A fast-growing Falmouth company that exports high-performance tricycles to 25 countries worldwide has been crowned the Duchy’s business of the year at the Cornwall Business Awards 2013.
Inspired Cycle Engineering received the coveted ‘Winner of Winners’ title at the climax of the eighth annual awards – organised by Cornwall Development Company in partnership with Business Cornwall magazine and the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.
The company, which last year exported over £2 million worth of its innovative, recumbent ICE Trikes, claiming 15% of the competitive American market, was also named the county’s Best International Business.
The awards, held at St Mellion International, were presented by guest speaker David Bryon, former managing director of BMI Baby.
Full list of winners
Young Enterprise: TideLine, GEMS Bolitho School Penzance
Young Business Person of the Year: Nikki Wagstaffe, Cornwall Music Academy
Best New Business: MyRJ
Best Third Sector Business: Cornwall Foundation of Promise (Fifteen Cornwall)
Customer Focus: Coastline Housing
Employer of the Year: Sam’s Cornwall
Best Use of Superfast Broadband: Driftwood Spars
Most Creative Use of Design: Clayworks
Business Leader of the Year: Henry Orchard, Henry Orchard & Sons
Excellence in Marketing: Cornwall Ferries
Most Dynamic Growth Business: Clear-flow
Best Family Business: KJ Rule & Son
Best International Business: Inspired Cycle Engineering
Business Innovation of the Year: Stranger Collective
Entrepreneur of the Year: Tony Sampson, Cornwall Super Homes
Winner of Winners: Inspired Cycle Engineering