2014 Winners

The Taunton Business Incentive awards this year were held on the 2nd December 2014.

The winners in the 2 groups were as follows:

Group A – (business with Annual Turnover from start-up to £100k)

Winner of the first award was BootUp PC, an IT solutions company set up by Spencer Blackaller with the aim of providing affordable solutions to businesses using the latest technology available.

BootUp PC, Winners of Group A

Group B – (business with Annual Turnover from 100k to £1m).

In the category for larger businesses the winner was Mastergen, a new business which specialises in supplying dairy and beef genetics to farmers, using semen from two of the largest bull studs in Europe.

Mastergen, Winners of Group B

Rebecca Pow, prospective Conservative MP for Taunton Deane was amongst the guests attending the Taunton Business Incentive awards at The Castle Hotel.

Rebecca said: “The Taunton Business Incentive awards event was a real success. By highlighting excellence amongst our small to medium sized businesses in Taunton Deane it helps to illustrate just how important these businesses are to our local economy.

Without exception all the businesses who entered this competition report that they have recently expanded and have been taking on more staff, which of course is really beneficial in terms of providing jobs and boosting the economy in Taunton Deane. Amongst those with inspiring stories of progress were Boot Up PC, Main Event Security, Geneis PR, Apple Campers, Townley Insurance and Mastergen. All winners in the two entry classes. It shows what can be achieved with the right economic framework in place nationally, something this government has worked hard to achieve, together with the right support locally in terms of grants, advice and opportunities.”

For more information please read the Somerset County Gazette article about the awards night.