Event Sponsors

In this section of the website we would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every sponsor, all in one place. Please show your appreciation by reading the various biographies and wherever possible continue to use their products and services as well as recommending them to your associates. This event would not be possible without the support of everyone here.

A big THANK YOU from your hosts, Jamesons, Barclays, Tendring District Council and Dream 100.

Event Sponsors & Hosts

Jamesons was founded in 1935, and over the past 82 years has grown into the largest independent firm of its type in the Tendring district of North East Essex giving us a pre-eminent position in the local business community. Many of our clients are in their second or even third generation with us.

Our corporate identity is very different from the more traditional image normally associated with chartered accountants and is a reflection of our proactive approach to the needs of our clients. Our experienced team offers a range of skills enabling us as a firm to meet the financial needs of businesses and taxpayers. From accounting and auditing, through business management, to retirement and succession planning, we have the expertise to support you. www.jamesons.net

Barclays is a British multinational banking & financial services company with its HQ in London. The business team across North Essex consists of Business Managers who are looking to help their clients grow & protect their business.

As a team of business specialists we can offer advice on international banking services, business loans, overdrafts, commercial mortgages, asset finance, sales finance and factoring. The team brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and can tailor the correct products and services to the client at the right time within the businesses growth cycle.
The team is based locally and able to meet clients in either the local branch or at the clients premises. For more information please visit www.barclays.co.uk/BusinessBanking

Tendring District Council (TDC) is proud to be a partner in the prestigious Blue Ribbon Awards again. After an extremely successful awards evening last year, we are keen to show our continued support to local businesses and the District’s budding entrepreneurs.

As a community leader, TDC is committed to encouraging the growth of new and existing businesses, thereby enabling further employment within the District.

Recognising and celebrating our great business successes and being able to share these with the wider community is an important part of our commitment to the people and businesses of Tendring.

TDC encourages all local residents to nominate a local business and share in the celebration and success of Tendring’s vibrant and thriving business community. For further information visit www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Dream100 broadcasts just great songs 24 hours a day, seven days a week across Tendring on 100.2fm. Our listeners love us. We play today’s hits and yesterday’s favourites so there’s something for everyone, and with no repeats between 9 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon you won’t hear the same old songs day in day out!

Our presenters and news teams are live on air through our Breakfast, Daytime and Drivetime shows to keep Tendring entertained and up to date with the latest national and local news, What’s Ons and sports headlines. And, come rain or shine, our Street Team and presenters are out and about at local events or getting to know our listeners and clients with the Cool Ride to School and the Doughnut Run. For more information please visit www.dream100.com

Supporting sponsors

Tradesperson of the Year award

Based in Essex, Bentley Fencing Supplies are manufacturers, stockists and suppliers of the complete range of fencing products. All types and sizes of gates, panels, posts, decking, sleepers, stakes and rails are always available in all quantities. At the lowest possible price!!

We specialise in making to order any product to suit your individual requirements.

With some of the best contacts, the finest materials and the most knowledgeable staff around we are able to offer the very best in service, style and quality.

We promise that when it comes down to value for money “we cannot, and we will not, be beaten!!!!”

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Start up Business award

Our sole priority is to help your business grow. We can do this by preventing the many sales people in the advertising industry from contacting you, selling your business the wrong form of advertising and convincing you either that it will work or that it’s the best or cheapest deal. How many times have you heard ‘you will get 1000’s of new customers’?

Your dedicated marketing manager will take you back to basics looking at areas such as in-house marketing, free advertising and making the most of referrals. All designed to offer our clients the highest possible ROI! (return on investment).

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Fast Track Growth award

Lifehouse is a contemporary award-winning spa hotel nestled in the peaceful surroundings of English Heritage Listed Thorpe Hall Gardens, just over an hour from London by train and close to the pretty Essex town of Frinton-on-Sea.

Designed to rejuvenate your body and calm your mind, our wide range of luxury treatments include healing body therapies, wellbeing consultations from our resident specialists and heavenly massages from Decléor, Clarins and more top brands.

Our highly qualified therapists have also been trained by the NHS Christie Trust to adapt spa treatments for anyone recovering from cancer, stress or bereavement.

Whether you’re here for leisure or business our resort facilities cater for all. Unwind in the swimming pool & thermal spa area, enjoy a Mediterranean inspired meal in the restaurant, host a corporate event in our meeting rooms and keep fit in the gym & fitness studio.

Love life and live well at Lifehouse

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Business in the Community award

Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors is an award-winning and innovative law firm based throughout Essex and in Central London. We are passionate about providing our clients with the highest level of customer service and the best legal advice available.

