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2018 Award Winners

The Boundary and River Restaurant Crowned Deepings Business of the Year
Tributes paid to a Deepings Legend .

The third annual Deepings Business Awards were held at the Deepings School on Saturday 29th September.

On a fantastic evening that celebrated the achievements of a diverse cross section of the Deepings business community over 150 people dined, danced and celebrated with their peers.

The evening started with a tribute to the late Dick Callow, a stalwart of the Deepings business community for over 60 years who died last week. Dick was the recipient of the inaugural lifetime achievement award and the room drank a toast to his memory and passed its condolences to the Callow family.

Nick Ash, the compere for the evening, went on to speak about some of the community and enterprise projects that the Deepings Business Club had been engaged with over the past year detailing the club’s support for the Deepings School, the Youth Group and the Deepings Rugby Club.

The evening then moved on to the awards which were presented by Club Chairman, Andy Pelling. In the 2018/19 awards over 450 public nominations were received from which 65 companies were shortlisted across 14 categories. The shortlists were then put to the public to vote for their favourites.

And the winners were –

Best New Business - Driftwood Bistro
Best Service Company - Inspire Dance
Fitness and Well-being - Empire Gym
Health and Beauty - Headkase Barbers
Services to the Community - Deepings Rugby Club
Hospitality - Top Takeaway - The Boundary and River Restaurant
Hospitality - Best Cafe Pub or Restaurant - Lilli's Tearooms
Practical Excellence Award - Marriott & Stimpson
Retailer of the Year - The Pet Stop
Outstanding Customer Service - Cloudnine
Media, Arts and Design - The Deepings Advertiser
Local Charity of the Year - LIVES First Responders
Social Enterprise Award - The Deepings Raft Race Committee
Young Business Person of the Year - Amy Hunnings, Inspire Dance

There are an additional three awards that are not voted for by the Public, two are in the gift of the Business Club committee.

The Chairman's Award - Black Cab Studio

Lifetime Achievement Award - Amrit & Manjula Mistry, SPAR Godsey Lane.

and last but not least the award that can only be won by one of the category winners:

Deepings Business of the Year - The Boundary and River Restaurant.
The Runners Up in each category were –

Best New Business - Matelia Beauty
Best Service Company - Deeping Car & Van Hire
Fitness and Well-being - Emma Lannigan, Be Life Happy
Health and Beauty - Beauty by L & Co
Services to the Community - Tesco Market Deeping
Hospitality - Top Takeaway - Linfords
Hospitality - Best Cafe Pub or Restaurant - The Bull
Practical Excellence Award - KNH MOT and Service Centre
Retailer of the Year - Grassmere Butchers
Outstanding Customer Service - Headkase Barbers
Media, Arts and Design - Black Cab Studio
Local Charity of the Year - Deeping Mens Group
Social Enterprise Award - Friends of Deepings Library
Young Business Person of the Year - Lauren Killock, Beauty by L & Co