We were delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2016 Solent business awards for the “Company of the year Award”. The evening was hosted at the Hilton hotel in Southampton, with a champagne reception getting the evening off to a flying start.

Following a delicious three course meal which saw a number of cummerbunds being loosened, regular BBC South Today television presenter Sally Taylor, MBE took to the stage to commence the award giving. We were then treated to a speech by keynote speaker, celebrated television and radio broadcaster, journalist and novelist Gavin Esler.

As the various awards were being presented, the Williams gang continued to enjoy the evening. By this time, it wasn’t just cummerbunds being loosened – wallets took a bit of a hammering too!

Team at Ceremony

So, to the final award. We sat there with fingers crossed, waiting for Sally Taylor to announce the winner of the 2016 Solent business awards ‘Company of the year’.

Unfortunately this year, it wasn’t us. The competition was stiff, and the winner was definitely a worthy candidate. We are very proud to have been recognised as contenders in a category which saw some big hitters such as Hoburne Holidays, Southampton Airport, and the group winner Churchill Retirement Living. Roll on the next round of awards!