May 27, 2022 4.34 pm

Lincolnshire Business Excellence Awards 2022: The Winners

Celebrating the best of Lincolnshire businesses

The winners have been announced for the inaugural Lincolnshire Business Excellence Awards 2022 organised by Stonebow Media, publishers of The Lincolnite, in partnership with the University of Lincoln Research & Enterprise.

Almost 300 people gathered at the Engine Shed in Lincoln on May 26 to celebrate business achievements and find out who won in the 11 categories.

The evening was hosted by Lincoln actor Colin McFarlane, with delicious food from city caterer Salted Orange.

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The 2022 winners and finalists are


SME of the Year

Sponsored by University of Lincoln Research & Enterprise

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

  • ADHD 360 Limited – WINNER
  • Hanworth Country Park
  • Pallinc
  • TFM Countrystore
  • UK Alternative Energy

Family Business of the Year

Sponsored by Wright Vigar

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  • Streets Heaver Healthcare Computing – WINNER
  • Daisy Made Farm
  • Fox (Owmby) Limited
  • R H Smith & Sons Wigmakers T/A Smiffys
  • RW Stokes Tea and Coffee

Exporter/International Business of the Year

Sponsored by Duncan & Toplis

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

  • R H Smith & Sons Wigmakers T/A Smiffys – WINNER
  • Legless Limited
  • Liz Drury Voiceovers
  • Makan Bites
  • Specialist Heat Exchangers

Business Innovation/Innovator of the Year

Sponsored by Productivity Programme

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

  • Blossom and Best – WINNER
  • BeamOut Studios
  • Firmative Media
  • Live Like Loyalty
  • Seraph Technologies Limited

Agri-Food Business of the Year

Sponsored by Stonebow Media

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

  • Jones Food Company – WINNER
  • JRH Water Management
  • Seaweed Culture

Charitable Business of the Year

Sponsored by Ringrose Law

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  • MENTalk Lincs CIC – WINNER
  • Headway Lincolnshire
  • Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance
  • LIVES
  • Sophie’s Journey

Environmental / Sustainable Business of the Year

Sponsored by Lincoln Minster School

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  • Seaweed Culture – WINNER
  • Evolve Flowers
  • JRH Water Management
  • Systematic Print Management
  • UK Alternative Energy

Rising Star of the Year

Sponsored by University of Lincoln Research & Enterprise

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  • Jonathan Brewer, Tradeglaze (Lincoln) – WINNER
  • Cheryl Ellron, Makan Bites
  • Hannah Lockwood-Geck, Fizzco
  • James Hopkins, DBS Digital
  • Tom Remington, The Strait and Narrow

Business Leader of the Year

Sponsored by Lincoln Science & Innovation Park

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  • Phillip Anderton, ADHD 360 – WINNER
  • Julie Priestley, DBS Digital
  • Michael Jones, Hairdressing Supplies Lincoln
  • Sara Boland, Influence Landscape Planning and Design
  • Wendy Clarkson, Fizzco

Business of the Year

Sponsored by Productivity Programme

Photo by Steve Smailes Photography www.stevesmailes.co.uk

  • Witham Group – WINNER
  • KryptoKloud
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Park
  • RW Stokes Tea and Coffee
  • The Strait and Narrow

Andrew Stevenson Award

  • Luke Smith – Seaweed Culture – WINNER

This award has been created to honour Andrew Stevenson’s legacy after he sadly passed away in December 2020. During his time as Founding Director of Research & Enterprise at the University of Lincoln, Andrew developed and enabled an accessible infrastructure for Greater Lincolnshire Businesses, launching numerous platforms and initiatives. Hundreds of SMEs in the region have benefited from these programmes, raising innovation potential, and driving forward local economic growth.

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


A great night for all finalists and guests

| Photo: Patrick Axe for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Patrick Axe for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Patrick Axe for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Patrick Axe for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Patrick Axe for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Patrick Axe for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Patrick Axe for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A delicious menu from Salted Orange

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite