Thursday 10th October 2024
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Winner Announced for Cornwall Business Awards 2017

Headforwards, the Redruth-based software company, were named Winner of Winners at last night’s 2017 Cornwall Business Awards ceremony.

The company received their award in front of 350 local business leaders at a glittering event hosted at St Mellion International Resort, where England rugby hero, Matt Dawson MBE, was the guest speaker.

Within the individual award categories, Headforwards scooped Most Dynamic Growth Business and their employee Lyssa-Fee Crump was named Young Business Person of the Year.

Another successful software company also picked up multiple awards this year. Bodmin-based Microtest were chosen as winners for Business Innovation of the Year and for Best Family Business.

Businesses from Launceston to Penzance were recognised for their achievements across a wide range of sectors.

Wayne Retallack of South West Laundry picked up the coveted prize for Entrepreneur of the Year and the Great Cornish Food Store was honoured as the Best New Business in Cornwall.

Demonstrating the wide range of business that entered this year, Hendra Holiday Park were recognised as Most Sustainable Business, Rugged Interactive won for Best Use of Design, and Celtic & Co were named Best International Business.

Now in their twelfth year, the Cornwall Business Awards have become established as the most high-profile business awards scheme in the county.

Commenting on the awards, Mike King, Managing Director of Cornwall Development Company said:

“I would like to thank all those who entered the 2017 Cornwall Business Awards. The quality of entries was a testament to the outstanding breadth and depth of Cornwall’s economy.  The judges had difficult decisions to make in every category with a number of very close calls. It is extremely encouraging that the winners, who really are the best of the best, come from a broad range of sectors in business located across Cornwall”.


The full list of 2017 winners is as follows:


Young Enterprise (sponsored by St Mellion International Resort)

The Teenwork Cornwall team from Treviglas Community College, Newquay.


Young Business Person of the Year (sponsored by Truro & Penwith College)

Lyssa-Fee Crump, Headforwards (Pool, Redruth)


Best New Business in Cornwall (sponsored by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership)

Great Cornish Food Store (Truro)


Best Third Sector Business (sponsored by the Eden Project)

Active Plus CIC (Truro)


Customer Focus (sponsored by St Austell Brewery)

TorFX (Penzance)


Employer of the Year (sponsored by Cornwall College Business)

Smile Together Dental CIC (Truro)


Manufacturer of the Year (sponsored by CORSERV)

KCS Print (Launceston)


Most Creative Use of Design (sponsored by CEG)

Rugged Interactive (Fowey)


Sustainable Business of the Year (sponsored by University of Exeter)

Hendra Holiday Park (Newquay)


Excellence in Digital Marketing (sponsored by Niddocks)

Radix Communications (Penryn)


Most Dynamic Growth Business (sponsored by Transform)  

Headforwards (Pool, Redruth)


Best Family Business (sponsored by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub)

Microtest (Bodmin)


Best International Business (sponsored by Tulip)

Celtic & Co (Newquay)


Business Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Plymouth University)

Microtest (Bodmin)


Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Unlocking Potential)

Wayne Retallack, South West Laundry (Hayle)


Winner of Winners (sponsored by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce)

Headforwards (Pool, Redruth)