Hotel triumphs in Business Awards

The Scarlet Hotel clutch their hat-trick of awards

New Cornish eco-hotel The Scarlet has been crowned Cornwall’s Business of the Year, after winning the coveted overall “Winner of Winners” trophy at last night’s Cornwall Business Awards.

In front of a record audience of well over 300 business and public leaders at St Mellion International Resort, the Mawgan Porth-sited luxury hotel overcame competition from 11 other category winners to claim the evening’s top prize.

The overall title made it a hat-trick of awards for The Scarlet, adding to awards for Best Website and Best New Business in Cornwall earlier in the evening.

The night’s other multiple winner was Padstow-based book manufacturer TJ International, extending its impressive track record in both the Best Use of Technology and Business Improvement through People awards.

Mike Quest of Roche-based Quest Environmental Solutions (QES) was named Cornwall’s Business Leader of the Year, while the award for Best Young Business Person went to Thomas Hazzeldine, better known to Truro shoppers as Baker Tom.


Cornwall Business Awards 2010: the winners in full

Winner of Winners Award for Business (sponsor: Business Link)

The Scarlet Hotel

Best New Business in Cornwall (sponsor:Worldwide Financial Planning)

The Scarlet Hotel

Best Website (sponsor: Cornwall Development Company)

The Scarlet Hotel

Best Use of Technology (sponsor: BT)

TJ International

Business Improvement through People (sponsor: Cornwall College Business)

TJ International

Young Business Person (sponsor: First Great Western)

Thomas Hazzeldine – Baker Tom

Best Social Enterprise (sponsor: The Eden Project)


Customer Focus (sponsor: Business Cornwall)

St Austell Printing Company

Marketing Strategy (sponsor: NatWest)

Coodes Solicitors

Growth Strategy (sponsor: South West RDA)

Sharp’s Brewery

Best Diversification (sponsor: Cornwall Chamber)

Proper Cornish Food Company

Best Exporter (sponsor: UK Trade & Investment)

Fourth Element

Business Innovation (sponsor: Combined Universities in Cornwall)


Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsor: Coodes)

Rachel Jones – Fit ‘N’ Fun Kids

Business Leader of the Year (sponsor: Ginsters)

Mike Quest – Quest Environmental Solutions