The Castle Point Mayor's Awards 2023

The Mayor's Awards 2023 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 2023.

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 The Castle Point Business Forum.

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

Ann Scott, Development Manager (Essex) at the Federation of Small Businesses, said: “The FSB is grateful for the opportunity to sponsor and support the Castle Point Mayor’s Business Awards once again. As the voice of small businesses and the self-employed across the UK, we are pleased to be recognising and celebrating the achievements and contributions of businesses in Castle Point”.

Announcing the launch of the awards, The Mayor, Councillor Martin Tucker, said: "The Castle Point Mayor’s Awards are an excellent opportunity to showcase the talented individuals and businesses we have in Castle Point. It remains a challenging period for businesses and I am grateful for the astonishing resilience, hard work and innovation of our local businesses who help support the livelihoods of so many people. In these difficult times for many local businesses, it makes these awards all the more deserving".

Don't miss the deadline!

Closing date for entries is Tuesday 31st January 2023. For further details and a nomination form please email or download the forms directly here:

The Mayor's Award 2023 - Citation Form [pdf] 206KB

Apprentice of the Year 2023 Citation Form [pdf] 241KB

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022 Mayors Awards!

The winners of the Castle Point Mayor’s Awards 2022 were announced at an Afternoon Tea Reception at the Council offices on Thursday 31st March 2022.

Canvey company PLAYFIX LTD, a family run company that specialises in the inspection, maintenance, repair and refurbishment of outdoor play equipment, won the coveted title of Castle Point Business of the Year.

The Runner up SEVEN TWO SEVEN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS was Highly Commended for achieving business excellence. 

The Mayor’s Special Award for Business Resilience was awarded to PROSPORTS SOLUTIONS who learned to adapt to the pandemic and lockdowns by creating online provision for schools and parents, providing children with the opportunity to be healthy and active whilst being restricted indoors.

KUSHI RESTAURANT received a special Business in the Community Award recognising their outstanding service to the community donating 15,000 meals across the Essex county during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Photo of the 2022 Winner - Playfix Ltd, with the Mayor of Castle Point Cllr Patricia Haunts

Business Award Winner (right-left) Judge Terry Taber, The Mayor, Cllr Patricia Haunts, PLAYFIX Ltd, Federation of Small Businesses Judge, David Barnes


Castle Point Mayors Award - Roll of Honour:

Business of the Year:

2022 - Playfix Ltd

2020 - TG Collins Solicitors

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:

2020 - Rosie Weir

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 Business in the Community Award:

2022 - Sharif Uddin, Kushi Restaurant

2016 - Simon Foxen, Simon Foxen Barber Shop


Mayor's Special Award:

2022 - Prosports Solutions - For Business Resilience during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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