Businesses from across Dartford gathered together at the Winter Marquee Bluewater on Thursday night to recognise and reward the achievements of the local business community.

Dartford Business AwardsDartford Borough Council organised the 2018 awards with the support of a number of key sponsors, and together they sifted through a huge number of applications and nominations to come up with a final list of winners and those commendable for their efforts. The final list of triumphant businesses reflects both the diversity of industries and skills in Dartford, and the wide range of work that they have been involved with. This year’s winners are:

The Dartford Living Customers’ Choice Award (sponsored by Dartford Living) – Hartbeeps North Kent
The Commitment to Skills Award (sponsored by Leigh Academies Trust and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation) – 4Roles4Goals Ltd
The Exceptional Skills Award (sponsored by The Learning Shop, Bluewater) – Christine French – Fox Estate Agents
Best Business to Business (sponsored by NatWest) – RACER Marketing
The Innovation Award (sponsored by Oxford Innovation and The Nucleus) – The Hug Group Ltd
Best Owner Managed Business (sponsored by Thomson Snell & Passmore and Wilkins Kennedy) – Resource On Demand Ltd
The Happy at Work Award (sponsored by Barclays and Fairfield) – We Are Beams
The Good for the Community Award (sponsored by Dartford Borough Council) – PLP Fire Protection
Best Use of Online (sponsored by The Creation Lab) – Dartford Living
Shop of the Year (sponsored by Dartford Borough Council) – Harden Holidays
Bluewater Guest Experience Award (sponsored by Bluewater) – Beaverbrooks the Jewellers
North Kent College Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by North Kent College) – Jay Titterrell – BDP International
Special Community Award (sponsored by Dartford Borough Council) – Bluewater

Jeremy Kite, Leader of Dartford Borough Council said, “It’s a real sign of confidence in our local economy that we had more entries than ever for the awards. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and reward the entrepreneurs, staff and apprentices that work so hard. I’ve heard nothing but praise for the award ceremony and it’s now an important part of the Council’s annual calendar”

Tim Harden, Owner / Manager of Harden Holidays added, “As a Dartford based business, winning this award means a great deal to us. Over the last year we have worked hard to create an exciting shop that the town can be proud of, and I think this award is a reflection of that. The evening was a lot of fun, with some top entertainment, and then to take home the award was just fantastic.”

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Dartford Business Awards’ sponsors include:

Dartford Borough Council
Dartford Living
Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
Leigh Academies Trust
North Kent College
Oxford Innovation
The Creation Lab
The Learning Shop
The Nucleus
Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP
Wilkins Kennedy LLP