Winners of Exmouth Business Awards 2017 announced

PUBLISHED: 10:39 20 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:51 22 May 2017

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Judges Special Award : Mr Phil Griffin. Picture: John Thorogood

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Judges Special Award : Mr Phil Griffin. Picture: John Thorogood

John Thorogood

Another glittering night at the Ocean Suite

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Held for the third time at Exmouth’s superb Ocean Suite, the fifth Exmouth Business Awards was yet another stunning success.

Phil Griffin - former editor of the Exmouth Journal (left) - received the Judges' Special Award at the 2017 Exmouth Business Awards. With him are Ian MacQueen (centre), chair of the Exmouth Chamber of Commerce, and Sir Hugo Swire, Conservative candidate for East Devon. Picture: Paul Strange.Phil Griffin - former editor of the Exmouth Journal (left) - received the Judges' Special Award at the 2017 Exmouth Business Awards. With him are Ian MacQueen (centre), chair of the Exmouth Chamber of Commerce, and Sir Hugo Swire, Conservative candidate for East Devon. Picture: Paul Strange.

Attended by the top firms in town and with Sir Hugo Swire, Conservative candidate for East Devon, presenting the awards, it was a glittering celebration of all that’s best in business in Exmouth.

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In his introduction to the awards, Ian MacQueen, chairman of the Exmouth Chamber of Commerce, spoke of the difficulty of compiling the shortlist for nominations.

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And once the shortlist had been made, it wasn’t easy for the judges, but after much deliberation, the following decisions were made and the winners were:

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Exmouth Business Awards 2017. The Cake Lady - Independent Retailer of the Year. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. The Cake Lady - Independent Retailer of the Year. Picture: John Thorogood

Independent Retailer of the Year (sponsored by the Exmouth Journal): The Cake Lady.

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Best Tourism/Leisure Experience of the Year (sponsored by Mountlands Language School): Ladram Bay Holiday Park.

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Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Restaurant / Cafe / Bar : The Grapevine Brewery. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Restaurant / Cafe / Bar : The Grapevine Brewery. Picture: John Thorogood

Restaurant, Cafe or Bar of the Year (sponsored by Payroll 4 Business): The Grapevine Brewhouse.

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Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Professional Services : Stocks & Co. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Professional Services : Stocks & Co. Picture: John Thorogood

Professional Services of the Year (sponsored by Clinton Devon Estates): Stocks & Co

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Young Entrepreneur : Blissful Beauty by Stacie. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Young Entrepreneur : Blissful Beauty by Stacie. Picture: John Thorogood

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Young Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by WNM Digital): Blissful Beauty by Stacie.

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Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Healthcare Provider : BSL Enabling Services. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Healthcare Provider : BSL Enabling Services. Picture: John Thorogood

Healthcare Provider of the Year (sponsored by SummerHouse24): BSL Enabling Service.

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Sports/Fitness Provider of the Year (sponsored by Simon Santucci Decorators): Devoncourt Lifestyle Club.

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Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Customer Service : Colletts Model Shop. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Customer Service : Colletts Model Shop. Picture: John Thorogood

Best Customer Services of the Year (sponsored by Carson TM): Colletts Models.

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Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best New Business : Extra Hands. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best New Business : Extra Hands. Picture: John Thorogood

New Business of the Year (sponsored by Everys Solicitors): Extra Hands.

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Social Enterprise/Charity of the Year (sponsored by Raymond James Investment Services): NCI Coastwatch.

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Best Small Business (three employees and less – sponsored by Stocks and Co): Accounting on Us.

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Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Sports & Fitness Provider of the Year : Devoncourt Leisure. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Sports & Fitness Provider of the Year : Devoncourt Leisure. Picture: John Thorogood

Best Business (sponsored by Thompson Jenner LLP Chartered Accountants): Splash Projects.

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Shortlisted : Best Enterprise / Charity of the Year - Pete's Dragons. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Shortlisted : Best Enterprise / Charity of the Year - Pete's Dragons. Picture: John Thorogood

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Shortlisted : Best Small Business of the Year - Victoria James. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Shortlisted : Best Small Business of the Year - Victoria James. Picture: John Thorogood

Judges’ Special Award (sponsored by Ford Simey): Phil Griffin.

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Shortlisted : Best New Business of the Year - Clear Reach. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Shortlisted : Best New Business of the Year - Clear Reach. Picture: John Thorogood

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Business of the Year : Splash Projects. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Business of the Year : Splash Projects. Picture: John Thorogood

Additional event sponsors were Ocean (for the venue) and Bespoke Translations (for the drinks reception).

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Small Business : Accounting on Us. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Small Business : Accounting on Us. Picture: John Thorogood

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Enterprise / Charity : NCI Coastwatch. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Enterprise / Charity : NCI Coastwatch. Picture: John Thorogood

Exmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Sport & Fitness Provider : Devoncourt Lifestyle Club. Picture: John ThorogoodExmouth Business Awards 2017. Best Sport & Fitness Provider : Devoncourt Lifestyle Club. Picture: John Thorogood

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