Sponsors 2018



Stanair Services

Headline Sponsor

Tel: 01908 222070
Email: info@stanair.co.uk
Website: http://www.stanair.co.uk/

As one of the UKs first specialists in industrial door repair Stanair, with a depot in nearby Milton Keynes, has over 40 years serving business across the UK.

The company has service, reliability and trust at the heart of everything it does. It is a consistent and engaging investor in the local community including the continued support of business and community awards, young grass roots sportsmen and women and professional teams.

Stanair have been avid supporters of the Pride in Bedfordshire Awards, an evening celebrating the incredible achievements of people across the county. The awards share inspirational stories of those who have done wonderful work in their communities, who have made a big difference to the lives of those around them.

As a business, Stanair’s ethos is all about its people and it is with that in mind the company has also continued to invest in the recognition and celebration of local business success. That is why they are backing the SME Bedfordshire Business Awards in 2017.

“Our business is all about people and people are what drives a successful business in an ever challenging economic world.” said Sheena Markham, a Director at Stanair. “That is why we like to play our part in recognising achievement and bringing people together to recognise what a great county we have, what great firms big and small we have and what a real difference they are making every day.”


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Platinum Sponsor

Tel: 01582 434207
Email: luton@basepoint.co.uk
Website: http://www.basepoint.co.uk/

Basepoint Business Centres provide a wide range of high quality workspaces to let, including serviced and managed offices, workshops and studios. With managed office space across the south of the UK, Midlands, East Anglia and Wales in 30 locations and growing, we have spaces suitable for almost every business use imaginable; with very flexible easy in and easy out terms. And if you don’t need dedicated office space, we can also provide virtual offices with a range of facilities and access to serviced meeting rooms as and when you need them. Along with our many other additional benefits, our flexible managed offices can save you time and money when compared to more conventional leased space.

Basepoint Luton has up to 100 affordable small, medium and large business units to let suitable for office or studio/workshop use. Housed within a stunning contemporary building, the Luton business centre offers a great range of facilities including free parking, incubator units, high speed internet access, breakout area and onsite cafe. Located at Butterfield Technology Park, to the north east of Luton town centre, it is easily accessible from the A1 to the east, the M1 to the west, Luton Airport and mainline stations to central London.

Basepoint Luton has sponsored the FSB Bedfordshire Business Awards for 4 years and considers it a fantastic opportunity to honour all the hard working people in the Bedfordshire area. The events are always well planned and enjoyable and we look forward to working with the FSB for the foreseeable future.


Velocity Growth Hub

Platinum Sponsor

Tel: 0300 01234 35
Website: https://www.velocitygrowthhub.com/

Velocity Growth Hub offers free, independent and impartial business support for ambitious businesses wanting to invest, recruit and expand.

The Growth Hub was established to join up the wide variety of business support available and make it easier for businesses to access the advice and support that meets their specific needs. We can advise and signpost you to national, regional and local specialist business support on offer.

Velocity runs a project for established businesses that provides over 12 hours of free business growth support, including one-to-one advice from trained business advisers and series of business skills workshops, as well as  access to a grant programme to help you shape and implement your growth plans.   This project is available for small and medium sized businesses based in the South East Midlands area including Bedfordshire, Aylesbury Vale, Cherwell, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire.

Contact the Velocity Growth Hub on 0300 01234 35 or email on enquires@velocitygrowthhub.com. For further information, go to www.velocitygrowthhub.com. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for information about the business skills workshops available and for top tips on business growth.

Velocity Growth Hub is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is a SEMLEP Growth Hub.

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) is a public-private partnership, working to build a strong economy by tackling barriers to sustainable growth and supporting job creation. We bring together the private and public sectors, universities and further education providers and the not-for-profit sector to steer investment and deliver projects to grow businesses, people and places for the future prosperity of our communities across the South East Midlands.

For more information, go to www.semlep.com




Liebherr – Great Britain

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01767 60-2100
Email: gwyn.stephenson@liebherr.com
Website: https://www.liebherr.com/en/deu/start/start-page.html

Established in the UK in 1961, Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd (‘LGB’) has a head office in Biggleswade and sales and service centres located at Wigan, Bristol, Cannock, Sheffield, Sunderland, Bathgate and Aberdeen. LGB distributes Liebherr’s entire range of cranes, construction equipment and material handling machines in the UK and Ireland. It offers a rental service through Liebherr-Rental Ltd which also has its UK head office at Biggleswade.

The Liebherr construction equipment product portfolio for the UK and Ireland includes wheeled and tracked hydraulic excavators, materials handlers, quarrying and mining equipment, demolition machines, specialist roadrail excavators, wheeled and tracked loading shovels, bulldozers, telehandlers, concrete mixing and recycling plants, stationery and mobile pumps and truck mixers, tower, mobile, crawler and construction cranes, piling rigs and foundation cranes.

