The 2017 Colbea Business Awards from our AGP

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Our 2017 Colbea Business Award Winners


Best Business Start-Up Sponsored by

George Hosegood – Turvec Cycle Storage Solutions

Turvec specialise in providingspace saving and cost effective cycle storage solutions, including the innovative two tier bike rack. George and Turvec are familiar with awards ceremonies, having picked up several over the past few years for their work delivering expertise in a unique marketplace.

One happy client stating, “Turvec had a product that they can design, manufacture and install which met our needs, it was a simple process.”

To find out more about innovative cycle storage solutions, visit the Turvec website or call on 0800 246 5484


Best Young Client Sponsored by

Sophie Skipper – Sophie Skipper Photography

Sophie Skipper is a full-time professional photographer, based in Suffolk, shooting weddings, business profiles, or capturing your personality in a unique portrait.

Sophie attended our first ‘In the Market for Success’ (IM4S) course in January this year, looking for support in how to grow her business, so we are delighted to see how Sophie Skipper Photography has grown throughout 2017, and recognise her with this Colbea Business Award.

“I have been passionate about photography for as long as I can remember and absolutely love what I do.” – Sophie Skipper

Click here to visit Sophie’s website


Best Female Entrepreneur Sponsored by

Jen Thomas – Jen Thomas Photography


A professional photographer with a particular focus on portraits, Jen Thomas specialises in childrens photography, particularly those with additional needs.

Jen is another delegate of Colbea’s IM4S business start-up course, using the support of the coaches and mentors to believe in Jen Thomas Photography and build it into a successful and sustainable business.

To visit Jen Thomas Photography, click here


Best Tenant Sponsored by

Lorena Zambrano – Colchester Language Academy

Colchester Language Academy provides multi-faceted language courses in Colchester, and aim to inspire students learn English, Spanish and a range of diverse language courses at ease.  Lorena (and CLA) is a tenant in the Colchester Central Business Centre and is a supportive and engaged member of the Colbea community.To find out more click here to visit the website


Best ‘Business Improvement Group’ Client Sponsored by 

Nick Kokolski – Maid2Clean Colchester

Maid2Clean Colchester specialises in providing a reliable, affordable domestic cleaning service to homes in Colchester and surrounding area.

Nick has been a member of Colbea’s Business Improvement Group (BIG) since the very first session. “I have been a member of BIG right from the start and I can honestly say, I don’t recall ever having come away from a meeting without something of use. I find that not only are the meetings useful, but also as I attend on a regular basis, a certain amount of networking occurs quite naturally and I have made some useful contacts.”

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