We would like to thank all our sponsors who help to make the Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards a wonderful event. Please take some time to learn more about their businesses, products and services, as these awards would not be possible without the support of everyone here.
A big THANK YOU from your hosts, TC Group, Barclays and Fisher Jones Greenwood.
TC Group is an Accountancy Age ‘Top 40’ firm of accountants and tax advisers specialising in the provision of bespoke, high quality accountancy and taxation solutions. Our expert knowledge and experience allows us to provide our clients with results designed to meet the unique needs of their businesses.
It is this proactive and tailored approach that ensures we can meet the needs of our clients. This allows them to remain functional, compliant, and most of all, profitable. Our proactive accountancy services boost our clients’ bottom line and help them to make the right decisions for both now and the future.
Based across the UK, we have several locations offering excellence in accountancy – so we are always well resourced to handle your financial concerns in a professional, cost effective, and timely fashion.
Barclays is a British multinational banking & financial services company with branches across the UK and has its headquarters in London. The South Anglia business team at Barclays, who are founders and co hosts of Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards, focus especially on helping their clients grow & protect their business. The team are locally based and able to meet clients in either their local branch or at the client’s premises.
Bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge, our team can tailor the correct products and services to the client at the right time within the businesses growth cycle. As business specialists we can offer advice on international banking services, business loans, overdrafts, commercial mortgages, asset finance, sales finance and factoring.
Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP is an award-winning and innovative law firm based in Central London and throughout Essex, ranked in both Legal500 and Chambers directories. With 35 years’ experience and over 170 lawyers, paralegals and support staff, we provide a full range of commercial and private legal services.
Our company is committed to giving back to the locality in which we work, truly wanting to make a difference for our clients, businesses, and our shared communities. We also pride ourselves on being a vibrant, innovative, and technologically advanced firm, embracing new ways of working to ensure our colleagues are happy and to enhance our clients’ entire experience of legal services.
As a firm we have a set of core values that we are always striving towards. In everything we do, we are always committed to implementing these values at every opportunity in order to operate with fairness, integrity, respect and expertise.
Tradesperson/Sole Trader of the Year Award
The Kingscliff Hotel is situated in a prime location of the seafront of Holland-On-Sea. Boasting beautiful, unobstructed, stunning sea views from our bar, restaurant and sea facing rooms. The hotel is loved by both locals and travellers who come down to enjoy a relaxing, coastal getaway.
The bar, restaurant, outside terrace, and garden can be enjoyed by all throughout the whole year. Our menus are specifically created to suit all which include our seasonal specials. We also ensure we use local suppliers and locally sourced ingredients for our dishes. Moreover, the hotel offers a Pod Experience to be enjoyed by up to a group of 8. The pod is an outside, private dining pod, fully light, heated and air-conditioned to enjoy for that special occasion with friends and family.
Emerging New Business Award
Stoneridge are focused on delivering exceptional customer service alongside outstanding results. Our job is not only to sell your property efficiently and for the best possible price, but to ensure the entire experience is as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Using HD professional standard photography, aerial images, virtual tours and carefully scripted descriptions of each home we can assure you that your home will be shown in its best light.
We have three prominent offices locally which are located in Clacton on Sea, Holland on Sea and Brightlingsea plus our unique London connection via the Mayfair Office. We also have a national network of over 300 offices and extensive online advertising package which will guarantee maximum exposure for your home.
Environment and Sustainability
Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is a 353MW wind farm project, located 30km off the coast of Suffolk. Each year Galloper Offshore Wind Farm’s 56 turbines generates enough green electricity to power the equivalent of more than 380,000 British homes. A 60-strong team operates and maintains the wind farm from a state-of-the-art, purpose-built Operations & Maintenance facility in Harwich International Port.
Galloper is an active participant in the local community through involvement with local schools and educational initiatives, via sponsorships, through hosting and attending events and by way of its community benefit funds. We take pride in our work and sharing our skills and experiences with the next generation of renewables experts.