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Bedford Borough Council

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01234 267422
Website: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/




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My Mustard

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01442 506070
Email: hello@mymustard.co.uk
Website: http://www.mymustard.co.uk/

We all use Google because we know, like and trust it to deliver the best results. Google makes its money by showing ads called AdWords or sponsored links. That’s what we do all day, every day and have done since 2007. We work with dozens of clients who know that Search, Display, Remarketing, Shopping, Mobile, YouTube and Gmail campaigns are key parts of their marketing strategy and outsource their campaign activity to us for efficiency and peace of mind. My Mustard clients also enjoy the benefits of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pay per click advertising opportunities.

The recipe for My Mustard is pretty straightforward: Take six professional women, a rather splendid young man and a joke-telling pig-rabbit, the world’s biggest search engine, some forward-thinking customers, and mix well. Add hours of number crunching, extensive market research, some seriously creative writing, a lot of patience, a bucketful of tenacity and a Bit of luck. Sprinkle with endless enthusiasm and serve hot.

“The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best results.”

We work really hard and we are nice people to do business with. We realised on day one that we can only do well if our clients do well so we try to stay focused on their success at all times. We really like what we do and it shows…. and we always play to win.

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Bedford Chamber of Commerce

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01582 522448
Email: info@chamber-business.com
Website: http://chamber-business.com/


Cowley Holmes Accountants

Gold Sponsors

Tel: 01234 355300
Email: mail@cowleyholmes.co.uk
Website: http://www.cowleyholmes.co.uk/

“My accountant is great”

“He keeps things very straightforward in his explanations – not that I have particularly complex matters to deal with – but he acts quickly, keeps costs to a reasonable amount (not cheap but sufficient value), makes himself available as and when needed and I get comfort from the fact that he has a successful practice, nice small modern offices and polite and helpful staff.

When I have required explanations e.g. capital gains tax or what I can put against tax to minimise it legally, he delivers his knowledge in an easy to understand manner.”

“That’s about it in a nutshell”.


At Cowley Holmes Accountants we support local businesses and individual tax clients in Bedford and the surrounding areas. Our experienced team including chartered accountants offer a broad spectrum of tax advice and accounting services. Via online accounts systems or more traditional systems and packages we can help you with bookkeeping, management accounting, profit, tax and cashflow management. We also provide payroll, corporate, business, property and personal tax services and tax planning. As Business Advisers, we are the only Bedford Accountants who sponsor the Business Growth System helping our clients with “More Sales, More Profits and Less Tax.”

We guide clients through their business journey from start to exit and succession, supporting and advising them, making their lives easier, more secure and more profitable.

Our staff are a complement of extremely professional, qualified, friendly, switched-on people who will do their best for you, and take time to explain things to you to find you the best tax breaks, the most efficient accounting processes and the most cost effective way to build profits.

Clients also benefit from our extensive experience in serving and engaging with the local community, including supporting local charities and supporting and sponsoring Bedford Rugby Club.

One thing everyone wants is good value for money – all our services are designed to make your life easier and more fulfilling and save you time and money.

Cowley Holmes Accountants “Keeping You Advised, Up to Date, And in Control”.

Cowley Holmes Accountants were the winners of the 2017 SME Bedfordshire Best Customer Service Award.

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FM World

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 07802 780 829 or 01234 214 993
Email: support@fmlifestyle.london
Website: http://www.fmlifestyle.london

FM WORLD is a very fast growing company in the mineral make, cosmetic, skin care and perfume market. A relative newcomer market but collaborating with both established providers with over 100 years of experience and modern cutting edge designers and compositors we offer incredible quality and ultra-competitive prices right across our product range

Our primary goals are:

  • products always available at the best possible prices
  • total customer and partner distributor satisfaction
  • financial freedom for all our partners

Our distributor partners are supported by us in developing their Multi-Level Marketing structures under our global brand. Open minded and looking for a challenge ? we would love to hear from you!


THSP Risk Management

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 03456 122 144
Email: enquiries@thsp.co.uk
Website: www.thsp.co.uk

THSP Risk Management is sponsoring the Bedfordshire Business Awards 2018 in the Over 50 Employees category, as this is the size of business we are.

After 25 years working in the world of health and safety and employment law services, THSP is a company that understands the more challenging aspects of running a small business.  Currently based in Sandy, our business is expanding and moving to the Bedford Business Estate in Mile Road this year making it more accessible to our local customers.  However, our consultant base is spread across the South of England, with customers throughout the UK and Europe requiring us to travel worldwide.

Keeping people safe and healthy in the workplace and assisting management with the day to day issues that arise when employing staff, are very people oriented functions, and we are experts in people.  We offer advice, training, documentation and support.  We audit, inspect, report come up with manageable action plans for managers at all level.

