Community Business Awards Winners 2018
Leading lights in the district - from business innovators and young achievers through to green champions and charity fundraisers - were given their chance to shine at this year’s Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards.
The ninth annual awards were held in a luxury marquee at The Mercure St Albans Noke Awards, and presented by Chamber director Paul Rosenthal of Amthal Fire and Security, alongside President Alastair Woodgate from Rumball Sedgwick, and sponsored by a host of local businesses including Oaklands College, University of Herts, IFPC Wealth Management, Rayner Essex, St Michael's Manor Hotel, The Print Shop, Ember Designs, Blue Feather, Radio Verulam, Herts Business Independent and the Herts Advertiser
Chamber Executive Director Lisa Bates-Wallis said: “So many incredible people in our city give up so much of their own time to selflessly help others for the good of St Albans and these awards acknowledge, recognise and celebrate their contributions.
“Each year we are so impressed with the calibre of people we shortlist – proving that St Albans
truly is an outstanding place to work and live! It is very humbling, inspiring and moving to hear from so many of our finalists during the judging process.”
This year’s winners were: Young Employee Award - Verity Bramwell from The OLLIE Foundation; Green Business Award - Godfrey’s Fish and Chips; Best Restaurant - Tabure; Corporate Social Responsibility - Phil Thomson from Thompsons; New Business of the Year - Fiecon; Business Leader - James Carpenter of Carpenters; Business Growth Award - Wagada; Community Champion - Emily Ketchin of Harpenden Thameslink Commuters group; and The President’s Award went to Phill Coates from St Albans City Football Club.