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373 Group Awards showcase all that is great about business

By July 19, 2017January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

On Thursday evening 13th July 2017, at The Deer Park Hotel, Honiton, 60 local businesses from across the South West gathered for the 373 Group Annual Business Awards.  The event was a a triumphant celebration of South West business, showcasing exceptional exemplars of perseverance, inspiration, innovation, and  customer insight.  The winners across 10 categories were businesses of all shapes and sizes – all achieving great results despite challenging economic conditions.  

Event organiser, Chris Lorimer, co-founder of the 373 Group, said, “You can't fail to be inspired by the range of businesses that were recognised.  It is a real privilege to run these Awards and lovely to be able to say well done to businesses whose achievements might otherwise go unnoticed.”

The Awards were sponsored by Honiton based Griffin Chartered Accountants and attracted over 130 nominations from businesses across the South West.  

The Best Company Award was won by Leadstoyou,  an Exeter based lead generation company that was started by Justin Elliott from his spare bedroom only 9 years ago.  Now the company employs 25 staff, has a turnover of nearly £3m and is expanding quickly.  Chris Lorimer commented, “This is the type of business, we love to celebrate – they have shown exceptional skill, perseverance and insight in growing so quickly, without losing the essence of what made them successful in the first place”.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Customer Service –  Exe Mortgages

Best Marketing – Aquamarine Media

Best Professional Service – Saltare

Best Retail – The Cricket Company

Best Rural – Turquoise Thinking

Best Venue – Escot House

Best Start-Up – The Bear Trail

Greatest Social Impact – Hollywell Housing Trust

Top 373 Business Person – Ali Shorer,  Articulacy

Best Company Award – Leadstoyou