Meet the 2013 finalists

21st August 2013

Sookio Ltd

Sookio offers copywriting, web content and social media services to clients across the UK and overseas. Sookio work with individuals, small businesses and household names including the BBC, Aol, Yahoo!, ITV, Toshiba and Magic FM to produce lively and engaging content which really clicks with their users.

PA Answer

PA Answer is an Ely-based telephone answering company with a commitment to reliable, personal service. From just £3 per week, PA Answer clients have their own team of named PAs who will personally answer their calls, and provide business support services including diary management, order taking, outbound calling and administration.

The Queen’s Shoes

Clare Ashmeade has sourced a stunning collection of shoes and handbags, in bright colours and the softest leathers from Spain, Italy, and France.  She believes in colour, quality and something different. There is also a range of designer costume jewellery. There is something at The Queen’s Shoes for all ages and tastes. There is ample free parking, a gentleman’s corner and of course a warm welcome. Behind every successful woman is a fabulous pair of shoes.

Emerald Frog Marketing

Emerald Frog Marketing is a friendly marketing and PR agency in Ely, Cambridgeshire. They plan, manage and deliver creative marketing and PR campaigns to boost sales for our customers, specialising in internet marketing, branding, marketing communications, copywriting and graphic design as one-off projects or on a long term retainer basis.

Cambridge Commodities

Cambridge Commodities are a leading importer, exporter, and manufacturer of nutritional ingredients and made-to-specification products in the UK and Europe. There mission is to enable customers to create the very best products through their commitment to market knowledge, technical expertise, innovation and the highest quality ingredients.


IT-Green® has been operating as a waste management company, specialising in the recycling of obsolete Computer and Electronic hardware for Eight years. Founded with a view to offering a professional, ethical solution, backed by highly qualified personnel, it provides a service to Businesses and Schools throughout the UK.

Ward Gethin Archer Solicitors

Ward Gethin Archer Solicitors is one of the most well renowned Solicitor firms in the area; they are a long established, well respected firm of solicitors and an innovative and forward thinking practice, having offices in Ely, Dereham, King’s Lynn, Swaffham and Watton.  The office in Ely has been on its site in the Market Place since 1832, having been in existence since 1785 it is the cities longest established legal practice providing a specialist service to its local community.

The firm offer a personal service to an increasing number of businesses and private individuals, having both the resources and the expertise to meet the needs of their clients in a professional and effective manner; by understanding their business and the environment in which our clients operate, they are able to match our people and their skills to ensure that our clients receive the best advice possible, wherever they do business.  Our aim is always to resolve our client’s legal problems in a way which exceeds their expectations, providing the highest level of client care and quality of service.

dB Broadcast Ltd

dB Broadcast Ltd is one of the UK’s largest and most successful independent broadcast systems integration companies. We are expert in broadcast system design and installation from studio through to transmission. dB also design and manufacture products for the broadcast industry including ‘MERlin’, a DVB-T2 and DVB-T monitoring receiver, and a range of mains distribution units (MDU’s).

Wyvern DM Ltd

Wyvern DM Ltd is a direct marketing services company supplying data and CRM Software to some of the largest events and publishing companies in the world, as well as smaller local organisations.  We have strong local roots having been based in Ely for 30 years and employing a local workforce.

Sieve Creative

Sieve Creative is a small but highly talented team specialising in brand development, graphic design, photography, video production and audio solutions. From logo design to responsive websites, digital graphics to printed adverts, we help our customers to distinguish themselves from the competition.

The Copier Warehouse

The Copier Warehouse has supplied copiers, printers, scanners and fax systems to businesses, individuals and government organisations for twenty years. Our philosophy is to provide copiers with no contracts to ensure we meet all of our customers expectations at all times.

Body Shape Fitness Camp

Body Shape Fitness Camp is a professionally structured Group Personal Training, Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Programme created by Master Personal Trainer; Tim Megginson after he gained several years experience in the field. Members experience life changing results from huge weight loss, to immensely toned physiques & gaining control of health related illnesses.

