The privately owned construction company Pave Aways Ltd has been named Shropshire’s best business at our glittering awards ceremony. The Oswestry based construction company with a dedicated team of construction professionals, picked up the Company of the Year award at last night’s Shropshire Chamber Business Awards. They were against strong opposition from Shropshire based Pickstock Ltd, Shropshire Homes and Northwood Hygiene Products who were also up for the top award. The awards ceremony organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and held at Telford International Centre had an audience of approaching 700 people.

Chamber Chief Executive Richard Sheehan said: “The 2019 Shropshire Chamber Business Awards raised the bar and expectations to a new level. The intense excitement was infectious and as always the event was full of glitz and glamour with over 630 people from the Shropshire Business Community coming together recognising and celebrating success was a site to behold.

“Pave Aways Ltd is a worthy winner and we must congratulate them, not only on winning the Company of the Year award at the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards in the face of fierce competition, but having demonstrated the tenacity to keep trying as the business improves, confirming “ if at first you don’t succeed definitely try try again” believe in your business and believe in your people.”

Other winners included:

| BEST SMALL BUSINESS (6-20 EMPLOYEES) sponsored by Reclaim Tax UK
Winner – Hospital Direct
Finalists – Pure Telecom – Classic Additions – Fitsco

| BEST SMALL BUSINESS (1-5 EMPLOYEES) sponsored by Reclaim Tax UK
Winner –
 Iron & Fire
Finalists – Purple Frog Systems – gee7 Wealth Management – invisiFRAME

| BEST NEW BUSINESS (6+ EMPLOYEES) sponsored by Aico
Winner –
 AStar Homecare
Finalists – Bar Incognito – Planet Doughnut – Lower House Equine Clinic

| BEST NEW BUSINESS (1-5 EMPLOYEES) sponsored by Aico  
Winner –
Finalists – 3D Printz – The HR Dept – Sarah Belcher Events

| TECHNOLOGY, ENTERPRISE & INNOVATION sponsored by University of Wolverhampton  
Winner –
 Network Telecom
Finalists – Reconomy – Derwen College – Six Ticks

| BEST ONLINE BUSINESS sponsored by Shropshire Chamber Members  
Winner – Sugar Crave

Finalists – Teamson – the Gift Experience – GWR Fasteners

| APPRENTICESHIPS sponsored by SBC training
Winner – McPhillips
Finalists – Furrows – Connexis – Aico

Winner –
 Border Hardwood
Finalists – Stay Safe – Bridgnorth Aluminium – Sirane

| BEST MANUFACTURER sponsored by Barclays
Winner – Northwood Hygiene Products
Finalists – Mail Solutions – Fitsco – Bridgnorth Aluminium

| TOURISM, LEISURE & HOSPITALITY sponsored by Hencote
Winner –
 Love2stay – part of Salop Leisure
Finalists – The Shrewsbury Club – Shropshire Festivals – Morris Leisure

| OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE sponsored by Whittingham Riddell
Winner – Galliers Homes
Finalists – Pure Telecom – SBM Digital Systems – Eaton Manor

| BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY sponsored by Aaron & Partners
Winner – Aico
Finalists – Reconomy – Nick Jones Wealth Planning – Pickstock Ltd

| INTERNATIONAL TRADE THROUGH EXPORT sponsored by Global Freight  
Winner –
Finalists – Morris Lubricants – bizz buzz

| BEST SCHOOL & BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT (6+ EMPLOYEES) sponsored by Telford and Wrekin Council and Shropshire Council 
Winner –
Finalists – Dodd Group – Dyke Yaxley – Aico

| BEST SCHOOL & BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT (1-5 EMPLOYEES) sponsored by Telford and Wrekin Council and Shropshire Council  
Winner –
Finalists – Shropshire 3D Print – Global Freight – FraggleWorks

| JOHN CLAYTON AWARD Tony Bywater MBE, Salop Leisure

The annual John Clayton award is presented to an individual from business who has made a significant contribution to the Shropshire community.
Richard Sheehan said: “The award is in recognition of outstanding work that has really made a difference.”

The night itself was a grand celebration of Shropshire Business with the hundreds of guests in attendance celebrating the achievements of last year.

An accoustic duo welcomed visitors on arrival and guest speaker Mo Chaudry enlightened the audience on his life journey through a Q&A session with Carl Jones the MC of the evening.

Entertainment to see the evening out was provided by The Hot Jazz biscuits.

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