EDP Business Awards 2017
The EDP Business Awards 2017 took place on Thursday 2nd November at the Norfolk Showground Arena, where many Norfolk businesses were recognised for their achievements over the last 12 months.
The 2018 awards will open for entry in May 2018, keep an eye on our website for the categories, sponsors and the entry form which will become available at this time.
For more than a quarter of a century, the EDP Business Awards have been a showcase of our county’s innovation and dynamism. And few times in the history of the awards have demanded those qualities as much as the past year.
The EU referendum had established companies’ plans even before a vote had been cast, and there has been precious little certainty since. But through it all, amid the political posturing and prevarication, the business community in Norfolk has done what it does best: rolled its sleeves up and adapted.
That is just one of the reasons behind our choice of theme for this year’s awards: innovation. In my conversations with business leaders, one key theme has emerged – that in times of change, only those who are willing to innovate will survive and thrive.
Those who see opportunity where others see risk, and who dare to do different, whether that be in dealing with their people or embracing technology, are those likely to flourish. We have 10 categories open for entry, with all finalists being considered for the overall Barclays Business of the Year, and we will also recognise one individual with the Outstanding Achievement award.
With the support of our principal sponsor Anglian Water, we celebrated the best of our region’s innovators at our black-tie ceremony at the Norfolk Showground on November 2.
Mark Shields, EDP Business Editor
- Outstanding Achievement
Sponsored by Anglian Water
- Business of the Year
Sponsored by Barclays
- Breaking Boundaries
Sponsored by Lovewell Blake
- Tech Innovator Award
Sponsored by Computer Service Centre
- Knowledge Catalyst
Sponsored by The University of East Anglia (UEA)
- Investing in Future Growth
Sponsored by Howes Percival
- Skills of Tomorrow Award
Sponsored by Indigo Swan
- Top 100 Accelerator
Sponsored by Mills & Reeve, PwC, Roche
- Future50 One to Watch
Sponsored by Nwes
Sponsored by Paul Robinson Partnership
- Small Business
Sponsored by Farnell Clarke
- Customer Care
Sponsored by Greater Anglia