AWARDS

FAIRFORD & LECHLADE BUSINESS CLUB

means business

FLBC BUSINESS AWARDS 2019

supporting businesses across Glos / Oxon / Wilts

sponsored once again by

The Fairford & Lechlade Business Club (FLBClub) were thrilled to be celebrating their 12th year of the prestigious Business Awards, which are designed to recognise local businesses’ excellence and achievements during the previous year up to January 2019.

Our headline sponsor once again was The Lakes by yoo, who have an 850 acre prestigious private estate between Fairford and Lechlade and have long been a member and supporter of the Fairford & Lechlade Business Club.

The Fairford & Lechlade Business Club Business Awards Dinner was held on Saturday 26th January at Sudbury House Hotel, Faringdon SN7 7AA. Our compere this year was Gary Holland, Mayor of Lechlade and joint organiser of Lechlade Festival.

Our now famous and eagerly awaited Awards Auction was run by TV personality Philip Allwood:
Philip is a partner and Principal Auctioneer & Valuer with Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester with over 30 years’ experience in the antiques and auctioneering world. One of his landmark results was a provincial auction record for the sale of a Rembrandt self-portrait for £2,587,000! Philip has also made numerous television appearances on programmes including: Going for a Song; Flog It; Bargain Hunt; Dickinson’s Real Deal; Cash in the Attic; Beat the Dealer; Antiques Road Trip and many others.

The Business Awards recognises the success and achievements of local businesses and welcomes entries from non-members of the Club in the postcode areas: GL7, GL54, SN6, SN7 or OX18. There was another record number of entries this year and a sell-out of Awards Dinner tickets.

Voting for your favourite three hospitality venues in the Bob Warren Hospitality Award was also well supported.

The winners were announced at the FLBClub Awards Dinner at Sudbury House Hotel, Faringdon on 26th January 2019 and can be seen at Awards – The Results!

Prizes for winners and runners up

In previous years, winners of an Award have received a framed certificate and free membership to the FLBClub for one year and runners up have received a certificate. This year, there are even more benefits for the winners and runners up:

Business Person of the Year winner will receive:

·         A framed certificate.

·         One year’s free membership to the FLBClub.

·         A press release with judges’ comments about why they have won. These comments can also be used on their website and other marketing materials at no cost and will be published on the FLBClub website too.

·         Six months business coaching from Andrew Garland of Business Transformation & Growth Specialists Ltd to enable them to build upon what they have already achieved. This would consist of a 90-minute F2F session and then Skype or Zoom 40-minute sessions each fortnight.

·         Extensive media and social media publicity.

 

New Business of the Year winner will receive:

·         A framed certificate.

·         One year’s free membership to the FLBClub.

·         A press release with judges’ comments about why they have won. These comments can also be used on their website and other marketing materials at no cost and will be published on the FLBClub website too.

·         Six months business coaching from Andrew Garland of Business Transformation & Growth Specialists Ltd to enable them to build upon what they have already achieved. This would consist of a 90-minute F2F session and then Skype or Zoom 40-minute sessions each fortnight.

·         Extensive media and social media publicity.

·         Free financial advice from sponsor of the Award, Butler Toll of Shrivenham.

 

Most Innovative Business of the Year winner will receive:

·         A framed certificate.

·         One year’s free membership to the FLBClub.

·         A press release with judges’ comments about why they have won. These comments can also be used on their website and other marketing materials at no cost and will be published on the FLBClub website too.

·         Six months business coaching from Andrew Garland of Business Transformation & Growth Specialists Ltd to enable them to build upon what they have already achieved. This would consist of a 90-minute F2F session and then Skype or Zoom 40-minute sessions each fortnight.

·         Extensive media and social media publicity.

 

The Howard Dowler Award winner will receive:

·         An engraved shield to keep for a year.

·         A framed certificate.

·         A press release with Chair’s comments about why they have won. These comments can also be used on their website and other marketing materials at no cost and will be published on the FLBClub website too.

·         Media and social media publicity.

 

The Bob Warren Hospitality Award winner will receive:

·         A tankard to keep for a year.

·         A framed certificate.

·         A Premises Licence (a licence for the sale of alcohol/regulated entertainment/late night refreshment) review from Nigel Musgrove of Cousins Business Law.

·         Media and social media publicity.

 

Runners up will receive:

·         A certificate.

·         A complimentary 90-minute business evaluation to give some insights to what their next steps might be courtesy of Andrew Garland of Business Transformation & Growth Specialists Ltd.

·         Media and social media publicity.