MarketMakers named ‘Large Business of the Year’!
Last Friday, Portsmouth Guildhall played host to the sixteenth annual Business Excellence Awards! The awards are well known for recognising both businesses and business personalities for their achievements and excellence in their respected fields and their positive input into the local area.
Over 400 people from different businesses came together to celebrate the successes of one another. The event was run by The Portsmouth News which saw hundreds of entries hoping to be recognised in any of the 15 categories, ranging from Personality of the Year, Team of the Year all the way up to Large Business of the Year.
MarketMakers were shortlisted for two awards; Our very own Steve Cass in the ‘Business Personality/Achievement of the Year’ (sponsored by just develop it) and as a company we were up for ‘Large Business of the Year’ (sponsored by BAE Systems). After enjoying a champagne reception and three course meal, the awards started.
The Business of the Year categories were up first leaving us no time for nerves as MarketMakers were announced as ‘Large Business of the Year’!
Having won ‘Small Business of the Year’ exactly 10 years ago we are immensely proud of our growth and development as a business. MarketMakers have gone from strength to strength in the last ten years and have grown from 75 employees to over 300, as an ever growing business we are constantly providing jobs and, more importantly, careers to people in the area.
Founders of the company, Henry Braithwaite and Paul Thomas, had an aim when they started the business: to offer a superior level of service and to use this to help the company grow faster than its competitors. This has been the underlining inspiration throughout the expansion of the company. From the move back in 2007 to Ameiva Point in Quartermaine Road, MarketMakers have since moved to Building 1000, Lakeside where we are constantly taking over more and more office space!
On the night, Henry, MD of MarketMakers, commented;
“This is a fantastic achievement for the whole team, I’m really proud of everyone’s hard work over the last 10 years which have made this award possible.”
We would like the thank The News for an unforgettable evening, and for recognising the hard work we have put in over the years to become well established within the city and telemarketing industry. We would also like to congratulate all of the other businesses that were shortlisted and took home awards on the night. Finally we want to say a massive well done and thank you to the whole MarketMakers team – you made this happen!