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Stevenage Hertfordshire’s Capital of Innovation as Small Business Award Finalists are Announced

09 June 2016 16:45


Competition is mounting for the local FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) Hertfordshire Business Awards.

The finalists for each category have been announced and friendly competition is running high for local businesses. This year the awards are backed by headline sponsor, Clydesdale Bank.
The leading enterprise agency in Hertfordshire, Wenta, boast an impressive 8 clients, past and present, that have been announced as finalists for the awards.

4 of these enterprises are based in the Wenta-managed Business and Technology Centre in Stevenage which further cements its place as the heart of innovation within Stevenage and Hertfordshire.
The nominees

The awards this year are bigger than ever with more categories and award finalists than previous years.

Listed as a finalist in the ‘Business Innovation’ category is Tim Worboys, the Founder and Director of WallJAM. WallJAM started in the btc business incubation centre:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards. Such recognition is a sign that WallJAM is ahead of the field as it blends technology with sport to drive participation.

“As a new business it is vital that we gain the support of our peers in the business community and the success that a shortlisting at this awards can offer us is crucial to highlight such a ground breaking and intuitive technology.”

Other finalists to look out for include Visual Technologies in the ‘Stevenage Business of the Year’ category, Glowbeads in the ‘East Herts Business of the Year’ as well as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ category and Milly J Shoes in the ‘Creative Business of the Year’ category.

A ‘golden age’ for small businesses

The finals promise to be a night which showcases the breadth and strength of small businesses in Hertfordshire.

Chris Pichon, Chief Executive of Wenta, the btc and Chairman of the National Enterprise Network, believes the awards serve as a showcase of local business talent:

“We are delighted to have 8 of our past and present clients shortlisted in this year’s awards. It is even better to see so many finalists coming from the btc in Stevenage. It not only shows that we are doing something right in assisting the small business community, but it also demonstrates the strength of competition in the region. Now is truly a golden age for small and growing businesses.

“Many of these nominees came to us at an early stage of their business lifecycle. With our support, advice and assistance they have developed into fully-fledged, award nominated enterprises. It fills me with immense pride to see how far so many of our clients have come.”

The FSB Hertfordshire Award Ceremony takes place on the 23rd of June. For more details, visit

This year the FSB Hertfordshire Business Award category for Best New Business is sponsored by the Business and Technology Centre (btc), Stevenage, managed by leading enterprise agency Wenta.

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