The shortlist for this year’s Penrith Stars of Business Awards, sponsored by Dodd & Co Accountants has been announced.
The awards, organised by Penrith Chamber of Trade and Acorn Marketing is back for the third year; celebrating the wide variety of businesses in Penrith and the impact they have on the local economy. This year nominations were made online by the public for the very first time and the response was phenomenal, with an increase of over 500% in the amount of nominations received compared to 2013. Votes were cast for a wide variety of businesses and business people from the local area.
The finalists were chosen by the amount of votes received and the comments submitted by the public.
Votes have now been counted and verified and the finalists are:
- Independent Retailer of the Year (Sponsored by Armstrong Watson)
- Independent Business of the Year (Sponsored by Enterprise Answers)
Touch of Class Disco
- Outstanding Contribution to Business (Sponsored by Cartmell Shepherd)
Nigel Tam (Moo Bar)
Tanya Tinkler (Salon Rouge)
Katherine Wade (Heart & Soul)
- ‘Unsung Hero’ (Sponsored by Penrith Building Society)
Angela Gilmore (Penrith Cinema)
Eleanor Missen (University of Cumbria)
Tracy Errington (Market Sense)
- Star of the Community (sponsored by the Pride in Penrith Lottery)
The Winter Droving (Eden Arts)
Penrith Winter Festival
Finalists have now been invited to submit additional information to support their nomination which will be judged by an independent panel on Tuesday 3rd June. The judges include Lisa Broome, General Manager Center Parcs, Sarah White Head of Business Development, CN Group and Mark Connor, Managing Director of Six Degrees Recruitment.
Winners will be announced the Penrith Chamber of Trade annual dinner on Friday 20th June.