UK Enterprise Awards 2023

UK Enterprise Awards 2023 SME Engineering & Design Company of the Year 2023 - Wales Peter Abdulla founded Estavros Engineering (Estavros) back in 2010, a business venture where Peter has extraordinarily provided services as a contractor / consultant to major oil and gas engineering companies such as KBR, SBM Offshore, Jacobs and Worley where he contributed to serving the world’s giant oil and gas clients including Shell, Chevron, British Petroleum, Saudi Aramco and Reliance . Now, the company has grown significantly and is highly deserving of recognition within the UK Enterprise Awards 2023, so we sat down for a chat with Peter to learn more. • Oil and Gas engineering design. • Technical recruitment / outsourcing.

About our UK Enterprise Awards 2023 SME News is proud to announce the UK Enterprise are returning! Now in the seventh year, the UK Enterprise Awards is a highly regarded awards programme. Since the launch in 2017, the UK Enterprise Awards have shown the best and the brightest SMEs in the UK. This award is a highly successful snapshot for all the hardworking SMEs. We at SME News are immensely pleased with the success and reach of this national awards programme. From SMEs with one employee to businesses with 200, from ecommerce to brick-and-mortar stores, the UK SME sector is a huge diverse portfolio of businesses. SME News, therefore, wants to praise these businesses and provide them with the recognition they so rightly deserve. It goes without saying that times are tough right now for UK businesses. However, this is not the time to lose hope. Retaining and gaining new customers is the way forward, as well as using successful promotional tools to expand your network. The UK Enterprise Awards have proved successful in both of these instances. Who doesn’t want to be recognise for their hard work? Who doesn’t want to stand out amongst their competition? Who doesn’t want to display their success? The UK Enterprise Awards is one of the best tools to achieve all of these goals. SME News understands that many businesses are struggling to stay afloat, and it is for this reason why the UK Enterprise Awards are returning. Simply put, SME News wants to help all of the UK SME businesses by providing them with an equal opportunity to showcase their success. Sofi Parry | Senior Editor

Contents 8. Estavros Engineering: SME Engineering & Design Company of the Year 2023 - Wales 10. Blind Alley Art: Most Inspiring Sight-Impaired Artist 2023: Annie Fennymore 12. Let’s Culminate: Most Client-Focused Marketing & PR Agency 2023 - West Midlands 14. Resin Injection Technology Ltd: Most Innovative Subsidence Repair Service 2023 - Northampton 16. Tenbury Dental Centre: Most Outstanding Dental Practice 2023 - Worcestershire 18. Funky Discos & Karaoke: Best Mobile Disco & Karaoke Service 2023 - Scotland 20. The Education & Skills Partnership Ltd.: Best Education Management Organisation 2023 22. Uk Industrial Services Limited: Best Heritage Building Restoration Services Provider 2023 24. Order Uniform UK Ltd: Best PPE & Workwear Retail Platform 2023 - Wales 26. Abbots Court: Best Luxury Country House & Wedding Venue 2023 - Dorset 28. EXPRE Digital Ltd: Best Business Web Support Provider 2023 30. Vendula London Limited: Novelty Handbag Retailer of the Year 2023 32. RT Sweeper Services Ltd: Best Municipal Vehicle Engineering Service Provider 2023 – Midlands 34. St. James Facility Management: Best Bespoke Facility Management Services 2023 - Cheltenham 36. Cyden Ltd / SmoothSkin: Most Innovative Personal Beauty Device 2023 38. Whisky Investment UK®: Best Whisky Investment Management Specialists 2023 40. Hemphasize: Best Specialist CBD Store 2023 - South West & Customer Service Excellence Award 2023 42. Able Bikes Limited: PWD Bike Manufacturing SME of the Year 2023 44. Blackhawk Network (BHN): Best Branded eCommerce Payments Network 2023 46. Walsh Memorials Ltd: Best Independent Funeral Directors & Memorial Masons 2023 - West Midlands 48. The Bath And West Showground: Event Venue of the Year 2023 - Somerset 50. Declan Maltman, Managing Director: Leading Experts in Digital Strategy & Consulting 2023 52. Recrewit Ltd: Best Aviation Recruitment Specialists 2023 54. Aviva: Best Mid-Market Insurance Company 2023 Construction & Interior Furnishing 2023 56. Branniff Joinery: Leading Providers of Commercial Construction & Interior Furnishing 2023 58. Signature Clinic: Best Cosmetic Surgery & Non-Surgical Treatment Clinic 2023 60. HS Solid Fuels: Best Wood Fuel Products eTailer 2023 62. Kaybee Developments Limited: Best Individual High-End Property Developers 2023 - East Midlands 64. Perfect Group Nationwide Ltd: Best Relocation Service Provider 2023 - West Sussex 66. Home Insulation Services Ltd: Best Home Insulation Services 2023 - Lancashire 68. Club Seven Menswear: Luxury Men’s Underwear Brand of the Year 2023 70. FixTeam Ltd: Best Home Maintenance Company 2023 - South West 72. Uptech Ltd: Recognized Experts in Managed IT Security Services 2023 74. Autism Doctor: Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 (South East): Deepshikha Thakur & Excellence Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Neurodevelopmental Conditions 2023 - South East 76. Exposure Book Launch: Best Writing Services Online Platform 2023 - UK 78. Tambour Solutions: Best Tambour Door Systems Manufacturer 2023 - North West England 80. Chloe Cleaning & Maintenance Ltd: Best Cleaning & Property Maintenance Business 2023 - London 82. Blu’s Raw & Natural: Best Pet Supplies Business 2023 - Worcestershire 84. G7 Ltd: Planning Permission Experts of the Year 2023 - London 86. haversley: Best Estate Agency Support Firm 2023 88. LondonDayTripz: Most Memorable London Tour Operator 2023 90. Infomentum: Best Business Automation Integration Specialists 2023 92. Swim City GB: Best ‘All-Ages’ Swim School 2023 - North East England 93. Hair At Home By Mario: Most Accommodating Hair Specialists 2023 – Buckinghamshire 94. Pure Green Consulting: Renewable Energy Consultants of the Year 2023 – Wales

