ICE Wins Top Awards at the WOBAs



Press Release

17 March 2014

ICEoxford Limited has been named as the winner of the Coutts Business of the Year Award and the Owen Mumford Innovation Award at the 2014 West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBAs).

Winners were announced at a glamorous event hosted at Heythrop Park Resort near Chipping Norton on Friday 14 March.

The annual awards are now in their fourth year and provide an opportunity for the very best of West Oxfordshire businesses to receive recognition for outstanding achievements over the past year.

Commenting on winning the award, Chris Busby, Managing Director of ICEoxford Limited said: “We are delighted to have won this award which is a reflection of our team’s dedication and hard work over the past year. We will be using the award as a platform to continue raising our profile and to assist with our future success.”

WOBA Gala Dinner guests were treated to a personal video message from Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron (watch video) who was unable to make this year’s awards due to prior commitments. Commenting on the WOBAs, he said:

“I am delighted by the progress that the West Oxfordshire Business Awards have made. Now in their fourth year, the Awards give local businesses the chance to shine and recognises all the hard work that goes into them.

“I am a big supporter of small businesses and I am extremely proud that my constituency plays host to so many. They play such a vital role in not only the local economy but nationally too.”

The 2014 WOBAs are the most successful to date with the introduction of two new categories designed to increase the volume of entries from a wider range of West Oxfordshire businesses. For a full list of categories, winners and finalists, visit:

Jo Sensecall, spokesperson for the WOBA organising team, said: “This was the most fiercely fought WOBAs yet with each award category posing a fantastic problem for our judges due to the high standard of businesses we have in West Oxfordshire. On behalf of the organising team, I would like to extend our congratulations to all finalists and to our very worthy WOBA winners who should feel extremely proud of their business achievements.” The WOBA Gala Dinner raised £1,360 for Inclusive Care & Education (ICE), winner of the 2013 Polythene UK Charity & Community Award. Next year’s charity will be Base 33, winner of the 2014 award.

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