See this year’s Categories and past Winners
The Platinum Award is given to the crème de la crème, best category winner on the night.
2018 Winner: Exeter Mathematics School
2017 Winner: Exeter College Think Apprenticeships
2016 Winner: Rugby World Cup 2015 Exeter
From the Big Night Out to a drink after work, bars are an important part of this city. Category includes cocktail bars, wine bars, craft beer venues and pubs. Nominate to share what makes yours best!
2018 Winner: The Oddfellows Christmas Bar
2017 Winner: Doctor Ink's Curiosites
2016 Winner (Watering Hole): The Bike Shed Theatre
The Business Services category is for all companies with a specific B2B offering, selling your goods or services to other businesses. (Please note: there is a separate category for Legal and Financial companies.)
2018 Winner: IT Champion
2017 Winners: Exeter College Think Apprenticeships
2016 Winner (Professional Services): Awcock Ward Partnership
We want to hear all about the finest cafés, coffee shops, tea shops and delis. Whether great for coffee, cake, brunch, lunch or simply hanging out, what makes your place special?
2018 Winner: The Daisy Café
2017 Winner: Board
2016 Joint Winners: Cakeadoodledo / The Exploding Bakery
The Charity category is open to all local independent registered charities. Nominate your organisation to showcase your cause and the great contribution you make locally.
This category is for any creative organisation from marketing/PR agencies, publishers, web designers, designers, TV film and video companies, photographers and makers – and so-oh much more! This city is full of creativity and this is your opportunity to write the best pitch ever…
2018 Winner: Yellow Mouse
2017 Winner: Hilton Barnfield Architects
2016 Winner: AB... The Ideas Agency
New for 2019! The Civic Award highlights the contribution of an organisation or company which has improved Exeter this year. Some new initiative which makes our city better or commitment to helping develop others or notable charitable work. This is open to ANY company in Exeter and will clearly be a very attractive Award.
The Education category is for any teaching establishments (schools, classes, colleges and universities) or education-focused organisations. Think you could come top of your class? Imagine winning!
2018 Winner: Exeter Mathematics
2017 Winner: Exeter College
2016 Winner: Exeter Mathematics School
From festivals, to community, to sporting, to corporate and all in between, events make a huge impact on the culture of a city – share your event successes and you could win the Event category.
2018 Winner: Exeter City Council- Lost Weekend
2017 Winner: Radio 1’s Big Weekend - Exeter City Council and Teignbridge District Council
2016 Winner: Rugby World Cup 2015 Exeter
Do you have the best produce in the city? Tell us all about the Food/Drink you produce and why it deserves an Award...
2018 Winner: Emma’s Bakery
2017 Winner: Powderkeg Brewery
2016 Winner: Hillside Foods
This Award will be given to a place that serves great quality food and drink, supported by amazing service and a comfortable vibe, all within in a relaxed pub atmosphere.
2018 Winner: The Ring of Bells
2017 Winner: Jack in the Green
2016 Winner: The Five Bells
The Hair & Beauty category is open to all beauty and hair salons in the area. Tell us about your great successes and client feedback, and you could be an Award winner!
2018 Winner: Five Cedars
2017 Winner: Viva Hair
2016 Winner: Wear Park Spa
This category is for any organisation which helps the community improve its health and wellbeing. This could be anything from nutrition, fitness classes or groups, healthcare, dentists, opticians, doctors, surgeries, health clubs and more! Share your results and successes by nominating in this category.
2018 Winner: Home Instead
2017 Winner: The Filo Project
2016 Winner: Life Dental & Wellbeing
The Home & Interiors category is for any business that designs, decorates, furnishes or refurbishes a commercial or private property. Stand-out year, with significant, successful projects..? You could soon be furnished with one of our splendid Awards!
2018 Winner: In Ex Design
2017 Winner: In-toto Kitchens Exeter
2016 Winner: System Six
Calling all solicitors, accountants, banks, lawyers, financial advisors, insurance, legal experts, wealth managers, law firms and more. This category is open to all legal or financial companies in the area, whether supplying services to businesses or consumers.
2017 Winner: The Family Law Company
This category is all about enjoyment in the city: venues, events and festivals, accommodation, activities or visitor attractions, whether for tourists and residents.
2018 Winner: The Bear Trail
2017 Winner: THE PIG-at Combe
2016 Winner: Exeter Street Food
The New Business category is for absolutely any business which has started in the city after 1 July 2017. Nominate your new business, celebrate your success, raise your profile – and you could win an Award!
2018 Winner: Exeter Gin
2017 Winner: The Terrace
2016 Winner: Pickle Shack
If you’re making a big difference to the property sector locally, this one’s for you. From estate agents and letting agents to developers, architects, construction/building companies and surveyors, tell our judges about your success.
2018 Winner: Clear Property
2017 Winner: Exeter Science Park
2016 Winner: Helmores
With so many excellent local eateries to choose from, what makes your restaurant stand out from the crowd? This award is for establishments from casual eateries to fine dining restaurants and anything in between. [Please note: Gastropub and Café have their own categories.]
2018 Winner: Rendezvous
2017 Joint Winners: Rendezvous / River Exe Café
2016 Winner: Les Saveurs
This Award is for both offline and online retailers that are based in the city, whether physical stores or online offering. Or both. If your store has had a great year of trading and great customer satisfaction, why not nominate? You could soon have an Award in your shop window, physical or digital…
2018 Winner: The Grocer on the Green
2017 Winner: St Leonard's Flowers
2016 Winner: Mansons Guitar Shop
This Awards is open to all companies centred on tech and innovation: developers, fintech, biotech, healthtech, app builders, product development, online platforms, designers, tech retailers. Digital focus? Nominate!
2018 Winner: Biosystems Technology
2017 Winner: Custodian Solutions