Business Awards 2016 – Results

Hays RecruitmentKent businesses joined together at the prestigious Canterbury Cathedral Lodge to celebrate their success at Kent Invicta Chamber’s Annual Business Awards Dinner on Thursday 17 March 2016. Now in their 11th year, the Awards have been a great catalyst to promote excellence in business that is in abundance within Kent.

“The quality and quantity of applications received this year just goes to show what an entrepreneurial County we work in”
Jo James, Chief Executive, Kent Invicta Chamber.

The Awards were in 6 categories and with a record number of entries for all categories, three finalists were selected for each category.

Chamber Business Awards Winners and Finalists 2016

Thumbnail - CrippsBusiness of the Year
(Sponsored by University of Kent)

  • Winner – Cripps
  • Finalist – Blackbox Document Solutions Ltd
  • Finalist – Infinity Group

Thumbnail - Andrew CruttendenEntrepreneur of the Year

(Sponsored by Kent Innovation and Enterprise)

  • Winner – Andrew Cruttenden – Martello Building Consultancy
  • Finalist – Colin Griffin – Blackbox Document Solutions Ltd
  • Finalist – Mandie Davis – Les Puces Ltd

Thumbnail - KIMSMost Promising New Business

(Sponsored by The British Assessment Bureau)

  • Winner – KIMS Hospital
  • Finalist – Site Labour Supplies
  • Finalist – Sync-box

Thumbnail - QuestorAchievements in International Business

(Sponsored by Canterbury College)

  • Winner – Questor Insurance Services Ltd
  • Finalist – International Association of Book-keepers
  • Finalist – Woodley Coles LLP

Thumbnail - Sleeping GiantExcellence in Customer Service

(Sponsored by Wilkins Kennedy LLP)

  • Winner – Sleeping Giant Media
  • Finalist – Active Digital
  • Finalist – Woodley Coles LLP

Thumbnail - Ben TowersYoung Person in Business

(Sponsored by Midkent College)

  • Winner – Ben Towers – Towers Design
  • Finalist – Jack Kelly – Facts International Ltd
  • Finalist – Oliver Trailor – Runway Training

BRD AssociatesOfficial photographer – BRD Associates

To view the images of the event please go to
On the Home page click the link at the top of the page “Clients Area”
On the next page locate the “Invicta Awards” folder and click the link.
When asked for a password type 7bc42c44, you will now have access to the images.

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists and everyone else who entered this year’s Awards. The standard was exceptionally high which made the job of the judging panel a very difficult one indeed.