Sponsors 2018




Headline Sponsor

Tel: 01733 567737
Email: info@stanair.co.uk
Website: http://www.stanair.co.uk/

As one of the UKs first specialists in industrial door repair Stanair, with a depot in Peterborough, has over 40 years serving business across the UK.

The company has service, reliability and trust at the heart of everything it does. It is a consistent and engaging investor in the local community including the continued support of business and community awards, young grass roots sportsmen and women and professional teams.

Peterborough United, known by many as The Posh, have received Stanair’s support for a number of years now, and for season ticket holders, you’ll recognise their iconic logo on a board at the ABAX Stadium.

Kings Lynn Speeday, just a short distance from the county’s border, has been a firm favourite with Stanair customers, who have often been entertained by the exciting races taking place at the Adrian Flux Arena.

As a business, Stanair’s ethos is all about its people and it is with that in mind the company has also continued to invest in the recognition and celebration of local business success. That is why they are backing the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards in 2017.

“Our business is all about people and people are what drives a successful business in an ever challenging economic world.” said Sheena Markham, a Director at Stanair. “That is why we like to play our part in recognising achievement and bringing people together to recognise what a great county we have, what great firms big and small we have and what a real difference they are making every day.”


Newmarket Racecourse

Headline Sponsor

Tel: 01638 675 500
Website: http://newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk/

Newmarket boasts two magical racecourses, the Rowley Mile and the Adnams July Course, which together form the greatest venue in the East of England. Hosting exhilarating world class Flat racing, pulsating music nights, great value family days, award winning restaurants and exceptional conferences, there really is something on offer for the most novice and seasoned racegoers.

The Rowley Mile Racecourse hosts spring and autumn racing, including the QIPCO Guineas Festival whereby the first two Classic races of the year, the QIPCO 2000 and 1000 Guineas, are staged.  The Rowley Mile isn’t just a host venue for world class racing, it also offers unique conference and events facilities for events of all different sizes.

Despite being across the heath from each other, the Rowley Mile resides in Suffolk and the Adnams July Course in Cambridgeshire.  The picturesque Adnams July Course hosts all summer racing at Newmarket Racecourses including the iconic Moët and Chandon July Festival.  It is also where a number of internationally acclaimed artists take to the stage following racing as part of the series of live music events offered by Jockey Club Live events.



Cambridge Independent

Media Partner

Tel: 01223 320320
Website: http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/home

The Cambridge Independent is a newspaper and website published by Iliffe Media Ltd.

Our aim is to offer a high quality, trustworthy, useful and entertaining service to the community of Cambridge and its surrounding region.

We know that Cambridge is a wonderful place to live and work. We are keen to celebrate it and work with the community and businesses that call it home.

We aim to reflect the interests, concerns and views of the people who live here by creating distinctive, intelligent editorial, while offering effective advertising solutions.

Politically neutral, the Cambridge Independent is positive and supportive of its community, encouraging interaction and engagement with its audience by being thought provoking and a trusted source of local information.

Cambridge Independent Press was first established as a newspaper in 1815 and was published until 1981.

The Iliffe family, which published the title for many years, has re-established the Cambridge Independent in 2016 to provide community-focused content in print and online.

It continues the Iliffe family’s tradition of publishing in Cambridge that stretches back decades.

The Iliffe Media team is based at the Iliffe Print building in Milton, to the north of Cambridge, where the Cambridge Independent is printed.

The team also writes, designs and prints niche publications to serve the community.




Platinum Sponsor

Tel: 0800 756 2911
Email: alexandra.jepsen@regus.com
Website: http://www.regus.co.uk/

Regus provides a network of places to work, operating 3,000 locations in over 1,000 towns and cities, across more than 100 countries, serving 2.3 million members.

Through our range of office formats, as well as our growing mobile, virtual office, and workplace recovery businesses, we enable people and businesses to work where, when, and how they want, with a range of price points.

All members of the Regus community enjoy unparalleled work flexibility and have the opportunity to work across every town and city in the network at no extra cost.

Our customers include some of the most successful entrepreneurs, start-ups and multi-billion dollar corporations.

With 4 centres in the Cambridge area and over 350 in the UK we are proud to support the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards as sponsors of the Community Business of the Year Award.


