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Castle Point Mayor's Business and Apprentice Awards 2019

The search is now officially on for the winners of the next Castle Point Mayor’s Business and Awards for 2019.

The annual awards were officially launched by Mayor Clive Walter at the Castle Point Forum at The Hadleigh Old Fire Station in Hadleigh on 10th October 2018.

Launch photo for Mayors Awards 2019

USP College Head of Marketing Emma Thomas, The Mayor of Castle Point Councillor Clive Walter, Regeneration and Business Portfolio Holder Councillor Chas Mumford, Leader of the Council
Councillor Norman Smith and Cabinet Member Councillor Howard MBE at the Business Forum on the 10th October.

Local businesses are encouraged to nominate themselves or others for the prestigious Business of the Year Award sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses and the Apprentice of the Year Award sponsored by local training provider USP College. The awards provide an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their achievements and gain recognition in the local area.

Emma Thomas, Head of Marketing & Communications at USP College, Seevic Campus, said: “As an apprenticeship provider in south Essex it is an absolute pleasure to sponsor the Apprentice of the Year award. Our students work in a range of businesses while studying apprenticeships in everything from Accounting to Pharmacy. We are proud to support Castle Point Council and the Mayor to recognise the outstanding contribution apprentices make to businesses across our borough.”

David Barnes, Regional Chair and Area Leader at the Federation of Small Businesses said: “The FSB has supported the Business of the Year award since its inception and we are once again delighted to help raise the profile of SMEs and the valuable contribution they make to the economy and the borough. The Castle Point Mayor’s Awards provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate the best of the best and we encourage businesses to nominate themselves or others for this highly acclaimed award.”

Earlier in the year, Benfleet Company Clean Green Cleaning Services were awarded the coveted title of Castle Point Business of the Year for 2018 at a Civic Dinner at Runnymede Hall. The Apprentice of the Year Award went to Shelby Martin of Blu Nuvo.

Announcing the 2019 awards, Mayor Clive Walter said: “The Castle Point Mayor’s Awards 2019 are an excellent opportunity to showcase the talented individuals and businesses we have in Castle Point.”

Closing date for entries is Friday 31 January 2019. For further details and a nomination form please email or visit the website at

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