Hampshire engineering firm Aqua Group has triumphed again after being honoured with two prestigious ActionCOACH Business Improvement and Growth (BIG) Awards in Winchester.
Aqua’s success in the regional BIG Business Awards competition will now take the firm forward to the European event to be held at the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport, Wales, in April 2016.
The glittering ceremony, held at Keats Restaurant in Winchester Road, Romsey, saw a gathering of some of the South’s most successful young companies and the region’s leading business personalities.
Aqua Group, which has already this year won a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation) and been hailed as Solent Business’ SME of 2015, won the evening’s top award: the ActionCOACH BIG Business of the Year. Aqua’s Sales Director and the company’s co-founder Simon Davis was pronounced Most Improved Entrepreneur of the Year.
ActionCOACH’s Kevin Stansfield said: “The competition for this year’s awards was very tough, with more than 20 businesses up for nomination.”
“It was Aqua Cooling’s continued improvement in all business areas that made the company stand out this year.”
“We were particularly impressed to see the directors successfully moving from working in the business to working on it and re-discovering their passion for the business that they started.”
Simon Davis, Sales Director at Aqua Cooling, said: “I am delighted with these awards and have our fantastic Aqua team and the ActionCOACH staff to thank for all their support and hard work.”
“We’re extremely pleased and proud that our efforts have been so widely recognised. This has been an incredible year for Aqua, winning a string of awards that celebrate the success of our company and the people who are so crucial in creating that success.”