Yarn on the Square

Yarn on the Square has been trading since February 2010.We sell quality yarns for knitting and crochet, as well as accessories. Furthermore we also offer a wide range of classes and workshops to inspire and develop skills. The shop also hosts social events and community and charity outreach programmes.

Potter Logistics

Potter Logistics provides a complete range of logistics services and solutions, from bulk storage to fully integrated supply chain and intermodal management. Our Ely distribution centre offers specialist warehousing and handling, rail freight terminal services and land rental.  We can handle a wide range of products including; paper, FMCG, animal feeds, grain, timber, steel and construction.

E-space Business Centres

E-space consists of two business centres one situated in Ely and the other in Littleport, both offering a service unlike any other in the local area. E-space Business Centres offer affordable and flexible lease agreements for companies of all sizes. It enables start up companies to be incubated while they are developing their business, while other established companies take advantage of the convenient location and cost effective serviced offices. E-space North in Littleport offers 4 conference and meeting rooms, available to hire with the ability to cater from 2 – 50 attendees, with on-site catering and attracts a huge range of clients. The centres offers 50 serviced offices ranging from 150 sq ft to 650 sq ft, a dedicated 100mbps leased line to ensure fast reliable broadband, staffed reception, ample parking and secure 24-hour access. Virtual offices are available at both centers giving business a Cambridgeshire postal address.

Sylhet Ely

Sylhet Restaurant, based in Ely, was established in 1991 as an Indian Takeaway and bought by the present owners in 1999. The business was extended to include a restaurant in 2005.
Customer care is the foundation of our business. Sylhet restaurant pride themselves on consistently high customer service and ensuring that customers feel welcome and their time is enjoyable. The Sylhet restaurant treat their customers as guests and offer them a warm welcome and friendly service.

Ely City Golf Club

Ely City Golf Course is a fantastic parkland golf course located on the outskirts of the city. The club boasts splendid views of the cathedral from many holes plus a popular and vibrant club house and bar with meeting and conference facilities.

Forces Recruitment Services

Forces Recruitment Services was set up in 2001 to offer support to ex-military candidates. FRS has been involved in the placement of over 1700 ex-military candidates. FRS was run as a one man operation until it was franchised in 2007 through its second office in Duxford. The network has now grown to 21 offices.

BrightSpark Recruitment

BrightSpark Recruitment is an independent Recruitment Consultancy based in Soham, Cambridgeshire. They recruit for temporary, permanent, full and part time positions across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Their service is free to job seekers and they offer a one off flat fee to recruiting companies, setting them apart from the percentage based billing system operated by other Agencies.

Produce World Group

Produce World is one of the largest expert growers and suppliers of high quality fresh vegetables in Europe. Industry leading in sustainable and responsible agronomy, growing and supply chain management.

Poets House

Located in the heart of Ely’s historic city centre, Poets House is a new hotel commanding superb views of the magnificent cathedral and Oliver Cromwell’s house. Originally consisting of three Grade-II-listed properties and the home of a renowned local author, Poets House has undergone a sensitive, design-led transformation into a uniquely-stylish Hotel, destination Restaurant, Bar and Event venue.

Jigsaw Dance Company 

Jigsaw Dance is a dance Studio based in Stretham near Ely. In addition to dance many other Arts are on offer at the studio such as Musical Theatre and Gymnastics. The company has a competition group too who are community funded and compete nationally in Cheerleading, Hip Hop and Jazz. The company is very community focused offering many opportunities to get together socially. They are available for displays at charity events too. Recently they have raised over £250 for the Red Cross. Theres something for everyone from babies to adults.


AAT export high level aviation technical systems training to over 120 airlines and maintenance centres in over 60 countries and have training schools now established in Singapore, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Romania. New schools with international partners are now under consideration for India and China two of the world’s biggest emerging market places for aircraft training.

FJ Cakes and Bakes