The Ely Standard Business Awards shortlist is in – and here are the local businesses up for our prizes

28th July 2017

The Ely Standard Business Awards is undoubtedly one of the nights of the year for the region’s businesses, celebrating innovation, engagement and success.

And 2017 looks to be no different, with dozens of local businesses and entrepreneurs due to be recognised on September 28 at Ely Cathedral’s Lady Chapel.

This year, we have 10 awards up for grabs, and over the coming weeks we will reveal the businesses on our shortlist and what they offer the local community.

Employer of the Year (Sponsored by Fraser Dawbarns)

Enhance Dental and Facial Rejuvenation

Dentistry and facial aesthetic services.

PA Answer

Created in 2008, PA Answer is an Ely-based telephone answering and business support service based on the simple principle of outstanding customer service.

The business was originally started during the recession, to help businesses continue to provide great customer service in the face of reduced budgets, by offering an outsourced support service that actually cares.

Over the past nine years, the business has continually grown, in both size and reputation, developing specialist services for the medical and veterinary sectors, all the while staying true the ethos of providing an outsourced service with the professional and commitment to quality of in-house staff.

We now employ 14 people and work closely with some extremely high profile clients, such as the Royal Veterinary College, who govern the whole of the veterinary industry. Our burgeoning reputation, especially in our specialist areas of veterinary and medical support, has given us the confidence to market to these sectors at major international trade shows.

Life Fitness

As a local company based in Queen Adelaide since 1992, Life Fitness UK is dedicated to supply fitness equipment and create solutions to help people lead active and healthy lives.

Thorlabs Ltd

Thorlabs is a global vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer serving the laser and electro-optics research market. The Ely office manufactures vibration isolation and motion control products.

• Tickets to the awards night are £65.00 + VAT. Tables can seat 10 and are charged at £650 + VAT.

To purchase tickets, please contact Lynne Pearson on 01438 866011 or email