The Great Hall, 22 July 2021

2020 Winners

Exeter Living Award winners 2020.
Platinum
Respect Festival

Platinum Award

Winner:

Exeter Respect Festival

“Respect! Impressively inclusive. This event has resonated around Exeter and galvanised the community at a time of great societal need. It’s brought together people, charities, schools, businesses, everyone. Impressively inclusive.”

@ExeRespect | exeter-respect.org

Arts - Exeter Northcott Theatre 1

Arts

Winner:

Exeter Northcott Theatre

“A landmark year for this artistic theatre with a record 100,000 people attending its shows throughout a compelling 2019, refocusing and unlocking its potential.”

@ExeterNorthcott | exeternorthcott.co.uk

Bar - The Oddfellows

Bar

Winner:

The Oddfellows

“Oddfellows have had a highly successful 12 months, with a thriving pub and event service while always championing local produce. Raising the bar to new heights!”

@theoddfellows | theoddfellowsbar.co.uk

Business Services - NatWest Boost Home pic

Business Services

Winner:

#NatWestBoost

“This in-demand service has seen every networking event sold out within a matter of hours. It’s also successfully supported local businesses attracting fresh audiences all over Exeter.”

@NatWestBusiness | business.natwest.com

Cafe - The Daisy Cafe 1

Café

Winner:

The Daisy Café

“This locally loved café has grown substantially and continues to bring great positivity. The Heavitree community is always guaranteed a clever food offering, backed by a thoughtful team.”

thedaisycafe.co.uk

Charity - Jay’s AIM – Helping Young Hearts 1

Charity

Winner:

Jay’s AIM – Helping Young Hearts

“This highly positive charity and role-model has made a vital contribution in its first year training thousands, and installing defibrillators in our local communities. Inspirational.”

@Jays_AIM | jaysaim.co.uk

Civic - Exeter Culture – on behalf of the Exeter UNESCO City of Literature Group 2

Civic

Winner:

Exeter Culture – on behalf of the Exeter UNESCO City of Literature Group

“International coup for the city which reflects well on us in 2019 and will have a great impact in 2020. Superb collaboration from so many, enabling Exeter to gain UNESCO recognition.”

@artsandculturex | exeterculture.com

Creative - Buddy Creative

Creative

Winner:

Buddy Creative

“What a year for Buddy Creative, being named one of the top 10 design agencies in the UK! Its palpable ambition is fully supported by the quality of an award-winning portfolio. Immense work.”

@buddy_creative | buddycreative.com

Education - Sparx

Education

Winner:

Sparx

“Smart Sparx’s innovative approach to education has seen a phenomenal £50 million investment. It reached over one million users worldwide in 2019, all from strong Exeter roots!”

@sparxlearning | sparx.co.uk

Event - Exeter Respect Festival

Event

Winner:

Exeter Respect Festival

The event which has touched many. It brought much-needed positivity and brilliantly showcased significant human stories. A very special two days!”

@ExeRespect | exeter-respect.org

Food & Drink Prod - Blue Goose Coffee 1

Food/Drink Producer

Winner:

Blue Goose Coffee

“A small company driving a big movement to create ethical and environmentally friendly change. Impressive market leaders with innovative products that have won us over!”

@BlueGooseCoffee | bluegoose.coffee

Hair & Beauty - The Hair Boutique

Hair & Beauty

Winner:

The Hair Boutique

“Inspirational, creative, innovative, the hair boutique has had a terrific year backed by clever digital marketing and smart business practices. Good to see them investing in their team, too.”

@_Hair_Boutique_ | hairboutique.co.uk

Bluebird

Health & Wellbeing

Winner:

Bluebird Care Exeter

“Bluebird goes above and beyond, achieving 100% customer satisfaction in 2019. Further, it’s in the top 3% of care providers in the whole of the UK. Remarkable year.”

@BluebirdCareExe | bluebirdcare.co.uk

Homes & Interiors - Plastic Surgeon FF 1 (1)

Homes & Interiors

Winner:

Plastic Surgeon Fine Finishers

“This industry-accredited company expertly expanded services and diversified into new markets. A great year, paving the path for fine finishers.”

@FineFinishers | plasticsurgeon.co.uk

Legal & Financial - Bishop Fleming

Legal & Financial

Winner:

Bishop Fleming

“Worthy champions in their centenary year – Bishop Fleming celebrated with its clients via a year-long campaign of charity events. Its £100,000 fundraising target was greatly surpassed. Top work!”

@BishopFlemingUK | bishopfleming.co.uk

Leisure & Tourism - event Exeter

Leisure & Tourism

Winner:

Event Exeter

“Exeter’s events reached new heights with a 20% increase in venue enquiries – all excellently marshalled by a hard-working marketing team. The go-to planners for a great event!”

@EventExeter | event.exeter.ac.uk

New Biz - Pink Moon

New Business

Winner:

Pink Moon

“Pink Moon has refreshingly brought California to Exeter’s doorstep whilst keeping true to using local suppliers, breaking revenue records month-by-month. A proper Instagrammable hotspot.”

@PinkMoonCafe | pinkmooncafe.co.uk

Property - Hilton Barnfield Architects and DHUD

Property

Property Winner:

Hilton Barnfield Architects and DHUD

“Shaping the city and transforming Exeter into a model ‘future place’. With a well-planned scheme for thousands of new homes this decade, its innovation stands it in great stead.”

@HiltonBarnfield | Hiltonbarnfield.co.uk

Property - Mi-space UK 1

Property

Property Winner:

Mi-space UK

“A stand-out year with customer satisfaction through the roof. Impressive projects secured in the hospital and university have cemented its position in the city.”

@mispacecomms | midasgroup.co.uk

Restaurant - The Cadeleigh Arms

Restaurant

Winner:

The Cadeleigh Arms

“This gastronomic gem has increased its food offering and kitchen productivity massively in 2019. Great advocates for the area with 95% of its produce from local suppliers.”

@CadeleighArms | thecadeleigharms.com

Retailer - Momma Trucker Skates 1

Retailer

Winner:

Momma Trucker Skates

“Impactful locally, supporting Exeter’s skating community; impactful socially with its encouragement to all to get active; and increasingly impactful internationally in the sport. Impressive!”

@MommaTruckers | mommatruckerskates.co.uk

Tech & Inno - Sparx 1

Technology & Innovation

Winner:

Sparx

“What happens when you mix tech with learning? Masterclasses. Sparx offers impressively complete online courses that reinvigorated students and sparked great grades.”

@sparxlearning | sparx.co.uk