Event Sponsors

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 Tendring District Council.

Hosts

Founders and co-hosts of the Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards, TC Group are an Accountancy Age ‘Top 60’ firm of chartered accountants and tax advisers. TC Group are very different from the more traditional image normally associated with chartered accountants and a reflection of our proactive approach to the needs of our clients.

Strategically located, TC Group’s offices in Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester enable us to provide a valuable face-to-face service to clients in major towns and communities throughout North Essex and beyond. 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.taylorcocks.co.uk

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 Rbbon Awards, focus especially on helping their clients grow & protect their businesses.  The team are locally based and able to meet clients in either their local branch or at the clients 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.

www.barclays.co.uk/business-banking

Tendring District Council (TDC) is proud to be involved in the prestigious Blue Ribbon Awards, celebrating Tendring’s vibrant and thriving business community. After last year’s extremely successful awards evening, we are keen to show our continued support to local businesses and the district’s budding entrepreneurs.

With a focus on regeneration and enterprise, TDC are committed to encouraging the growth of new and existing businesses, thereby creating further employment and new opportunities for the people who live and work here. Recognising and celebrating local business successes and sharing these with the wider community is an important part of our role in promoting the people and businesses of Tendring.

www.tendringdc.gov.uk/business

Award Sponsors

Tradesperson of the Year Award

George Williams Landscaping & General Builder are the 2018 winner of last year’s Tradesperson of the Year Award and their excellent reviews of their garden landscaping and building services speak for themselves. Read more

Using materials only from trusted suppliers, George Williams Landscaping & Building provide a friendly, professional service, from garden design through to build. Their philosophy is that garden landscaping is not just about the turf and slabs, it’s about creating a beautiful eye-catching space that is functional and practical to each customer’s needs.

At first contact they will discuss your requirements and what you would like to achieve form your garden and from there they will create the garden of your dreams! All you have to do is sit back and relax knowing you are in good hands.

Start up Business Award

Paveys Estate Agents is a local independent estate agent based in Connaught Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea. At Paveys we take the ease out of buying or selling your home, offering accurate valuations and the best price for your home. Read more

At Paveys Estate Agents, we sell high quality new build houses, so you will never be disappointed.

Paveys was established by two friends who have a combined experience of 18 years in the local industry, where they gained vast knowledge and experience within the Frinton & Tendring area.

Our aim is to bring a modern agency to the area whilst keeping to traditional values but having our very pro-active approach that we will find the right clients for your home. We combine various forms of adverting which includes internet portals such as Rightmove, OntheMarket.com, our website, via social media and displaying in the local Frinton & Walton Gazette.

Sustainability & Environment

Galloper Offshore Wind Farm based at Harwich International Port  is a 353MW wind farm project, located 30km off the coast of Suffolk. Now in full operation, each year it will generate enough green electricity to power the equivalent of more than 380,000 British homes. Read more

A 60-strong team operates and maintains the wind farm day-to-day from a temporary facility in Harwich International Port, with a state-of-the-art base now under construction and due for completion late 2019.

Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is owned by innogy SE (25%), Siemens Financial Services (25%), Sumitomo (12.5%) and ESB (12.5%) and a consortium managed by Green Investment Group and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (25%). innogy SE led the development and construction the wind farm and operates it on behalf of the project partners.

Business in the Community Award

Clacton Pier is fast becoming the premier attraction of its type on the East Coast and one of the largest employers in Tendring.  Our aim is to become a truly 52-week a year operation which will help to boost businesses within the  local community. Read more

Our new development of Discovery Bay soft play and Skull Point adventure golf along with Dockside Dodgems and new food and drink outlets have proved a massive hit with customers.

We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor fun and activities for all ages. This includes exciting rides, the amazing Lanes Bowling Centre, all your favourite arcade and video games, and our awesome seaquarium which is home to a wide range of sea life creatures from the deep.

NEW for 2019, our central concourse is being revamped as a multi-purpose indoor events area and our adult gaming area has been doubled in size with 50 new machines.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Aldanat Care and Care Services is a award-winning care provider offering residential, nursing, supportive living accommodation and support for people with learning disabilities, mental health and complex needs, operating a number of supported living and residential homes throughout Essex. Read more

Managing Director Daniel Wylie was last year’s winner of TBR Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Daniel started his caring career at a very young age, volunteering at weekends and school holidays before he commenced qualifications in Health & Social Care at 16 years old and he was one of the youngest care providers in the country in 2008 when Aldanat Care was first established.

With it’s excellent reputation in the industry for providing high-quality person-centred care with individualised support packages and residency for individuals with often highly complex or challenging needs, Aldanat Care work closely with both private landlords and housing associations to match properties to individual needs.

