Oviso

Winning Businesses

The winners of the Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2019 have been announced at a prestigious event in Bondholder Derby College Group’s Roundhouse. Marketing Derby was a proud sponsor of the pre-dinner Champagne reception.

Now in its sixth year, the Awards, run in association with Bondholder Champions UK plc, celebrate the best of our local businesses and their successes.

So who won what?

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Derby College

Winner: Ward

Runners-Up: Gin & Rum Festival, YMD Boon

SME BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner: Hackwood Farm

Sponsored by University of Derby
Runners-Up: BlocDigital, ThreeGuru

START-UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner: White Peak Distillery

Sponsored by Wheeldon
Runners-Up: Bear, Gin & Rum Festival

BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Winner: Amanda Strong (Mercia Image Print)

Sponsored by HUUB
Runners-Up: Steve Haseldine (Alerter Group), Leah McLaren (Hotpod Yoga), Robert Carlin (Superior Spas)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AWARD
Winner: Smith Partnership

Sponsored by Cloud Central
Runners-Up: Rhodes Wealth Management, Sibbalds

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Ward

Sponsored by Smith Partnership
Runners-Up: Air IT, Midland Lead

EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING AWARD
Winner: Stirland Paterson

Sponsored by Janine Edwards Wealth Management
Runners-Up: EPM Composites, HL Plastics, TidyCo

APPRENTICE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Winner: Imperial Commercials

Sponsored by Apprenticeships by Impellum
Runners-Up: Derby Homes, HL Plastics

CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY AWARD
Winner: Cosy Direct

Sponsored by Lubrizol
Runners-Up: Gift Wellness, RDS Global

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION AWARD
Winner: Headway

Sponsored by Sellick Partnership
Runners-Up: Derventio Housing Trust, Treetops Hospice Care

LEADERSHIP TEAM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Silver X Logistics

Sponsored by Thomas International
Runners-Up: Midland Lead, Xpertise Recruitment

CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner: Bloc Digital

Sponsored by Derby City Council
Runners-Up: Busy Things, FutureProof Films

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD
Winner: Oviso Financial Services

Sponsored by Aspirational Magazine
Runners-Up: Morley Hayes, Silver X Logistics

SALES AND MARKETING AWARD
Winner: Tecquipment

Sponsored by DNS Limited
Runners-Up: Anchor & Crew, Smith Partnership

EDUCATION SECTOR: BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT AND EMPLOYABILITY AWARD
Winner: University of Derby

Sponsored by FurnitureCloud
Runners-Up: Derby College Group, Chameleon School of Construction

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARDS
Winner: Xuper

Sponsored by Specsavers
Runners-Up: Gowercroft Joinery, Nowcomm

Bondholders in blue. We apologies if we've missed anyone. Congratulations all winners and finalists.

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Oviso's Year of Expansion

Bondholder Oviso Financial Services have started the new year on a positive note. Founded in 2000, Oviso equalled its best ever trading year in 2016.

The financial services company has recently opened its second branch in Belper. 

Matt Simpson, director and co-owner of Oviso, said: “Opening another branch felt like natural progression in order to maintain forward momentum.

"We have come a long way in our comparatively short history and expansion into Belper is just another fantastic opportunity to offer our award-winning personal and business services in a great location.

“Business leaders and entrepreneurs approach us every day to help them insure their most valuable assets, and this now includes themselves and their staff.

“Whilst building and content insurance and business loan protection are givens in today’s fast-paced, commercial world, keyman and tax efficient life insurance are proving equally important for a lot of our clients.

“Every business relies heavily on the personal contribution made by certain individuals and Derbyshire’s leading entrepreneurs spend a lot of time building their businesses. So it makes sense to not only reward key staff but also cover them against absenteeism due to accident and illness,” added Matt.

Oviso Financial Services also prides itself on helping self-employed individuals and business owners secure mortgages for their personal property needs. This sector of the business has more than doubled in the last 12 months and will remain a focus of growth for Oviso going forward.