9th September 2016
Attended by more than 60 members of the Bath business community, the Finalists’ Evening offered an informal opportunity for companies shortlisted for an award to celebrate their first round of success.
Sarah Pullen, managing director for Bath and Bristol at Trinity Mirror, and Thrings managing partner, Simon Holdsworth, welcomed and congratulated the finalists on their achievements.
The awards – now in their sixth year and run by the Bath Chronicle – celebrate the outstanding achievements and commercial successes of individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations from Bath and the surrounding area over the past 12 months.
With more than 70 companies submitting nominations in 2016, the quantity and standard of entries remains high. Leading business professionals from across the city, including Thrings’ Director of Marketing, Lizzie Heffer, make up the judging panel tasked with the difficult job of choosing this year’s finalists and winners.
Among this year’s shortlisted companies is Bath Racecourse, which is hosting the awards ceremony on 22 September. The venue is in the running for a Leisure and Tourism Business of the Year and Business Person of the Year award.
Elsewhere, BuroHappold, The Kaleidoscope Collection and Epoch Wealth Management will fight it out for the Thrings-sponsored Business of the Year award.
Guests also had the opportunity to meet past winners, including Ian Taylor from The Abbey Hotel who took home three titles at last year’s event. You can read more about the positive impact of the triple win in an interview with Thrings partner, Alex Pyatt, featured in the Bath Chronicle this week.
Simon Holdsworth said: “It’s been a tough and uncertain year for commerce in the UK, so it’s encouraging to see the continued and growing success of Bath as a centre of excellence for business. It makes the city, where Thrings has long-established roots, an exciting and rewarding place for us to work.
“Thrings’ long association with the Bath Business Awards has allowed us to give something back to the business community and help celebrate the city’s many commercial achievements. We wish all of the finalists every success on the big day.”
Photos from the Finalists’ Evening can be found on Bath Chronicle website.
This year’s nominated awards charity is Action Against Child Poverty. Watch out for an article in the Bath Chronicle on the day of the awards in which the charity speaks about its work to help abolish child poverty in the UK.
For more information about the 2016 Bath Business Awards, please visit www.bathchronicle.co.uk/businessawards.