Grantham Journal Business Awards 2022 Finalists Revealed

Drum roll please, as we announce the finalists for the 2022 Grantham Journal Business Awards.

Our jury has been busy over the past few days studying the many applications received in order to put together a shortlist of three finalists in each of the 11 categories.

Chairman of the judges Nigel Rivers, of sponsor Pentangle, said: “This is my eighth year of involvement as a judge at the Grantham Journal Business Awards and I am as excited now as when I was first involved.

Grantham Journal Business Awards (53030042)

“Given how difficult the past two years have been for businesses, it is a great testament to Grantham that there are just under 200 nominations for the various categories.

“The level of entries certainly did not disappoint this year and created great discussion amongst the judges.

“We are really looking forward to announcing the winners at what is shaping up to be an amazing awards night.

2022 Grantham Journal Business Awards Sponsors (59389365)
2022 Grantham Journal Business Awards Sponsors (59389365)

“I’m proud to live and work among such amazing companies and people.”

This year will mark our 23rd awards ceremony – recognizing the best businesses in Grantham and surrounding villages.

The awards will be presented at a prestigious gala dinner in the marquee at Arena UK, Allington, on Friday 18 November.

Here are the finalists for the 2022 awards:

Apprentice of the year

  • Chloe Hudson – Improving Beauty
  • Declan Parks – Scottish Hair Design
  • Jake Moore – BGB

Best New Startup (Sponsored by Duncan and Toplis)

  • Belvoir Veterinary Care
  • Hayes Theater
  • play all day

Best Social Enterprise

  • Community books
  • Grantham Concern of poverty
  • Inspire+

Business Innovation (sponsored by South Kesteven District Council)

  • Absolutely Barkers
  • Moy Grantham Park
  • Plots and Plans

Business of the Year (Sponsored by Downtown)

  • Able Training Support Ltd
  • Four Seasons Future Planning Ltd
  • Price & Son Funeral Directors

Businessman of the Year

  • Dean Harrison – Angel and Royal
  • Jade Mullin – Jade Mullin Academy
  • Rebecca Shepherd – Trax Media Co

Customer service (sponsored by BGB)

  • Inner beauty
  • United Kingdom
  • Angel and Royal

Employee of the Year

  • Charlotte Carratt – WCF Chandlers
  • Jake Bilton – Crimson Kings (Midlands) Ltd
  • Sian Farmer – WCF Chandlers

Employer of the Year (Sponsored by Funding Round)

  • detergents
  • Scottish hair design
  • WCF Chandlers

Environmental Champion (sponsored by Viking Signs)

John Cussell Independent Retailer of the Year

  • Belvoir Veterinary Care
  • Enhance beauty
  • Grantham Kays

The final commercial prize is the judges’ prestige prize. This award is not eligible, the recipient will be chosen by the judges and will receive an engraved plaque, sponsored by Pentangle Engineering, to be kept until the next business awards in 2023.

  • To find out more about the awards, visit

Comments are closed.