Business Awards for Excellence 2013:
“And the winners are…”

IW Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award
Marine Data Systems Ltd

Manufacturing & New Technology Award sponsored by Gurit Automotive Ltd
Marine Data Systems Ltd

“A successful, dynamic and expanding business, continuing to contribute significantly to innovative manufacturing technologies.”

Also nominated: LCM Systems and Rotawave Ltd

IW Lottery Small Business Award sponsored by WP Recruitment

Marine Data Systems Ltd

“Continuing to build on their success by creating an environmentally sustainable and financially successful business here on the Isle of Wight.”

Also nominated: LCM Systems and PC Consultants

Tim Ingram, Managing Director, Marine Data Systems
“It’s clearly testament to everybody that works within the company. They’ve worked very, very hard. The team that I drive is at the forefront of technology and we’ve got great expansion plans for 2014. We opened offices in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2011 and we plan to open offices in Shanghai and South Korea, possibly Indonesia. This year has been an incredible expansion for us and we’ve learnt a lot. It’s brought us great respect from the people and industry of the Island. There is some great technological innovation going on here and I’m extremely proud that we’ve done so well above other companies. The Isle Of Wight is a great place for innovation. We’re on our third bottle of champagne already…”

New Business Award sponsored by Glanvilles
Dazzle and Fizz Parties

“Awarded for demonstrating its ability to build up an enterprising and innovative business, resulting in increased turnover and increased employment opportunities.”

Also nominated: Musicstore – IOW and Solent Brokers


Visitor Attraction Award sponsored by Betapak
Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gardens

“Awarded for their strong ambition to grow and improve their product whilst extending the season and successfully enhancing the tourism and visitor experience to the Island.”

Darren Cool, Robin Hill Park And Event Manager:
“It’s a real surprise! We’re all very pleased. We won this award back in 2008 and I thought that others were quite strong in this category. We’ve been working really hard this year with more openings, events and investment and that’s been recognised which is really nice. It’s never easy as a tourist attraction with lots of good competition out there so we’re always upping our game. With the Electric Woods at night, also opening early way back in February we are leading the way a bit. It’s pro-active, extending the season as much as possible. That’s been our big push this year. Most of my key team are here tonight and it’s our staff end-of-season party tomorrow night so we’re celebrating early!”

Also nominated: Amazon World Zoo Park and Blackgang Chine

(picture is 19 Robin Hill)

International Business Award sponsored by Moore Stephens
Vikoma International Limited

“A very deserving winner, for its strong commitment to the Island whilst continuing to grow its portfolio of products and services and expanding its global presence.”

Also nominated: LCM Systems and STRUCTeam

Eco Business Award sponsored by Lloyds Cardnet
Briddlesford Lodge Farm

“A very impressive example of sustainability and productivity that preserves our environment and ecosystems.”

Also nominated: Earl Mountbatten Hospice and Solar Renewable Installations Ltd



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