Haverhill: A-Revolution takes top honour at Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

THE best in local business has been celebrated at the annual Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Claire Young, a former finalist on BBC1’s The Apprentice was host and guest speaker at the event, where the guests also included Neville Reyner, president of British Chambers of Commerce.

A-Revolution Beauty Salon in Haverhill, owned by Theresa Foddering, was the biggest winner, picking up three awards including the overall Business of the Year title.

The judges said: “This was a very close award and particularly difficult to judge between all the outstanding award winners in different sectors. However, we chose A-Revolution because we felt entrepreneurs are the backbone of this economy and this business in particular demonstrated great entrepreneurship.”

The full list of winners was: Large Business (more than 25 employees): Abbeycroft Leisure; Retailer of the Year: A-Revolution; Export Achievement: Ardex; Young Entrepreneur (aged 18 to 25): Paul Gardiner, Axa Insurance; Employer of the Year: Axa Insurance; Environmental Awareness: Days Inn Haverhill; Small Business (up to 25 employees): A-Revolution; Customer Care & Service: KAD Cars; Best Use of Technology: Paul Donno & Co; Employee of the Year: Keiran Crone, Saffron Insurance; Start-up Business of the Year: The Best of Haverhill; Marketing Strategy of the Year: Abbeycroft Leisure; Business of the Year: A-Revolution.