Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards Announces 2018 Finalists

Posted 10th February 2018

The wait is over for the more than 100 entrants of this year’s Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards (MKBAA), as the finalists are revealed for MKBAA 2018.

Organised by the Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership (MKBLP), in association with full service marketing agency Interdirect and event management experts Evolution, MKBAA 2018 promises to be the best awards ceremony yet, having further improved on the successes of previous years.

Dr Philip Smith MBE, chair of MKBLP explains: “We have been really impressed by the calibre of entries into this year’s Business Achievement Awards and look forward to finding out more about each of the shortlisted business at the awards ceremony on 8 March.

“The awards, which provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate the talent that we have in our city, will once again be hosted by iconic British Sports Star, Gail Emms MBE.

“If you haven’t already done so, I would urge all finalists to book a table at MKBAA 2018, as we only have a few remaining. There are also limited opportunities for sponsorship within the programme left, so please do get in touch soon if you would like to take an advert.”

Finalists 2018

Business Impact in the Community

  • Red Thread Partnership Limited
  • Destination MK
  • Milton Keynes Hospital Charity
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • Howes Percival
  • Willen Hospice  
  • Westfourstreet
  • AD Media Relations

Charity of the Year

  • Willen Hospice
  • Milton Keynes Dons Sport and Education Trust
  • MK Storehouse
  • The Parks Trust

Customer Service

  • Mirus
  • The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College
  • Errington Locksmiths and Security Ltd

Design and Creativity

  • MK College
  • Westfourstreet
  • Cygnus Limited
  • Visual Identity Creative Ltd

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Kellie Warlos – Bowtique Hair, Beauty and Fashion
  • Paul Tomlinson – Mirus
  • Theresa Pope – Dandi Patch
  • Richard Hardwick – Halo Coffee Ltd

Leisure, Entertainment and Arts

  • The Stables
  • The Parks Trust
  • Milton Keynes Theatre
  • Professional Services
  • Howes Percival
  • Neves Solicitors
  • CCS IT Solutions

Small Business

  • Autotech Recruit
  • Sweat Yoga & Pilates Ltd
  • CCS IT Solutions
  • Nipperbout Ltd
  • New Business
  • GoCode Academy
  • Nomad Ai Ltd
  • Beer Bear

Innovation and Technology

  • Comms365 Ltd
  • Aero Tec Laboratories (ATL) Ltd
  • Cackle Street

International Trade

  • Marshall Amplification
  • William Young 1876
  • Mediahawk
  • Naturally Tribal Skincare

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