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Celebrating success

Posted: 16th Dec 2016 | Written by Katrina Gilbert

More than 300 business leaders, entrepreneurs, elected members, politicians and media representatives packed in to the CEME Conference Centre on Friday night to celebrate the achievements of businesses across Havering.

32 businesses were competing in 13 award categories that were presented following a dinner and drinks reception. The evening was hosted by Time 107.5 FM’s Mark Dover and the awards segment of the night was broadcast live.
Stubbers Adventure Centre picked up the first award on the night for the Growing Business of the Year and Centre Manager Bob Edwards said: “The evening was brilliant – smart, stylish, action packed and enormous fun. It was also a great opportunity for all of us, including my Chair of Trustees, to enjoy a night out with the bonus that we won a prize that we are very proud of indeed!”

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The final award of the evening went to Crafty Arts Ltd as they picked up the Havering Business of the Year Award in addition to the Excellent Customer Service Award. Natasha Necati, the Marketing and Accounts Manager at Crafty Arts said: “We were blown away! The award shows what we have achieved over the last 25 years. We are so proud and blessed to have such an awesome team. It was our third time of entering and so we’re doubly delighted to pick up two awards!”  Further information on Crafty Arts Ltd can be found here

Time 107.5 FM sponsored the Business of the Year Award and Station Manager Lorna Waters said: “Every year we say how great it is to be involved with the Havering Business Awards and again this year we have to say what a phenomenal event it is. Everything about the Awards and the ceremony is put together so well it really is something Havering should be proud of.  Havering has some amazing businesses that have developed here over the years and some of the winners this year had applied before and not actually won so it was encouraging to see them entering and winning this year.

“We broadcast the awards ceremony live on the night so friends and family could join in and this year we are also putting together a post event programme so those that won can relive the moment, this will be broadcast on Sunday 23 October at 8pm.”

Councillor Roger Ramsey the Leader of Havering Council who welcomed everyone to the event said: “It was a great night. It makes me proud that there are so many successful businesses in our borough. The Business Awards are just one part of a range of support that the Council organise throughout the year and our next business networking event will be held on Thursday 8 December at CEME Conference Centre.  We will celebrate all Havering businesses recognising their contribution towards the economic growth of the borough and thank the sponsors of this year’s Havering Business Awards because without them, we would not be able to host the awards.”

To book a free place at the 8 December event click here.

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Natasha Necati from Crafty Arts (6th from left) celebrating with Lorna Waters of Time 107.5 FM (5th from right). Picture thanks to Pandora Images.