Gallery: Mercury Business Awards winners unveiled at Greetham Valley Hotel ceremony

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THE winners of the Mercury Business Awards 2011 received their prizes at an awards ceremony last night.

More than 200 guests packed Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre for the dinner and the awards, which were hosted by Mercury editor Eileen Green.

Stamford Veterinary Centre won the award for best new start-up, which was sponsored by Hegarty LLP Solicitors. Runners-up were Little Angels and Orangehouse Solar.

Healthy Hearing collected the award for customer care, sponsored by Stamford Town Partnership. Stamford Independent Travel and All Geared Up were runners-up.

The great food award, sponsored by Web Windows, went to the Marquess of Exeter, while The Fine Food Store and The Noel at Whitwell.

The team of the year award, sponsored by Larkfleet Homes, went to Lands’ End outlet store. Burns and Oxer and Greensleaves were named runners-up.

Rachel Miller, of Ryhall, was named the Mercury’s first community champion and the Castle Bytham Party Girls received the Mercury team champion award. This new award was sponsored by Cummins Generator Technologies.

Vic Couzens collected his lifetime achievement award from sponsor Tom Hindmarch of Duncan and Toplis.

The final award of the night, business of the year, which is sponsored by Anne Corder Recruitment and Greetham Valley, was awarded to Human Touch Training and Care.

The runners-up were Burns and Oxer, Stretton Lakes and Web Windows.

To view a slideshow of the ceremony click the link on the right.

For more pictures and details from the night, see next Friday’s Mercury.