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 15th February 2019. Nominees from the Top 20 will then be invited to attend a judging day at a Hertfordshire hotel during March 2019

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

The glittering biz4Biz Awards ceremony will take place on Friday 17th May 2019 at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 0JB and will be hosted by popular television presenter and award-winning newscaster, Fiona Bruce!

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!

Fiona Bruce

The biz4Biz Awards 2018 – a night of celebration!

The second annual biz4Biz Awards proved a huge success. With Barclay's as the main sponsor and hosted by popular Broadcaster and Television personality, Eamonn Holmes OBE, 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: biz4BizAwards2018

Download photos from the 2018 biz4Biz Awards

"A fantastic turnout, for what is a great organisation and a great set of Awards."
Ian Taylor
Regional Director, Barclays

"We are very grateful for being chosen as Finalist in the Best Employment Services Provider at the biz4Biz Awards. The Awards are a great recognition of talent, teamwork and business excellence!"
Driver Require

"We had a great time at The biz4Biz Awards. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, including winner of our category, Needham House. Thanks for putting on such a great event."
George Hay Chartered Accountants

"We had a fabulous time at The biz4Biz Awards, with Eamonn Holmes and Bob Wilson. Congratulations to all entrants and winners and the biz4Biz team, it was an incredible evening."
Craig Naylor
BestStart HR

"Our team had a great time at the biz4Biz Awards held at Tewin Bury Farm. We really enjoyed meeting Eamonn Holmes and Bob Wilson and many old friends - well done to all the winners."
Community Voluntary Services for Broxbourne and East Herts

"Megs & Bob Wilson gave a moving speech on their charity The Willow Foundation which aims to fulfil a 1000 uplifting & unforgettable Special Days for seriously ill 16-40 year olds nationally. Your work, and the people you support are inspirational. Thank you"
Andrew Hall
BestStart HR

"A great evening celebrating success with Eamonn Holmes, Bob Wilson and the best Hertfordshire based businesses at The biz4Biz awards and proud that the Longcroft team were finalists in 3 categories"
Abi Purser
Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Group

"I just wanted to thank you, Adrian and the whole biz4Biz Team for arranging such a successful Awards ceremony! We had a terrific evening which was capped with a category award."
Craig Naylor
Chief Marketing Officer, Beststart HR

"What a night at The biz4Biz Awards! So proud of the Stevenage business winners, and there were a lot of them. Also got to meet the Arsenal legend Bob Wilson in support of his Willow Foundation, doing outstanding work for seriously ill adults."
Scott Crudgington
Stevenage Borough Council

"The Driver Require team would like to thank The biz4Biz Awards and Tewin Bury Farm for an entertaining evening celebrating the success of businesses across Herts"
Driver Require

"Well done to the biz4Biz team for working so hard through this horrible weather and making sure the event could go ahead. You deserve your own award!"
Ashbourne Insurance

"We want to support businesses to grow and that is exactly what biz4Biz is about. Amazing Evening, lovely food and great company. Absolutely brilliant!"
Micky Kosowycz


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 15th February 2019.

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 2019.

The shortlisted companies in each category will be invited to our Gala Awards Dinner on the 17th May 2019, 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 Alyssa Smith Jewellery LTD
2 Dispute Resolution Ombudsman
3 Autoglym
4 Suzero Limited
5 Hanwell Solutions Ltd
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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 Bike Stop
2 Offley Memorials Ltd
3 NBM Technology Solutions Ltd
4 The Bookkeeping Department
5 Unico Recruitment
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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 Computer Friendly
2 NBM Technology Solutions Ltd
3 Cariad Marketing Ltd
4 iQuda
5 Lumina Technologies
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This award is open to recruitment, HR, training providers, coaching, mentoring, Health & Safety benefit providers, incentive providers.

1 Adversa Recruitment Limited
2 Unico Recruitment
3 Extrastaff Ltd
4 Smart 10 Ltd
5 POhWER Advocacy
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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.

1 Fluid Studios Ltd
2 Big Reach Marketing
3 Mums UnLtd
5 Cariad Marketing Ltd
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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 My Mustard
2 Emico
3 Sporting Futures Training UK Ltd
4 SEAC Recruitment Services Ltd.
5 ARCH Gardening
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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 Computer Friendly
2 Dispute Resolution Ombudsman
3 POhWER Advocacy
4 Garden House Hospice
5 The Giving Machine
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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 Fluid Studios Ltd
2 Computer Friendly
3 Unico Recruitment
4 Saunders Partnership Ltd
5 Mums UnLtd
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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 Alyssa Smith Jewellery LTD
2 Fluid Studios Ltd
3 ARCH Gardening
4 Adversa Recruitment Limited
5 Dispute Resolution Ombudsman
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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 Extrastaff Ltd
2 Crane & Staples
3 Driver Require
4 Aubrey Park Hotel
5 Austins Funeral Directors
View all nominees

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.


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