The finalists for the CBAs 2022 have now been announced.

The judging panel, formulated from the sponsors of the awards have drawn up their shortlist of businesses, business people and charities across the ten awards after extensive consideration of the applications, interviews with the organisations and a collective judging meeting that took place on 5 July 2022.

In no particular order, the 2022 Finalists are:

  1. The Bicester Village – Retail Award
    • One Man Band
    • Banbury Permanent Makeup
    • Refills by Beez
  2. The Bicester Vision, Bicester Chamber and Wednesday Business Club – Micro Business Award
    • Magara Law
    • Imagex Bicester Ltd
    • Oxford Duplication Centre
  3. The EKFB – Charity and Community Award
    • Cherwell Theatre Company
    • The Hummingbird Cancer Support & Therapy Centre
    • Restore 
  4. The Ellacotts – Business Person of the Year Award
    • David Cooper – One Man Band
    • Aaron Rudman-Hawkins – The Evergreen Agency
    • Anthony Tattersall – Darcica Logistics Ltd
  5. The High Spec Composites – Small Business Award
    • Point of Difference Workspace Ltd
    • The Pizza Boys Bicester 
    • HNB Construction Services Ltd
  6. The Kärcher – Young Business Person of the Year Award
    • Harry Rickard – Nicholsons
    • Georgina Routen – Hall Personal Training
    • Naomi Francis-Parker – The Evergreen Agency
  7. The Nicholsons – Sustainable Business Award
    • Juice Global
    • Darcica Logistics Ltd
    • Anode Ltd
  8. The Oxford Technology Park – Innovation Award
    • PhysicsX Ltd
    • StemTech
    • Nikalyte
  9. The OJI Marketing – New Business Award
    • The Little Car Company
    • Darcica Logistics Ltd
    • Clear Link Consultancy 
  10. The Spratt Endicott Solicitors – Established Business Award
    • Juice Global
    • Butterflies Healthcare Ltd
    • Digital Garage Group Ltd

Norbar Torque Tools is sponsor of the Overall Winner Award 2022 and will be judging from the shortlisted finalists. The Cherwell District Council, since 2017 has been the Headline Sponsor, pledging its support for the awards and encouraging the success of Cherwell’s local economy.

Placi Espejo, one of the directors of the Cherwell Business Awards, said:

“It was fantastic to see some familiar businesses applying for the awards as well as some very impressive and exciting businesses we haven’t come across previously. We are delighted to be back holding the award ceremony as a physical event again this year, particularly as it will be held within the district at the unique and iconic Bicester Motion. Thank you to everyone who applied and congratulations to all shortlisted finalists.”

Winners will be announced at the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner to be held at Bicester Motion on 16 September 2022. This must-attend event will give entrants and industry professionals the opportunity to network and celebrate business excellence and innovation in the Cherwell District. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased via Eventbrite.