Business Leader Jan - Mar South West 2013 - Page 7

lebrates 70 years Clevedon company wins top award Weston-super-Mare based Nickel-Electro is celebrating its landmark 70 th year in business. The company manufacture laboratory consumables and equipment and also created the well-known Clifton Food Range ® . This range provides market-leading sous-vide equipment – a specialist method of cooking - and is used by some of the top chef’s in the UK. Melvin Dickson comments: “We are extremely proud to be in our 70 th year of business and even more proud to have Nickel-Electro as a family fi rm. “We have a highly motivated management team with a strong, loyal and multi-skilled workforce which contributes to the success of the business.” Melvin Dickson - Managing Director Nickel-Electro Clevedon based telecoms provider Pure Comms recently won a sought after industry award, to round off what was a fi ne year for the company. Pure Comms beat off stiff competition to win the Reseller Partner of the Year gong at the Channel Telecom Awards, which were held in London at the South Place Hotel on Liverpool Street. Rob Vivian, Managing Director of Pure Comms, comments: “These awards are well recognised in the telecoms industry and we are naturally delighted to win outright in one of the categories. “From day one Pure Comms has been committed to offering an added value service, whereby we don’t slash our prices in order to win contracts but give our customers a full- Rob Vivian (far-right) service offering which includes twenty-four-seven customer support and technology that only a handful of providers can offer. Gala Business Awards for North Somerset NSBL is delighted to announce that it has launched The North Somerset Business Awards. The Awards will celebrate the achievements and business successes of companies and entrepreneurs in Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead and surrounding areas. Business North Somerset Leader AWARDS 2013 Finalists and winners will be showcased at a major gala dinner in September 2013 in front of hundreds of business people, infl uential partners and the media, while winners will gain major recognition and high profi le media coverage. There are twelve award categories that recognise a diverse range of business successes, plus the North Somerset Enterprise Agency Sian-Lloyd Jones Award for new businesses. Entries will be open from 1 st May 2013 to businesses operating in North Somerset. Businesswoman launches book Barry Horner Institute of Financial Planning. On his new appointment, he comments: “UK fi nancial planning is going through some big changes which other countries around the world will be watching with interest. “Because of that, it’s a great time to be leading the Financial Standards Planning Board, and it will be a privilege and an opportunity to be chairperson in 2014.” North Somerset Business Leader A Clevedon based businesswoman, Tamsen Garrie, has published a new book about how attraction is important in business. The new book is Tamsen Garrie called ‘The Act of Attraction’ and was released last month. It tackles the subject of why some people appear to create success in their business with ease, whilst others appear destined to struggle. Tamsen comments: “Busine