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Finalists prep for the Niche Business Awards 2023 ceremony

Winners will be announced on September 8.

Finalist Holistic Mediation's Sushma Kotecha and headline sponsor Bhumika Parmar of BP Legal point and smile at a slideshow showing the finalists of the Best New Business category of the Niche Business Awards 2023
Finalist Holistic Mediation's Sushma Kotecha and headline sponsor Bhumika Parmar of BP Legal

Fifty-one Leicestershire businesses have been selected as finalists of the Niche Business Awards 2023 this week.

They were chosen by a panel of independent judges who examined supporting evidence from hundreds of nominations. They've put forward three businesses or individuals across 17 categories.

Among the finalists are large businesses that operate across the UK as well as family-run SMEs. Industries range from leisure to logistics and from education to environmental.

A room full of business men and women applauding when listening to the finalists of the Niche Business Awards 2023 being revealed. One man with blonde hair, glasses and wearing a suit is smiling and cheering while looking into the camera

Organised by marketing agency Cross Productions, the awards were invented to celebrate business across Leicestershire.

Bhumika Parmar, founder and director of BP Legal, which is the headline sponsor of the Niche Business Awards said: “Working with Cross Productions on the Niche Business Awards has been an excited journey.

"It’s encouraging to see so many nominations come in and to get to inspire and connect with other business owners that have made it through to the final round.”

five business women and one business man listening to a speech at a casual Leicestershire Niche Business Awards 2023 finalistsnetworking event, they're holding beers or Prosecco glasses and are all smiling

The event is well-known for its quirky themes and for breaking down business formalities, bringing local professionals together to celebrate one another's success, rather than compete. This year’s theme is carnival so guests can expect the ceremony to be full of colour, music, and dancing.

The Niche Business Awards 2023 will reveal its winners on Friday, September 8. Tickets can be purchased via an online form.

…And the finalists of the Niche Business Awards are

Best Family Business

Sponsored By Kazzoo

Fraser Stretton Property Group


Premier Logistics

Eco Excellence

Sponsored by Michael Smith Switchgear

De Montfort University

Digital Ethos


Best Small Business

Sponsored by Trident

Hollingsworths Solicitors

Intrusted Pensions

Pattersons Commercial Law

Employer of the Year

Sponsored by KSAB Law

Bistro Live



Customer Service

Sponsored by Fraser Stretton Property Group

Bistro Live

Paradigm Wills & Legal Services


Businessman of the Year

Sponsored by BP Legal

Atul Lakhani – Sanjay Events

Rik Pancholi – Pattersons Commercial Law

Utkarsh Thakkar – RUUT Homes


Sponsored by PPL PRS

Bistro Live

The Griffin Inn

Winstanley House

Professional Services

Sponsored By Jerroms Miller Specialist Tax

Breedon Consulting

Sarah Franklin - Motorsport Legal

Springfields Advisory

Best Large Business

Sponsored by Cymer Marketing

Bakers Environmental

Nelsons Law

Premier Logistics

Charity of the Year

Sponsored by HIT Technology

Charity Link

Hope Against Cancer


Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by CRS Matrix

Cassie Davison – The Gate Hangs Well

Mark Smith – Intrusted Pensions

Pete Frost - Unity

Rising Star

Sponsored by Barratt Smith Brown

Anuj Ashar – Beta Booster

Kelly McCormack – Event Psychologist

Macauley Christopher – Premier Logistics

Businesswoman of the Year

Sponsored by Furnley House

Amanda Daly – The Turnaround CEO

Jaz Kaur – Fraser Stretton Property Group

Sarah Higgins – Sarah Higgins Corporate Coaching

Best New Business

Sponsored by Hollingsworths

Holistic Family Mediation and Coaching

Meesh Consulting

On Point Creative

Community Champion

Sponsored by The Bridge

Anita Rao – Wesley Hall Community Centre

Dean Weston – Dean Weston

Sean Baker – Spectrum Sensory Sports CIC


Giulia Mio Millinery

Hickman & Smith Architects

Orange Fox Studio

Business Growth

Sponsored by Aims

ICS Electrical

Teamwork Partnership

TML Solicitors


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