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Somerset Business Awards 2015 Finalists

on Tuesday, 06 October 2015. Posted in News

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Somerset Business Awards 2015 Finalists


We are delighted to have been chosen out of  more than 100 businesses as one the finalists for the Somerset Business Awards 2015.

This is the 11th Somerset Business Awards organised by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce. The awards aim to celebrate business success and raise the profile of Somerset businesses in the region, and nationally, and also encourage growth within start-up businesses.


Dean Howard, Director at Southwest Digital Systems said;


“For the past 14 years we have worked tirelessly to grow a sustainable business here in Somerset that delivers excellent service to our customers. “


Southwest Digital Systems launched in 2002 with the aim of being the local, go-to suppliers of copiers, printers, large format printers, software solutions and fax machines from the largest names around including Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Canon and Epson and to be a dealer who genuinely cares about the businesses we support here in Somerset. 


Nigel Gass, Director said;


“We never set out to be just another photocopier company focused on selling equipment to anyone that would take it.  We always look for long term, professional relationships where the value is in the solution and not just the equipment. This is supported by the testimonials we receive from our customers".


"Geographically, we concentrate our business offerings in Somerset and surrounding areas. We currently have over 400 customers, 90% of which are based in Somerset".


Other finalists include;


Albert Goodman Family Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Albert Goodman LLP

Holiday Resort Unity

Sarah Hodge Hairdressers

Spillers of Chard Ltd


Business of the Year 1-10, sponsored by Yeovil College

AB Heritage

• Southwest Digital Systems Ltd

Transolva Ltd


Business of the Year 11-25, sponsored by A.C. Mole & Sons

Red Berry Recruitment Ltd

Somerdale International Limited

Teapot Creative Ltd


Business of the Year 26-50, sponsored by EDF Energy

Brook Food Processing Equipment Ltd

Busy Bees Cleaning and Maintenance 2000 Ltd.

Integrated Data Needs Ltd (IDN)


Business of the Year 51+, sponsored by Higos Insurance Services Ltd

Claims Consortium Group

Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre



Charity of the Year Award, sponsored by Clarke Willmott LLP

Broadway Lodge

Piers Simon Appeal – School in a Bag

The Hub Yeovil Community Support Charity


Environmental Award, sponsored by Porter Dodson

C & D South West

Frogmary Green Farm


International Trade Award, sponsored by Foot Anstey LLP

Cuddledry Ltd

Geist Europe Ltd

Somerdale International Limited


Marketing & Promotion Award, sponsored by ADPR Ltd

Made Portraits

Somerdale International Limited

Somerset County Cricket Club


New Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Glyder Ltd

GingerFred Dance Studio

Mendip Ropemakers Limited

Visual Business


Somerset Manufacturer Award, sponsored by Monahans

James Tobias

SCM Handling

The Wild Beer Co


Service Excellence Award, sponsored by Elite Staffing Solutions

Claims Consortium Group

Marston Foods

The Octagon Theatre


Skills for Growth Award, sponsored by Somerset College

Claims Consortium Group

Crosville Motor Services Ltd

Lloyd & Whyte Group Ltd


Young Business Employee of the Year, sponsored by Jobseekers Recruitment Services Ltd

Claims Consortium Group (Becky Read)

Jon Thorner’s Ltd (Sam Kings)

Open Vision Finance (Kelly Lush)




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