Please note the Awards have wrapped up for 2022 but keep your eyes peeled for 2023 soon. 

The finalists for the 2022 Cornwall Business Awards have been revealed. Featuring 38 businesses representing a range of sizes and sectors, from Gunnislake to Penzance, the finalists will be vying for the top prize at the awards night on 30 June.  

Community Interest Company, Active Plus, along with Boost Innovations, Mike Martin Window Systems, Ocean Housing Group, Peaky Digital, Penzance Dry Dock and Smile Together Dental lead the way, each with two nominations.  

Other businesses finding their way to the podium include former award winners Bluefruit Software and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, along with big names such as St Ewe Free Range Eggs and Pendennis Shipyard. Plus there is the county’s rising talent, too, with Jamie Murphy of Penzance Dry Dock, Alex Horsfall of The Valley Cottages and Tom Woodley of The Cornish Company all spearheading the charge in terms of future Cornish business leaders.  

From great places to work and customer experience, inspirational stories of success and growth to exporters and rising stars; the Awards recognise companies that demonstrate why Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is such a great place to do business.   

Kirsty Miles-Musgrave, Operations Manager for the Growth and Skills Hub said: 

“Once again we have been blown away by the quality and range of businesses that have taken the time to apply. For every category there was only a few points difference between the top three, which is a credit to how many great companies we have in the local economy. 

“Our expert panel of judges have reviewed, deliberated and scored the entries and every business on our finalist list is among the best of the best in Cornwall.” 

The winners are still waiting to be chosen, of course, with the finalists to make a pitch for the top spot during Showdown Day on 17 June. This will be where an expert panel will get the chance to quiz the business on their entry, before the winners are decided and announced at the glamorous awards night at St Mellion Estate on 30 June. 

For more information, a full list of the finalists and to listen to our announcement podcast visit  

Finalist Businesses 

Beacon Inclusivity Award sponsored by The Beacon Project  

Active Plus 

Bluefruit Software 

Ocean Housing Group  

Best Business with a Purpose sponsored by Corserv  

Boost Innovations  

Earth Candle Co. 

Smile Together Dental  

Best Customer Experience sponsored by Talent Tide  

Budock Vean Hotel 

Ethica Diamonds 

Pocketful of Stones Limited 

Best Family Business sponsored by St Austell Printing Company  

Cornish Accounting Solutions  

Mike Martin Window Systems 

St Ewe Free Range Eggs 

Best New Business sponsored by Outset Cornwall

NQY Sports 

Once Upon a Tuesday 


Best Place to Work sponsored by the Skills Hub    

Active Plus 

Ocean Housing Group 

Thought Quarter 

Business Finance Award sponsored by Cornwall Isles of Scilly Investment Fund   

Boost Innovations  

Ignition Credit 

Smile Together Dental CIC  

Business Leader of the Year sponsored by Future Focus and Unlocking Potential 

Michael Gibbs of Lesjöfors Heavy Springs   

Natalie Crouch of Peaky Digital  

Georgie Upton of Wild Card 

Clean Growth Award sponsored by University of Exeter    

ARCO 2 Architecture 

Cornish Lithium 

Push Chocolate  

Employee of the Year sponsored by Truro and Penwith College    

Emma-Jayne Bowker of Cornish Traders 

Vicki Spooner of Falmouth Harbour 

Julie Belcher of ISO Spaces  

Exporter of the Year sponsored by Business Cornwall  

Feritech Global 

Mucky Nutz 

Radix Communications  

Growth Business of the Year sponsored by Access to Finance  

Mike Martin Window Systems  

Peaky Digital  

Penzance Dry Dock  

Rising Star sponsored by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership  

Jamie Murphy of Penzance Dry Dock 

Tom Woodley of The Cornish Company 

Alex Horsfall of The Valley Cornwall 

Skills Brilliance Award sponsored by Cornwall College Business Training   

Black Voices Cornwall  


Pendennis Shipyard  

Third Sector Award sponsored by the Eden Project  

Coastline Housing  

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust 

Konnect Communities