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Winner - DarktraceDarktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber defence. Its technology uses advanced mathematics and artificial intelligence to detect and autonomously respond to sophisticated cyber-threats across the entire digital business.
Winner - ReBOUND
The online retail sector experiences return rates of 20-30% for apparel and anywhere up to 60% for evening wear. ReBOUND identified a clear gap in the market to offer a smarter international return solution and now manages the returns process for 500 brands including ASOS and Gymshark.
Winner - Aggreko
Aggreko is the global leader in providing mobile, modular power, heating and cooling and dehumidification equipment. We provide solutions for short-term projects, key events and longer-term contracts. We operate in both developed and developing markets across several sectors including: building services and construction, petrochemical and refining, oil and gas, utilities, events, manufacturing, quarrying and mining and many more.
Winner - Weston College
Weston College is an award-winning, top-performing College based in the West of England (turnover > '66m), delivering further and higher education courses e.g. degrees, apprenticeships, vocational training/pre-employment programmes (c.30, 000 enrolments annually). It also is a lead prison education provider for 19 prisons in the South of England.
Winner - Jordan McCabe, Founding Director, Aztec Diamond Equestrian UK Ltd
Aztec Diamond Equestrian is a UK based, newly leading international equestrian fashion brand that offers female riders everything from technical sporting apparel to leisurewear. A unique athleisure brand maintaining uncompromising quality at an affordable price point. Dressing all women and girls, of all ages, in all disciplines.
Winner - SCX Ltd
The SCX group comprises three distinct yet complementary engineering businesses: SCX Special Projects is the bespoke engineering solutions firm behind the retractable pitch at Tottenham Hotspur; Street CraneXpress is an expert in overhead cranes maintenance, repairs, relocation and upgrades; and Burnand XH is a trade supplier of electrical control and automation components.
Winner - James Timpson, Chief Executive, Timpsons
James Timpson is Chief Executive of Timpson, a family retail business based in Manchester, UK.
Timpson has been in business since 1865 and trades from 2,113 shops across country, comprising of 1,292 Timpson outlets. The company turnover is in excess of £250M and is extremely fortunate to employ over 5000 amazing colleagues.
James works closely with the prison service to identify potential candidates have the right kind of personality to make it on release, working within the business.
James' passion and enthusiasm for business, people, his team and the wider community was recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honors List in 2011, when he was presented with an OBE for ‘Services to Training and Employment for Disadvantaged People'.
Winner - Stiltz Ltd
Stiltz Homelifts commenced trading in 2010 with a clear vision of disrupting the traditional and slow-moving mobility industry which had little focus on innovation and design. The objective has always been to make attractive and well-designed products available to customers around the world. We believe in DEMOCRATISING Homelifts.
Winner - Verastar Group (Etihad Topco)
Verastar, is a leading, next-generation services company for the small business market. Through brands including kinex, Clear Business and sister company The Insurance Octopus, it is the only provider who can offer telecoms, broadband, mobile, gas, green electricity, water and insurance services ' with a unique one bill for all monthly services.
Winner - Pro-Football Academy Ltd
PFA is a professional football and coaching provider which focuses on children as individuals with their own personal development needs. We give them a safe, secure environment to take risks, be creative and feel confident to learn football at their own pace over the long term.
Winner - Company Shop Group
Company Shop Group is the UK's leading redistributor of food and household surplus products. With a heritage spanning five decades, The Group is home to Company Shop (our retail operation) and our award-winning social enterprise Community Shop. In 2018, CSG further transformed the surplus story to deliver transformative social impact via the Group's social enterprise Community Shop.
Winner - MNB Precision
MNB Precision is a Midlands-based engineering business. The family-run firm is now being run by its third-generation directors, Luke and Elliot Benton. Employing 103 people at its facility in Coventry MWB provides precision machining services for more than 40 global customers, primarily in the oil and gas sector.
Winner - DPD UK
DPD is the UK's No.1 domestic parcels carrier, growing by 136% since 2012 by establishing ourselves as the go-to carrier for retailers who value a personalised home delivery experience. Our 13,000-strong team now delivers 250 million parcels a year for 8,000 customers, including leading brands such as ASOS, M&S, John Lewis, Gousto, EE and Nike.
Winner - Palletforce
Palletforce operates in the express logistics sector and is the UK's premier freight distribution network, with a membership of over 100 transport companies collecting and delivering to every UK postcode daily. The network handles 15,000 mainly SME trading accounts with freight consolidated at Palletforce's distribution hub in Burton upon Trent.