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Bath Pavilion, 29 February 2024

2024 Winners

Platinum Award


The Bath Safe Bus by The Bath BID

“A stand-out, significant initiative, still in its infancy. Reducing night-time violence and improving women’s safety. Also reducing burden on emergency services, with A&E and transport savings estimated at £320K. Bravo!”

@BathSafeBus |

Arts & Creative


Bath Philharmonia

“A record number of over 12,000 people participated in 2023, indicating vitality of event. Impactful ‘Bath Phil For Free’ initiative provided thousands of free tickets for B&NES residents.”

@bathphilharmonia |

Sponsored by: Bath Spa University



Ludo Sports Bar & Kitchen

“Has quickly become Bath’s premium drinks destination for sports lovers! Strong commercially with distinctive concept and great community efforts top off a fab first year.”

@ludosportsbars |

Sponsored by: Minuteman Press

Business Services


Bind Media

“Terrific year: 50% headcount growth; impressive new clients included Cisco and BBC Maestro; became B-Corp certified; plus had 100% score in ‘Great Place to Work’ survey.” |

Sponsored by: Bath Spa Hotel



We Get It

“This cancer charity was highly active in 2023, with 50 weekly get-togethers, plus multiple support consultations, Pub Night socials, workshops, courses and its Strength in Style fashion show.”

@wegetittogether |

Sponsored by: Stone King



The Bath Safe Bus by The Bath BID

“Thoughtful new civic initiative, helping women and girls in particular feel safer at night in Bath. Dealt with 300+ vulnerable people: a credit to the city.”

@BathSafeBus |

Sponsored by: Truespeed



Abney & Baker Home Care and Support

“Notably high retention rates amongst team in what is typically a tough sector. Success borne of supportive personal development, wellbeing and management, with its approach recognised nationally.”

@abneyandbaker |

Sponsored by: Bath Rugby



Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain

“Highly successful World Championships hosted at the University of Bath with extra focus on young people with disabilities. Local economy benefit of £1m+ via thousands of participants and visitors.”

@pentathlongb |

Sponsored by: Enlightened



Hartsfield Financial Services

“Clear focus and clever strategies underpinned increased revenues of 25% in a tough trading environment. Invested in tech, revamped brand and service proposition: busy, successful.”

@hartsfieldgroup |

Sponsored by: Apex City of Bath Hotel

Hair & Beauty


No 45 Hairdressing

“Showcased strong belief in fresh talent, training two successful apprentices whilst garnering outstanding customer feedback. A planned second salon indicates its success and ambition.”

@no45hairdressing  |

Sponsored by: Creative Bath

Health & Wellbeing



“Rapid growth from scratch to rank as a top three rated gym in the city. Now expanding into Walcot Street, which will be the largest studio facility in Bath.”

@caliunity |

Sponsored by: Bath Audi

Homes & Interiors


Woodhouse and Law

“Flagship work redesigning 15 bedrooms plus public rooms in iconic Royal Crescent Hotel, among many appealing projects throughout the south west. Sales up a striking 43%.”

@woodhouse_and_law | 

Sponsored by: Windsor Hill Mortgages



GA Energy

“Boutique operator becoming a leading player in energy law. Over 35 new projects in 2023, with team billing increase of 14% set to rise further with new wins.”

Sponsored by: Bath Life

Leisure & Tourism


Komedia Bath

“Back to peak form for this wildly, impressively eclectic hub for performances with a remarkably grand 549 shows in 2023. 42,000 first-time visitors evidences its heightened appeal.”

@komedia_bath |

Sponsored by: Robun

New Business


Daisy & Bean

“Definitely one to watch for this distinctive, authentic café, with sales-per-head sharply increasing, offer expanding and sales on track to hit £250K in its first year.”

@daisyandbeanbakes |

Sponsored by: Aspire to Move

People Services


White Horse Employment Network

“Excellent growth reflected in and driven by a remarkable 330% staff increase since the pandemic. Sales up 35% in 2023 and it has also launched two new divisions.”

@whitehorse_employment |

Sponsored by: Mogers Drewett



SBS Design & Build

“A stellar period for SBS! Nearing completion of its largest ever project, which contributed to an eyebrow-raising, more-than-100% turnover increase. Going places…”

@sbsdesignandbuild |

Sponsored by: Bath Property Awards




“Highly distinctive Bandook has rapidly become a destination restaurant. Success borne of thorough training, clear focus, personable team, clever variations during day and sheer hard work.”

@bandookkitchen |

Sponsored by: Savills



Wadswick Country Store

“Great retail success story! Sales up over 15% to £10.5m with growth both in store and online plus opened a new shop on Pulteney Bridge.”

@wadswickbath |

Sponsored by: Zara Perry Hairdressing



Share and Repair

“Impressive year: three new repair cafés taking total to 10; items seen for repair up 76%; plus new workshops and reducing waste projects, especially with both Unis and schools.”

@sharerepairbath |

Sponsored by: HPH Commercial Property




“Dozens of innovative projects completed during 2023, as Rocketmakers has successfully pivoted from start-ups towards larger-scale businesses. Note its burgeoning expertise in AI.”

@rocketmakers |

Sponsored by: EntreConf