Strode College is an Ofsted 'outstanding' college with a local and national reputation for excellence as one of the very best performing colleges in the country. We are committed to providing outstanding education for everyone who learns with us.  The secret of our success is high quality teaching and support which creates motivated students who achieve their full potential. Our Employer Engagement Team has a substantial track record of working with businesses locally and nationally to meet their needs for workforce training and continuing professional development. We work with people in employment and those wishing to return to work and as well as offering a fixed programme of courses throughout the year. 

Strode College

Apprentice of the Year Sponsors

John Wainwright & Company Ltd is one of the UK’s largest independent quarrying companies, with a proud history extending back to 1891. It sells premium construction materials from its headquarters in the Mendip Hills and operates a successful surfacing division, as well as asphalt production facilities in Stoke St Michael, Somerset, and Avonmouth, Bristol. As a proud South West company, Wainwright plays a significant role in the local economy, driving enterprise and growth throughout the region.

Wainwright

Family Business of the Year Sponsors

At NFU Mutual Wells, our customers are our members. We're proud to serve their needs. Whether you’re a small independent company, a large national business or a food manufacturer, perhaps you have a property portfolio, own or manage an estate. Whatever your business, NFU Mutual insurance is all about you. We offer a range of products designed to meet our customers’ needs - from the artisan producer right up to the most complex and largest organisations in the UK. We’re recognised for our financial strength so our customers can trust us to deliver on our promises through a local, personal service.

NFU Mutual, Wells

Business of the Year Sponsors

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Located in the shadow of Wells Cathedral, this 15th century hotel has a unique charm offering guests modern amenities in a beautiful setting. The hotel has been sympathetically restored and extended, to ensure every comfort within its 49 bedrooms, luxurious suite and 5 self-contained apartments.

Swan Hotel, Wells

International Business of the Year Sponsors

Aster Group supplies a wide range of housing options in response to the housing crisis, working towards its vision of ensuring everyone has a home. The not-for-dividend housing association was established in 1990 and reinvests its profits to develop new homes. The group reinvests profits from open market sale and shared ownership to support the development of affordable homes. It owns and maintains over 30,000 homes, provides services to approximately 90,000 customers and employs 1,300 people.

Aster Group 

Community Enterprise of the Year Sponsors

As proud winners of  Training & Development Excellence Award 2017 we are delighted to be sponsors for 2019. At 3 Solutions we work for a range of residential and commercial clients from commercial businesses, local authorities, housing associations, letting agents, registered charities through to private residential clients as their renovation and maintenance specialists throughout the region.

3 Solutions Ltd

Customer Service Excellence Award Sponsors

Created by Mulberry founder, and English designer Roger Saul, Kilver Court Designer Village is an independent retail outlet destination featuring an extensive and constantly updated edit of the best in fashion, interiors and lifestyle. Situated within regenerated textile mill, the individual village hosts hundreds of designer fashion, home and lifestyle brands, including a collection of the finest food and drink.  Behind the village is a stunning 3.5 acre garden, garden nursery and Wiggly Shed featuring a mix of the very best plants, tools and garden furniture.

Kilver Court Designer Village 

Retail / Hospitality Business of the Year Sponsors

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Set up in 1969 by Stuart Burton and David Sweet, the traditional practice of Burton Sweet has evolved over forty years into a regional centre of excellence for accounting, business support and advice for businesses. The business has grown to four offices and a team of fifty-plus accountants, advisers, consultants and specialists by consistently and continually providing an exemplary service based around their core principles of expertise, commitment and value.

Burton Sweet

Small Business of the Year Sponsors

Financial experts, Old Mill, are proud sponsors of the Mendip Business Awards 2019. Our specialist food and drink team work with a wide range of businesses from across the Mendip area and the South West’s vibrant food and drink sector, building long-term relationships and providing expert advice. From funding sources, financial planning for a new food and drink venture, breaking into international markets, or planning an exit strategy, our expert team work with our clients to help them achieve their ambitions and financials goals. Visit om.uk to find out more.

Old Mill 

Taste of Mendip Award Sponsors

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Established in 2008, Killens is a leading independent firm of estate agents, auctioneers, Chartered Surveyors and valuers providing a comprehensive range of property services within Somerset, Wiltshire and the surrounding area. Operating from three offices and running the Mendip Auction Rooms, Killens offer extensive experience and local knowledge, as well as having developed a multi-disciplined private practice that prides itself in delivering a personal and professional service.

Killens 

New Business of the Year sponsors

Established in 2008, Killens is a leading independent firm of estate agents, auctioneers, Chartered Surveyors and valuers providing a comprehensive range of property services within Somerset, Wiltshire and the surrounding area. Operating from three offices and running the Mendip Auction Rooms, Killens offer extensive experience and local knowledge, as well as having developed a multi-disciplined private practice that prides itself in delivering a personal and professional service.

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Mendip District Council

Market Trader of the Year Sponsors

Mendip District Council is a trailblazing district council with an ever-growing track record of innovation and achievement and with strong ambitions for the future. We serve the residents, communities and businesses in Mendip across Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Street and Wells.  Our Vision: Working together to make Mendip a great place to live and work in - helping our communities and businesses thrive.

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The 2019 Mendip Business Awards are proudly sponsored by Clarks Village

 The Royal Bath & West Show & Mendip District CouncilIn partnership with Mendip's Chambers of Commerce.

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