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Teesdale Business Awards 2013 shortlist
A RURAL business awards competition which attracted more than 400 nominees has announced its finalists.
The third annual Teesdale Business Awards takes place this month (November) at The Witham, in Barnard Castle, with eleven award categories celebrating entrepreneurial spirit in Teesdale.
The categories and finalists are as follows: Best Business in Teesdale: Doe Park Caravan Site; Reality Studios Ltd; Spice Island.
Best New Business in Teesdale: Fitness with Karen Bell; Mountain Explorers Ltd; Stable Hearth.
Outstanding Customer Service: Doe Park Caravan Site; Oliver Twists; The Zhoo hair salon.
Best Community Project: Veg Out in Barney; Middleton-in-Teesdale community fitness suite; Dickens in Teesdale.
Fastest Growing Business: The Dress Agency by Leah; Animate Animal minding.
Company with the Biggest Heart: Conduit Tearooms; David Harper Antiques; The Zhoo hair salon.
Most Innovative Business Award: Eco EnerG Solutions Ltd; Barforth Hall Fit Farm; Popperdopplers; Reality Studios.
Best Business at Engaging Rural Communities: Teesdale Community Broadcasting Ltd; Funny Way To Be Comedy Club.
Young Entrepreneur Award: Adam Bainbridge, Teesdale Renewables; Emma Hedley, jewellery designer; Faye Bainbridge, Hamsterley Art.
Environmental Achievement: Eco EnerG Solutions Ltd; Cross Lanes Farm.
Teesdale Exporter of the Year: Lighting Signs; Fuel Guard; EPIC Consultancy and Training Ltd.
There will also be a special Caterer of the TBA 2013 accolade for the winner of the Chefs’ Challenge - a competition between local caterers to supply the best canapés at the event.
To buy tickets for the event, which takes place on Friday, November 15, at 7pm, visit teesdalebusinessawards.co.uk or call 0843-479-9700.
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