Exmouth Business Awards 2018: shortlist of nominees

PUBLISHED: 06:30 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:35 01 May 2018

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Picture: John Thorogood

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Picture: John Thorogood

JOHN THOROGOOD All Rights Reserved

The shortlist of nominees for the 2018 Exmouth Business Awards has been published - following a record number of applications.

Ian MacQueen and Sandy MacQueen representing the Exmouth Chamber of Commerce. Picture: John ThorogoodIan MacQueen and Sandy MacQueen representing the Exmouth Chamber of Commerce. Picture: John Thorogood

Exmouth Chamber of Commerce chairman, Ian MacQueen, said the volume of high-quality applications meant making a decision was all the more difficult. He added: “The Exmouth chamber and Exmouth Journal-sponsored business awards have attracted an even greater number of applications for this exciting event.

“The choice and quality of applications has been fantastic and as such has made the judging very difficult indeed. In truth, all the businesses are ‘winners’ in their own right!

“That said, our three judges spent the weekend weighing up the pros and cons of each application and made their difficult decisions.

“As a result we have a list of some 39 businesses that have been put forward as the category shortlist for the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

“The Exmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Exmouth Journal wish all the shortlisted businesses the very best of luck on the night and thank all those other very worthy businesses that took the trouble to apply.”

The awards evening will take place, on Friday, May 18, at Ocean, with the drinks reception starting at 6.00pm, followed by the call to table at 7.10pm and guests sitting down at 7.30pm.

Tickets are on sale now, and will be available to buy at Exmouth Pavilion, until May 12.

Full details of the timetable and ticket applications are available at www.exmouthchamber.co.uk

The shortlist of nominees for the Exmouth Business Awards 2018 is as follows:

Tourism and leisure

■ Footgolf on the Exe

■ Raceworld

■ SportyStars

Independent Retailer

■ Living & Lifestyle Mobility

■ The Cake Lady

■ Olympia Casting

Hair and Beauty

■ Summer & Lola

■ Reflexetions Hair & Beauty

■ I.Nova Studios

Social enterprise/charity

■ Exmouth and District Community Transport Group

■ Exmouth NCI

■ Exmouth in Bloom

Professional Services

■ BSL Enabling

■ Stocks & Co

■ Raymond James

■ Straight Marketing Limited

Restaurant/Café/Bar

■ Millers

■ Bumble and Bee

■ Point Bar & Grill, Exmouth

Young entrepreneur

■ Brett at Extra Hands

■ Stevie at Just Purrfect

■ Tyler at Level 1 Games Cafe

Customer Service

■ Collett’s Models

■ The Cake Lady

■ Dolphin Preschool and nursery

■ Just Purrfect

Fitness/Healthcare and Wellbeing

■ Bluebird Care Exmouth

■ Sol Energies Exmouth

■ Pete’s Dragons

Small business

■ Clear Reach

■ JJB Marine

■ The Beauty Room

■ The Proper Fish and Chip Company

Best Business

■ Let’s Talk Mobiles

■ Urban Earth

■ Accounting on us

New business

■ Poppy’s Paws

■ Sympathetic Damp Solutions LTD

■ Devon Carpet Care

Read next: More stories in our lead-up to the Exmouth Business Awards 2018

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