Meet our 2022 Winners
Businesses from across Medway came together on Friday 9th September to find out who will be crowned Small and Large Business of the Year. The event took place inside the Pilkington Building, situated in the old Naval base in Medway in the heart of the Medway University Campus.
The Medway Business Awards now in its 37th year continues to reward and celebrate the work of Medway’s business sector. Susan Jennings, a partner with Furley Page Solicitors and head of its Medway office, is chair of the Medway Business Awards judges said:
“The sponsors were so pleased to have been able to bring the Awards back this year after the pandemic, and we haven’t been disappointed. Every year, after visiting the finalists, I sense the commitment businesses have to Medway, employing local people and wanting to give back to our community. We are also lucky to have businesses of all shapes and sizes across many sectors.
This year our finalists range from professional advisers to healthcare providers; design and consultancy services to manufacturers of award-winning products; letting and sales agents to tuition for children; digital hobbies to electric vehicles and a unique visitor experience offering fine dining and quality spirits.
Thank you to all the applicants and especially our finalists this year for taking the time to let the judges grill you.”
Over 180 people attended the celebratory evening which was hosted by KM Media Group’s Head of Multimedia News, Nicola Everett. At the beginning of the evening a minute’s silence was held in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
City Way Health Clinic
Classic Filters, Dovetail Games
EC Safety Solutions Ltd
Evision Electric Vehicles
Fingerprint Financial Planning
NEGU Tuition Services Ltd
Copper Rivet Distillers
VBH (GB) Ltd.
Large Business of the Year – VBH (GB) ltd
Small Business of the Year – City Way Health Clinic
Sustainable Innovation Award – Classic Filters
Team of the Year – Waterstone Design Ltd
Employer of the Year – Dovetail Games
Rising Star of the Year – NEGU Tuition Services Ltd
On being crowned Large Business of the Year, Gary Gleeson, Marketing Manager at VBH (GB) Ltd said: “We are delighted to have been named Large Business of the Year at the Medway Business Awards. Everyone at VBH is thrilled, and not just because we celebrated with pizza!
“We have had success in numerous window & door industry awards in recent years. However, to measure up positively against the best companies in Medway is a giant pat on the back for the whole team at VBH, and will help us to achieve more success.
“VBH is proud to have been in Medway since 1982, and this will help us fly the flag for this exciting area of North Kent.”
The Medway Business Awards are sponsored by: Furley Page, Kreston Reeves, Handelsbanken, National Grid, MidKent College, University of Greenwich, Medway Council, Countryside, Kent Business School and The KM Media Group.