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Stoneseed named Nottinghamshire Business of the Year

Chris Darlington and Andrew Buxton A company that has broken new ground in the IT sector has won the East Midlands Chamber* 2016 Nottinghamshire Business of the Year Award.

Stoneseed was formed in 2009 to provide organisations with an alternative to outdated IT sourcing and delivery models.

It specialises in Project Management as a Service, (PMaaS), providing its clients with a comprehensive range of professional services necessary to deliver practically any IT programme or project using its innovative flexible resource model.

It has generated significant growth in revenue, profit and the employment of highly-skilled IT professionals, delivering projects to major international brands.

After receiving the award, Andrew Buxton, Business Development Director, said: “We came up with an idea six years ago which just felt right and it’s all come good. Tonight is all about the people who deliver the concept, but I feel amazing.”

The company was one of 11 to win an award tonight (Friday 9 September) as the Chamber celebrated the strength and successes of businesses across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Chamber President Jean Mountain said: “The Chamber’s congratulations go to all of this year’s winners. We had some really good entries and the judging process was extremely tough, but all of the winning businesses thoroughly deserve their success.

“The standard of competition was extremely high, which clearly shows that despite the surprise of the exit vote at the EU Referendum, we have some real success stories of Nottinghamshire businesses doing well. All of the finalists also deserve recognition for their success.

“Over the past 12 months, businesses in Nottinghamshire have been busy investing, innovating, exporting and growing and these awards are testament to the quality of businesses we have in this city and county.”

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*East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)

The full list of winners and award sponsors is as follows:

Business Improvement through Technology – sponsored by TIS
Winner – The Workplace Depot
Runners-up – Bizfitech (Handle) and Alan Litman
Employer of the Year
Winner – Hallam Internet
Runners-up – Impression and Recart
Skills and Employability – sponsored by Geldards
Winner – Trent Academies Group
Runners-up – Bulwell Academy, CT Skills and South Nottinghamshire Academy
The Social Impact Award – Sponsored by Responsible Solutions
Winner – Equation Nottinghamshire
Runners-up – WEGO Couriers and Hosta Consulting
Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Babington Group
Runners-up – Rebecca Ross (Morgan Tucker), Bradley Clifton (Total Integrated Solutions) and Charlotte Birch (Academy Transformation Trust)
Excellence in International Trade - jointly sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals and DHL Express
Winner – Solutions for Retail Brands
Runners-up – Agilitas and Rockpecker
Outstanding Growth Performance – sponsored by Ryley Wealth Management
Winner – Van Elle
Runners-up – Riding Research (Local PI), Total Integrated Systems (TIS), Fortis Battery Care and Foremost Security
Small Business of the Year – sponsored by Nottingham Trent University
Winner – Stoneseed
Runners-up – Fortis Battery Care, Workplace Depot, Impression and PlayerLayer
Excellence in Customer Service – sponsored by The Money Shop
Winner – Mansfield Manor
Runners-up – Carley Consult, Recart, Center Parcs and Diversity Creative Marketing Solutions
Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by PKF Cooper Parry
Winner – Lee Bown (Recart)
Runners-up – Aaron Dicks and Tom Craig (Impression), Suzanne Smith (Soteria Asbestos), Tony Brooks (Leadership Training Workshop) and Diane Doran (Mansfield Manor)
Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by Santander
Runners-up – Danzer and Nitto Denko
Business of the Year – sponsored by Mazars
Winner – Stoneseed