Meet All The Shortlisted Nominees

We have taken nominations from across the Thames Valley Region. Over 300 business or individual based within the South West have been nominated.


This year, the standard of entrants was so high that we shortlisted a record-breaking 88 for the awards across the award categories. While we cannot give them all an award, each winner is truly deserving of recognition for their achievements.

The Thames Valley Business and Community Awards judging process saw a range of esteemed entrepreneurs come together to scrutinise our finalists and select the short-listed nominees from the 300 nominations and the winners among them.

Christina Briggs, former Director of External Affrairs for Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce was part of the judging panel and said: “Judging this year’s awards was tough. Every entry was of a very high standard and each one was unique which made the decision harder. I’m very proud of the quality of businesses that we have in this region and these awards give them the true recognition that they deserve.”

Alec Jones-hall, Director of Thames Valley Business and Community Award’s said “We are proud and excited to be celebrating outstanding achievement across the region and rewarding those who are making a huge impact throughout the Thames Valley. It is also a time for the business community to come together, not only to celebrate the accomplishments of those shortlisted and the deserving winners of each category, but also to mark the fact that we all continue to play a vital role in the success of our region and that its future achievements will be built on the foundations we lay today.”


Shortlisted Nominees


Charity of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

Alexander Devine

Daisy's Dream

Dingley's Promise

Helen & Douglas House

Learning to Work

Thames Valley Hospice

Female Entrepreneur of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

Avril Appleyard (Appleyard Communications Ltd)

Charlotte Beadle (Compliance Angels Limited)

Jackie Chappell (The Ironing Lady Ltd)

Julie Provino (Very HR)

Kran Sondh (The Cook Curry Club)

Rebecca Newenham (Get Ahead VA)

Sara Hill (Capability Jane Recruitment)

Susie Haskell (Corporate Gifts Ltd)


Young Entrepreneur of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

James Hakesley (Cube Video)

Julianne Ponan (Creative Nature)

Michael Man (Man Made)

Tim Brownstone (Kymira)


Apprentice of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

Jordan Harry (Sales Coaching Solutions)

Polly George (Creative Nature)

Male Entrepreneur of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

Andrew Wise (TVAF Ltd)

Chris Lunn (Digity Ltd)

James Wright (Fruitful Marketing)

Leslie Morgan (Durbin)

Mark Tongue (Select Car Leasing)

Matthew Ballinger (FuseMetrix Systems Ltd)

Phillip Smith (Windsor Vehicle Leasing Ltd)


SME of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

Active FM

Creative Nature

FuseMetrix Systems Ltd

Get Ahead VA

Goldstein Legal

House of Fisher

InXpress Reading


Speedboard Assembly Services

Outstanding Contribution to Community of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

Blue Sky Regeneration & Training

Chemo Gift Bags

Get Berkshire Active

Laura Wilkinson

Tuneless Choir Maidenhead


Lifetime of Achievement of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

David Cooper

David Hazle

Elieen Quick

Gwen Mason

Jackie Chappell

Mark Harris

Paul Webster


Business of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

Acorn Engineering Group

Capability Jane Recuritment

Complete IT

Kelly's Storage Ltd

Space City Productions

The VA Team

Windsor Vehicle Leasing


New StartUp of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

Cube Video

Man Made Ltd

Nest Homecare Ltd

The Actives team Ltd

The Children's Art Studio


Networker of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

Amanda Ayres

Karren Livingstone

Olivia Navin

Rachael Woods

Ruth Fogg



Courage of The Year -  Shortlisted Nominees

Gaurav Vahi

Samina Hussain

Steve Fin

Tanya Gaffon

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