Service Excellence Award

11 November 2010

We are proud to announce that we have been nominated for a prestigious business award and Alison is taking a party of 14 to attend the prizegiving dinner on November 18th.

Nominations are for Service Excellence and will be awarded to the organisation that continually exceeds customer expectations in all areas of their business. They must demonstrate a direct correlation between service and business success and have evidence of customer satisfaction.

INSPIRE BUSINESS AWARDS has been a huge success since 2005 with hundreds of local businesses attending. INSPIRE ’10 will showcase regional businesses and will centre around an outstanding awards ceremony and seminar programme, providing an insight into the key issues that businesses need to address to ensure their continued success and growth whilst recognising local excellence.

The awards celebrate the success of local businesses in North Hampshire and are open to those from across the region and will allow our leading businesses (both large and small) to gain the recognition they deserve for themselves and most importantly for the dedication and commitment of their staff.

We all have our fingers crossed so watch this space for (hopefully) the winning photograph!

22 November 2010

Well, sadly we didn’t win – pipped to the post by Anvil Arts who run the Anvil Arts Centre and the Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke – but we are thrilled to have been one of the three finalists at our first attempt.

The Awards Dinner was held in an empty warehouse unit which had been transformed to an elegant venue for the evening.  Everyone had dressed up and those members of staff lucky enough to attend, gathered at their table while Alison and her mother joined the other finalists on stage for a photo.

Finalists on stage - Alison & Gill on the right

Finalists on stage - Alison & Gill on the right

A delicious meal was enjoyed by all as we waited for the Awards Presentation and the disappointment of not winning soon faded as we started to plan ahead for how we could improve on our nomination for next year!

Celebrating with the staff

Celebrating with the staff