biz4Biz Awards

Recognising excellence in business across Hertfordshire.

Impartial. Expertly judged. Open to all those involved in a business based in Hertfordshire.

The biz4Biz Awards are impartial, independent awards that can be won by anyone involved in business in Hertfordshire. The aim of The biz4Biz Awards is to seek out examples of being the best at what we do.

Online nomination and voting is open until the end of November 2017. Nominees from the Top 20 will then be invited to attend a judging day at a Hertfordshire hotel during January 2018.

The glittering biz4Biz Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 2nd March 2018 at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Welwyn, Hertfordshire.

The host for The biz4Biz Awards ceremony will be Eamonn Holmes.

All nominees will have the opportunity to publicise on The biz4Biz Awards website with award winners having full on-going publicity following the awards ceremony.

Voting has now closed and the judging process has begun. Thank you for your participation and good luck to all nominees!

Enter the 2018 Awards

Eamonn Holmes

The biz4Biz Awards 2017 – a night of celebration!

On Friday 3rd March 2017, businesses from all over Hertfordshire came together to celebrate and recognise the deserving winners and finalists of The biz4Biz Awards 2017.
The evening was a huge success and enjoyed by all who attended. Watch the video highlights below and be sure to book your tickets for The biz4Biz Awards 2018!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Photographs from the evening are now available and can be downloaded free of charge for use on websites and for promotional purposes. When you download one or more photographs you will be asked for a password which is case sensitive.

The password is: biz4BizAwards2017

Download photos from the 2017 biz4Biz Awards

"I thought the evening was superb. A real quality event and definitely a step up on the others. Thanks again and see you soon."
Pete Farrow
General Manager, Needham House

"Having the company’s commitment to outstanding customer service, exquisite jewellery designs and our bold and innovative marketing strategy recognised in this way is hugely rewarding to us."
Alyssa Smith
Owner, Alyssa Smith Jewellery

"I would like to congratulate you and the team for a very slick and well-run event. It was very evident that a tremendous amount of hard work, commitment and planning had gone in beforehand but wow what a professional awards event that would equal or surpass any other."
Matt O'Conner
Managing Director, John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd

"What an amazing event! Having been through a detailed panel interview process, we joined the vibrant business community of Hertfordshire at Tewin Bury Farm and waited with baited breath as The biz4Biz award winners were announced"
Rosie Rogers
COO, Ltd

"Thank you very much for having us, it was such a pleasure to perform for you"
Siren Quartet

"Thanks for having us along for the ride. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of an event supporting our local community"
Production Plus


The Awards Process

Step 1

Register. Please click the Register button below to create a personal account. This will provide you with the opportunity to nominate and vote for any Hertfordshire-based company of your choice. The awards registration is a FREE service provided by biz4Biz.

Step 2

An email will be sent to your email account with a link back to this website to complete the registration process. This is an essential part of the process. Please check your spam or junk email boxes.

Step 3

The Registration Process completed, you will be able to:

  • Nominate a Hertfordshire-based business in one or more categories.
  • Vote for your favourite company – voting is open until 30th November 2017.

Our website displays the companies nominated for each category, based on the number of votes cast. This is dynamic and will change as people are voting, so please visit our website regularly to see how your company is doing.

Nominees will be chosen from the top 20 companies with the most votes in each category and will be invited to make a presentation to a specially selected judging panel in January 2018.

The shortlisted companies in each category will be invited to our Gala Awards Dinner on the 2nd of March 2018, at which the winners will be announced.

How do I nominate and vote for a company?

You need to register and create an account, which is a quick and simple process. You will then be able to nominate and vote.

If the company is not already listed in the full league table below (‘view all nominees’), with the VOTE button displayed alongside, click the ‘Nominate’ button and find the Hertfordshire business of your choice in our database. Once found, you can select the ideal category/categories applicable to the nominee and they will then appear in the league table, ready to receive your votes. If the categories are already ticked, that company has already been nominated in that category.

If you cannot find the Hertfordshire business you wish to nominate, you can add their details to our database. Note this will require verification by biz4Biz and you will be notified once this has taken place and the company is ready to receive your nominations and votes.

You can vote for as many companies as you like, but a specific company in a particular category only once. All nominations and votes are confidential, unless you decide to advertise your support via the optional LinkedIn and Twitter buttons provided.

Can I nominate a company in more than one category?

Yes, you can nominate a company for more than one category. All we ask is that the category is relevant to the company being nominated.

Award Categories

Listed below are the award categories and those companies already nominated and currently among the top ten. Click "view all nominees" to see the entire league table for each award category. If you cannot see a company listed that you wish to vote for, please click here or the "Nominate" button above, to start this process.

This award is open to businesses demonstrating good ideas, careful planning and a determination to succeed and produce a thriving business. They are able to overcome challenges and have a clear marketing and development strategy for future expansion.

1 Alyssa Smith Jewellery LTD
2 POhWER Advocacy
3 iQuda
4 Trinity Wealth Management Ltd
5 Strand PR Ltd
View all nominees

This award is for a commercial organisation in which decision-making is influenced by multiple generations of a family (blood-line or marriage) and who are closely aligned with the company through leadership or ownership.

