Plymouth Business Awards 2021
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.
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)
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.
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
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!