Countdown is on for Mayor's Business Awards finalists
The names of the businesses and businesspeople that have been shortlisted for the nine categories in the 2019 Mayor’s Business Awards have been revealed.
The standard of entries was once again exceptional.
The judges had quite a task to whittle them down to just three in each award.
But the deliberations are done and the die cast and these are the three names that go forward in each category.
The awards are to be presented during a glittering black-tie ceremony at Lynn’s Corn Exchange on Friday, March 1.
The award categories to be presented at the ceremony, with the sponsors, are: Mayor’s Business of the Year, sponsored by Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Captain Fawcett Ltd (Lynn), Ge Be Transport (Saddlebow, Lynn), Merxin (South Lynn).
Businessperson of the Year, sponsored by Brown & Co, Simon Power (Vets One Group, Downham), Maxine Murphy (Arbuckles, Downham), Richard Finney (Captain Fawcett).
Apprentice/Trainee of the Year, sponsored by Carter Accommodation, Alex Goodman (Dodd Group, Lynn), Sam Robinson (King’s Lynn Community Football), Jack Goodrum (Peter Goodrum Ltd, Wimbotsham)
Business Innovation, Alto Care Systems (Lynn), The Norfolk Delicatessen (Hunstanton), WeType (South Lynn)
Customer Care, sponsored by the Lynn News, Aston Shaw (Lynn), Eric’s Fish & Chips (Thornham), Home Instead (Lynn)
Independent Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Agrimech, Nip & Growler Ale House (Lynn), The Norfolk Delicatessen (Hunstanton), Soul Cafe & Restaurant (Lynn)
Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Mapus-Smith & Lemmon, Beers of Europe (Setch), Captain Fawcett (Lynn), WeType (South Lynn)
Leisure and Tourism Award, sponsored by Metcalfe, Copeman & Pettefar, Majestic Cinema (Lynn), Princess Theatre Hunstanton, True’s Yard (Lynn)
Employee of the Year, sponsored by MARS, Antony Kirkby (the Wellington pub, Feltwell), Mauricia Tanguy (Carers Elite, Downham), Natalie Peters (Kitchens Etc, North Creake).