Thames Valley: Business Magazine Awards first wave of finalists announced

The first wave of finalists have been chosen for this year’s Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Awards will culminate in a gala evening on November 28 at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre in Reading’s Madejski Stadium, hosted by TV presenter Vernon Kay.

The awards are open to every company in the Thames Valley area and recognise profitability, innovation and employment, as well as contributions made to the local economic community and support for culture and charities in the region. More than 70 entries were received across eight award categories.

Peter Laurie, head of client relations at awards organiser The Business Magazine and chair of the judging panel, said: “We’re thrilled to be holding our 25th annual awards showcasing the Thames Valley’s very best businesses. As always, our panel of judges faced some tough decisions. And once again, there are some great names in the running for these prestigious awards.”

The awards are sponsored by the Cardinal Clinic, Hays, James Cowper Kreston, Gateley, International Workplace Group, GovGrant and NatWest. Additional sponsorship comes from In Cloud Solutions and Curve.

The finalists:

Best Use of Technology & Innovation – sponsored by GovGrant

  • LTi Metaltech
  • Oxford nanoSystems
  • PassivSystems
  • Redwood Technologies
  • Livingstone Technologies

Charity of the Year – sponsored by James Cowper Kreston

  • Berkshire Youth
  • Launchpad
  • The Oasis Partnership

Dynamic Business of the Year – sponsored by NatWest

  • Apps In The Sky
  • Bridewell Consulting
  • E3D-Online
  • Hawkins Group of Companies
  • Lifecycle Software
  • TravelUp

SME of the Year – sponsored by James Cowper Kreston

  • Curve Workplaces
  • Dynamic Planner
  • Exclaimer
  • Herrington Carmichael
  • Jargon PR
  • Zircotec

Workplace Mental Health Award – sponsored by Cardinal Clinic

  • Dell Technologies
  • Ella’s Kitchen
  • James Cowper Kreston
  • Softcat
  • Three

Business of the Year – sponsored by Gateley

  • ESP Global Services
  • CV-Library
  • CLEAN Linen Services
  • Hawkins Group of Companies
  • RSSL
  • Roc Search
  • Westcoast

Management Team of the Year – sponsored by International Workplace Group

  • CV- Library
  • EllisKnight
  • GTK
  • Roc Search
  • RSSL

Best Company to Work For – sponsored by Hays

To be announced