95. Tailormade Moves: Best Sales & Lettings Agency 2023 - Inverness 96. Life’s Little Recipes Ltd: Most Thoughtful Wellbeing Gift Enterprise 2023 & Most Creative Children’s Wellbeing Toy 2023: Unimole & Friends 97. Moo Music Central Dorset and Borders: Most Enriching Early Years Music Class Provider 2023 – South West 98. OTC Beverages Limited: Best Traditional Caribbean Drink 2023- United Kingdom, London 99. Christopher Wood Estate Agent: Real Estate Agent of the Year 2023 (South East): Christopher Wood & SME Customer Experience Excellence Award 2023 100. The Guineas Shopping Centre: Best Community Shopping Centre 2023 - The Guineas Newmarket 101. K.A.G. Recruitment: Most Innovative Recruitment Agency 2023 - Midlands 102. Jai Ho Restaurant: Best Authentic Indian Dining Experience 2023 – East Surrey 103. Edinburgh Jewellery Repair Ltd: Best Jewellery Restoration Company 2023 – Edinburgh & SME Craftmanship Award 2023 104. Artwave West: Best Contemporary Art Gallery 2023 - South West 105. SpaceMark Dental: Most Innovative Interdental Brush Technology 2023 – UK 106. Shivli Marothia Interiors: Best High-End Residential Interior Design Service 2023 - North East London 107. Mistev Export Health Certification Limited: Best Veterinarian Export Health Certification Specialists 2023 108. McNicholl Caravans Limited: Managing Director of the Year 2023 (Northern Ireland): Michael McNicholl 109. Maguire’s Developments LTD: Best Contemporary Park Home Retirement Development 2023 - Wales 110. GS Driver Training: Most Trusted HGV Driver Training Company 2023 111. Symonds and Greenham Estate Agents: Real Estate Agency of the Year 2023 - East Yorkshire 112. Masterteck Repair Ltd: Best Repair & Restoration Company 2023 – Southern England 113. Clearwax Ltd: Best Ear Wax Removal Experts 2023 114. Solar Select Ltd: Solar Energy System Installation Firm of the Year 2023 - England & Wales 115. Genysys Engine: AI Tech Start-Up of the Year 2023 - Northern Ireland 116. ReachOut Arts UK: Best Creative Arts Service Provider 2023 - Shropshire 117. Parcel ABC Limited: Most Innovative Logistics Service Provider 2023 118. Lots for Tots: Most Community-Focused Young Family Guide 2023 - East Midlands 119. DB Freelance Ltd: Best Family-Run Logistics & Delivery Services 2023 120. Office 2 Interiors Ltd: Most Customer Focused Commercial Refurbishment Services Provider 2023 - South East 121. Purple Beard Ltd: Most Disruptive EdTech Company 2023 122. Get Mortgage: Best Mortgage Services Specialists 2023 - Edinburgh 123. Terrence the Teacher Ltd.: Most Dedicated Wellbeing & Mental Health Development Services Provider 2023 - London 124. Time4you-Reflexology: Best Clinical Reflexology Treatment Provider 2023 - West Midlands 125. Commercial Foundation: Best Social Enterprise 2023 126. Paulsons Traffic Management Ltd: Independent Traffic Management Company of the Year 2023 – Hertfordshire 127. MJ Acoustics: Best Audio Products Manufacturer 2023 - East of England 128. Atkinson Roberts Creative: Graphic Design Firm of the Year - Greater Manchester 129. Mindful Onwards: Most Scientific Wellbeing & Performance Enterprise 2023 130. Life Begins with ADHD: Best ADHD Support Coaching 2023 - Southern England 131. WISP IT: Best Managed IT Services Provider 2023 – Shropshire 132. Zest Homes Sales and Lettings Ltd: Best Real Estate Agency 2023 - Kent 133. Melrose Interiors: Best Interior Rug & Flooring Specialists 2023 – UK 134. Formation Plastics: Plastic Fabrications Company of the Year 2023 - Yorkshire 135. 1ovmany: Most Pioneering Management Consultancy Firm 2023 & SME Business Excellence Award 2023 136. Serendipity Care and Support LTD.: Most Supportive Residential Care Home 2023 - South Wales 137. Trend-Trolley: Best Emerging Retail & Distribution Consultants 2023 – Dubai & SME Innovation Excellence Award 2023

