MKBAA announce 2020 awards nominations

The Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards (MKBAA) have announced the finalists for all 13 categories at its’ leading business awards, which take place on 12 March at Marshall Arena.

MKBAA 2020 will focus on the Health & Wellbeing of our great city, and organisers are thrilled that Nick Bitel, Chair of Sport England will be Guest Speaker at this year’s glittering awards ceremony.

Jointly hosted by former badminton star Gail Emms MBE and SportsAid Eastern Chairman Mark Ormerod, MKBAA once again promises to be an evening of great anticipation and celebration for the inspiring businesses of Milton Keynes.

The full list of the MKBAA 2020 Finalists is as follows:

Health & Wellbeing – Sponsored by Mazars
Personal Group
White Clarke Creative
Freeths LLP
Peel Juice Bar

Innovation – Sponsored by Suzuki
My Milton Keynes
Safety Centre (Hazard Alley)
Acuigen Ltd

Culture & Arts – Sponsored by David Lock Associates
Pauline Quirke Academy
MK Gallery

Leisure & Entertainment
Willen Lake
Pauline Quirke Academy
MK Biergarten
CluedUpp Games

Technology Business – Sponsored by Integral Powertrain
SBD Automotive

Design & Creativity
Im Serv Europe
MK Gallery

Professional Services – Sponsored by dbfb
Cook Investment Group
Snap out
The Practice
Growth Deck

Small & Medium Business – Sponsored by SJD Electrical
Pauley Creative
Ad Valorem
SBD Automotive
Smith Jenkins

New Business – Sponsored by Cranfield University
Approved Business Finance
Arthur Ellis
Tomorrow’s Journey
Spotless Garments

Charity of the Year – Sponsored by Bletchley Park
Willen Hospice
The Parks Trust
Ride High
MK Snap

Business Impact in the Community – Sponsored by NiftyLift
My Milton Keynes
Acorn Early Years Foundation
Arthur Ellis
City Fibre

Customer Service – Sponsored by Holiday Inn Milton Keynes
Mirus IT Solutions
Acorn Early Years Foundation
Boxx Commmunications
Pets 2 Places

Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by Keens Shay Keens
Tref Griffiths
Alan Wilson
Harry Alston
Diane Butterworth

Organised by the Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership (MKBLP), in association with full-service marketing agency Interdirect and event management experts Evolution Live, this year’s awards will recognise the highest achieving businesses across Milton Keynes.

Nicholas Mann, Chair of MKBLP and co-organiser of MKBAA says: “I would like to congratulate all those who have made it into the final of MKBAA 2020. With more entries than ever before, it has been the most competitive process we have seen to date and we’re really excited to find out more about the finalists of each category on the night of the awards.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our category sponsors, our four headline sponsors, Shoosmiths, KPMG, The Open University and Milton Keynes Council and the sponsors of our overall Business of the Year Award, Hillier Hopkins LLP and the Lifetime Achievement Award, Barclays. We are also hugely grateful to The University of Buckingham for sponsoring this years’ trophies, Marshall Arena for sponsoring award winners’ drinks, All Things Business for VIP Reception sponsorship and MKFM and Business MK for their media partnership with the awards.”

Anyone who wishes to attend can book their tickets at All the latest info from MKBAA 2020 can be found by following @MK_BAA on Twitter and Facebook and join the discussion on LinkedIn.

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