Platinum Sponsor

Tel: 01223 411421
Website: http://www.woodfines.co.uk/

Woodfines is a highly respected full-service law firm with offices in Cambridge, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Sandy. We offer a personal service using a proactive approach and by gaining a thorough understanding of our client’s requirements we provide real value and deliver first class results.

Our objective is to deliver solutions whilst maintaining our ‘client first’ philosophy. Although our origins can be traced back to the 1800’s, we are known for our progressive and forward-thinking approach to providing creative legal solutions.

Our highly skilled team of lawyers offer advice across a broad range of disciplines but we are also able to provide sector specific services in areas where we have a specialist reputation, such as in the agribusiness and road transport industries, amongst others.

Our solicitors and legal staff offer a wide range of legal services to owner-managed, SME businesses across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire as well as those further afield. In addition, we represent private individuals, in the UK and internationally. Our services include:

Services for Business:

  • Regulatory Matters
  • Business Health Check
  • Agriculture
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Licensing
  • White collar crime
  • Road transport and logistics
  • Commercial property
  • Company Commercial
  • Employment
  • Notary public

Services for Individuals:

  • Accident Claims
  • Settlement agreements
  • Conveyancing
  • Medical negligence
  • Fraud and Taxation
  • Divorce and separation
  • Court of protection
  • Disputes
  • Family Law
  • Residential Landlords
  • Notary Public
  • Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts


Platinum Sponsor

Tel: +44 (0)1223 728222
Email: pem@pem.co.uk
Website: http://www.pem.co.uk/


Welcome to PEM, the largest independent firm of accountants and business advisers based in Cambridge.

Energetic, grounded, smart.  Not words usually associated with accountancy, but the key personality traits of PEM.

Our clients enjoy a relationship that’s open and jargon-free; one where needs are explored and understood; and one where our reliability and track record contribute to our clients’ own success.

We’ve been in business for over 140 years and work with a diverse range of clients from individuals, sole traders, Cambridge colleges and family run businesses to large corporate entities. We offer our clients a full range of services and specialise in a variety of industry sectors including; Owner Managed Businesses, Technology, Property Professional Firms, Medical, Agriculture, Charities & Not for Profit.

Since PEM was founded in 1875 we have grown significantly whilst maintaining our independence. Today we have 14 partners and over 140 staff located at our central Cambridge office to guarantee a one team approach. We give you the support and financial expertise you need to meet your goals. At every stage, we demonstrate authenticity and combine our collective knowledge and smartness to deliver certainty in an uncertain world.

PEM is a member of Kreston International, a global network of 180 independent accounting firms with members across 113 countries. This provides a resource of over 23,000 professional and support staff. This international capability enables us to offer our clients an informed global resource for accounting, auditing, taxation and advisory services.



Aston Shaw Accountants

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01223 202900
Email: cambridge@astonshaw.co.uk
Website: http://www.astonshaw.co.uk/

Aston Shaw is a proactive and forward-thinking East Anglian firm of chartered certified accountants, registered auditors, tax and business advisors. Aston Shaw has five offices across East Anglia and have been trusted and recommended since 1969.

Our people make us different. We’re energetic and enthusiastic about supporting you and your business. We are passionate about making a measurable impact in all that we do; our unique culture and approach allows us to deliver enduring results, true to each client’s specific situation.

By providing unlimited support and guidance, we ensure that all our clients run their businesses compliantly, cost-effectively, tax efficiently and profitably.

As a 21st century accountancy firm, we retain and value the traditional expertise and experience that has been cultivated since our inception and seamlessly combine it with new, innovative and progressive techniques and procedures to produce solutions for the modern-day business environment.




Lexus Cambridge

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01223 271122
Website: www.steveneagelllexus.co.uk

Dedicated to providing an exceptional experience Lexus Cambridge is a well-established official Lexus dealership, having served Cambridgeshire for many years.

Lexus Cambridge has a friendly and experienced sales team dedicated to complete customer satisfaction. Both personal and business clients can enjoy offers on both new and approved used Lexus stock; whilst the aftersales team consists of highly-

skilled, Lexus Academy trained, technicians and advisors.

Lexus Cambridge are proud to be part of the Steven Eagell Group: an award-winning company and Britain’s largest Toyota and Lexus retailer. Established in Milton Keynes in 2002, the group now operate over 20 dealerships across eight counties in the south east of England, with a number one objective is a commitment to the highest level of customer satisfaction.