138. Feather & Twigs: Independent Village Shop of the Year 2023 - North West England 139. DM Fire Ltd: Fire Safety Management Experts of the Year 2023 - UK 140. Sodexo Engage: Employee Engagement Experts of the Year 2023 141. The Business Catalyst: Best SME Customer Experience Consultancy 2023 142. New Forest Cattery And Kennels Limited: Most Compassionate Kennels & Cattery 2023 - South West 143. Save Energy World Ltd: Best Home Energy Surveyors 2023 - South East 144. Yum Asia: Rice Cookers Retailer of the Year 2023 145. Sports Coaching Specialists Ltd: Best Sports Coaching Provider 2023 - Essex 146. The Surrey Butchers: Best Traditional Butcher’s Shop 2023 - Surrey 147. Maywe Events: Most Client-Focused Event Management Company 2023 - Northern Ireland 148. Chester Model Centre: Model Train Store of the Year 2023 - Cheshire 149. Arran Castaways: Best Coastal Self-Catering Accommodation 2023 - Western Scotland 150. Lion Education Limited: English Tutoring Company of the Year 2023 151. If Media Ltd: Best Creative Communications Professional 2023: Sharon Goble 152. DuraGas Ltd: Boiler Installation Specialists of the Year 2023 - West Yorkshire 153. KNP Litho Ltd: Most Ethical Printing & Mailing Solutions Company 2023 - Suffolk 154. Confrex UK: Best Events & Exhibitions Newcomer 2023 155. Bri-Stor Systems: Best Lightweight Commercial Vehicle Convertor 2023 156. Spectrum Courses: Best Safeguarding & SEND Awareness Courses Provider 2023 157. House Fox Estate Agents: Best Residential Estate Agency 2023 - Somerset 158. UKSV: Most Creative Events Agency 2023 - UK & Europe 159. Commusoft: Most Empowering Field Service Management Platform 2023 160. Willowbrook Foods: Most Innovative Food Production Company 2023 - Northern Ireland 161. FAB Communications: Best Independent PR & Brand Communications Company 2023 - London & South East 162. Ideal Removals: Multi-Service Removals Company of the Year 2023 - North Yorkshire 163. Schon&Co. Ltd: Best Corporate & B2B PR Consultancy 2023 164. Inclusive Sport: Most Inclusive Sports Coaching 2023 - Kent 165. Major Recruitment: Best Industrial Recruitment Specialists 2023 - South East & SME Business Start-Up Award 2023 166. Norfolk Industries For Disabled People: Best Care Service Provider Community Enterprise 2023 - Norfolk 167. Sierra 57 Consult: Best Precision Engineering Recruitment Agency 2023 - UK 168. Joanne Ramsden Financial Solutions Ltd: Best Financial Adviser 2023 (North West England): Joanne Ramsden 169. Thrive Marketing Communications: Best Recruitment Marketing Consultancy 2023 170. Messy Senses Ltd: Best Sensory Specialists 2023 - Leicestershire 171. C residential Ltd: Best Estate Agency 2023 – Staffordshire & Customer Service Excellence Award 2023 172. Wooshii: Most Innovative Video Performance Management Agency 2023 173. Test Your Intolerance: Intolerance Testing Company of the Year 2023 174. The Digital Voice™: Best Boutique B2B PR Agency 2023 – UK 175. Turation: Best Industrial AI Start-Up 2023 176. Inspiring Reward Ltd: Best Employee Rewards & Benefits Consultancy 2023 - South East 177. The Horsey HR Lady: Equestrian HR Company of the Year 2023 - West Midlands 178. Colin Ellis Property Services: Best Estate Agents & Chartered Surveyors 2023 – North East England 179. Billie’s Fins Swim School: Most Passionate Children’s Swim School 2023 - Cambridgeshire 180. Aroma Care Solutions: Most Effective Odour Eliminator & Cleaning Product Company 2023 181. Ogilvie Fleet: Most Trusted Fleet Management Solutions Provider 2023 - South Yorkshire 182. Bigohcoaching: Best Executive Coaching & Business Mentoring Organisation 2023

183. Ginger and Green: Best Interior Design Consultants 2023 - Essex 184. DH Property Services: Best Property Maintenance Firm 2023 - Chelmsford 185. Akeno Limited: Business Transformation Consultancy of the Year 2023 - East Midlands 186. Manilla Healthcare Services: Most Compassionate Personal & Domiciliary Care Service 2023 - East Midlands 187. RPW Fire Sprinklers: Best Fire Sprinkler Design & Installation Provider 2023 - Wales 188. McGin-Lee HR Ltd: Most Innovative HR Consultancy 2023 & SME Business Excellence Award 2023 189. Stack: Best Consulting-Led SaaS Company 2023 – London 190. Transform Communications: Best PR Consultancy of the Year 2023 – South West 191. Petaurum HR: HR Consultancy of the Year 2023 192. Europcar Vans & Trucks: Most Trusted Vehicle Rental Service 2023 193. Hydrov Ltd: Best Sprinkler Tank Survey & Maintenance Company 2023 194. RI Cruden Ltd: Most Trusted Renewable Energy Solutions Contractor 2023 - Scotland 195. Product Heads Limited: Leading Product Management & Design Recruitment Agency 2023 196. Ikonic Technology Ltd: International IT Supplier of the Year 2023 - UK 197. J Barlow & Family Funeral Service: Best Family-Run Funeral Services 2023 – East Midlands 198. Total Wellbeing Matters: Mental Health Trainer of the Year 2023: Amanda Whitlock 199. Good Egg Safety CIC: Family Safety Champions of the Year 2023 & Most Dynamic Safety Information Guide Provider 2023 200. Griffin Property Co.: Best Online Property Sales Platform 2023 - South East 201. Totally ADR Ltd: Best SME Divorce Paralegal Firm 2023 202. Platinum Pro Kitchens: Most CustomerFocused Nationwide Bespoke Kitchen Company 2023 203. BioPaxium Technologies Limited: Most Innovative Food Packaging Solutions Provider 2023 204. Blue I Group: Best Event & Theatre Audio- Visual Production Company 2023 205. Sinalda UK Limited: Best Global AC Voltage Stabiliser Manufacturer 2023 206. FT Chronic Pain Solicitors: Most ClientFocused Personal Injury Law Firm 2023 - South West 207. DEFY Brands: Best Social Impact Brand Marketing Firm 2023 - London 208. In-Phase Training Limited: Best Electrical Training Centre 2023 - Liverpool 209. Wanderlands Ltd.: Environmental Consultancy of the Year 2023 - South West 210. Horizons Residential Care Limited: Leading Provider of Bespoke Children’s Residential Care 2023 – Scotland 211. S:CRAFT: Best Shutters & Blinds Wholesaler 2023 212. Mechway Ltd: Best Waste Management Machinery Supplier 2023 213. Moving Forward Sports: Best Independent Sports Retailer & Custom Sports Kit Specialists 2023 - West Midlands 214. Janine Lowe Feng Shui/Chinese Astrologer: Best Feng Shui Consultant 2023: Janine Lowe 215. Crossword Recruitment Ltd: Best Emerging Recruitment Business 2023 – Merseyside 216. Charybdis Developments Ltd: Luxury Residential Developments Contractor of the Year 2023 - South East 217. Emma Hart Aesthetics: Best Non-Surgical Aesthetics Clinic 2023 – Ipswich 218. JG Shopfitting & Carpentry Limited: Best ShopFitting Services 2023 - South Wales 219. Affinity Group Limited: Best Corporate Service Provider 2023 - Isle of Man 220. Biomechanix Clinic Ltd: Leaders in Orthopaedic Triage & Medical Technology 2023 - Midlands 221. Become A Chef (BAChefUK): Best Online Culinary Career Development Resource 2023 - UK 222. Specialised Orthotic Services Ltd: Best Special Seating Systems Clinical Services Provider 2023 223. Hybrid Media Education: Most Innovative IT Support Company 2023 224. Claire Nicholson Digital: Best Life Science Web Developer 2023 - Hertfordshire 225. Athleticum Fitness: Best Sport Equipment Training 2023 - UK 226. Enviroserve UK: Commercial Cleaning Business of the year 2023

