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The Castle Point Mayor's Awards 2020 - NOMINATE NOW!

The Mayor's Awards 2020 are OPEN for nominations!

The search is now officially on for the winners of the next Castle Point Mayor’s Business and Apprentice Awards for 2020.

The annual awards were officially launched by Mayor Colin Riley at the Castle Point Business Forum at The Oysterfleet Hotel, Knightswick Road on Canvey Island on the 13th November 2019.

Mayors Awards Launch 2020

Launch of the Castle Point Mayor’s Business and Apprentice Awards 2020

(Left to Right: Alan Jefcoate Federation of Small Businesses, Regeneration and Business Portfolio Holder Councillor Chas Mumford, The Mayor of Castle Point Councillor Colin Riley, Toni Marshall ITEC Learning Technologies, Leader of the Council Councillor Norman Smith)

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 ITEC Learning Technologies.

The awards provide an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their achievements and gain recognition in the local area. 

USP College and ITEC Learning Technologies have recently teamed up in a merger to provide a wider range of high-quality apprenticeships and CPD courses across the county.

Susie Phillips, Head of Apprenticeships at ITEC Learning Technologies, said: “It is a pleasure to sponsor the Apprentice of the Year award as an apprenticeship provider in South Essex.  We work with a variety of employers from across Essex to help them develop their business as well as giving local people the chance to enhance their career through the training we provide. We have seen successful apprentices studying courses from Accounting to Early Years to IT and we are proud to support Castle Point Council and the Mayor to recognise the outstanding contribution apprentices make to businesses.”

The Essex Area Representative of the Federation of Small Businesses Alan Jefcoate said: “The FSB is grateful for the opportunity to sponsor and support the Castle Point Mayor’s Business Awards once again. The FSB encourage businesses to nominate themselves or others and trust that a large number of businesses will submit their entries for this highly acclaimed award.”

Earlier this year, Canvey Company eBrit Services Ltd were awarded the coveted title of Castle Point Business of the Year for 2019 at a Civic Dinner at Runnymede Hall.    The Apprentice of the Year Award saw Ella Durose of USP College, Seevic Campus and Tahlia Brown of Castle Point Borough Council crowned joint winners.

Announcing the launch of the 2020 awards, Mayor Colin Riley said: “The Castle Point Mayor’s Awards 2020 are an excellent opportunity to showcase the talented individuals and businesses we have in Castle Point.”

Don't miss the deadline!

Closing date for entries is Friday 31 January 2020. For further details and a nomination form please email or download the forms directly here:

The Mayor's Award 2020 - citation form.docx [docx] 201KB

Apprentice of the Year 2020 Citation Form.docx [docx] 253KB


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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 Mayors Awards

The winners of the Castle Point Mayor’s Awards for 2019 were Canvey company eBrit Services Ltd who won the coveted title of Castle Point Business of the Year. eBrit Services was launched in July 2011 and has grown successfully to become one of the largest asbestos removal, management and abatement contractors in London, Essex and the South East of England.  

PJT Restaurants Ltd T/A McDonalds were highly commended by the judges and named runner up. PJT Restaurants Ltd is a franchise business trading as McDonald’s. The business is owned by Peter Tassell who operates 3 local restaurants in Castle Point and one in Pitsea.

2019 Mayor's Business Award

Business Award Winner (left-right) Judge Terry Taber, eBrit Services Ltd, Mayor, Cllr Clive Walter, Federation of Small Businesses Judge, Simona Daniel 

The Apprentice of the Year Award was also announced, highlighting the outstanding capabilities and work ethic of young people in the Borough. The award saw Ella Durose of USP College, Seevic Campus and Tahlia Brown of Castle Point Borough Council crowned joint winners and receiving recognition for their valuable contributions.

2019 Apprentice of the Year Award

Apprentice Award Winners (right) Ella Durose, USP College, Seevic Campus, Mayor, Cllr Clive Walter, (left) Tahlia Brown, Castle Point Borough Council

A special award for Service to the Community was presented to Canvey Island Senior Citizens Association (CISCA) a long-standing independent registered charity who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary.

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Castle Point Mayors Award - Roll of Honour:

Business of the Year:
2019 - eBrit Services Ltd
2018 - Clean Green Cleaning Services
2017 - Hook & Partners
2016 - HSM Services Ltd
2015 - Edward Carter Solutions and Epic Marketing Services
2014 - Jet Wheel Tyre
2013 - Castle Point Motors
2012 - Williams Optometrists
2011 - Thames Group
2010 - King Surveying Services
2009 - R W Carpenters Ltd
2008 - Castle Point Gas & Heating
Apprentice of the Year:
2019 - Ella Durose & Tahlia Brown (joint winners)
2018 - Shelby Martin
2017 - Jamie Coronado
2016 - Brett Barber
2015 - Dale Walter
2014 - Jack Sweetenham
2013 – Chelsea Parker
2012 - James Hemmings
2011 - Rebecca Allgood and Keira Shelley
Young Entrepreneur of the Year:
2016 - Amanda Bubb, Blu Nuvo
Mayor's Community Award:
2016 - Simon Foxen, Simon Foxen Barber Shop
Mayor's Special Award:
2019 - Canvey Island Senior Citizens Association (CISCA) - Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Community
2016 - Stibbards and Sons Funeral Directors - For 150 Years of Outstanding Service to the Community