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Last Friday saw the finalists revealed for the 2022 Mayor’s Business Awards and now the judges are working through picking the winners.

There was a really great response to the call for nominations and it was tough just whittling them down to the shortlist.

In coming weeks we will be taking a closer look at the various categories and seeing who has been named.

Prontaprint Director Jenny Richards with the Business Van at the King's Lynn Office. (53955271)
Prontaprint Director Jenny Richards with the Business Van at the King's Lynn Office. (53955271)

Today we consider the Small Business of the Year category, which has been sponsored by long-time supporters Mapus Smith & Lemmon LLP, chartered accountants.

Two of the firms are in the tech field while the other one is a store. All offer outstanding service.

Prontaprint in St James Street, Lynn, is part of a chain offering printing solutions for 50 years.

The Uptech team with managing directolr Jason Carlton (left) (53920296)
The Uptech team with managing directolr Jason Carlton (left) (53920296)

It boasts “a wealth of experience, which we would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to you on your next project”.

It is one of the only companies to offer large format printing in Lynn as well as many other specialist printing services.

Uptech Ltd, of Bergen Way on North Lynn Business Village, is an IT support company offering everything from equipment, security and problem-solving.

Pictured, from left, are Katie Gladman, digital marketing executive, Jason Fuller, director, Emily Brown, junior designer, and Micheal Jaz, designer (53955274)
Pictured, from left, are Katie Gladman, digital marketing executive, Jason Fuller, director, Emily Brown, junior designer, and Micheal Jaz, designer (53955274)

Staff sign up to seven company values: added value, customer focus, teamwork, approachability, embrace of change, work ethic and building relationships.

This Is Fuller is based in Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place.

Founded in April 2017 by Jason Fuller, This is Fuller aims to be a new and fresh take on the traditional creative/digital/marketing agency model.

The Mayor's Business Awards at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn.. (51538251)
The Mayor's Business Awards at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn.. (51538251)

This is Fuller works with a wide variety of companies, from local start-ups to multi-nationals, and its client portfolio now includes companies in the USA, Norway as well as larger UK companies.

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.

The Mayor's Business Awards at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn.. (31012492)
The Mayor's Business Awards at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn.. (31012492)

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. The awards are presented at a gala dinner at the Lynn Corn Exchange on Friday, March 4.



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