Customer Excellence Award

Searles Financial Planning Ltd provide bespoke financial planning advice to corporate and private clients in Tendring and the surrounding areas.  The company was established in 2016 when Principal Julie Searles accepted an invitation to join St. James's Place Wealth Management. Read more

Julie first qualified as an Adviser in 1999, has spent 11 years advising within Bank Assurance, then as an IFA Partner, prior to forming her own business as a Partner Practice of St. James's Place.

It is paramount to Julie and the team at Searles Financial Planning Ltd to build a professional, friendly and trusting relationship with clients. Spending time to understand client’s circumstances and help plan to meet their financial objectives.

The team were very proud to receive the Tendring Blue Ribbon ‘Customer Excellence’ Award in 2018.

Searles Financial Planning Ltd is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the group's wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the group's website www.sjp.co.uk/products. The 'St. James's Place Partnership' and the titles 'Partner' and 'Partner Practice' are marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place representatives.

Retailer of the Year Award

Parker’s is an independent, family run garden centre now in its third generation. 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. Read more

Now, much more than a garden centre offering plants and garden care, Parker’s 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.

New products are carefully sourced and added regularly to departments including an artisan farm shop, indoor and outdoor furniture, gifts, cards, clothing, pet and wildlife care.

Parker’s were proud winners of the Tendring Blue Ribbon ‘Retailer of the Year’ Award in 2018.

Employee of the Year 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. Read more

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.

Hospitality and Leisure Award

Coastal Golf Academy is one of the leading golf academies in Essex. Working from four golf course venues, our team of experienced, PGA-qualified golf professionals will help you take your game to another level. Read more

Whether you are a complete beginner, looking to start a new hobby and make new friends, or a seasoned club member, looking to fix a fault or improve your handicap, we have the programme for you. From beginner to pro, we’ll raise your game.

We also offer a whole range of courses for children, from fun-filled holiday camps to private lessons for county-standard players.

Employer of the Year Award

Dura Composites is a leading supplier of composite products with over 23 years’ experience in delivering durable, performance-improving and cost-effective composite solutions to a wide range of industries. Read more

We help companies of all sizes unlock the power of composites, and our client base includes businesses in the Industrial, Construction, Rail, Transport, Landscaping, Marine and Leisure sectors.

Our success is driven by our commitment to innovation and by empowering our staff to inspire, educate and problem-solve for customers. In 2017, Dura Composites was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our achievements at the forefront of composite material technology.

The range of products we offer is vast, from floor walkway grating, garden decking, building cladding and industrial handrailing to lift risers and trench covers. All products offer customers a low life cycle cost thanks to their long life expectancy and low maintenance requirements.

Innovation in Design & Technology Award

Sta-Lok Terminals Ltd ~ specialise in the design, manufacture and supply of high quality fittings for stainless steel wire rope, wire rope assemblies and Structural Tie rod systems for marine and architectural applications. Read more

Customers, resellers and distributors worldwide choose STA-LOK because our products are manufactured to the highest standards, internationally renowned for high quality and reliability. With over 40 years’ experience, we are experts in product design and manufacturing.

Apprentice 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. Read more

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 Pavilion is a brand new, multi-million pound entertainment and amusement centre situated on Clacton seafront where you can enjoy action packed days out in Essex for all the family with 3 levels of fun. Read more

Get your thrills in our Fun Park which includes rides and adventure for all ages, a 5D Cinema to send your senses wild, Adventure Golf and a superb selection of snacks and meals.

Underneath the Fun Park is a brand new, state of the art Tenpin Bowling Centre and Arcade like you've never seen before with all of the latest games, Vegas slots, pool tables and indoor bumper cars - leading to our 360º licensed Bar and Restaurant area serving a variety of modern and traditional snacks and meals - where you can relax with sea views, a sun terrace, ice cream parlour and much, much more.

Health and Wellbeing Award

Kingsgate Care Home in Clacton on Sea is a newly refurbished 40 bedded Residential Nursing Home for adults aged 18+, providing high standards of Respite, Palliative, Physical Disabled, Dementia & Mental Health Care. Read more

Kingsgate offers professional health care services, with highly trained and experienced staff who pride themselves on placing the needs, wishes and decisions of service users at the centre of day to day life.  Our priority is to make service users feel safe, secure, cared for, welcomed and respected.

Our three-story detached building has been designed with a modern approach, comprising of private lounges, dining areas, library, aromatherapy room, indoor sensory garden, seaside room, reminiscence room and a family room. This ensures our care and surroundings are tailored to meet the individual needs of our service users providing a comfortable, enjoyable and cared for environment. We want our service users to feel truly at home with a comfortable place to live, lots to do, fantastic food and in a place where their dignity and privacy is respected at all times.

Judges Award

With a focus on regeneration and enterprise, TDC are committed to encouraging the growth of new and existing businesses, thereby creating further employment and new opportunities for the people who live and work here.  Recognising and celebrating local business successes and sharing these with the wider community is an important part of our role in promoting the people and businesses of Tendring and we are honoured to share in their continued success by way of sponsoring the Judges Award.

