Minibus firm drives quality to awards success

Jul 05, 2011


Mr Fuller, who represents Bedford and Kempston, was guest of honour at the annual awards competition organised by Bedfordshire networking group Business Beacon and staged before an audience of more than 100 business people at the Bedford Swan Hotel.
Warnerbus offers bespoke-built minibuses, wheelchair accessible and security vehicles and have been “driving quality” in all areas of its business.
The company, based at Tottenhoe near Dunstable, also won the Creative Marketing Award category sponsored by Business2Business and the Business Strategy Award, sponsored by Wrest Park Enterprise Centre.
Pronto Plumber, based at Great Barford and represented by David Lambert, was highly commended overall, having won the Customer Service Award.
Business start-up 
Winner: Tax Assist.
Highly commended: Mail Boxes.
Sponsor: NatWest
Customer Service
Winner: Pronto Plumber.
Highly commended: Cowley Holmes.
Sponsor: Bedford Swan Hotel. 
Business Strategy
Winner: Warnerbus.
Highly commended: Essentii
Sponsor: Wrest Park Enterprise Centre.
SME Business Growth
Winner: White Hart Press.
Highly commended: The HR Dept.
Sponsor: Keens Shay Keens.
£1 Million+ Business Growth
Winner: DC Norris.
Highly commended: Blue Chip.
Sponsor: Streets Chartered Accountants.
Champion of Training
Winner: Bourns.
Highly commended: THSP.
Sponsor: Bedford College.
Internet e-commerce
Winner: House of Baby.
Highly commended: Springfield Office Supplies.
Sponsor: WSI First.
Internet marketing
Winner: Wrest Park Enterprise Centre.
Highly commended: The Artisan Food Trail.
Sponsor: WSI First.
Networker of the Year
Winner: Gina Bubbins.
Highly commended: Carol Sawyer.
Sponsor: Business Beacon.
Business Beacon founders Pam Woods and Jon Hillier presented two Maven Awards to local business experts and ambassadors Phil Lotan, a project manager, and Jacquie Manners, of Manners PR.
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