The shortlist for the Cornwall Business Awards 2018 has been revealed, featuring 32 businesses from Bude to the Isles of Scillly, and covering a diverse range of sectors.

Helston-based specialist staircase company, Spiral UK, and Teagle Machinery Ltd near Truro, lead the line-up having been shortlisted in four categories each.

The shortlisted businesses are now in the running for the coveted awards and are tentatively awaiting the ceremony on April 19 at St Mellion International Resort, when they will find out who has won.

The Awards are organised and hosted by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub, a signposting service that helps businesses grow by finding tailored support or developing their teams through training and staff development.

Shortlisted businesses are now being offered the opportunity to attend a ‘Making the Most of Your Award’ PR workshop, organised by the Growth and Skills Hub in association with Oxford Innovation’s Transform project, on March 27.

Cornwall Business Awards 2018 shortlist 

Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by Truro & Penwith College

  • Jesse Wilson from Jubel Ltd
  • Sam Karkeek from WAX
  • Aiden Hicks from Westward Farm

Best New Business In Cornwall sponsored by Outset Cornwall

  • Everest Media Ltd
  • research-i LTD
  • WAX

Best Third Sector Business sponsored by the Eden Project

  • Active Plus
  • Coastline Housing
  • iSightCornwall

Customer Focus sponsored by St Austell Brewery

  • 20/20 Projects Ltd
  • The Cornish Food Box Company Ltd
  • The Headland Hotel and Spa

Employer of the Year sponsored by Cornwall College Business

  • Radix Communications
  • Spiral UK
  • South West Laundry Ltd

Manufacturer of the Year sponsored by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

  • CIS (UK) Ltd
  • Spiral UK
  • Teagle Machinery Ltd.

Most Creative Use of Design sponsored by Commercial Estates Group

  • Flexi-Hex
  • Sanders Studios
  • Triangular Pixels

Sustainable Business of the Year sponsored by University of Exeter, Cornwall

  • Clothes Doctor
  • Leap
  • Teagle Machinery Ltd

Excellence in Digital Marketing sponsored by Business Cornwall

  • Eight Wire
  • Latitude50
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Most Dynamic Growth Business sponsored by Transform

  • Composite Integration Ltd
  • Spiral UK
  • Ward Williams Associates

Best Family Business sponsored by St Austell Printing Company

  • Microtest
  • South West Laundry Ltd
  • Teagle Machinery Ltd

Best International Business Sponsored by Pall Corporation

  • BJ Sherriff
  • Celtic & Co. Ltd
  • Teagle Machinery Ltd.

Business Innovation of the Year sponsored by CORSERV

  • Duchy Defibrillators
  • Microtest
  • Touchbyte Ltd

Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Future Focus from Unlocking Potential

  • Spiral UK
  • South West Laundry
  • TouchByte Ltd