With over 30 years' experience and a comprehensive range of tailored commercial and private legal services on offer for you, your family and your business, clients can trust us to find the best possible solutions for them.

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Entrepreneur of the Year award

Dailybuy is an online retailer specialising in the sale of household goods in the UK, France and Germany, via shopping channels such as Amazon, Groupon, & eBay.

Customer Excellence Award award

Harwich & Dovercourt Independent Funeral Service are multi award winning funeral directors.  Husband and wife team Nigel & Sam Barnard and renowned for their compassion, professionalism and respect.  They are particularly proud of their recent 'Golden Charter Regional Funeral Planner Of The Year' award and are keen sponsors of the Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards.

Retailer of the Year award

Spirit stock clothing from Superdry, Franklin & Marshall, Religion, Glamorous, TFNC, Love, Voi, Sugarhill Boutique, Vero Moda, Yumi and Money. Some of our footwear brands are Vans, Converse, Superdry, Birkenstock, Emu, Fly London, Havaianas, Ipanema, Holster. We also stock bags and purses from Anna Smith, LYDC, DUSK and Styles as well as uni sex bags from Superdry and Paul Frank. We also sell belts and wallets for men from Superdry and Voi.

Employee of the Year award

If you need your Skoda or any other make servicing, or need parts or repairs, look no further than Hayes Garage. We offer the full range of Garage services including accident management, paint and body repair and even free health checks.

We aim to help you keep your Car maintained to the highest standard at all times of the year to enable you to face any conditions. Regular vehicle servicing is important to ensure excellent performance and safety and our technicians are fully trained to keep your Car running smoothly. Our fully trained team has many years of experience in the industry. Our aim is to provide the best service to you in a professional and trustworthy manner.

Our workshops have the most up-to-date equipment to facilitate servicing, MOTs and maintenance of all makes and models of car. We specialize in servicing on VW, Audi and SEAT cars as well.

Like all things Skoda, you'll find our services and repairs are excellent value for money too. For more information on our Garage services, contact us or click on one of the links above to book a service or MOT

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Hospitality and Leisure award

The Blue Sari wishes to offer you a taste of real Indian cooking and more. Our owner chef Russell has trained in Bangladesh, Paris and Cyprus as well as London.

Married to an English wife, he also understands exactly what our standards are in this country. His passion for cooking and new tastes reach out to embrace not only the traditional but the new and modern combination of east meets west. His love of fresh ingredients and locally sourced food will be noticeable in Russell’s delicious and inventive dishes.

We are happy to tailor dishes to suit own personal taste or dietary needs. Russell cooks with the most minimal amount of oil and so those looking for a much more healthy approach to delicious Indian food will be relaxed about eating at The Blue Sari.

As our new function room is open we can offer you high standard of English or Indian food for weddings or any other type of party, including wakes. Perfect for large and small parties and available day or evening

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Employer of the Year award

At Direct Solutions our expertise is Direct Marketing, Print and Design – giving you the proven tools and flexible solutions you need to make your marketing strategy pay dividends.

We take the time to listen to your needs, and work within your budget to identify and implement the solutions you need to communicate effectively with your clients, increase brand awareness and drive your sales forward, quickly and effectively.

Our business is simple - generating more leads and sales for our clients through effective communication. It’s what we do every day and we work on providing unbeatable service with proven results that make every penny of your marketing budget count.

We may utilise your database to enable you to communicate with your existing clients and contacts more efficiently, we may advise on and produce brilliantly crafted marketing materials in various formats, we may suggest a targeted direct mail campaign.

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Innovation in Design & Technology award

At Grantleys we stock a wide range of domestic appliances including washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, fridges, freezers, cookers, built in appliances, microwaves, kettles, toasters, irons, and vacuum cleaners and spares, featuring top brands such as Hotpoint, Bosch, Zanussi, AEG, Neff, Beko, Belling, New World, Lec, Dyson and Rangemaster.

We also stock a range of LED Televisions, LCD Televisions, 3D Televisions, Digital Radios and accessories, from Toshiba, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and Roberts.

Being your local Euronics retailer we generally deliver daily to Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze, Thorpe-le Soken, Harwich, St Osyth, Great Bentley, Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, and Colchester.

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Apprentice of the Year award

HR Elite is an independent Human Resource Consultancy that aims to offer you and your business practical, cost effective Human Resources Advice, Training and Services. We tailor our Human Resource Advice to address your specific business and employee needs. Our consultancy aims to provide that added personal touch and we pride ourselves in taking the time to get to know your business in order to provide you with the services that can be tailored to your requirements.

