Last night we attended the gala dinner for the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2014. We were shortlisted for three categories once again: Excellence in Customer Service, Entrepreneur of the Year and Business of the Year.
And weâ€™re proud to announce that we won Business of the Year 2014!
The lovely event was held at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, in the shadows of the glorious cathedral. The Lodge is a beautiful wooden building and the staff are all very professional and friendly. The awards were presented between courses of a delicious dinner. As always there was a buzzing and friendly atmosphere in the room as everyone was gathered to celebrate business excellence.
The other winners were:
- Excellence in Customer Service – The Everest Inn
- Most Promising New Business – 8point3 LED
- Achievement in International Business – Beck & Pollitzer
- Entrepreneur of the Year – Gierde Brandao of AbBaltis Ltd.
- Business Commitment to the Environment – MJ Allen Group
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists. Once again, there were a record number of entrants so being shortlisted is a great achievement. All finalists go home with some glassware to proudly display. We’re lucky to have another three trophies to display in our fish tank awards cabinet!
Our MD, Luke Quilter, said â€œWinning this award is a fantastic achievement and a great reward for the team at Sleeping Giant Media. Ant and I are very proud of the team and it is their hard work and dedication that has resulted in this amazing awardâ€.
Jo James, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive said, “We were delighted to announce Sleeping Giant Media as the Chamber’s Business of the Year. In addition they were selected as finalists in two additional categories, Excellence in Customer Service and Luke Quilter as a finalist in our Entrepreneur of the Year category. With strong leadership, the business has continued to go from strength to strength, and it is very rewarding to recognise excellence in business within our county.”
The night ended with entertainment from the giggle-worthy Men in Coats. This parka-clad, comedy duo bring back the art of silent comedy. They are well-known on the comedy circuit and have appeared numerous times at the Edinburgh Festival and on the Royal Variety Show.
It was a brilliant night. Thank you to Jo James and everyone at the Kent Invicta Chamber for organising a super event.
Thank you to everyone for their support. These are some of the congratulatory tweets we have received:
— Janet Robinson (@_JanetRobinson) March 27, 2014
— RiseComms (@RiseComms) March 26, 2014
— snh (@snhtrade) March 27, 2014