amazing and offer an outstanding sevice we love going to the cinema outside.
So much fun they all put in so much effort to make every film sensational.
The staff are all fab and amazing and so helpful and deserve to be recognised and long may they continue.


Making a Difference

Sponsored by

Mead Realisations

CRITERIA:Open to registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations that have made a social impact in the local community

NOMINEES

Inclusive Media
Lighthouse at Weston
Weston Hospicecare

and the winner is….

Weston Hospicecare helps 1 in 100 local people.
The area that is served is not just Weston-Super-Mare but as far North as Yatton and Cleve, as East as Blagdon and Cheddar and as far South as Wedmore and Highbridge.
The range of services that is offered is extensive including spiritual, emotional and physical care.
Funding is reliant on the community that contribute a staggering 81% of all running costs.
Weston Hospicecare makes, has made, and will continue to make the biggest difference in the community.


New Employee of the Year

Sponsored by

Weston College

CRITERIA:For employees in their first job since leaving full-time education

NOMINEES

Damon Gallivan – Weston College
Rhys Evans – Weston College
Sharna Burkett – Quadron Services

and the winner is….

Sharna started as an HR Apprentice in August 2013 straight from College, soon establishing herself as an invaluable member of the HR team & successfully completing her Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration by May 2014.
Following this she was made permanent in August and is attending college to complete the first phase of her CIPD qualification which she is on track to finish in 2015.
Sharna has been instrumental in contributing to a new Development Group instigated to encourage junior employees from various branches to work together & come up with fresh ideas.
She has represented the company at two external meetings which have both independently elicited praise on not only how well she had prepared for the meetings, but also what a delight she is to deal with – a true ambassador.
During her employment Sharna has shown herself to be conscientious, reliable and flexible, making a significant contribution to the successful operation & smooth performance of our HR Team.
She is popular with colleagues in Weston-super-Mare and has built up an excellent rapport with the managers & administrators she deals with nationwide.
We would like to recognise & congratulate Sharna on her accomplishments to date.