Team of the Year award

Based in Colchester, Pape Wealth Management provides wealth management advice to clients locally, and more widely throughout East Anglia and the City of London.

Our service is grounded in the highest professional standards. We recognise that each of our clients is unique and as such deserves a bespoke service, tailored to their own financial needs.

We advise on all areas of wealth management including, Pre and Post Retirement Planning, Investment Planning, Inheritance Tax Planning, Retirement Planning and Providing Financial Protection.

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Health and Care Sector Award award

As a family run business we take great pride in offering a cost-effective, and high-quality personalised service to local authorities, businesses, and residents throughout Essex and Suffolk. We are contactable, accountable and always on hand to respond when needed, essential when your most valuable assets are at stake.

Our commitment to quality comes with a reputation for building longstanding professional relationships with our clients and other professionals in the security industry. We work with and are recommended by leading alarm companies, and local alarm engineers and installers, plus we work hand in hand with local police forces to protect properties and apprehend intruders.

The Tower Security team is owned by Toni & David. David, a former police officer, brings over 30 years of experience in local policing to the company, while Toni plays a key role in business development. Son Miles is Operations Director, and daughter Olivia manages the company accounts.

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Judges Award award

We are proud to be sponsoring the Judges Award in the Blue Ribbon Awards Event.

Arguably the most anticipated award of the evening, this award shows that all businesses and people in Tendring are crucial to our local economy as this award could be won by nominees from any category.

Through this award we recognise and applaud all local businesses and entrepreneurs who, through their vision and hard work, continue to help our community grow and we at TDC are honoured to share in their continued success.

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Drinks Reception

Parrish Leisure  is a family run business located in Seaview Road, St Osyth beach comprising of two amusement arcades: Fun Palace and Funland amusements.

We also have a Prize Bingo, which is the only prize bingo on the Essex coast.

And last but not least The Tudor bar, with live entertainment every weekend throughout the season.

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Event Equipment

Two Hearts Leisure are a Clacton based company who have been supplying equipment to the leisure industry for over 21 years.  They supply items for hire for all kinds of events, such as photo booths, chocolate foundations, all kinds of lighting, bouncy castles, ball parks through to marquee hire and your favourite fairground rides.

Table Wines

Pyramid Recruitment Services specialise in the supply of permanent, contract and temporary recruitment within Office & Commercial, Technical & Engineering, Accountancy & Finance, Legal, IT and HR across a range of industries, and at all levels from support staff to board level appointments, right across the South East.

Table Snacks

Paul's Catering is a family run business based in Colchester and Ardleigh.  We specialise in all types of outside catering events, from weddings and all party events through to corporate events.  We also undertake catering contracts, as well as offer a full hire service of tables, chairs, tablecloths, glasses, and all crockery.


Green Square is a creative graphic design, print and web agency. Providing innovative ideas, expert digital support and integrated marketing services, we cover a wide range of creative multi-media solutions for businesses of all sizes.


Koziwarm Plumbing & Heating Ltd are friendly local domestic plumbing & heating business covering the Essex & Suffolk area. Offering boiler repairs, boiler servicing, heating installation, bathroom installation, general plumbing & emergency call out, they cover all types of heating for gas boilers, oil boilers and warm air units.


SPS swimming pools and spas are a family run business who provide a professional service, good advice, and aftercare from an experienced friendly team, because we want to help you "live your dream!"

Table Places

We have an established reputation for creating contemporary & traditional interiors for a wide range of residential & commercial projects. From country homes & city apartments to offices & boutique hotels. Headed up by Samantha Morphew, Morph Designs is run to a very high standard, completing stunning projects in the London & Essex areas.


Red Nova Solutions are a team of Microsoft Certified engineers and creative minds, who offer commercial and domestic IT Support packages to make your business and website a lot more effective and profitable. With over 10 years’ experience working on all IT platforms they cover all aspects of IT Support, server, desktop and mobile devices as well as Website development and maintenance.


We are a local florist shop based in Clacton-on-Sea, providing a friendly and reliable service since 1997.  We pride ourselves on offering the freshest quality flowers at affordable prices and our team of staff are always here to help with any queries or advice you may need.


We are an independent, family run business providing a fast, friendly engraving/personalisation service using the latest in laser engraving technology.  So whether you need trophies or awards, are planning your wedding and need inspiration for favours and presents or just looking for  a unique personalised gift, then simply “make it mine” at Bloomfields.

Raffle Prize

Based in Thorrington, Esign are experts in developing complete signage and graphic solutions that bring out the best in brands all over the UK. The team have a wealth of experience delivering high quality interior and exterior signage, commercial vehicle graphics and full vehicle wraps to give your customers the right impression about your own business.