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SitSmart sponsor the Times Best in Food and Drink Award

SitSmart sponsor the Times Best in Food and Drink Award

SITSMART are proud to be sponsor of the Best in Food and Drink Award at the Times Business Awards, taking place at the prestigious Salomon’s Estate on Thursday March 24th. The 2022 gala event will see 10 businesses take away a coveted award, which will be presented by GB News anchor and former This Morning host, Eamonn Holmes.

The glittering event celebrates the wealth of talent in our local area from established businesses to new and innovative start-ups.

SitSmart CEO Paul Fleming said: ‘We are excited to be sponsoring the Times Best in Food and Drink Award which highlights all the brilliant local eateries and companies helping to feed and water us in increasingly innovative ways during a particularly difficult time for the industry. It feels great to be able, in some part, to recognise their fantastic achievements.’

There are 10 different categories at this year’s awards:

  • Start-Up Business of the Year Award (Sponsored by Pushkin Antiques)
  • Recognising new start-ups under two years old that started trading after January 2020
  • Creative Business of the Year (Sponsored by HR Revolution)
  • recognising those businesses based on innovation and creative thinking
  • Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin)
  • Celebrating the most dynamic individuals who are able to demonstrate significant success in growing their company
  • Young Business Person of the Year (Sponsored by Lawson Commercial)
  • Entrants for this award are aged 30 or under and need to show they have a clear vision/strategy for their business
  • Resilient Business (Sponsored by Handelsbanken)
  • The winner of this category will have risen to the recent pandemic challenges and diversified or come up with a new business strategy to adapt to the ‘new normal’
  • Best in Food and Drink (Sponsored by SitSmart)
  • For those local business that provide or produce truly remarkable food and/or drink in the area
  • Best Family Business of the Year (Sponsored by Childrensalon)
  • Recognising those businesses that have the passion and commitment that comes with a company run by a family concer.
  • Best Business 26+ employees (Sponsored by The Finance Hub)
  • Acknowledging larger firms that have consistent growth and strong financial performance alongside an engaged workforce and a business plan
  • Best Business 1-25 employees (Sponsored by Charles Stanley)
  • Focusses on owner-managers and SMEs employing up to 25 people that have maintained consistent growth and strong financial performance
  • Outstanding Business of the Year (Sponsored by Thomson, Snell & Passmore)
  • This is the ultimate award which will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination, as well as sound management practices

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