Business Development Manager , Naomi Sherwood from Metro Rod Cambridge, local Drain Care and Repair company was invited as a special guest of Enterprise East Cambridge  on Friday 28th September to the glitzy annual Business Awards Ceremony held in Ely! The East Cambridgeshire Business Awards highlight the success of local firms and their significant contribution to the District’s rapidly developing economy.

An arrival a sparkling drinks reception began the proceeding with singing from  The Kings Barbers, King’s Ely who have just won the National Youth Cacapella Competition!

The opening welcome was given by Mr John Elworthy from The Ely Standard Newspaper part of the Archant group of Newspapers who sponsor the event. John is incredibly passionate about Ely and its local economy, supporting and cheering on with his ear to the ground, focusing on local business success and local human interest stories. They are of course fabulous media partner to Ely Hero Awards which Metro Rod Cambridge organise.

A wonderful 3 course dinner was presented to each table which the guests enjoyed, this was followed by after dinner coffee.

Sue Dougan from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire was the bright and bubbly host for the evening. Sue welcomed all of the evenings finalists and introduced each  Business Sponsor to announce the Winner of each category.

The evening was very exciting for all of the finalists, their friends and family. Naomi was thrilled to have been invited, along with Luke Smith of Infiniti Graphics, she says “it was a real honour to be invited to the event, thank you to Enterprise East Cambridge! It was wonderful to see the diverse range of businesses in our community, working so hard to support the economy. It is important to see hard work rewarded so congratulations to all of the worthy winners!”

Ely Business Awards

Metro Rod Cambridge would like to send huge congratulations to all of the businesses involved:

Business Person of the Year

WINNER: Andrew Samalionis, Gourmet Brownie Limited

Faye Holland, Cofinitive Ltd

Kayleigh Beeton, Busy Bee Recruitment Ltd

Customer Service Award

WINNER: Atrium Fitness

Lemon Tree Deli Café

Blue Donkey Ltd

Employer of the Year

WINNER: Life Fitness UK

The Moore Hair Company

PlanSurv Limited

Medium Business of the Year

WINNER: ST1 Group Ltd

Deanta UK Ltd

The Highfield Event Group Ltd

Blue Donkey Ltd

New Business of the Year

WINNER: Busy Bee Recruitment ltd


Little Roos

Retailer of the Year


Spectacular Opticians EA Ltd

Lemon Tree Deli Café

Almost Angels Tattoo Family (Almost Angels Ltd)

Premier Travel Ely

Small Business of the Year

WINNER: Gourmet Brownie Limited

Cofinitive Ltd

PlanSurv Limited

Almost Angels Tattoo Family (Almost Angels Ltd)

Lemon Tree Deli Café

The Innovation Award

WINNER: Blue Donkey Ltd

Little Betties

The Judges’ Award

WINNER: Almost Angels Tattoo Family (Almost Angels Ltd)

Business of the Year

WINNER: ST1 Group Ltd

If you would like any further information about how Metro Rod Cambridge can assist you with any Drain Care Services, including blocked drains in Ely, Cambridge, Kings Lynn, Bury St Edmunds or beyond please do get in touch

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