Winners crowned at Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards 2016
WINNERS: Clockwise from top left, Kurt Christensen, Paul Barker and Mark Carlton and Des Mannion, senior partner and chief executive of Wilkin Chapman.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 13 May 2016
ELECTRIFYING businesses that light up the area have been crowned in Grimsby.
The Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards 2016 saw those absolutely devoted to the economic wellbeing of the South Bank highlighted in a Grease-themed gala dinner.
Grimsby Auditorium may have been driven back to the Fifties for the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce event, but it was those at the very forefront of their respective sectors that took the plaudits.
Expanding law firm Wilkin Chapman, JemBuild managing director Paul Barker and offshore wind ambassador Kurt Christensen were presented with the top awards.
Paul Barker, Wilkin Chapman Business Person of the Year.
Wilkin Chapman, Forrester Boyd Award for Business Excellence.
Kurt Christensen, Grimsby & Scunthorpe Telegraph Lifetime Achievement Award.
Full roll of honour:
The Business Hive Small Business Award
Winner: ID Architecture, Grimsby – Six-year-old RIBA-chartered designers of domestic and commercial buildings.
Runners-up: Flixborough Eco Technologies Ltd, Scunthorpe; Tower Staff Construction Ltd, Grimsby.
The ABP Business Growth Award
Winner: JCS Fish Ltd, Grimsby – Salmon specialist behind the BigFish Brand aimed at independent retailers.
Runners-up: 4 Matic Design and Manufacture Ltd, Humberston; Rapid Accommodation Ltd, Ashby-cum-Fenby.
The Wilkin Chapman Business Person of the Year Award
Winner: Paul Barker, managing director of Grimsby commercial construction business JemBuild Ltd.
Runners-up: Steve Kent, Bell Waste Management, Scunthorpe; Gary McMullen, Tower Staff Construction Ltd, Grimsby.
HSBC International Trade Award
Winner: Mariner Packaging Company Ltd, Grimsby – Seafood packaging specialist forging scientific links with light and thermal property products.
Runners-up: Cat Tech International Ltd, Scunthorpe; Wrendale Designs, Brigg.
The Bridge McFarland New Business Award
Winner: ON Marketing Ltd, Scunthorpe – Strategic, creative technology-driven multi-channel marketing business.
Runners-up: Cycle Hub Lincs CIC, Grimsby; MediBioSense Ltd, Westwoodside.
Franklin College Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Joint winner: Myles Shaw, Carpet Runners UK, Grimsby – Managing director of an online retail business that has just hit £1 million turnover in less than five years.
Joint winner: Andy Green, Lyke Ltd, New Waltham – Software and website developer.
Runners-up: Liam O’Leary, Laser Red, Grimsby.
The North East Lincolnshire Business Development Award
Winner: JemBuild Ltd, Grimsby.
Runners-up: Oaklands Hall Hotel and Comfy Duck Restaurant, Laceby; Tower Staff Construction Ltd, Grimsby.
The North Lincolnshire Business Development Award
Winner: Road Traffic Solutions Ltd, Scunthorpe – Provider of full range of services for traffic and event management.
Runners-up: Flixborough Eco Technologies Ltd, Scunthorpe; Pink Pig Farm, Holme.
The Grimsby Institute Training Excellence Award
Winner: Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd, Flixborough – Specialist paint and powder coating producer.
Runners-up: Engie Fabricom, Grimsby; Forrester Boyd, Grimsby.
The Barclays Excellence in Community Relations Award
Winner: Young’s Seafood Ltd, Grimsby – UK leading seafood company behind Cleethorpes Carnival.
Runners-up: Ongo, Scunthorpe; Shoreline Housing Partnership, Grimsby.
The HBP Systems Innovation Award
Winner: MediBioSense Ltd, Westwoodside – App-based health innovator developing mobile and wearable technology.
Runners-up: Achtis Ltd, Grimsby; Mariner Packaging Company Ltd, Grimsby.
The Forrester Boyd Business Excellence Award
Winner: Wilkin Chapman, Grimsby – Leading Lincolnshire law firm.
The Grimsby & Scunthorpe Telegraph Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Kurt Christensen – Managing director of Windpower Support, Grimsby, Danish Consul and founding member of Grimsby Renewables Partnership.