Vale of the White Horse Business Awards: Finalists Announcement


Finalists for the nine inaugural V4B awards were revealed at Abingdon’s Crown & Thistle.

Applicants for the awards discovered if they’d made it to the final stage of the prestigious business awards – organised by Vale of White Horse District Council’s Economic Development team.

The awards highlight and celebrate the work businesses of all sizes achieve in the Vale area and the awards cover several aspects of business including innovation, recruitment and overall employer of the year.

And the finalists are:

Vale of the White Horse Business Awards (V4B)


New Business of the Year, sponsored by Biffa

Childrey Stores 

EMFcomp Ltd

Oxford Etsy

Tap Social

MSC R&D Award for Innovation

Oxford nanoSystems

Oxford Space Systems

Tokamak Energy

ZapGo Ltd

Inca Caring Accounting Small Business of the Year Award 2018

Busy Bee Photography

Childrey Stores

Databasix UK Ltd


Inca Caring Accounting Medium Sized Business of the Year Award 2018

Alfresco Group Ltd

Bojen Electrical Ltd

Savages (Blewbury) Ltd

The Purple Plumbing People

Royds Withy King Large Business of the Year Award

BETTER – White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre


Immunocore Ltd

PsiOxus Therapeutics

Action Coach Award for Business Leader of the Year 2018

Angie Major – Blueberry Business Support Ltd

Kevin Williams – Better, White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

Mike Hurley – Dream Doors

Mike Lawton – Oxford Space Systems

Richard March – CIS Ltd

Bluestream Recruitment Social Responsibility Award 2018

BETTER – White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

Maymessy CIC

Oxford Wood Recycling

Tap Social

Harwell Campus Business Space of the Year 2018

Boston House, Grove Business Park

Milton Park Innovation Centre

Loyd Lindsay Rooms, Ardington

Employer of the Year Award 2018





The Awards ceremony is being held on May 18 at Williams Formula 1 conference centre at Didcot. Tickets are available at

Tickets are available  from 19 March, priced at £100 each. The evening includes:

  • Welcome drinks in Sir Frank Williams private car museum, housing 40+ of the team’s seminal race cars, it is the largest private collection of F1 cars in the world!
  • A chance to set your own fastest lap in one of Williams state of the art F1 simulators.
  • A 3 course fine dining menu and accompanying drinks.
  • The awards ceremony complete with guest speaker.
  • A chance to mix with some of the best businesses from the area.