Last night we saw the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2018 come to a close. The event saw members of Leicester’s thriving business community come together for a night of celebration as their achievements from the last 12 months were acknowledged. Businesses both big and small and from a range of sectors were rewarded at the ceremony, with Total Motion Vehicle Management winning the highly contested Company of the Year title.
14 award winners were crowned last night, stealing the title from previous winners in categories such as Business Entrepreneur of the Year and Retail Business of the Year, along with several new categories for this year’s awards, including: Customer Service Excellence Award, Employer of the Year, Sustainability Award and Excellence in Innovation Award.
New Venue and Entertainment
This year the ceremony returned to the newly renovated Maher Centre. One of Leicester’s premier event venues, the Maher Centre hosts a variety of different occasions every year and was the perfect location for this year’s event.
Sponsors, finalists and guests were greeted with a Champagne reception upon arrival providing a perfect opportunity to network, socialise and settle into the evening. Once champagne had been sipped and introductions had been made, guests took their seats for a three-course meal as the ceremony got underway. Overseeing proceedings were event hosts Mark Dolan and Gail Emms MBE. As well as being wined and dined, guests of the event enjoyed the stunning vocals of The Garnett Family.
Raising Money For Rainbows Children's Hospice
As well as rewarding the success of local businesses, the night also provided the opportunity to raise much-needed money for the chosen charity, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. The hospice care for youngsters who are suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions as well as providing much need support for families.
With the Leicester Mercury Business Awards now complete, the events team are looking forward to the next event in the calendar; the Nottingham Post Business Awards. Held at the East Midlands Conference Centre on Tuesday 29th May, the event is due to be an exciting night celebrating successful businesses in Nottinghamshire.