Nectar announces Small Business Awards shortlist

A London-based app maker for people with communications difficulties; a furniture and equipment recycler from Hampshire; and a Kent -based distributor of surplus food to charities, are the three businesses make it to the shortlist of the 2015 Contribution to the Community Award at the nationwide Nectar Business Small Business Awards.

BBC ‘Dragon’ and Small Business Awards judge, Sarah Willingham, is calling upon you, the public, to vote on which company makes the biggest contribution to the community between 8 September 2015 and 4 October 2015 on

The three shortlisted companies are:
Therapy Box Limited from London
Edu-Care Recycling UK from Portchester in Hampshire
FareShare from Ashford in Kent

Sarah Willingham says: “This year we received an astonishing number of entries into the Contribution to the Community Award which celebrates how a business’s success often goes beyond profit and loss, and takes into account the good that it does for the community around it.

“We’ve decided on a shortlist of three fantastic businesses who have demonstrated something really special about the way that they work. We now need your help to decide who should be crowned the winner.”

Each winning business will receive £2,000 cash and 50,000 Nectar points, as well as the opportunity to meet and receive tailored advice from Sarah at the Nectar Business Round Table and Awards event in November.

Will Shuckburgh, Nectar Managing Director, adds: “These businesses have demonstrated real guts, drive, passion and determination. Corporate Britain could learn a thing or two from them all”.

The full 2015 shortlist for the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2015 include:

Small Business of the Year
Dignity Pet Crematorium
Eljays44 Ltd
Ventia Ltd
Grub Club

Tradesperson of the Year
C & J Heating and Plumbing Ltd
Treelife Ltd
North East Electrical Ltd

Innovation of the Year Shortlist
Housekeep Ltd
Oppo Ice Cream
Netduma Ltd
Tutch Designs Ltd

Home Grown Business of the Year Shortlist
Shnuggle Ltd
Office Pantry
The Pets Country Manor Ltd
Shemins Ltd
Jigsaw School Apps

Entrepreneur of the Year Shortlist
Poppy’s Funerals
Virtue Drinks
Identity Holdings Ltd
Merci Maman

Contribution to Community Shortlist
Therapy Box Ltd
Edu-Care Recycling
FareShare Kent