Business in the Community Award
Rose Builders is a traditional, family-run firm of builders, contractors and developers. They have a strong reputation for quality building, expertise, reliability and skilfully combining tradition with innovation and craftsmanship.
Established in 1896, Rose Builders are still passionate about apprentices and enhancing the future by ensuring that they have ‘home grown’ tradespeople that have ‘matured’ with the company and absorbed the company values and ethos. Combining tradition with innovation and craftsmanship, with effective and efficient management, Rose work in a constructive, pro-active manner. In an air of co-operation and harmony the company aims to complete projects on time, within budget and to the highest desired quality.
Best Customer Focus Award
The Princes Theatre is continuing to thrive year on year and following the achievement of the Blue Ribbon Customer Excellence Award in 2019 we are now ranked as No.1 on Tripadvisor for Things to do in Clacton. We have received 800 reviews with an overall rating on both Tripadvisor and Google of 4.5*. During lockdown we invested works into our facilities to help improve the overall customer experience.
We understand the importance of reducing our Carbon footprint and have recently invested in re-useable cups and biodegradable products to support this. Our audiences are continuing to increase which is enabling us to attract bigger and better events and customers from outside of the area which goes a long way in supporting the local economy.
Retailer of the Year Award
A Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management. Parallel Wealth Management helps individuals, families and businesses achieve financial wellbeing. We provide a wide range of services whether you are looking to build, grow, protect or preserve your wealth. We currently look after over 800 clients from our Ipswich and Cotswolds offices.
Our business is not about individuals: it’s about the team. PWM is a team of professionals with diverse perspectives but a single objective to work for you, alongside you.
Outstanding Employee Award
Tower Security are a family run business that takes great pride in offering a cost effective, 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.
Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Award
Haven Veterinary Practice are a Tier II accredited practice registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' Practice Standards Scheme. Our highly trained and experienced veterinary team are committed to providing the very best medical, surgical, and nursing care for your pet's health. They bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification. We all believe in delivering up-to-date services in a kind and compassionate fashion, as well as treating our clients in a caring and sensitive manner.
Haven Veterinary Practice consists of our main hospital in Clacton-on-Sea and our branch surgery in Walton-on-the-Naze.
Business Leader Award
Founded in 2014, Elmstead-Market based smart buildings and energy intelligence company Carbon Numbers is a UK leader in designing and delivering smart building solutions to reduce energy usage and create better environments for people and business. As well as installations, Carbon Numbers provide consultancy services to support businesses with SECR, ESOS and ISO 50001 accreditations, and create a pathway to net zero carbon.
In 2021, Carbon Numbers was recognised nationally in the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards for its work on the iconic Blizard Building at Queen Mary’s University of London, a BEMs lighting and controls installation project that has saved the university 370 tonnes of CO2e; the equivalent of planting 6,118 trees.
Business Innovation Award
Dura Composites is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of composite products for industry. Two-time winners of the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise, Dura Composites helps companies of all sizes unlock the power of composites and its client base includes businesses in the Industrial, Construction, Rail, Transport, Landscaping, Marine and Leisure sectors.
Through its unique design, technology, and manufacturing innovations the company has developed a unique range of floor walkway grating, service risers, trench covers and access structures, as well as fire-rated decking and cladding. All products offer customers a low life cycle cost thanks to their long-life expectancy and low maintenance requirements.
Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award
HR Elite is a highly experienced independent Human Resource Consultancy that aims to offer you and your business practical, cost effective Human Resources Advice, Training and Services, tailor made 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.
The HR Elite team comprise of a number of fully qualified HR Consultants and HR Officers training for their HR qualification, the CIPD. The Team also includes more junior members of staff who provide essential administrative support to the team and our clients.
Team of the Year Award
Clacton Pier, which has just celebrated its 150th birthday, is fast becoming the premier attraction of its kind on the East Coast and one of the largest employers in Tendring. We introduced three new rides to mark our special anniversary in 2021, following up on the major development of Discovery Bay soft play, Skull Point adventure golf, Dockside Dodgems, new food and drink outlets, a multi-purpose events area and our enhanced adult gaming area.
