Peterborough company shortlisted for national Amazon Growing Business Award

Tickled pink – Rosie and Morgan have a right laugh at the prospect of picking up a gong

A PETERBOROUGH print, design and technology business will compete against companies from across the UK for a national Amazon Growing Business Award after being shortlisted in the Family-Owned Business of the Year category.

Bonacia from Peterborough has been shortlisted in recognition of its achievements at the 20th annual Amazon Growing Business Awards, which takes place at The Brewery in London on 28th November.

Speaking after learning of the nomination, Morgan Walton from Bonacia said: “It’s fantastic to be shortlisted for a 2018 Amazon Growing Business Award. Bonacia has enjoyed a stellar year in 2018 and this nomination is a great recognition of the team’s hard work and dedication. I’m excited to attend the awards ceremony in London on November 28th alongside some of the biggest and best businesses in the country.”

The depth and breadth of this year’s shortlist proves why the UK is a great place to set up and run a business,” added Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon. “With a record number of applicants, there was a high level of competition in every category. I’d like to congratulate Bonacia and wish them all the best of luck on the awards night.”

Created by Real Business, headlined by Amazon and supported by the CBI, the Amazon Growing Business Awards are the UK’s most prestigious awards ceremony that celebrates the successes of the UK’s SMEs and entrepreneurs.

New for this year, the Amazon Growing Business Awards will honour businesses who have made a positive impact to society. The 2018 Amazon Growing Business Awards also see the continuation of two new award categories introduced last year celebrate family-owned businesses and the creative industries.

Since its launch in 1999, the Amazon Growing Business Awards has celebrated exceptional businesses and outstanding entrepreneurs. Previous winners include Go Ape, Innocent Drinks, Betfair, Lovefilm and Fever-Tree, while VIP guests to have graced the ceremony include Bill Gates, Gordon Brown and Stelios Haji-Ioannou.

Category winners will be presented with an award and benefit from the publicity associated with the event. All UK-based high-growth and entrepreneurial companies, regardless of size or stage of operations, may enter the awards.