It was a glorious evening at Escot House for the 2018 373 Group Annual Awards with over 90 attendees celebrating the achievements of the nominees - with a nervy anticipation of who the 10 category award winners would be. The Awards, sponsored for the second year by Griffin Chartered Accountants, are a unique celebration of local businesses that do a great job but are rarely recognised.
Tom Hope, Co-Founder of the 373 Group, said "We love the excitement generated for businesses and organisations that rarely receive the recognition for the brilliant work they do".
The 2018 Annual Awards were bigger than ever this year with over 200 nominations received for nearly 70 businesses. "The range of businesses recognised", continued Tom, " was greater than ever - with sole traders, charities, partnerships and even some international companies being nominated".
The ten category winners were as follows:
Best Online Presence - Grow Exeter
Best sole trader/micro business - Nicola Huckerby, Branding Co-op
Best retail - James' Patisserie
Best rural - Norcotts Cider
Best venue - The Beehive, Honiton
Best professional service - Winning Tenders
Best start-up - Poppy's Paws
Greatest Social Impact - Pete's Dragons
Top 373 Business Person - Ella Tyler, Mountlands International Language School
Best Company - Ashwood Shepherd Huts