175 guests assembled at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Thursday 19 May to raise a glass of Rosefinch Devon sparkling wine from Ten Acres Vineyard to toast the winners of the Business Action North Devon Business Awards 2022.
The awards, organised by Business Action, the independent North Devon business magazine, attracted 114 entries from which judges selected 13 winners.
The North Devon Business of the Year – sponsored by Philip J Milton & Company Plc – was named as Diamedica, which also won the International Trade & Exports Award. A manufacturer has won the overall award in each of the three years the awards have been running.
Full list of winners
Business-to-Business Excellence – Fitzgerald HR
Consumer Service Excellence – The Hair Lounge
Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism – The Grove Inn
Best Retailer – Country Cottage Bakery & the ilab (joint)
Digital & Online Achievement – Stannp
Outstanding New Business – WayMakers
Sustainable Business – Earth Friendly Foodware
Excellence in Construction – ZW Roofing
Made in North Devon – Moo Free Chocolates
International Trade & Exports – Diamedica
Best Employer – Seetec
Young Achiever – George Robinson
North Devon Business of the Year 2022 – Diamedica
Congratulations to all winners!
“There is such a wide variety of business types and sizes across many sectors in North Devon and the awards offer the opportunity to acknowledge and recognise their achievements,” says Robert Zarywacz, editor of Business Action.
“Many business people elsewhere are unaware of North Devon’s capabilities and expertise. Businesses here manufacture much of the UK’s generic drugs, play a major role in vaccine manufacture, participate in aeronautics, defence and shipbuilding industries, produce hi-tech equipment and components as well as producing exclusive high quality food and drink products. We also have digital expertise, incredible hospitality businesses and many other successful sectors.
“All face the uncertainties that every business now faces and the awards are an important motivator to spur businesses on to continue adapting and developing to maintain the success of the North Devon economy.
“I would like to thank everyone who has supported the awards, especially our sponsors and judges, who have made them possible.”
• We’ll be publishing further details of the winners on this site as well as in the summer print issue of Business Action magazine.