1 Ashbourne Insurance Services Ltd
2 F T Gearing Landscape Services Ltd
3 AH Support Services Ltd
4 Simmons (Bakers) Ltd
5 Hermitage Rd Bar and Restaurant
View all nominees

This award is for a business in the community that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits. This award is open to supporting charities, not for profit, staff provision, social and environmental concerns, engagement with the local community, volunteer work, supporting schools and colleges.

1 Stevenage Football Club Foundation
2 Community Voluntary Services for Broxbourne and East Herts
3 Trinity Wealth Management Ltd
4 POhWER Advocacy
View all nominees

This award is open to any Hertfordshire-based company whose products are produced in the county. They demonstrate a passion for working with and supporting other businesses in Hertfordshire also, by sourcing locally.

1 Alyssa Smith Jewellery LTD
2 Suzero Limited
3 Driver Require
4 Quest Joinery
5 Mather Marshall Estate Agents Knebworth
View all nominees

This award is for a company distributing goods/services from Hertfordshire to other markets. They demonstrate expertise in exporting commercial quantities of goods, globally. This award is open to a company based in Hertfordshire but that successfully conducts business both internationally and locally. They demonstrate good skills, processes and relationships to ensure a consistent level of service is delivered worldwide.

1 Alyssa Smith Jewellery LTD
2 Hertfordshire Chamber Of Commerce
3 Cleveland Scott York: Intellectual Property advice
4 TEMAG Pharma Ltd
5 Alphr Technology Ltd
View all nominees

This award is open to any apprenticeship scheme that provides excellent job training, ensuring the apprentice becomes a master of their trade. Success is measured in the number of apprentices becoming a valued employee.

1 Solveway Apprenticeships
2 Sporting Futures
3 John O'Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd
4 Stevenage Leisure Ltd
5 Cariad Marketing Ltd
View all nominees

This award is open to estate agents, letting agents, landlords, property maintenance, property management, building trade, architects, quantity surveyors.

1 AH Support Services Ltd
2 Mather Marshall Estate Agents Knebworth
3 Belvoir! Sales & Lettings
4 Vincent & Gorbing
5 Affordable Windows
View all nominees

This award is open to marketing specialists, PR, graphic design, printing, social media, digital marketing, web design, digital agency, sign writers, exhibition companies, copyrighting, advertising.

1 Wagada Limited
2 Strand PR Ltd
3 DMLK Video
4 Fingerprint FO
5 iThinkMedia Hertfordshire
View all nominees

This award is open to I.T. support, desktop support, help desk, software development, app development, cloud computing, data and server centres, network management, network monitoring, content and security, installations, service, disaster recovery, backup and data services.

1 iQuda
2 Tier 2 Consulting
3 Cheeky Munkey
4 Octree Computers
5 DVANA Limited
View all nominees

This award is open to recruitment, HR, training providers, coaching, mentoring, Health & Safety benefit providers, incentive providers.

1 James Newbury Appointments
2 Thomson Training
3 Driver Require
4 Best Start Human Resources Limited
5 Adecco UK Limited
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This award is open to pubs, hotels, restaurants, golf clubs, health clubs, spas, gyms, coffee shops, other general leisure facilities.

1 Novotel Stevenage
2 Welwyn Garden City Golf Club Ltd
3 Paradise Wildlife Park
4 Sopwell House Hotel & Country Club
5 The Tilbury
View all nominees

About biz4Biz

biz4Biz provides a coherent voice for businesses in Hertfordshire. We aim to influence and shape policymaking and encourage investment in Hertfordshire by engaging with local and central government, relevant public sector bodies and local organisations to promote the county of Hertfordshire as a great place to live and do business.

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Adrian Hawkins

Chairman, biz4Biz

Awards programmes are a very visible recognition of success due to individuals and/or organisations in reaching a high level of performance in achieving the business plan and ambitions of a business.

Bruce Lendrum

Partner, Brignalls Solicitors

Recognition for a job well done coupled with the extra team energy generated by the qualifying and participation make taking part in business awards programmes extremely worthwhile.

Andrew Sykes

Chairman, RHG Insurance

Understand the qualities of your business by taking part in an awards process, whether you deliver products or services or a combination of both, there is nothing better than the recognition from your peers for doing a good job.

Adrian Hawkins

Chairman, Weldability | Sif

The biz4Biz awards aim to recognise and reward excellent businesses based in Hertfordshire, regardless of size or sector, and the hard-working entrepreneurs who run them.

Tim Baugh


Entering for an award shows confidence and pride in the service you provide. Enthusiasm for what you do is your primary sales weapon.

Paul Beasley

Managing Director
Richmond House Wealth Management

In a very competitive business environment it is important to stand out from the competitors. By winning or even being a finalist in the prestigious biz4Biz business awards it could give you the edge in winning that contract that changes the year from being OK to being very good.

Keith Middleton

Partner, George Hay Chartered Accountants