Shortlisted Finalists Announced for the 2018 Cherwell Business Awards

March 26th 2018

The Cherwell Business Awards Committee are proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Cherwell Business Awards. The winner of each award category, as well as the Overall Winner, will be announced at the prestigious Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony taking place on Friday 11th May 2018 at the stunning Heythrop Park, Enstone.

The Awards, now in their 7th year, attracted an excellent mix of applications from businesses that have entered in previous years, as well as many that are new to the Awards and have never entered before. The standard of applications was again very high, and thank you to everyone who applied.

Congratulations to the following shortlisted finalists, who come from a wide range of sectors across Cherwell district, as well as representing new, established, large and small businesses.

Each finalist is in with a chance of winning an award, as well as being automatically entered into the Oxfordshire Business Awards, taking place on the 15th June 2018.

The Cherwell Business Awards 2018 – Finalists

A2 Dominion Group – New Business Award

  • 9-2-3
  • Ethos Technology Ltd
  • Rock the Atic

Begbroke Science Park – Innovation Award

  • Blue Planet IT Ltd
  • MH Development Engineering Ltd
  • Zeezi Ltd

Bicester Vision, Bicester Chamber, Wednesday Business Club – Micro Business Award

  • EYA Design Ltd
  • Sandy Leaf Farm Ltd
  • Your Events Team

Bicester Village – Charity and Community Award

  • Age UK Oxfordshire (Phone Friends Service)
  • OYAP Trust
  • Second Time Around

Ellacotts LLP – Business Person Award

  • Mark Allitt – Banbury United Community Football Club
  • Paula Pym – Paula Jane Boutique
  • Sarka Sara Wilde – Distinct Estate Agents

The Oxford Innovation – Young Business Person of the Year Award

  • Alex Bury – SeeLocal
  • Leah Boleyn – Your Events Team
  • Scott MacDonald – Sandy Leaf Farm Ltd

NatWest – Small Business Award

  • High Spec Composites Ltd
  • Oxford Fine Dining Ltd
  • Reg’s Café Group

Spratt Endicott – Established Business Award

  • High Spec Composites Ltd
  • Walraven Ltd
  • Whitley Stimpson Ltd

Norbar Torque Tools are sponsors of the Overall Winner Award 2018 and will be judging from the shortlisted finalists. Cherwell District Council is again this year pledging its support by being the headline sponsor.

The Cherwell Business Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 11th May 2018 at the stunning Heythrop Park at Enstone. The dinner will be a fantastic black-tie event beginning with a drinks reception, followed by a sit-down three-course dinner. This year, there will be a photo-booth, magician and DJ adding further fun and celebration to the evening!

During the ceremony, there will be nine awards presented and it will be a perfect opportunity for business people throughout Cherwell district to get together to celebrate the success and achievements within the region.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony are now available at £75 per person.

You can buy them individually, or you may wish to book a full table for 10/12 people.

Please visit to purchase your tickets or visit the website at for further information.