Beers of Europe Finalist In King’s Lynn Mayor’s Business Awards Ceremony for Small Business Awards
Beers of Europe attended the 30th year of Mayor’s Business Awards on Friday 1st March and was a Finalist in the Small Business Awards 2019. There were over 250 guests attending the sold-out ceremony hosted in association with the Lynn News at Lynn’s Corn Exchange, Norfolk.
Nine awards were presented during the glittering ceremony to some of the brightest and best of West Norfolk’s entrepreneurs.
The main award, the Mayor’s Business Award, sponsored by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and was open to a business trading for more than three years with a minimum of five employees that could show evidence of business growth, a commitment to the local community, a business strategy and vision for the next three to five years.
Mayor Nick Daubney, said it was “a very proud moment” to address the awards his father, Les, had established in 1989 during his mayoral term as the borough’s current civic head.
He said: “So very much has changed in that time but what remains is the sheer level of ambition, drive, innovation and determination demonstrated by the businesses of West Norfolk.
“The environment you create, the jobs you create, the opportunities you give us all as a community, everyone here and everyone who enters these awards need to be very proud indeed.” Jason Clark, Directory at Beers of Europe said “This was a great night and the first time we have entered an award. There were forty other companies that took part in ‘The Small Business Awards’ and we came in the top three finalists, I am very pleased and we will definately be back next year!”
Meanwhile, a Lynn-based medical supply firm was named as West Norfolk's top company at the annual Mayor's Business Awards.
Merxin Ltd, whose headquarters are at the King's Lynn Innovation Centre, was named Mayor's Business of the Year, sponsored by West Norfolk Council.
The other award winners were: Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Mapus-Smith & Lemmon: Captain Fawcett; Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Brown & Co: Richard Finney, Captain Fawcett.
Business Innovation, supported by Robin Brundle: WeType Ltd; Apprentice/Trainee of the Year, sponsored by Carter Accommodation: Alex Goodman, Dodd Group.
Customer Care, sponsored by Lynn News: Home Instead Senior Care; Independent Retailer, sponsored by Agrimech: The Norfolk Delicatessen.
Leisure and Tourism, sponsored by Metcalfe, Copeman & Pettefar: Princess Theatre; Employee of the Year, sponsored by Mars: Mauricia Tanguy, Carers Elite, Downham.