The Jersey Enterprise Awards are delighted to announce the winners and shortlisted companies and individuals for the nine categories available at tonight’s awards.

Senator Alan Maclean, Minister for Economic Development said that the winners and those who were shortlisted in each category had achieved great success against a background of extremely difficult trading conditions. ‘These companies and individuals thoroughly deserve the plaudits of their peers and the recognition they will receive tonight as a result of the awards.’

The winners and shortlists for the nine awards are as follows:

Natwest Small Business Award

Winner: Cooper & Co.
The judges were particularly impressed that the company took key areas such as customer service, staff engagement and shareholder returns seriously. The company does not have the benefit of a marketing department, a human resources team or a finance department and, consequently, these core values come directly from the owner manager David Warr and his senior staff.
Shortlisted: Gallery

Altis Partners Medium Business Award

Winner: Acorn Mortgages.
The judges felt that Acorn had worked in the best interests of their clients and remained innovative in the face of a tough market environment. Against all the odds, this combination of factors meant that the company produced a profit in an incredibly hard year for its industry-base.
Shortlisted: Signtech
Direct Input Large Business Award

Winner: Jersey Trust Company
The judges were impressed by the entrepreneurship displayed and the creative way the company had approached their place in the trust industry. Jersey Trust showed a serious commitment to their staff by focusing on their development, rewarding success and creating an excellent working environment.
Shortlisted: Camerons

BPP Professional Education Manager Award

Winner: Chris Clark, Director at C5 Alliance
The judges felt that Chris displayed the ability to influence and motivate others and provided an environment in which his staff could achieve their goals. The award is presented to the practitioner judged to have excelled in management and Chris’ organisation and commitment to building on high standards in all areas of professional life have made him a leader who can inspire others.
Shortlisted: Wendy-Anne Buckley, Business and Projects Manager,
Health and Social Services Department
Julie Mesny, Head of Education, Learning and Development, Health and Social Services Department

Condor Ferries Community Award

Winner: Barbara Frost
Barbara has spent more than 20 years in voluntary service and has helped many troubled youngsters to become strong and successful adults. She has made a real difference to their lives and those of their family members. She is a warm-hearted lady with huge resources of energy and many people have testified to the positive impact she has had on their lives.
Shortlisted: Janine Borny
Le Tournoi

JEC Environmental Award

Winner: Channel Islands Co-op
The company was able to demonstrate an integrated approach to the environment. Their commitment was not seen within the company as an ‘add-on’ but rather as part of a set of values which are embedded into their culture and all aspects of the business.
Shortlisted: Jersey Probation and Community Service

Indigo Lighthouse Entrepreneur Award

Winner: Bruce Robinson of Larsen Group
Bruce Robinson caught the judges’ eye by achieving remarkable success within the extremely competitive development and construction sector. They were impressed with his drive, customer-centric outlook and his phased approach to developing his business.
Shortlisted: Alan Blanchet, Signature Executive Transport
Jacky Holtham, Angels Care

Guiton Group Ambassador of the Year Award

Winner: The Band of the Island of Jersey
The winners have used their talent to delight audiences all over the world and have been doing so for over 100 years. Like their predecessors, The Band of the Island of Jersey take pride in the Island and display that wherever they go. They have made a unique contribution to the reputation of the Island and will continue to do so wherever they go.

Jersey Telecom Overall Business of the Year Award

Winner: Acorn Mortgages
It was the customer service at the heart of Acorn’s business and the demonstrable growth, despite a recession, which brought the company to the front of the short-listed group. They build on long-term loyalty and good client relationships.

The Awards, co-ordinated by Jersey Enterprise, recognise the achievements of local businesses, excellence in management and the contribution individuals and organisations make to Island life.

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