The winners of the 2018 Somerset Business Awards were announced at a glittering black-tie event last Friday (19 October 2018), where nearly 400 influential business people celebrated the best of Somerset businesses at Wellsprings Leisure Centre in Taunton.
Hosted by Somerset cricket all-rounder and cult hero, Peter Trego, the 14 Awards were presented by their sponsors, before the winners were announced and invited on stage to collect their trophy and give a short speech.
Greg Saunders, Chair of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce – organisers of the Awards – welcomed all the finalists and sponsors to the event, and congratulated them on making it so far in the Awards. He commented, “The Awards are now in their 14th year, and are a firmly established highlight of the Somerset business calendar. Tonight we celebrate the success and diversity within the Somerset community.”
Eight-time main sponsor and leading local accountancy firm, Albert Goodman, also took to the stage to welcome everyone to the Awards and congratulate the finalists. Managing Partner, Richard Bugler, commented, “The Somerset Business Awards are always such a fantastic celebration of the best and brightest of the Somerset business community. Albert Goodman is delighted to be in its eighth year as the main sponsor and it has been a truly rewarding experience to get to know many of the wonderful businesses and charities that enter these Awards. Entering and winning the Awards can have a really tangible impact for businesses and we’d encourage everyone who is proud of their business to have a go. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists.”