Clearvision – Impressive in lots of judging categories, keeps its workforce engaged; strong growth potential with new products coming to market.
Highfield Professional Solutions – A solid SME with high scores for people and CSR and offers employee share ownership; strong innovation, profitable, and expanding into different geographies.
Landau UK – An innovative company with lots of ideas, high growth potential in the areas they are looking at, plus a high CSR score.
Paul Basham Associates – They have grown significantly in the last year, opened a new office, and continue to focus on people and CSR.
PVC Building Supplies – This family owned business empowers staff to generate ideas like just-in-time overnight order delivery that wins contracts against larger competitors.
Veritech Systems – At the forefront in security software, committed to staff training and heavily involved in community initiatives.
The SME of the Year award is open to privately-owned businesses with a base in the Solent and South Coast region which have been trading for at least two years and have no more than 250 employees.
Judges will consider the following: Current business performance, growth over the past two years, potential for future growth in years ahead, examples of innovation in products, services, and/or business practices, and contribution to the industry and/or to the business community.