All the finalists in this year’s FSB Bedfordshire Awards

Companies and entrepreneurs with stories of success to tell, representing Bedford, Luton, Leighton Buzzard and Biggleswade, have been shortlisted for glory in this year’s FSB Bedfordshire Business Awards. Organisers of the annual awards have been stunned by this year’s response which has seen entries flood in from companies and individuals who have never entered before.…

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All the WINNERS from the first ever BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Food and Drink Awards

The overall winner of the first ever Buckinghamshire Food and Drink Awards has been announced – independent butcher Mayo Brothers, in Bois Lane, Amersham. Mayo Brothers also won the category “Best Independent Butcher” at today’s Grand Final, held at Horwood House Hotel, near Milton Keynes. Rob and Jenni Sawyer, of Mayo Brothers, were “shell-shocked” at…

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Only days to go for entries to the Biztech Bright Sparc Awards (business and academic)

Business and academic leaders have urged top innovators in the region to submit their entries to the Biztech Bright Sparc Awards by Friday (May 29). The awards, exclusively for the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) region, are looking to put the spotlight on businesses, students and academics who capitalise on moments of inspiration.…

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County list of finalists announced in the Buckinghamshire Food & Drink Awards

Ravishing restaurants and indomitable independent businesses from across the county have been announced as finalists in the first ever Buckinghamshire Food and Drink Awards. More than 150 individual businesses were nominated across 13 categories with an astonishing total of 29,000 votes cast across the awards. The Grand Final will be held at Horwood House, in…

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We’re on the brink of something special in the SEMLEP region say the organisers of the Bright Sparc Awards

The UK is “on the brink of something special” say the organisers of the Biztech Bright Sparc Awards. Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters on the steps of number 10 Downing Street of his faith in the country’s future following the Conservatives’ shock victory in the general election. Fredi Nonyelu, chairman of Biztech business and…

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Go!Houghton

An extraordinary new Houghton Regis bar-restaurant will be opening on Monday, May 18 with a brand new name and ethos following a significant investment. The site of the former Dog & Duck, in Parkside Drive, has been refurbished and completely redeveloped by local entrepreneur Kishor Patel. “The new bar-restaurant is called GO!Houghton,” said Kishor, revealing…

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Searching for the next big idea from the region’s innovative students and academics

Top student and academic innovators from across the SEMLEP region have been invited to enter the Biztech Bright Sparc Awards. The awards recognise and reward creativity, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in the development of technological solutions for products and/or services in the Milton Keynes and SEMLEP region. Paul Sant, Associate Dean of UCMK, said:…

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