Risk Assessment is a key element of managing workplace health and safety, and THSP recently launched a programme to build risk assessments around any task a company faces.  THSP’s “Risk Assessment Builder” is a unique tool for creating assessments as it requires the user to carefully consider each aspect of the task and whether the more dangerous elements can be eliminated or better controlled as a first step.

The pain experienced by many of our customers when things have gone wrong for them over the past 25 years, is what give us great strength today.  By standing beside those in need and sharing their experiences, our team have gained understanding of every conceivable scenario, enabling them to be ready to help with confidence when issues arise.

The real way to avoid accidents, incidents and employee issues is through training.  Changing attitudes, equipping management with tools to manage people, and raising awareness of people’s legal responsibilities are all part of the wide range of training we offer our customers.  We are accredited by NEBOSH, IOSH and many other organisations to deliver training in all aspects of health and safety.  In 2016 we developed behavioural safety training which we believe is the way forward – teaching people to think and react in a positive manner!

Our company ethos is to earn, to learn, to contribute and to have fun.  We never lose sight of the people in our business, and encourage our customers to follow our lead.

We wish all the entrants to the SME with over 50 employees the best of luck for these fantastic awards.


DCS Voice and Vision

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01582 488998
Email: sales@dcsvav.co.uk
Website: http://www.dcsvav.com/

Who are DCS Voice & Vision Limited? Well put simply, we are a telecoms company based in Luton, Bedfordshire, but we are SO much more than that. Competing against the larger, well known organisations such as BT, TalkTalk etc, we are holding our own and going from strength to strength.

We provide our customers with anything under the telecoms umbrella. This can be the installation and technical support of a traditional telephone system, Cloud-based telephone systems, Calls and lines, Broadband and SIP trunks. Because of our extensive portfolio of telecoms products our customers only need to deal with one provider. This saves them so much time, leaving them to focus on running their business while we manage their telephony requirements.

As time went on we soon realised that our customers had security requirements. Because of our expertise in IP technology we added CCTV and Access Control to our list of products and this side of the business has grown. These additional product offerings further add to our “one-supplier” status for our customers.

We are especially strong in schools, in addition to this we work with SME’s, Doctors Surgeries, Serviced Offices, the Property sector and many more

We care passionately about the products and service that we provide to our customers and the positive feedback that we get from our valued customers proves this.

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Gold Sponsor

Tel: 0800 756 2911
Website: http://www.regus.co.uk/

Regus provides a network of places to work, operating 3,000 locations in over 1,000 towns and cities, across more than 100 countries, serving 2.3 million members.

Through our range of office formats, as well as our growing mobile, virtual office, and workplace recovery businesses, we enable people and businesses to work where, when, and how they want, with a range of price points.

All members of the Regus community enjoy unparalleled work flexibility and have the opportunity to work across every town and city in the network at no extra cost.

Our customers include some of the most successful entrepreneurs, start-ups and multi-billion dollar corporations.

With 4 centres in the Cambridge area and over 350 in the UK we are proud to support the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards as sponsors of the Community Business of the Year Award.


AllenDay Recruitment

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01582 474874

Email: info@allenday.co.uk

Website: http://www.allenday.co.uk/

AllenDay is a specialist provider of Clerical, Health Care, Hospitality and Retail professionals across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Our experienced consultants have over 30 years’ experience placing high quality candidates in both temporary and permanent roles. We are proud members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Association of Staffing Companies (APSCo) and strive to deliver outstanding service to both its candidates and clients. As a highly respected recruitment agency, our aim is to deliver a seamless service to both our clients and candidates to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

For our clients – we offer fully compliant, high quality candidates who are ready for either temporary or permanent roles. Our consultants work closely with each company to build relationships and gain a good understanding of the day to day business operations in order to match suitable candidates with the required skills and abilities.

For our candidates – we undertake full compliance checks and offer comprehensive training, making sure we source candidate who are fully compliant and ready to start work immediately. Each candidate has the full support from our dedicated consultants who proactively work to help them find a well-matched job.

Facebook – /AllenDayLtd

Twitter – @AllenDayRecruitment

LinkedIn – AllenDay

Oval Law

Gold Sponsor

Tel: 01234 860856

Email: info@ovallaw.co.uk

Website: http://www.ovallaw.co.uk 

Your local Law Firm for Business, Family and Private Client Matters 

Oval Law is an independent law firm with offices in Biddenham in Bedfordshire. Our clients are based all across the UK, but particularly in the Home Counties, the East Midlands and East Anglia. The most important attribute for any lawyer is to deliver high quality work for clients. We are fully committed to this goal, in all areas of law. 

At Oval Law, we create options to achieve realistic and attainable goals, offering guidance to assist decision-making in a commercial context. 

We offer a very personal service, in particular, by visiting our clients at their premises (or home). This firstly saves our clients valuable travelling time and costs; secondly, it gives us valuable insight as to how their business operates

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