8 | UK Enterprise Awards 2023 May23188 SME Engineering & Design Company of the Year 2023 - Wales Peter Abdulla founded Estavros Engineering (Estavros) back in 2010, a business venture where Peter has extraordinarily provided services as a contractor / consultant to major oil and gas engineering companies such as KBR, SBM Offshore, Jacobs and Worley where he contributed to serving the world’s giant oil and gas clients including Shell, Chevron, British Petroleum, Saudi Aramco and Reliance . Now, the company has grown significantly and is highly deserving of recognition within the UK Enterprise Awards 2023, so we sat down for a chat with Peter to learn more. With almost 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Peter Abdulla couldn’t be more versed for his role of Founder and Managing Director of Estavros Engineering. 13 years ago, Peter established is company and began providing consulting services to businesses within the oil and gas industry – and he hasn’t looked back. For over 15 years, Peter has been working on some of the world’s largest and most challenging projects, all of which has enhanced his technical experience and his passion for business. He is a qualified engineer with a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering, in addition to being a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology in the UK. By 2019, Peter was taking on bigger scopes of work and outsourcing of engineers to other organisation, bringing a team on board to help him execute projects and provide personnel to clients. He says, “I had the idea in my mind for a long time. I decided to go and exhibit the company at ADIPEC, the biggest oil and gas exhibition in the world which is held annually in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. I spent four days exhibiting the company and made some contracts.” As a result, things were getting really exciting for Estavros, but then around four months later, the COVID-19 pandemic caused everything to come to a grinding halt. Peter comments, “A lot of the projects we were speaking about just died – none of the projects that we’d been speaking about in 2019 actually came into fruition.” However, Peter is ambitious and tenacious, and he didn’t let this dampen his spirits. As the world began to return to the “new normal,” Peter still had his sights set on taking his business far. He states, “I still had the idea to network and talk about the company and discuss things with various clients, and then the opportunity came – when I signed an outsourcing contract and some lump sum contracts with one of the world’s largest oil and gas organisations.” He continues, “As my first major client, they could see value in what I could provide them and that’s when the business (Estavros) started growing.” Thus, Peter and Estavros Engineering began providing consultancy work and personnel to their major clients, taking on some lump sum contracts for stress analysis and other engineering work. “That was my breakthrough,” Peter tells us. “And I’m still providing them with about four personnel.” “I’ve dealt with a lot of the major oil and gas companies. Initially, I was providing consultation to big players like Foster Wheeler, Jacobs, and SBM Offshore.” Now, Estavros has contributed to many major projects around the world. Estavros provides various engineering design scopes within the oil and gas, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals across multiple disciplines including Control & Instrumentation, Process, electrical, mechanical, piping and structural stress analysis and much more We offer services in leading edge design software including: Services offered: • Technical and non-technical outsourcing. • Engineering design services (multidiscipline). • C&I • Electrical • Process • Mechanical • Civil design • Drafting • Piping Stress Analysis • Project Management • Much more. Engineering Software experience: • SmartPlant Instrumentation (SPI) for Control and Instrumentation, • SmartPlant Electrical (SPEL) for Electrical design, • 3D Modelling in various tools, • SmartPlantFoundation (SPF), • SmartPlant P&ID (SPPID), • CAESAR II – Piping Stress Analysis, • ANSYS – Finite Element Analysis, and much more…… Industries served: • Oil and gas. • Refining. • Chemicals. • Petrochemicals. • Data Centres. • Rail. Not only did Estavros gain leverage thanks to its contacts, but it also wouldn’t be where it is today

