King's Lynn and Hunstanton bosses at Vertex Architecture, Bank House Hotel and Uptech are 2022 Mayor’s Business Awards finalists
This time it’s person-al – or in other words, top bosses are recognised in the latest category focus on finalists for the 2022 Mayor’s Business Awards. The shortlist was announced just before Christmas and the judges are working through picking the winners. There was a really great uptake to the call for nominations and people responded if their boss was top-drawer in the Business Person of the Year category, sponsored by Brown & Co. These three finalists are a far cry from the David Brents of this world! First of the trio is Vertex Architecture Ltd’s managing director Jordan Cribb.
Vertex hail from Hunstanton as one of its two offices and provides planning, design, consultancy and project management services across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties. They undertake tasks including Architectural Surveying (the initial architectural or topographical survey of the building or land which is to be developed forms the basis of each project); Concept Design, incorporating as many of the client’s ideas as possible into the plans; and Planning Applications. Next is Michael Baldwin, proprietor of Bank House hotel in Lynn. A stunning Grade II listed Georgian townhouse, Bank House was built in the early 18th century and now functions as a hotel, bar and restaurant.
Finally, Jason Carlton is managing director of Uptech Limited, which is based at Bergen Way on North Lynn Business Village. Uptech is an IT support company offering everything from equipment, security and problem-solving, and is also a finalist in the Small Business of the Year category. The finalists in each category, with their sponsors, are as follows: Mayor’s Business of the Year, sponsored by West Norfolk Council: Captain Fawcett, CGM Group, Jordan Fitness Ltd.
Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Mapus-Smith Lemmon LLP: Prontaprint King’s Lynn, This is Fuller, Uptech Limited. Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Brown & Co: Michael Baldwin (Bank House), Jason Carlton (Uptech Limited), Jordan Cribb (Vertex Architecture). Business Innovation, sponsored by MCP Solicitors: GH Hair Design, Premier Voice Data Limited, Uptech Limited. Apprentice/Trainee of the Year: Georgia Mountain (GH Hair Design), Jasmine Bentley (Human Capital Department), Lexy Compton-Merritt (True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum). Customer Care: Bennett & Co Estate Agents, Crazy Bananas Children’s Entertainment, West Norfolk Deaf Association. Independent Retailer, sponsored by The Bank House: Donaldson Fishmongers, West Norfolk Deaf Association, WhataHoot. Leisure and Tourism, sponsored by Complete Commercial Finance: Majestic Cinema, The Angel Watlington, WhataHoot. Employee of the Year, sponsored by MARS: Kelly Melerski (Achieve Together), Alejandra Mosquera Diaz (Dental Design Studio), Roxanne Freestone (Queen Elizabeth Hospital). King’s Lynn Champion, sponsored by Discover King’s Lynn: Duke’s Head Hotel, Prontaprint King’s Lynn, WhataHoot. Environmental Champion: Greenyard Frozen Ltd, Lynn Shellfish Ltd, Tamar Nurseries Ltd. The awards are organised by West Norfolk Council, in association with the Lynn News. After a year away because of the pandemic, the awards are presented at a glittering gala black-tie dinner at the Alive Corn Exchange in Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place on Friday, March 4 when the winners will be revealed.