On Thursday 22 October David Allen, Linda Rayson, Stuart Brown and I attended the CN Group Business Awards 2009 which were being held at Rheged. Linda was nominated and reached the final of the Employee of the Year category.
On arrival at Rheged, we were greeted and joined other nominees and local people with a welcome drink of Black or White Russian! We then had an opportunity to meet other local business people and other nominees for the awards along with George Osborn, the Shadow Chancellor.
After the drinks reception we moved through to the auditorium where George Osborn gave a keynote speech about the economy and the conservatives’ plans for the future. Then it was down to business and the awards ceremony.
Linda just missed out on winning the Employee of the Year award, which was presented, to Ross Nicholson of Kingmoor Park. Our client System Group won the award for Business of the Year (medium) which was fantastic for Robin and thoroughly deserved. Other clients who were up for awards included Liz from Hair @ Jibe who was nominated for Business Woman of the Year. This was finally awarded to Denise Hutton-Gosney of Razzamatazz.
The awards ceremony was brilliant and it was great to see so many fantastic local businesses taking part in such an event and getting recognition for their achievements.
After the ceremony, there was a three-course meal and an opportunity to congratulate the winners.
It was a fantastic evening and although we did not come away with any awards, we know we have many outstanding employees including Linda, who are all award winners for us.