UK Enterprise Awards 2023 | 9 SME Engineering & Design Company of the Year 2023 - Wales without its emphasis on hard work, commitment, transparency, honesty, and integrity. The company does business in a very transparent way; there are no hidden aspects or surprises, with it aiming to be competitive in a very transparent way. Its clients always know exactly the service they’re getting and how much it is going to cost, tailoring it exactly to their specific requirements and striving to provide added value. At Estavros, safety always comes first, too. It believes in keeping its team and clients safe while delivering the best possible service. Its people are its most valuable asset, whether an employee, customer, business partner, or supplier, ensuring everyone is treated with respect and that they are inevitably satisfied with their experience of Estavros. Peter goes on to share more about his team: “A lot of companies look for extremely experienced senior guys that have a lot of experience and knowledge behind them, which is valuable; I agree, but sometimes I find that an enthusiastic young person with the right attitude who is willing to learn and make the effort to go and research something can be just as good. “I look for that trait in people – having the enthusiasm to go and find out something and get the job done, regardless of if they have that particular experience or not. They’re willing to read, willing to ask people, network, and get the information they want and get the job done.” Now we’ve discovered what makes Estavros Engineering the outstanding and award-winning firm it is, there is undoubtedly a very bright future ahead of it, involving growth and continuing to deliver on its promises with integrity, and in a safe and timely manner. Peter gives us an insight into what that looks like. “I’m on the lookout to increase the recruitment and outsourcing side of the business to other companies and possibly other industries – that’s my strongest point at the moment – and also to take on further design projects in terms of engineering design particularly within the oil and gas, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals industries. We can offer multi-discipline engineering design services delivering world class engineering design deliverables using software tools that are at the leading edge of technology in par with the world’s tier one contractors. “ Estavros is more than capable and welcomes the opportunity to take on even more engineering design scopes independently or to execute scope of engineering design as sub-contracts from larger engineering companies. “It’s also in our plan to expand abroad, where we can be competitive in line with the industry trends where more and more companies are executing work outside of the UK.” Company: Estavros Engineering Contact: Peter Abdulla Email: Website:

10 | UK Enterprise Awards 2023 Most Inspiring Sight-Impaired Artist 2023: Annie Fennymore Annie Fennymore is an artist that was registered blind 21 years ago. After sadly losing her granddaughter, she found herself compelled to painting and, since, she has developed her own form of tactile art. We take a closer look at her story and how channelling her pain into art has led her to being recognised in the UK Enterprise Awards 2023. At 28 years of age Annie Fennymore realised that a prescribed drug that she had been taking was reducing the level of oxygen going to her eyes. She was told that by the time she reached her 40s she would have no vision. Once her sight was near to nothing, she discovered she had bilateral cataract, which she was treated for but left scaring. Later, she had a fall that damaged her neck and hip, which left her unable to walk until three months later. As if that on its own wasn’t enough for one person to go through, Annie lost her granddaughter. As her vision disappeared and her world surrounded her with pain, she found strength to keep moving forward and accept the hurdles she now had to face. It was not an easy journey, but painting became her therapy. Blind Alley Art was founded by Annie, and it is where she showcases her very own tactile art. To create the wonderful pieces, she uses acrylic paints and raised mediums like – acrylic lava gel, sculpting pastes, adhesive grouting, a glue gun, cardboard, and more. You may wonder how she is able to make this happen. The process begins by Annie visualising the painting in her mind, once her idea is set, she creates a backdrop. Once that is dried, she uses Blue Tack to mark the subject and fills in the area with the mediums above. Annie does this using her fingers, and occasionally uses a brush for backgrounds and larger canvases. In terms of colour, she has talking electronic aids that read out the colour of the tubes. When she was introduced to these it transformed her paintings as she was able to incorporate more colour than ever before. For Annie, art is not meant to look like a photograph, it doesn’t need to be perfect. As long as the subject is clear, it just needs to make sense to the person who is viewing it. It is all about perception and for each person it may mean something completely unique to them. The techniques that she has incorporated throughout the years has enabled her to bring to life beautiful art for many to enjoy. Especially as tactile art enables the visually impaired to be able to interact with art through touch. Annie has shared her methods and techniques which are now carried out in the art and craft team for Blind Veterans, Brighton. In Essex, she leads her ‘Paint on…’ monthly art groups in Clacton on sea, and Colchester. On top of teaching and sharing her ways, she supports Royal Marines Association and one of her paintings ‘Poppies’ is on sale as a greeting card from The money all goes to the association to support those serving, injured, and the elderly. In addition, she has taken her work into schools and universities, worked with children with disabilities, adults with learning difficulties, and volunteered with Essex Sight, and Deaf/Blind U.K. Her work has been recognised and praised by artists. A portrait that she did of her Guide dog Amber won the Hellen Keller International Art Award in 2011 which was a confidence boost and pushed Annie to further develop her artwork. Annie had her first London exhibition at Sunbury Embroidery Gallery which was founded and supported by Arts Council England. Currently she regularly exhibits her art, followed by a talk at the Moorfields Academy who is made up of people that are involved in the care and health of eyes. Blind Alley Art represents that pain can create something beautiful and that if you look beyond the obstacles and the reasons why you can’t, you will find yourself surprised at what you are able to accomplish. The heartbreak that led her down this path, the patience, the strength, and the dedication that it has taken for her to show up year after year and make the best of what she has is truly inspiring. Annie’s perception on what she has gone through has enabled her to build something that others can look up to. She has adapted and accepted what life had put before her and as something ended, she focused on what could begin. It is fair to say that Annie inspires all of those who come across her work and her story, which is why it comes to no surprise that Annie has recently been awarded with Most Inspiring Sight-Impaired Artist 2023. We can all learn from the wisdom that Annie shares and what her art represents. If you are interested in buying one of her pieces, attending her upcoming exhibitions, or you are inspired by her story, head over to the Blind Alley Art website to find out more. Company: Blind Alley Art Web Address: Apr23351

UK Enterprise Awards 2023 | 11 Most Inspiring Sight-Impaired Artist 2023: Annie Fennymore