As a result, they have been able to grow a large and loyal base of valued customers in all the communities they serve. For a trusted Lexus retailer in the region, make Lexus Cambridge your first choice.

Visit https://cambridge.lexus.co.uk, call 01223 271122 or visit the centre at:
Unit 1, Coldhams Business Park, Coldhams Lane, Cambridge CB1 3LH


Anglia Ruskin University

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01245 493131
Website: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/business-employers

Anglia Ruskin’s story starts in 1858, when the art critic, patron and philanthropist John Ruskin opened Cambridge School of Art. The art school grew to become Anglia Ruskin University, and it’s still at the heart of our modern-day campus in Cambridge. Over the years, we’ve expanded to become an innovative global university that supports over 35,000 students and more than 2,000 businesses.

At ARU, we understand that every organisation is different. That’s why we’ve developed a flexible business support service that meets the needs of small to medium sized enterprises in the East of England. To date, we’ve helped SMEs test and launch new products, expand overseas, meet the right partners, secure funding, reduce risks, cut overheads, improve performance, increase profits, source talented individuals and develop the skills of their people.

Our academic experts have years of industry experience and are at the cutting-edge of research in business, science, technology, computing, sustainability, health, arts, law and social sciences. At ARU, you’ll find a refreshing, collaborative approach that will help you find the right solution. Whether you’re looking to inject valuable knowledge and expertise into your company through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTPs) or are interested in hiring one of our graduate interns, we’re looking forward to potentially partnering with you.

You can learn more about Anglia Ruskin Business Services by visiting us at www.anglia.ac.uk/business-employers, or get in touch by contacting a member of our Business Services team on 01223 695878. Follow us on Twitter: @ARUBusiness


My Mustard

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01442 506070
Email: hello@mymustard.co.uk
Website: http://www.mymustard.co.uk/

We all use Google because we know, like and trust it to deliver the best results. Google makes its money by showing ads called AdWords or sponsored links. That’s what we do all day, every day and have done since 2007. We work with dozens of clients who know that Search, Display, Remarketing, Shopping, Mobile, YouTube and Gmail campaigns are key parts of their marketing strategy and outsource their campaign activity to us for efficiency and peace of mind. My Mustard clients also enjoy the benefits of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pay per click advertising opportunities.

The recipe for My Mustard is pretty straightforward: Take eight professional women, two rather splendid young men, a joke-telling pig-rabbit, the world’s biggest search engine, some forward-thinking customers, and mix well. Add hours of number crunching, extensive market research, some seriously creative writing, a lot of patience, a bucketful of tenacity and a Bit of luck. Sprinkle with endless enthusiasm and serve hot.

“The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best results.”

We work really hard and we are nice people to do business with. We realised on day one that we can only do well if our clients do well so we try to stay focused on their success at all times. We really like what we do and it shows…. and we always play to win.

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01223 293383
Website: https://www.cambridgequymill.co.uk/

Welcome to Quy Mill Hotel & Spa – a stylish AA 4 Silver Starred Hotel full of character and charm.

Once an historic watermill, Quy Mill Hotel & Spa is a secluded haven which offers delightful hotel accommodation in Cambridge, superb food and unfailing courtesy. It is the only hotel in Cambridgeshire to be awarded the Silver Star award by the AA, recognising our superior level of quality, and high standards of service and cleanliness.

All our rooms feature en suite bathrooms and some offer the height of exclusivity with four poster beds and whirlpool spa baths. Our award-winning Mill House Restaurant will create a tempting selection of local and international dishes.

Free WIFI throughout the Hotel and ample Free Parking available on site.


Scrutton Bland

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01223 928065
Website: http://www.scruttonbland.co.uk/

Scrutton Bland is a leading provider of professional advice to both business and private clients. We believe in offering clear, professional advice and in finding the most effective solution to meet the individual needs of our clients. From our offices in Ipswich, Cambridge, Colchester and Diss we work with clients throughout the UK and beyond. Our team of experienced specialists provide accountancy, tax, auditinsurance, employee benefits and independent financial planning advice to owner-managed companiescorporate operations and private individuals.

We are committed to delivering great client service and constantly strive to exceed the expectations of our clients providing a proactive and supportive service.


