ALL that is great about Cheshire's businesses was celebrated at the Cheshire Business Awards presentation evening on Thursday, November 19.

The glittering event was held at Chester's Queens Hotel where hundreds of the region's business people, dignitaries, politicians and celebrities gathered to pay tribute to the enterprise and vision of the county's finest firms.

The event was hosted by TV news presenter Lucy Meacock.

The awards were judged in nine categories:

Start-Up Award:


Also nominated:

Asphalt Re-lay

Vale Plumbing Supplies

Royal Mail Small Business of the Year:

WINNER: Global Air Training

Also nominated:

Vale Plumbing Supplies

Sparkling Strawberry

Medium Business of the Year:

WINNER: Cheshire Farm Ice Cream

Also nominated:

BiG Storage

Cathedra Stone Ltd.

UK Container Maintenance Ltd.

CWEA Large Business of the Year:

WINNER: Boughey Distribution

Also nominated:

GB Group

Sellafield Community Award:

WINNER: Bank of America Europe Card Services:

Also nominated:

Weaver Vale Housing Trust

Robert Smith & Son

Cheshire West and Chester Council Employer of the Year:

WINNER:Chess Telecom

Also nominated:


Weaver Vale Housing Trust

ScottishPower Young Business Person of the Year:

WINNER: Gary Smith and Richard Alexander of Prism

Also nominated:

Christopher naylor of Peckforton Castle

Alan North of Bank of America

Women in Business Award:

WINNER: Claire Braithwaite of

Also nominated: Dianne Worby of Global Aviation

Jan Williams of Frodsham Laser Clinic

Bank of America Business Person of the Year:

WINNER: Simon Nixon

For more details on this year's awards click here