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CambridgeshireLive Business Awards 2020

The CambridgeshireLive Business Awards for 2020 were held online – and brought together winners ranging from an independent family-owned camera store to one of the global IT world’s best-known innovators. Businesses and entrepreneurs from across the county met virtually for a virtual ceremony that once again showcased Cambridgeshire as a home of innovation and business success. The event was streamed on the Awards Room platform and hosted by broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika MBE. And for the sixth consecutive year, Barclays was the event’s headline sponsor.

The Price Bailey Award for Business of the Year went to biotech firm Mogrify, with judges saying its technology could one day help change the world. Pierre-Louis Joffrin, corporate development officer at Mogrify, told Ayesha tonight that the award was a “very big surprise”. He added: “”It’s really important to keep getting the message out there that next generation cell and gene therapy is an important part of future healthcare.”

The AstraZeneca Award for Outstanding Contribution was won by Raspberry Pi, the creators of the pioneering single-board computer that has sold millions of units worldwide. Ayesha said judges had chosen to celebrate a business “which has contributed and gone above and beyond to serve not only their county, but the entire globe”. Eben Upton, co-founder of Raspberry Pi said: “We’re delighted to have won. It is a wonderful piece of recognition, not just for the Raspberry Pi team, but for the broader community that has grown up around the product and the mission.”

Meanwhile, the Barclays Award for Large Business of the Year went to digital radio specialist: Sepura. Among the other winners were two independent businesses – family-run retailer Campkins Cameras and glass design company Go Glass.

David Bartlett, Audience and Content Director for London and the South East at Reach plc, said the awards should have been held exactly a year ago tonight. He said: “The last 12 months have been extraordinarily difficult for all of us, and the pandemic has had an impact on both our personal and business lives.” He added: “However we are not deterred, and tonight recognise all of the fantastic businesses that have made it through to the finals.” Martin Clapson, managing director at Business of the Year Award category sponsor Price Bailey, said the award judges “realised how lucky we are to work in Cambridgeshire where there are so many great businesses and leaders”.

Host Ayesha said: “I’m sure I can speak on behalf of everybody in Cambridgeshire and everyone that is watching across the world tonight, we are extremely proud of your achievements.”

Details of the 2022 awards will revealed in due course.

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Independent Retailer of the Year

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Outstanding Contribution

Innovation in Business

Small Business of the Year

Medium Business of the Year

Large Business of the Year

Business Person of the Year

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