More than 20 businesses were congratulated last night at the second annual Cotswold Life BID awards, held at the truly stunning The Old Court House in County Court Road.
The diversity of the businesses within the BID zone was shown within the 10 categories of the awards.
The full list of Highly Commended and Winners are –
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Winner – John Lewis & Partner; Highly commended – Cotswold Cheese Co.
YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR: Winner – Sylwia Mackintosh, Regency Chandeliers Highly commended – Abigail Bowers, Keith Scarrott Shoes
RETAIL MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Winner – Chantelle Stemp, Hotel Chocolat; Highly commended – Sarah Perrett, New Look
HEALTH & BEAUTY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Winner – Earls & Co; Highly commended – Charlotte Tilbury, John Lewis & Partners
INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Winner -Cheltenham Martial Arts; Highly commended – Square Pillow.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Winner – Brite Recruitment
BAR/PUB/CLUB OF THE YEAR: Winner – The Cotswold Inn; Highly commended – The Botanist.
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR: Winners – Lumiere; Highly commended – Kibou Sushi
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD: Winner -Emma Durrant Monrose Boutique UK; Highly commended -Helen Ashley, James of Montpellier and Cheryl Parker, Welcome Gym.
TEA/COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR: Winner- Triple Two Coffee; Highly Commended- Huffkins, John Lewis & Partners
BID Director Kevan Blackadder and BID Chair Alex Rose presented the awards. They were introduced by Tanya Gledhill, editor of Cotswold Life Business and Professional, who were partners in the awards.
Kevan said: “We’re delighted to champion the businesses that make Cheltenham town centre the lively and diverse place that it is.”
Kevan and Alex judged the awards along with Kelly Ballard, manager of Marketing Cheltenham, and Tanya, Editor at Cotswold Life Business and Professional.
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