The pier offers a variety of indoor and outdoor fun and activities for all ages. This includes exciting rides, the amazing Lanes Bowling Centre, all the latest arcade and video games, and our popular seaquarium. We have transformed ourselves into a 52-week a year operation attracting around one million visitors to Tendring each year.
Employer of the Year Award
Parker’s Garden Company is an independent, garden centre established in 1946, Parker’s is one of the first purpose-built centres in the country with a reputation for quality, service, and friendly helpful advice from our team of experts.
Parker’s also has a thriving coffee shop and licenced restaurant. With expert chefs and a front of house team who are proud to serve a delicious range of breakfasts, lunches, afternoon tea, cakes, speciality coffees and teas. In addition to plants, new products are carefully sourced and introduced to product ranges which includes a food hall, indoor and outdoor furniture, gifts, cards, clothing, pet and wildlife care.
Health, Care and Wellness Sector Award
Choosing a Mortgage Broker with experience is essential. At Haste Property Finance we have a wealth of it and we're professionally trained to accurately assess your situation and provide products that will be best for you. We are an experienced team of Mortgage and Protection Advisors who strive to provide a professional and friendly level of service, putting our customers’ needs at the heart of everything we do.
As a family run company, we pride ourselves in getting to know your requirements directly by either face to face, phone or email. We then build solutions that will be the best fit for you and your family.
CFB Boilers boast over 120 years of operation, class-leading energy-saving solutions, and UK-manufactured steam boilers. Providing technical excellence, engineering expertise with great customer service and client satisfaction, the team at CFB pride themselves on being "the steam specialist that hundreds of companies across tens of industries turn to for quality-engineered, high performance, reliable and efficient steam and hot water solutions".
Based in Frinton on Sea, Joseph Lord have invested in the most up-to-date optometric equipment to ensure that our eye examinations and dispensing service is of the very highest standard. In practice this means that we offer an exceptional level of eyecare and what's more, if eyewear is required, you can be assured of a quality product at a fair price!
Balloons For Every Occasion “Well where do I start with All about balloons. The levels of service these girls provide is second to none, the whole process was just made easy and some may think ‘it’s just a balloon’ but it’s more than that. They add their own touch and it just makes it so much more special. Thank you Lucy & Chloe for every balloon I’ve had long may it continue!”
Enjoy a great day out with your family and friends at Clacton Pavilion Fun Park. Home to a wide variety of affordable rides and amusements to suit all ages, we have something to test your nerve, make you smile and keep your family and friends entertained all day long. We are proud to boast ‘Clacton’s largest‘ waterpark – plus tons of rides for children of all ages, a High Rope adventure and loads of inflatable fun.
Pick n Mix
As an multi-award winning digital agency, Green Square have the expertise to deliver stunning graphic design, video animation, marketing solutions and high quality print to suit all budgets. With our unique blend of creative and technical skills we give life and energy to each and every project, always working with passion and a smile.
Pick n Mix
Red Nova Solutions are a team of Microsoft Certified engineers and creative minds. We are here to make your business and website a lot more effective and profitable. With over 10 years’ experience working on all IT platforms you can trust we will implement the right solution for you. Covering all aspects of IT Support, server, desktop and mobile devices as well as Website development and maintenance.
Mansion House are local florists based in Holland on Sea. Using our many years of experience and knowledge we can create traditional designs, or we can recommend something unusual and different that you may not have seen before. We purchase our stock from a number of sources to ensure that all orders are as fresh as possible.
Grandma Lilly's Tea Rooms are a little hidden gem based in the heart of Holland-on-Sea. The Tea Room's are a family run business who have been serving customers for over 27 years, providing and serving freshly made meals from puddings and pies to roast dinners and breakfasts, all available for Eat In and Delivery.