Bath & North East Somerset businesses scoop regional awards!

14 Feb 2020

Inspirational entrepreneurs from Bath & North East Somerset were recently crowned winners at the first Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ awards. 

Held at Bristol Old Vic, Bath & North East Somerset business won every award they were nominated for, scooping total of four awards!  Winning categories for BANES included the most inspirational BAME Business Leader: Divine HomeCare Solutions, contribution to the Place of West of England: Bath Carnival and overall West of England award: 101 Data Solutions.

Brett Edgecombe, Managing Director at 101 Data Solutions, which won the overall West of England award as well as the Bath and North East Somerset award said:

“My team and I are delighted that we have been named as the West of England’s most promising business for 2020. The West of England is a hotbed of entrepreneurial talent and competition, so we are delighted to be recognised for our contribution. I’d like to thank all our staff for their hard work and dedication for enabling our continued success.”

The night also saw inspirational talks from Poku Osei, Babbasa and Nick Hounsfield, The Wave Bristol. The awards were put together to celebrate and recognise the businesses and their leaders that we think have great things to offer now, and in the future. All the winners and shortlisters have been supported by the Enterprising West of England programme.

The Enterprising West of England programme has been running since 2017 and supports SMEs across the West of England, it is funded by The European Regional Development Fund and delivered in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, South Gloucestershire Council, Prince’s Trust, the YTKO Group, Cool Ventures, NSEA, Planet Mark Start.

101 Data Solutions

Pictured: Conner Young from 101 Data Solutions

Award Winners

The award winners in full were:

  • Bath and North East Somerset: 101 Data Solutions Ltd 
  • North Somerset: Sweet Construct Ltd
  • Bristol: Waste Source
  • South Gloucestershire: British Corner Shop
  • Overall West of England Winner: 101 Data Solutions
  • BAME Business Leader: Farayi Gwenzi - Divine Healthcare Business Solutions
  • Contribution to the Place of the West of England: Bath Carnival
  • Young Person in Business: Ricki Ghali - Cookie Dough Retail
  • Female Business Leader: Danielle Neill - Danielle Neill Designs
  • Leader of Environmentally Sustainable Business: Kath Senior – EcoStardust