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 will take place from the beginning of November 2019 until the 14th February 2020. Nominees from the Top 20 will then be invited to attend a judging day at a Hertfordshire hotel during March 2020.

Companies can nominate themselves or be nominated by the general public.

The glittering biz4Biz Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 15th May 2020 at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 0JB and will be hosted by the "King of Ballroom", Anton du Beke!

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.

Entry and Participation is completely Free of Charge.

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

Anton Du Beke

The biz4Biz Awards 2019 – a night of celebration!

The third annual biz4Biz Awards proved a huge success. With Barclay's as the main sponsor and hosted by popular Broadcaster and Television personality, Fiona Bruce, the Gala dinner honoured local businesses with an evening of magic, music, and merriment! Finalists and guests mingled with local charities, fellow members of the biz4Biz business network and representatives from the companies who kindly sponsored the event and the night was enjoyed by all who attended.

Photographs from the evening are 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: BIZAWARDS2019

Download photos from the 2019 biz4Biz Awards

"As Exterior Lighting manufacturers based in Hertfordshire since 1923 we are very proud to have been recognised as 'Large Business of the Year' Award at this year's biz4Biz awards. Thank you."
CU Phosco Lighting

"We're over-the-moon to have won Made in Herts as we were up against some fantastic organisations. Thanks to biz4Biz for this award and for an amazing evening of entertainment"
Hanwell Solutions

"Flamingo Horticulture are very proud to receive the Best Corporate Responsibility award, thank you to all the judges and well done to all the finalists!"
Flamingo Horticulture Investments

"Emico are delighted to be announced as winners. The award recognises the investment made in our people; our passion for the programme and our commitment to shaping the careers of our future talent."

"We are absolutely delighted to have won this award and it is testament to our brilliant team. Thanks to all at biz4Biz for the support, and congratulations to all finalists and winners"
Alchemy Creations

"We are delighted to have been awarded 'Best Employment Services Provider' at this years biz4Biz awards. It is wonderful to be recognised for all the hard work the team have put in over the past 12 months."

"Thank you biz4Biz for giving the wide range of successful businesses in Hertfordshire a platform to highlight the professional services they offer. We're delighted to win the award for 'Best Legal and Financial Services'."
HRJ Foreman Laws

"We were delighted to be announced as winners for the SME award this year. We all had a fantastic evening and it really was like attending the Business Oscars! It was a great opportunity to reflect on our achievements and meet with so many other talented business leaders in Hertfordshire."
The Smart10 Group


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 14th February 2020.

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 qualifying companies with the most votes in each category and will be invited to make a presentation to a specially selected judging panel in March 2020.

The shortlisted companies in each category will be invited to our Gala Awards Dinner on the 15th May 2020, 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.

Companies can nominate themselves or be nominated by the general public.

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

1 @BambuuBrush
2 The Cake Shack
3 Castaway Cottage
4 Tracy’s Treasured Keepsakes
5 Farr Brew
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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 Vida Eco Shop
2 The Cake Shack
3 ASK Physio
4 Hogies Online
5 Sunny Kids Shine
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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 Protech-Solutions Limited
2 NBM Technology Solutions Ltd
3 ICE Technology Services
5 Konnetix
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This award is open to recruitment, HR, training providers, coaching, mentoring, Health & Safety benefit providers, incentive providers.

1 Extrastaff Ltd
2 Thomson Training
3 MPI Ltd
4 Emico
5 Ten2Two
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This award is open to marketing specialists, PR, graphic design, printing, social media, digital marketing, web design, digital agency, sign writers, exhibition companies, copywriting, advertising.

2 Igloo Creative
3 Mather Marshall Estate Agents Knebworth
4 Cariad Marketing Ltd
5 Deearo Marketing
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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 Farr Brew
2 @BambuuBrush
3 Emico
4 MCP Property Services Ltd
5 Gem Cable Solutions
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This award is for a business that contributes to sustainable development in the community and society, 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 Mason Navarro Pledge
2 @BambuuBrush
3 Vida Eco Shop
4 Home-Start Hertfordshire
5 Castaway Cottage
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This award is open to Hertfordshire-based businesses that provide professional services to SMEs, such as business consultancy, quality management systems, infrastructure and operations management, sales force development, facilities management, property services (architects, valuers and quantity surveyors), property/site and/or office plant maintenance, car hire, business travel management, language translation, delivery/freight services, catering, cleaning, waste and recycling, etc.

1 Mason Navarro Pledge
2 ASK Physio
4 ICE Technology Services
5 Crane & Staples
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This award is open to any business that has a turnover of up to £3m. They should have a clear marketing and development strategy for future expansion and demonstrate exceptional financial returns, strong growth, innovation strategies, and market prominence in their sector.

1 ASK Physio
2 Home-Start Hertfordshire
3 Farr Brew
4 Hogies Online
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This award is open to any business that has a turnover in excess of £3m. They should have a clear marketing and development strategy for future expansion and demonstrate exceptional financial returns, strong growth, innovation strategies, and market prominence in their sector.

1 Mason Navarro Pledge
2 Emico
3 Extrastaff Ltd
4 Hanwell Solutions Ltd
5 Chilfen Group
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This Award is open to any Hertfordshire based business that is under 3 years old and has demonstrated rapid growth since starting up. They should have a clear marketing plan and development strategy that demonstrates where they are headed in the future.

1 The Cake Shack
2 Vida Eco Shop
3 @BambuuBrush
4 Castaway Cottage
5 Tracy’s Treasured Keepsakes
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Business of the Year

Sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC

This award is not directly entered but selected from the finalists, by the judges. It recognises the company who excelled in every part of the awards criteria and demonstrated good ideas, careful planning and a determination to succeed and produce a thriving business.

biz4Biz Judges Award

This Award is open to any Hertfordshire business that has during the Awards process and in the opinion of Judges, demonstrated a particular business skill or competence in any other Award category that seperates the applicant from the rest of the 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

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

Founder, Weldability | Sif

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

Consultant, George Hay Chartered Accountants

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