Business Excellence awards 2019 - Winner

Press release for the Event:

“Further to our update of last week, were proud to announce that we won New Business of the Year Awards at a lavish ceremony at Five Lakes resort in Essex.

The category was sponsored by leading insurance brokers, James Hallam. The sponsor’s Head of SME’s, Graham Whyatt said, “We’re looking for a business that is exciting, innovative and has the people behind it and working within in it that will make a strong and long-standing business. Having the passion and drive for a business is essential for success and in our experience when this is combined with a good plan and strategy this success can be achieved.”

Davina Steel submitted their entry back in June and following rigorous judging from a panel of experts and a visit from the sponsors, the bakery was crowned “The Best New Business of the Year in Essex.”

The company makes a range of World Award winning specialist focaccia, snacks and afternoon tea delights which it sells through high street bakeries, tearooms, hotels and other catering outlets.

The Headline sponsors were Invest Essex, who have supported Davina Steel and a number of other businesses in the region. Dave Watson, Head of the sponsors, said, “ Davina has developed an outstanding business around her multi award winning products which in itself is a fantastic achievement. To have done so with such additional barriers and rivers to cross shows incredible passion, drive and commitment. She’s a truly inspirational business woman who is great to work with.”