ORTON Southgate-based BGL Group won two categories at the Peterborough Business Awards, held at The Exec at the East of England Showground on Friday November 19, 2010.
BGL – parent company of businesses such as comparethemarket.com – won top large business and contribution to the community awards. It has seen profitability rise 15 per cent in 2010, has raised £200,000 for the NSPCC and aims to raise £250,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Queensgate Centre won the environmental achievement award. Coloplast, based at Lynch Wood, won the people development category.
Rob Facer, founder of city developers Barnack UK, won Business Person of the Year and The Business Achievement Award for Services to the City was won by Roger Hutchings, former director of Queensgate.
John Bridge, chief executive of Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, said, “It is a testament to Peterborough that so many excellent companies have performed really well, especially in these trying economic times.
“There may only be one winner in each category, but everyone who has taken part in the awards is a winner in their own right. Celebrating the success is a positive thing for everyone.”
Chairman of the judges, Bill Agnew, said, “The standard of entries has been high. All businesses that have entered the awards are sure to gain valuable recognition.”
About 300 guests, including business and civic leaders, enjoyed a champagne reception before dinner and the awards presentation, made by ex-Olympic athlete Roger Black.