Milton Keynes’ businesses celebrate success at annual awards

Milton Keynes businesses celebrate success at annual awards
Milton Keynes businesses celebrate success at annual awards

Celebrity impersonator and actress Debra Stephenson was the host of this year’s prestigious Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards.

National Locums and Dr Ann Limb CBE DL were the big winners as city business men and women were awarded last night.

National Locums impressed the judges with its sustained growth, including the imminent launch of its operations overseas, earning it the title of Business of the Year 2016.

MKBAA Business of the Year, sponsored by The Open University, is chosen by the judges from the winners of each of twelve categories.

Chair of the judging panel, Sir John Southby said National Locums, which also won the Professional Practice Award, was an exciting and innovative example of Milton Keynes business.

The MKBAA Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Barclays, was awarded to Ann, for her significant contribution to the business community in Milton Keynes, raising the profile of her own sector, organisation, and, that of the region in a positive way.

The awards were once again organised by Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership (MKBLP), in association with full service marketing agency Interdirect and event management experts Evolution.

Chair of MKBLP, Dr Philip Smith MBE said: “Now in its third consecutive year, Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards continues to go from strength to strength, highlighting the dynamic and innovative approach taken by so many of Milton Keynes’ inspiring businesses.

“It was fantastic to see 600 smartly dressed guests at the Double Tree by Hilton tonight, all eager to support their friends and colleagues from businesses across Milton Keynes.”

Category winners on the night included:

Hospitality – sponsored by Freeths

The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College

Professional Practice – sponsored by Keens Shay Keens

National Locums

Design and Creativity – sponsored by Evolution

David Coles Architects

Private Business – sponsored by Geoffrey Leaver

Celestra

Logistics and Distribution – sponsored by Cranfield University

John Lewis

Leisure and Entertainment – sponsored by Bletchley Parks Trust

The Stables

Community Impact – sponsored by Destination MK

MK Gallery

Environmental – sponsored by Dentons

Bridgman and Bridgman LLP

Innovation and Technology – sponsored by Kingston Smith

Comms 365

Manufacturing – sponsored by Santander Corporate & Commercial

SMC Pnuematics UK

Independent Retailer

Willen Hospice Retail

New Business – sponsored by Invest MK – MK Council

Jeanius Consulting Ltd