12 | UK Enterprise Awards 2023 Apr23142 Most Client-Focused Marketing & PR Agency 2023 - West Midlands Working predominantly within the travel, leisure, eco-business, and fitness industries, Culminate has established itself as one of the best in the business. Of course, the weight of that reputation rests firmly at Georgina’s feet, driven by her expertise and experience. At the forefront of Culminate’s core messaging is disruption – a need to change the hyper competitive marketing and PR space for the better. Today, if you need PR, digital marketing, or social media management, you can’t do better than Culminate and Georgina. “I have significant experience working with a range of stakeholders from multi-national organisations to boutique brands. Having lead the development of social media, public relations and marketing strategies for startups, SME’s and large brands. As someone who has often been the only female in the room while decisions are being made, I want to allow girls and women to know they can make a difference, especially in traditionally male dominated sectors, like sport and fitness. This has been a key mission of mine since launching the business last year. In accordance with this I also support women in sport - sponsoring a female footballer in her journey to professionalism, and sponsoring Severn Stars Super League Netball Team.,” Georgina explains in more detail. As a disruptor, it is important for Georgina to work with clients that understand her values and approach entirely. After all, exceptional results can only be achieved by seamless collaboration and communication. A partnership, with both parties on the same page at all times. This extends to Culminate’s client onboarding, with Georgina making a point that she will only accept clients she knows she can help through her expertise. “Being honest from the outset is my philosophy, does the client have a good hook, or do we need to explore other elements of the business to get the best results for them.” Working with eco and green businesses, it also won’t be a surprise to learn that Georgina holds sustainable values in high regard also, as she moves on to discuss. “For me planet before profit is vital, we need to make decisions based on preserving the planet and making it better for future generations not how much money we can make. Similarly, looking forwards, wellness will be the core of my staff and employment strategy, full flexibility, and trust are the vital elements I carry through my business. Trusting to know the job will be done whether it takes 2 hours or 2 days!” It’s no secret that the marketing and PR worlds are undergoing vast changes at the moment – and for the foreseeable future. As a disruptor, there’s certainly an element of Georgina’s work which looks to ignore such trends, but naturally, it also pays to be aware of any trends currently gripping the market. “For PR we are seeing more and more the focus being on something interesting and newsworthy rather than just the relationship the PR professional has. With digital journalism being ever growing we see more and more opportunities for coverage for clients, and todays mummy blogger could be tomorrows broadsheet editor, so for me you need to explore new opportunities as you never know where it will lead in the future. “Also we have to mention the growth in podcasts and vlogging! Goodness this is booming, and great to have the opportunity for my clients to get their voices heard. The impact for me is building knowledge and relationships in the podcast space, learning which are viable options and which are flash in the pan podcasts with very few listeners. But with any PR coverage, it is great to get the host talking about you and your business.” Moreover, being based in the UK has also offered many benefits to the way that Culminate conducts its work, allowing for freedom of expression that Georgina has capitalised on. “All of my clients are UK based, and looking to build their UK business by building their brand awareness and developing greater opportunities either in their local community or across the country. In the UK we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to be free with our PR and media, and take risks with our marketing that can pay off in the most wonderful ways,” she adds. One of the prominent benefits of the modern digital landscape is that it has empowered masters of their craft to detach themselves from larger establishment and go alone, unencumbered by corporate processes. Georgina Evans Goodrich, Founder of Let’s Culminate (Culminate), is one such master. We spoke with her on the back of the company’s success in the programme to find out more.

UK Enterprise Awards 2023 | 13 So, with all of this in mind, what does the future hold for Culminate and Georgina? Growth, naturally, as Georgina concludes in her closing comments. “2023 will be my first full year being employed in the business, and I am currently looking about a 50% growth rate in profitable turn over. I am passionate and dedicated to making this business a success and proving no matter what your background or where you grew up you can do anything you set your mind too. For the next year I want to continue the growth I am seeing currently, continue to secure fabulous coverage for my clients and work with new business to promote the best of British sustainability.” As part of their core values, Let’s Culminate and Georgina have spent considerable time pursuing charitable endeavours. Here, she talks through her volunteer roles in more detail. “I’m a Netball Volunteer Coach, creating my own club and coaching three teams in the West Midlands as a volunteer. Helping inspire and encourage more and more women to get into sport, promoting their mental health and the physical health benefits of exercise and as part of a team. I also volunteer with Cinnamon Trust as a dog walker for individuals that want to keep their four legged friends at home at the end of their lives, while facing debilitating illnesses. I am a volunteer on the Board of Trustees for Tumaini Jipya - New Hope, supporting their marketing and PR along with fundraising. Which I am currently organising their first ever golf day at Coventry Golf Club in October for local businesses to come along and play 4 ball golf or even sponsor a hole on the day!” Company Name: Let’s Culminate Contact Name: Georgina Evans Goodrich, Founder Address: 15 Avon Way, Bidford on Avon, Alcester, Warwickshire, B50 4GP Web Address: Contact Email: Telephone Number: 07958461207

