Hub Awards 2010 - Winners

Posted by admin on November 25, 2011

More than 110 guests from across Cornwall’s business community came together on November 25 at the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay to hear the winners of the 2010 Hub Awards announced.

Now in the sixth year, this year’s awards were sponsored by YTKOOxford Innovation and Business Link. The awards aim to celebrate the individual efforts of those young entrepreneurs, employees and businesses making a real difference in the Cornish business community.

Scooping the top title in the Employee of the Year category was Laura Bower from Treasure Trails. Judges praised Laura for making a significant impact on the business and truly establishing herself as a vital member of the team.

Thomas Hazzledine, better known as Baker Tom, won the award for Entrepreneur of the Year. In the category, which applicants had to be under 30, judges rewarded Thomas for his passion for the product and his strong desire to grow the business without sacrificing quality.

The award for Best Business Start Up went to 3 White Hats. Judges praised founder, Tom Telford, for his creativity and desire to drive the business forward through some difficult stages early on. The judges were impressed by the sharp rise in turnover and Tom's work with leading brands including Mars and itunes.

New for this year, the Green Business of the Year 2010 category was awarded to Leap Media. Judges praised the company for going above and beyond the usual green ethos adopted by a business and for making radical changes to reduce their impact on the environment.

Finally, Sideways Cornwall were awarded Hub Contributor of the Year for their on going support of the Hub.

Hub Awards committee member, Andrew Weaver, said: “ Well done to all the winners. This year’s Hub awards received the highest standard of entries to date and so the judging process was really tough. A big thanks as well to all of our sponsors, without whom such an event wouldn’t be possible.”

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