Supporting Sponsors

Sponsor Reception

Ellisons Tendring team provides services to individuals in the form of preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, Residential Property transactions together with all aspects of family law, additionally acting for diverse business client base, Read more

ranging from corporate organisations through to public sector bodies and smaller family businesses.

 

 

Table Wine

With over 20 years’ experience in metal craft, fabrication, paint spraying, polishing, sand blasting and powder coating, Prestige Welding and Powder Coating have the solution for all besoke metal work projects, at very competitive prices.

Pick n Mix

As an multi-award winning digital agency, Green Square have the expertise to deliver stunning graphic design, video animation, marketing solutions, high quality print and custom built websites to suit all business/individual requirements and budgets. Read more

Our ‘secret’ ability lies in the fact that our exceptionally creative team of talented thinkers and doers all love what they do and they do it very well.

Each project receives the same enthusiastic attention from our team, so whether you require a brochure or any kind of printed material that will completely wow your customers, or a website that works beautifully on all platforms and mobile devices, our talented team can help you.

With our unique blend of creative brilliance and technical excellence Green Square gives life and energy to each and every project as if it were our own, always working with passion and a smile and always adding our ideas for free. If you need convincing of our credibility then check out some of our customer’s feedback, they tell us that our ideas, designs, printing and websites are ‘stunning’, ‘amazing’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘impressive.’

Team Green are delighted once again to be proactively involved for the 3rd year running in the TBR Awards 2018

Pick n Mix

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 Prize Bingo and The Tudor bar, with live entertainment every weekend throughout the season.

Balloons

Established in 2013, Pet's Up supply premium brand rawhide dog chews, treats and much much more, with tailored business to business distribution across the United Kingdom and throughout Europe.

Handclappers

Clacton Pier is fast becoming the premier attraction of its type on the East Coast and one of the largest employers in Tendring.  Our aim is to become a truly 52-week a year operation which will help to boost businesses within the  local community. Read more

Our new development of Discovery Bay soft play and Skull Point adventure golf along with Dockside Dodgems and new food and drink outlets have proved a massive hit with customers.

We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor fun and activities for all ages. This includes exciting rides, the amazing Lanes Bowling Centre, all your favourite arcade and video games, and our awesome seaquarium which is home to a wide range of sea life creatures from the deep.

NEW for 2019, our central concourse is being revamped as a multi-purpose indoor events area and our adult gaming area has been doubled in size with 50 new machines.

Table Places

Ellisons is a long-standing firm, having been established for more than 250 years, and is the pre-eminent firm in the Tendring Peninsula. We have offices in Tendring (Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea and Harwich) with further offices located across Essex and Suffolk.

Tickets

Red Nova Solutions offer complete commercial and domestic IT Support packages. We 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. Read more

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 using WordPress, Html, Joomla and all E-commerce platforms.

Table Flowers

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. Read more

We purchase our stock from a number of sources to ensure that all orders are as fresh as possible.  We will always try to obtain the variety and colours requested, but if they are not available or of a high enough quality then we will substitute them for a suitable alternative.

All the bouquets and arrangements are made by us and delivered to the recipient by our own staff in the Clacton, Tendring, Colchester and surrounding areas or by relay if further afield. We can also supply bouquets and arrangements further afield by relay.

Coasters

At Harris and Wood we prioritise your needs without compromise.  We understand that we play an integral part in your life for a small moment in time, therefore we have a responsibility to be more than a property company and Letting Agents. Read more

Where and how you live is as important to us as the intricate details of the property itself. And we want your trust in us to be based upon offering you the very best advice, service and communication throughout the process.

 

Chocolate Bouquets

Hearts Delight is a family owned Garden Centre with an extensive range of products. From pots to plants to outdoor and indoor furniture, we have everything you'll need for a perfect garden.  We also run a coffee shop and an award winning restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch. Read more

Our  large gift shop also has a range of greetings cards and other lovley gift ideas.

Based in Manningtree.  Please note: Our Coffee shop closes at 3:15pm daily.

 

Raffle Prize

Whether you're going on holiday and need transportation to the airport or you are going to the theatre with a group of friends, Tendring Travel have many years of experience in providing quick and easy solutions to your transport needs. Read more

Our minibus/coach hire service are used for all regular and one-off excursions. We provide Minibus, Coach &  Double Decker Hire for Theatres, Days & Nights Out, Sporting Events, Weddings, Airports, Seaports or any other occasion.

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Our family run business takes great pride in offering a cost effective, high quality personalised service to local authorities, businesses, and residents throughout Essex and Suffolk. We work closely with leading alarm companies, local alarm engineers and installers, and the local police.