14 | UK Enterprise Awards 2023 May23325 Most Innovative Subsidence Repair Service 2023 - Northampton Innovation fuels numerous industries, manifesting in various ways to drive and serve experts, leaders and start-ups towards best practices. When it comes to the construction and property space, there’s one innovation which has made a dramatic impact on the sector, resin injection. Here, Resin Injection Technology Ltd has become a standout – we spoke with Director Karl Scott to find out more Let’s start from the top as it seems to be the most obvious place to start with this relatively niche industry. So, what exactly is resin injection? In essence, it is the practice of injecting resin into groundworks – mainly filling the cracks in concrete – to reinforce the foundational structure and ensure stability on further building works. In Karl’s own words, he describes the Resin Injection Technology Ltd team as “foundation and ground strengthening specialists,” but that barely scratches the surface of their work. Here, Karl begins by explaining the company’s offerings in more detail. “We are providing subsidence repair with an excavation free method. Our resin injection technology is a more efficient alternative to the traditional method of underpinning. Our mission is to create a cost effective environmentally friendly method to the traditional underpinning method.” “We are constantly striving to provide a cost effective and less invasive method to support our clients in their projects with structural movement.” Construction is an industry which will never experience a significant slowdown. Demand is steady, and constant. With that demand, comes an ever-present need for improvement, development and innovation. To ask questions such as: is there a way to do this faster? More efficiently? More cost-effectively? Is there a way to do this job more sustainability? To use less material? To ensure stability for longer? There are thousands of companies asking those questions and endeavouring to answer them with better and better solutions. Naturally, this innovation driven mission has set the path that the team now travel down. By offering services that are cutting edge and practically peerless, Resin Injection Technology Ltd has swiftly differentiated itself from any potential competitors and become a pacesetter in this emerging landscape. Karl moves on to discuss the company’s values. “Resin Injection Technology’s values are to help our clients with the most cost effective and non-disruptive method to their property. We offer a full service from start to finish and continue to monitor the works completed for 5 years.” All of this is fuelling the company’s growth, success and importance in the industry. The latter is certainly becoming more relevant as the technology matures and gains momentum as best practice. “We are noticing more and more subsidence claims and issues being rejected by insurers meaning demand for public and insurance based claims are going up,” Karl adds. With everything in consideration, the future of Resin Injection Technology Ltd will rely on continuation. A continuation of the company’s current trajectory, core values and mission. It perhaps goes without saying, but the team will naturally prove to be a deciding influence on the company’s ability to fully capitalise on the seemingly limitless success it is positioned to claim. Karl continues to discuss his approach to recruitment and its role in nurturing the internal culture. “What we look for in our staff is a great attitude, great work ethic and a willingness to learn. We provide a full training and education system of our technology, which is unique. Professional growth is offered and shown in our track record of staff progressing through to higher roles and this is something we will continue to do in the future.” For now, as aforementioned, the future of Resin Injection Technology Ltd lies in expansion and progress as it looks to develop and explore the possibilities of this exciting new technology. In his closing comments, Karl concludes on the benefits of 2023 and offers a touch more insight in what lies beyond. “2023 has been a good year for growth and we will continue to push on to deliver and innovate in the future.” All in all, industries rely on innovation and for companies of all sizes to dream of constant betterment. As construction is one of the world’s largest industries, it’s an impressive feat to build a reputation for innovation on the greater landscape. But that’s exactly what Resin Injection Technology Ltd has achieved, and for that, it deserves all of the recognition it can receive. For all of this, the company has been awarded the title of Most Innovative Subsidence Repair Service of the Year in the UK Enterprise Awards hosted by SME News. Company: Resin Injection Technology Ltd Name: Karl Scott, Director Email: Web Address: Address: Unit 28 Cuckhoo Hill Farm, Hanslope, MK19 7HQ Telephone: 01604 801055

UK Enterprise Awards 2023 | 15 Most Innovative Subsidence Repair Service 2023 - Northampton

16 | UK Enterprise Awards 2023 Most Outstanding Dental Practice 2023 - Worcestershire Tenbury Dental Centre has become well known across Worcestershire for delivering a caring, modern, family practice. The question is how? Well, we spoke to Director Vishal Patel to find out why the clinic has been overwhelmingly recognised as the ‘Most Outstanding Dental Practice’ in the region. Established in the 1970s, Tenbury Dental Care has become a stalwart of the community through a dedication to best in class practices that have been honed over the last 50 years. While it is easy to overlook the importance of such establishments, the time should be taken to emphasise the way that the access to exceptional dental care has shaped the clinic’s local community. Tenbury Dental Care has certainly made its mark on the people it treats and remained committed to delivering next generation services, as Vishal takes a moment to explain in more detail. “Our aim is for our patients to maintain good dental health so that they may keep their teeth for life with as few fillings as possible in strong healthy gums. We have expanded our services to provide more advanced treatments including advanced teeth whitening, smile makeovers with crowns veneers and specialised oral surgery procedures including dental implants (simple to complex).” This is important, as it would be all too easy for the clinic to stagnate on the back of its age, or simply choose to settle behind larger industry trends. It’s clear from the outset that this is certainly not the case here, with all efforts made to remain cutting edge. “We use the latest digital technology including digital X-rays and intra-oral scanners which allow us to capture and record patients’ dental records. Rather than using traditional analog impression, intra-oral scanners have enabled a wand like device that assists with achieving accurate records and sending them electronically to any lab in the country. We are passionate about dentistry, and are also investing into a 3D CT scanner (CBCT) which will allow us to take accurate Xray images of the jaw in slices so that we can identify vital structures like nerves and sinuses etc prior to placing implants. Being in a rural location, we are currently having to refer these patients for these scans, this will all change in the near future after the renovations.” “Our main mission is to provide exceptional quality of dental treatment which is affordable for the local community whilst at the same time giving patients the best experience.” It’s also important to recognise that the future of dentistry very much lies in smaller, more localised, independent clinics, rather than the larger mainstays – as is the case across a plethora of industries. These smaller clinics are expert-led, and driven to change the communities they settle in. “The future of dentistry is about small business individuals that own and run a practice to provide patient care rather than big corporates that may view patients as numbers and targets,” Vishal adds. With this in mind, Tenbury Dental Care endeavours to be led absolutely by its core values, which – as you can imagine with everything that has been said so far – are innately patient-centric. This will serve the clinic well moving forwards, as dentistry continues to shift and adapt to changing trends and patient expectations. “Currently there has been a big shift of patients wanting more cosmetic treatment than ever before. This includes anything from teeth whitening, smile makeovers to clear aligner orthodontics such as invisalign. Patients are much more aware via online research of the range of treatments available. This has increased the responsibility of the dental profession to cater and meet these demands but in the most ethical way.” Naturally, the team play a key role in all of this, as Vishal moves on to discuss. “Regarding our team, we look for genuine caring professionals that can prove a level of competency and are motivated together as a team. We ensure we have experts in different facets of the business. We have also trained and developed multiple trainee dental nurses through

