Barking and Dagenham business awards announced

Thu 19 July 2012, 3:36 pm

The 2012 Barking and Dagenham Business Awards celebrated local businesses in a ceremony held at the Broadway Theatre and hosted by TV presenter Ray Stubbs.

The awards, now in their fifth year, received a record number of entries, according to organisers.

The overall winner was Amber Foods Plus, which trades as Amber Bakery and Karaway. Paul Bishop, business relationship manager for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, said: "We had a very strong set of entries this year and it was a tough decision for our judges to reach a verdict.

"Once again we have seen that Barking and Dagenham has a fantastic range of businesses and that Barking and Dagenham is a great place to do business."

The full list of winners

Community Involvement including Social Enterprise, sponsored by Sanofi: 
Future M.O.L.D.S. Communities

Best New Business, sponsored by businesseast: 
The Vine Respite Services

Innovation, sponsored by Bouygues Development: 
Amber Foods Plus (T/A Amber Bakery & Karaway)

Growth Business of the Year, sponsored by Barking Enterprise Centre: 
Boleyn Transport

Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce: 
Parag Joshi (Care Optics)

Supporting Education, Training or Development, sponsored by Barking & Dagenham College:
Future M.O.L.D.S. Communities

Green Business, sponsored by Creekmouth Travel Plus: 
Glitz n Glamour Hair, Beauty & Tanning

Customer Service, sponsored by Lloyds TSB Commercial: 
West & Coe

Sole Trader/Micro Business or E-business, sponsored by Oakleafe Property Services: 
Architectural Lead & Metalwork

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