Ann Pettengell Recruitment

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01223 350234
Website: http://www.annpettengell.co.uk/

We know when it comes to recruitment, one size doesn’t fit all. We understand business and we understand talent. We know the right candidates to help businesses move forward.

Matching people with great career opportunities, we take the time to listen and combine a human approach with a proven and reliable track record in our industry.

We’ve spent the last 30 years listening to the businesses of Cambridgeshire so we’re well placed to help you find your next member of staff. We’ve met, screened and assessed a host of people all ready to take the next step in their career path.

We are an independent agency specialising in permanent and temporary recruitment and payroll services. Coupling our knowledge of the job market with our experience, we are able to help you find your next member of staff in the following sectors:

  • Office
  • HR & Recruitment
  • Customer Service/Call Centre
  • Technical/IT
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Pharmaceutical & Scientific
  • Specialist/Executive

St. James’s Place Wealth Management

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01285 640302
Website: https://www.sjp.co.uk/


St. James’s Place is now the largest wealth management company in the UK with over 2500 Partner Businesses delivering face to face advice to clients. Our Partners deliver a comprehensive range of financial solutions and are supported by a distinctive approach to investment management which helps develop financial plans tailored to the needs of their clients.

The Cambridge office of St James’s Place Wealth Management opened in November 2017 and we are now situated on the Cambridge Research Park in Waterbeach following a relocation from Witham in Essex. Over 170 Partner Businesses are attached to the Cambridge Office and they serve clients across the east of England. Although many of our Partners Businesses have longstanding relationships in the region we are very excited about our recent relocation and the opportunity to forge connections with a new community.

Our Partner Businesses are all self-employed Small and Medium Enterprises with their own distinct business models and back office support staff. Every Partner provides a quality servicing proposition to their clients to ensure that we meet their changing needs and circumstances.

We believe St. James’s Place is synonymous with excellent service so we are delighted to support the Cambridgeshire SME Awards and celebrate the fantastic work of businesses across the region through sponsoring the Service Excellence Award.

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Would you like to see your business here?

Would you like to sponsor an award?

We’re always looking for companies that want to get their business out in the world for everyone to see. Our awards offer massive advertising opportunities for both entrants and sponsors – get in touch for quotes and more information.



The Cambridge Roar

Charity Partner

Tel: 01223 378 114
Website: http://www.thecambridgeroar.co.uk/


The Cambridge Roar is a festival of charity events raising funds for worthy causes. Since its conception in 2014 we have raised £55,000 for our nominated charities through holding a huge variety of events in a purpose-built luxury marquee in the grounds of Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, Cambridge.

Our calendar of events is open to everyone, groups of friends enjoy our Fashion Shows and White Collar Boxing alike, whilst couples will find plenty of evenings out with our Comedy Night or one of our luxury dinners, and our Finale Ball is popular with everyone!

A range of more corporate events also appeal to local businesses, meaning that the Roar also functions as a platform for networking, and an opportunity for organisations to get involved in a growing Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. We pride ourselves on not only providing some exciting additions to the Cambridge Summer calendar, but also helping to grow and connect the local business community. 

We are delighted that we will again be raising funds for The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, alongside the new additions of East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Cambridge United Community Trust as beneficiaries, so do take a look at the events and how you can get involved – we hope to see you at an event soon!


TR Global Events


Tel: +44 (0) 7788 593 946
Website: http://tr-globalevents.com/

TR Global Events Ltd. is a full service international event company, with offices in the UK and US. We offer customized incredible events to all, from the intimate gathering through to corporate large scale. TR offers professionalism combined with passion, high energy and a attentive partnership providing truly amazing experiences and events.
Whether the event is personal, corporate or social, TR specializes in cultivation, creating amazing experiences, integrating innovative event design with technology, the finest in dining experiences, music and entertainment.
In a highly competitive business environment TR Global Events offers tangible returns on any investment made, through the delivery of events, meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and trade shows, all aligned with your company’s core vision and values.
We base our success solely on client satisfaction.
We know that each and every event is unique and our collaborative approach enables us to creatively craft your vision into reality.


Cambridge Network


Tel: 01223 760102
Website: https://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/home/


Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK. We bring people together – from business and academia – to meet each other and share ideas, encouraging collaboration and partnership for shared success.