UK Enterprise Awards 2023 | 17 apprenticeship programmes to become competent in their role. We encourage our staff members to strive by supporting their education and further development in their respective roles. We have regular meetings and appraisals coupled with bonuses to motivate our staff to strive to help progress our business and its values.” Ultimately, when it comes to the future, the clinic is looking to make use of its current construction and renovation projects which looks to expand the space to accommodate for its growth and burgeoning patient-base. Here, Vishal concludes in his closing comments. “Currently we have two clinical operating rooms only. We have started a major construction and renovation project to carry out a loft conversion for a large staff room, office and storage facilities. We are also carrying out an extension into the garden to double our capacity to 4-5 clinical Most Outstanding Dental Practice 2023 - Worcestershire rooms. Furthermore we are installing a CBCT scanner which will be an invaluable asset for the local community that cannot get access to such technology in rural areas. All the operating rooms will be revamped and future proofed to enable the dentistry and patient care to be carried out at its best. It will also give a relaxed atmosphere for our patients to walk into.” Contact Details Company Name: Tenbury Dental Centre Contact Name: Vishal Patel, Director Address: Tenbury Dental Centre, 32 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8AA, United Kingdom Web Address: Contact Email: Telephone Number: 01584810584

18 | UK Enterprise Awards 2023 Apr23616 Best Mobile Disco & Karaoke Service 2023 - Scotland When organising a party or event, hiring the right DJ is essential for ensuring the best atmosphere, happy guests, and a smooth-running night. No one wants to pay out for a DJ who just plays whatever they want and ignores requests or, even worse, a DJ that doesn’t show up at all. The good news is that, if you’re hosting an event in the Scottish Borders area, you don’t have to look far for an excellent and reliable DJ. Funky Discos & Karaoke is an award-winning Scottish mobile disco and karaoke company that serves a number of areas in and around the Borders, including Edinburgh, West Lothian, Kelso, Melrose, Selkirk, Galashiels, Hamilton, Motherwell, Berwick Upon Tweed, Peebles, and areas in between. From gigs at high-capacity nightclubs to 70s fancy dress stage shows, the company has attended a range of events, delivering DJ slots that vary between one and six hours long. It has entertained in all types of venue imaginable, from a castle in the Borders to nearby holiday parks to people’s gardens and living rooms. Therefore, the company has an impressive scope of experience. It has worked with a multitude of clients and catered to a diverse array of needs and desires, meaning it is more than capable of delivering your perfect disco. Every party is different, and every party host wants something different from their DJ and disco service provider. Equally, each DJ has their own niche and therefore has something unique to offer. Funky Discos & Karaoke strives to find out exactly what the client’s party is about and what they want from their DJ. Thanks to its extensive experience, the company has the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively match the right DJ to the right party. From its team of polite, professional, and experienced DJs, Funky Discos & Karaoke selects the most suitable team member for the gig. Before the event, clients can pre-choose songs using the company’s convenient online space. On the day, the chosen DJ will attend the venue to set up a high-quality sound system, along with light show technology and special effects. They will play the client’s desired music at their chosen volume to create an excellent atmosphere for both the host and their guests. Funky Discos & Karaoke’s experienced DJs know exactly what songs to play to raise the energy at a party. Their mission is to fuse the client’s personal music taste with party classics to get people dancing and having fun. Importantly, Funky Discos & Karaoke has all the required electrical safety certificates for its equipment. The company also has Public Liability Insurance (PLI), which is a requirement for all discos. Many venues ask for copies of PLI documents to be sent in advance. Funky Discos & Karaoke is happy to send copies either to the client or directly to the venue, depending on their wishes. Funky Discos & Karaoke understands that people look for reliability first when it comes to booking a DJ and disco. Throughout its 27-year history, the company has maintained a 100% successful record of reliability, earning itself an incredible reputation in the industry. To guarantee this, Funky Discos & Karaoke has a backup plan in constant operation, including spare equipment, vehicle breakdown cover, and extra DJs on standby. This ensures that, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, the company will always deliver a disco. Funky Discos & Karaoke takes great pride in its reliability and assures any potential clients that it intends to retain its outstanding track record by never letting anyone down. As a result of its incredible services, Funky Discos & Karaoke has received an abundance of positive feedback from its happy and satisfied customers. Its reviews suggest that people are consistently impressed with the professional services it delivers; its DJs arrive on time, play great music, fulfil all specific requests, and create an amazing party atmosphere. Many state that the music had guests dancing all night long. As a result, it’s unsurprising that many customers highly recommend Funky Discos & Karaoke to anyone looking for an excellent, reliable DJ for an energetic night. “Kevin the DJ was brilliant, everyone was very pleased with the music and there was a mixed age group, very quick to set up and clear away. Great sound and great lights, especially as it was outside,” states a review from Kathleen M. “I’d definitely recommend Kevin and I’d definitely use his services again.” For the reliable, professional, punctual, and personal services it delivers, Funky Discos & Karaoke has been awarded Best Mobile Disco & Karaoke Service in the SME UK Enterprise Awards 2023. We congratulate the company on this commendable achievement and look forward to seeing what it goes on to accomplish in the years to come. Funky Discos & Karaoke clearly takes great pride in the high standard of service it delivers. There is no doubt that it will continue to uphold its overwhelmingly positive reputation in the future. Contact: Kevin Mciver Company: Funky Discos & Karaoke Web Address: For over 25 years, Funky Discos & Karaoke has delivered reliable, personable, and professional mobile disco and karaoke services for weddings, parties, corporate events, festivals, bars, clubs, and more. Dedicated to making parties fun and stress-free for all guests, the company goes above and beyond to learn exactly what customers want for their event and meet their expectations.