Plymouth Business Awards 2021

Plymouth Business Awards 2021


Plymouth Live Business Awards 2021 was held yesterday, the 3rd November 2021 at the Plymouth Pavilions.

The Awards recognise and acknowledge the efforts and achievements of the business industries leaders in the Plymouth community.

It was an incredible evening to celebrate great business successes and promote the amazing work being done by great businesses and their leaders in Plymouth.


Plymouth Business Awards 2021 – Award David Young - The Una Group


Congratulations David Young!


A massive congratulation goes out to our Group Managing Director, David Young, who deservedly took home the Lifetime Achievement Award for all of the incredible work, energy, and commitment he has poured into the Plymouth business community over the years, alongside all of the amazing work he continues to do with both The Una Group and Our Plymouth. The Lifetime Achievement Award has always been dedicated to the business person who has made a positive and lasting contribution to the local economy and community – so this is definitely an extremely well-deserved award.

“Our winner is a person who always has time for others alongside a huge commitment for Plymouth and doing good. From his many years of service with the Devon and Plymouth Chamber, his dedication to city events such as the America’s Cup through to his current endeavors through Our Plymouth, he is a fantastic choice for this award tonight. We are delighted to announce tonight that the winner of the lifetime achievement award 2021 is Dave Young.”  (Jacqueline Grubb – Principal City College Plymouth sponsors of this award)



Our Plymouth


During the global pandemic, Our Plymouth’s platform was used for food and pharmacy deliveries, matching befrienders and phone companions, and recruiting, inducting, and deploying around 3,000 volunteers who continue to cover stewards rolls at covid vaccinations centres all across Devon.

Our Plymouth is a Plymouth-based organisation with a mission to develop a single digital platform that is used as a powerful tool to connect, communicate, collaborate, inspire and recognise citizen and community action. The platform was first created to help recruit volunteers for a range of different volunteering opportunities within the city. On Our Plymouth’s website, is possible to register as a volunteer, search for volunteer opportunities as a citizen and post volunteer opportunities as a community organisation.




About Plymouth Live Business Awards


Plymouth Live Business Awards celebrates leaders and enterprises who contribute economically, culturally, and socially to the growth of Plymouth city.


The awards have become one of the biggest events in the business calendar in Plymouth and spotlight a range of Plymouth’s companies across a wide and growing number of industries, applauding many of the city’s prime success stories.


Plymouth Business Awards 2021 – Banner - The Una Group


All the winners of the night:


Innovation Award, sponsored by Plymouth Science Park

Winner – City College Plymouth

Also Nominated – Future Plymouth 2030, Just Enough Brave/Altitude Design


Built Environment and Infrastructure Award

Winner – John Grimes Partnership Ltd

Also Nominated – Future Plymouth 2030, Plymouth Community Homes


Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Winner – The Road to Mayflower (R2M) Company

Also Nominated – Hugs Children’s Cancer Charity. Moo Music Plymouth


Business in the Face of Adversity Special Award

Winner – Future Inn Hotel

Also Nominated – Go South West, Moo Music Plymouth, R Perks Finance and Accountancy


Social Enterprise Award

Winner – Pollenize CIC

Also Nominated – Borrow Don’t Buy, Moments Café


Environmental Success of the Year, sponsored by YGS Landscapes

Winner – Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Also Nominated – Future Plymouth 2030, Vispring


Apprenticeship Development Award

Winner – Babcock International Group Plc

Also Nominated – KBG Chambers, Ventro


Start-up Business of the Year, sponsored by Go South West

Winner – Memento Vita

Also Nominated – Buzz Physique Apparel, South West Survival


SME Business of the Year, sponsored by Blackwell Bate

Winner – Service Design Solution

Also Nominated – First Class Support, Pixalytics Ltd


Large Business of the Year, sponsored by BD Diagnostics

Winner – Wolferstans Solicitors

Also Nominated – CMO Group, Go South West


Young Business Person of the Year, sponsored by the University of Plymouth

Winner – Paige Brown of Mila’s Bakery

Also Nominated – Emily Veitch of KBG Chambers, Sarah Canny of Extra Help


Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by City College Plymouth

Winner – David Young, the Una Group, and Our Plymouth


Contact us

Would you like to learn more about our investments or want to discuss an investment opportunity with us? Please get in touch with The Una Group! You can reach us by phone on 01752 697000 or email us via the contact form. Don’t forget to check out our range of commercial properties in Plymouth – your perfect office space may be just a click away!