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MKBAA 2020 is excited to announce the long-list of entries going through to Stage Two of Milton Keynes’ leading business awards, which will this year focus on the Health & Wellbeing of our great city, its residents, businesses and workforce.

The judges were inundated, with the highest number of entries in MKBAA’s history and had a difficult job of selecting the businesses to go through to the next round.

Thank you to all who took the time to enter and congratulations to all those shortlisted. Thanks also go to our Headline Sponsors Shoosmiths, KPMG, The Open University and Milton Keynes Council, as well as our overall Business of the Year Award Sponsor, Hillier Hopkins and Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsor Barclays.

Health & Wellbeing – Sponsored by Mazars

  • Peel Juice Bar
  • Personal Group
  • MK Snap
  • Freeths LLP
  • Kids Play Ltd
  • White Clarke Creative
  • Enliven Heath Ltd
  • Beauty Infusion


  • Acuigen Ltd
  • MyMiltonKeynes
  • My New Term
  • Safety Centre (Hazard Alley)

Culture & Arts – Sponsored by David Lock Associates

  • The National Museum of Computing
  • Pauline Quirke Academy
  • MK Gallery

Leisure & Entertainment

  • The National Museum of Computing
  • No.31 Tapas Bar & Kitchen
  • Pauline Quirke Academy
  • Willen Lake
  • CluedUpp Games
  • MK Biergarten
  • The Birch

Technology Business – Sponsored by Integral Powertrain

  • Xero
  • SBD Automotive
  • City Fibre
  • Comms365 Limited
  • Expandly
  • Immense

Design & Creativity

  • IMServ Europe
  • Cygnus
  • MK Gallery
  • TFA Marketing

Professional Services – Sponsored by dbfb

  • Growthdeck
  • Smith Jenkins
  • The Practice MK
  • Ad Valorem
  • Cook Investment Group
  • Snap Out

Small & Medium Business – Sponsored by SJD Electrical

  • Smith Jenkins
  • SBD Automotive
  • Pauley Creative
  • Illuminis Insight Software
  • Ad Valorem
  • EAC Consulting Group
  • Ride High Equestrian Centre
  • Immense
  • Green Cross Training Limited

New Business – Sponsored by Cranfield University

  • Approved Business Finance
  • Arthur Ellis: Mental Health Support
  • Spotless Garments
  • Tomorrow’s Journey

Charity of the Year – Sponsored by Bletchley Park

  • Camphill MK Community
  • Ride High
  • Willen Hospice
  • MK Snap
  • The Parks Trust
  • MK Dons Sports and Education Trust      

Business Impact in the Community

  • MyMiltonKeynes
  • The Practice MK
  • Arthur Ellis: Mental Health Support
  • City Fibre
  • Acorn Early Years Foundation
  • Metro Bank
  • Cloudy Group Ltd

Customer Service – Sponsored by Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

  • IMServ Europe
  • Bistro Live
  • Boxx Communications Ltd
  • Acorn Early Years Foundation
  • Pets 2 Places
  • MK Biergarten
  • Anita’s Beauty Care
  • Mirus IT Solutions

Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by Keens Shay Keens

  • Tony Burne (Wealth & Tax Management)
  • Harry Alson (EAC Consultin)
  • Sanj Chandi (Treat Street)
  • Chris Clarke (Purple Dog Solutions)
  • Diane Butterworth (Diane Butterworth)
  • Tref Griffiths (CluedUpp Games)
  • Alan Wilson (Expandly)

All shortlisted businesses will complete the next set of questions for stage two by 23 January 2020 and the finalists will be announced in early February.

MKBAA will take place on 12 March 2020 at Marshall Arena with over 750 of Milton Keynes leading business people expected to join the annual celebration.

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