Isle of Wight Radio Best in Business Awards 2018

This Brand New Awards Ceremony Will Celebrate Best In Island Business Sponsored By HTP Apprenticeship College.

Nominate Your Favourite Business Today – Here

Isle of Wight Radio is launching the Best in Business Awards 2018 to celebrate all that is great about local businesses on the Isle of Wight.

With categories recognising Customer Service, Hospitality, Family Business and Tradespeople the awards will

showcase the breadth of entrepreneurship on the Island and businesses of all shapes and sizes are being invited to enter nominations

Nominations are now open and Islanders are being urged to nominate themselves or their favourite local businesses.


Two of the categories winners will be decided by the Island with a public vote in September.

Nominations close on Sunday 5th August.

Award Categories

New Business of the Year (up to 24 months) – Sponsored by Wight Fire and Security

Retailer of the Year -Sponsored by Needles Landmark Attraction

Islands Employee of the Year -Sponsored by WP recruitment Recruitment & HR Ltd

Customer Excellence Award  -Sponsored by Central Garage

Best Web & Marketing presence -Sponsored by Coast and Country Marquees

Tradesperson of the Year -Sponsored by Jewson

Social Enterprise of the Year -Sponsored by Federation of Small Business

Family Business of the Year -Sponsored by Red Squirrel Property Shop

Best Care Provider –Sponsored by (Childcare/Health & Social Care) – Care UK, The Southampton NHS Treatment Centre

Island Produce Company of the Year -Sponsored by Isle of Wight Fuels

Hospitality venue of the Year – (Hotel/Restaurant/Pub/cafe)  Sponsored by Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries

Island’s ‘Top day out’ -Sponsored by Visit Isle of Wight

HTP Apprenticeship College has been revealed as the main sponsor of the inaugural awards.  Announcing the sponsorship deal, HTP’s Chief Executive and Principal Rachael Randall said, “HTP is delighted to be the main sponsor of these new business awards. The awards give us an exciting opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses from across the Island in a wide range of occupational sectors.

“I would encourage all businesses to support this initiative, this will be a great way to gain recognition for your organisation from both the business community and the Island’s public.”

On launching the awards Isle of Wight Radio’s Managing Director Claire Willis said; “We wanted to host an event that celebrates the very best in Island business no matter what size or field. Whether you’re a sole-trader or have a factory full of employees, whether you are a 50 bedroom hotel or a little cafe on the beach, everyone is invited to enter.

We can’t wait to celebrate with the winners in September and are thrilled to be working with HTP Apprenticeship College for our the event”