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Celebrating the success of local businesses


This June saw more than 120 business people attend the Maidstone Business Awards at the Mercure Great Danes, Maidstone. 

Pictured above, Higher Elevation celebrating at the Maidstone Business Awards

The Awards which celebrate and reward businesses in a number of different categories are run by Best Business Events with partners FSB, the IoD and Heart FM with the support of platinum sponsors Agilis Mobile and Maidstone sponsor J&J Systems.

Agilis Mobile Customer Services Director, Tina George, who also sat on the judging panel, commented; “As Platinum Sponsor for the Maidstone Business Awards we have witnessed first-hand the positive effect that being part of this process can have for a business. The extensive publicity around the awards elevates the awareness of those businesses shortlisted giving them a stage to share and engage with a wider audience.”
“These awards not only put the businesses that enter on the map but also showcases the amazing worldclass companies that are doing great things in Kent which is something we should all be proud of.”
Congratulations go to the following businesses that won but also to all the shortlisted businesses:

Creative/digital – Vidbuild
Customer service – Higher Elevation
Hospitality – The Orchard
Innovation – Compare & Recycle
Start Up – Love Beer Bars Ltd
Small Business – RS Sales & Distribution
Business Woman – Sam Petter

Steven Lloyd-Barlow, Co-Founder and Director of Vidbuild, winner of the Creative/Digital Award, said; “It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of the Kent Business Awards and accept the 2018 award for Creative Digital. There were many local businesses that were exceling in their field, which was great to see and we made several new contacts as a result of entering. We would highly recommend the experience of the #MStoneAwards to anyone who may be considering it in future years.”

The Ashford Business Awards including Hythe, Romney Marsh, Folkestone, Deal and Dover are now open for entries. 

Find out more or enter for free today via 

Don’t forget, your business could also benefit from entering the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019  – watch this space for entry dates!