Cornwall Business Awards 2016

Cornwall Business Awards 2016
13th May 2016

This year’s Cornwall Business Awards, organised by the Cornwall Development Company in association with Business Cornwall magazine and the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, were presented at a glittering ceremony at St Mellion International last night, May 12. TJ International received¬†a Silver finalist award in two categories this year, Employer of the Year and Business Innovation of the Year.


(L-R) Richard Cox, Clare Wilder, Wayne Glanville, Frazer Mountford representing TJ International.

The Awards were a culmination of the week’s events as a part of the Cornwall Business Fair. Levi Roots of the Dragon’s Den fame, was the key speaker at the gala event. 350 business leaders gathered to celebrate the best in Cornish business across the¬†14 categories up for grabs this year, the organisers introduced two new ones ‚Äď Manufacturer of the Year and Sustainable Business of the Year.

The Winner of the Winners award went to TorFX, the Penzance-based foreign exchange company. The top accolade was the third win of the night for TorFX along trophies for Customer Focus and Employer of the Year.

Other multi-winners included the organic children’s clothing brand, Frugi (Most Dynamic Business Growth and Best International Business) and St Eval Candle Company (Manufacturer and Most Sustainable Business). Ivor Thomson, MD of renewables specialist Natural Generation, was named 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Cornwall Business Awards shortlist
Young Businessperson of the Year
Rob Carey (GreenGen UK)
Katherine George (Oh So Social) –¬†winner
Polly Rowe (Fitness Polly)

Best New Business
Island Fish
The Globe, Fowey –¬†winner
We Are Cornwall

Best Third Sector Business
Active Plus –¬†winner
Looe Music Festival
Turn to Starboard

Customer Focus
Cornwall Super Homes
Fluid Branding
TorFX –¬†winner

Employer of the Year
TJ International
TorFX –¬†winner

Manufacturer of the Year
ISO Spaces
Metal Surgery
St Eval Candle Company –¬†winner

Most Creative Use of Design
ABG Design
ISO Spaces –¬†winner
PFA Research

Most Sustainable Business
Harbour Lights
Natural Generation
St Eval Candle Company –¬†winner

Best Digital Marketing
Beach Retreats at Watergate Bay –¬†winner
Happy Little Soles

Most Dynamic Growth Business
Frugi –¬†winner
Gripsure (UK)

Best Family Business
Philleigh Way
St Ewe Free Range Eggs –¬†winner
The Green Waste Company

Best International Business
BJ Sherriff
Frugi –¬†winner

Business Innovation of the Year
KCS Trade Print
TJ International
Ultramed –¬†winner

Entrepreneur of the Year
Tony Goodman (The Globe Fowey)
Dan Soanes-Brown (HICI)
Ivor Thomson (Natural Generation) –¬†winner