Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire (PRWEB UK) 11 February 2013
CETA Insurance has been named as a finalist in two categories at the 2013 West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA): the Owen Mumford Innovation Award and the STL Communications Large Business Award. In both cases CETA Insurance had to beat tough competition to reach this year’s shortlists, comprising the region’s most dynamic and entrepreneurial businesses. The announcement was made during a ceremony at the Caterham F1 Team HQ, Leafield, and the winners will be revealed at a hotly anticipated Gala Dinner at Heythrop Park on 8th March.
“Although we are a national business, covering the whole of the UK, we’ve done it all from our base in Chipping Norton and we're delighted to be recognised by WOBA as one of West Oxfordshire’s leading businesses,” says director David Quick. “Being named as a finalist provides us with a great platform to share our achievements with existing and prospective customers. We're particularly pleased with being in the running for the Large Business Award as this recognises our steady but relentless growth."
The company, founded nearly twenty years ago, now employs over a hundred people, double the headcount of four years ago.
"Congratulations to everyone at CETA Insurance who really deserve this accolade for their dedication, creativity and hard work,” David added.
The 2013 WOBAs have proved the most successful to date, with each category receiving increased interest as more West Oxfordshire businesses stepped forward to enter their achievements. In addition to networking with local business people, this year’s WOBA entrants also experienced an exclusive tour of the Caterham F1 Team factory, gaining a fascinating insight into the high tech and competitive world of Formula 1.
“West Oxfordshire is a hot spot for smart business and cutting edge innovation,” comments Jo Sensecall, spokesperson for the WOBA organising committee. “The strong response we received to this year’s awards shows that the region continues to thrive despite tough economic conditions. I’d like to wish all our finalists the very best of luck and I look forward to celebrating your achievements at the Gala Dinner.”
The winners of each of the 11 award categories will automatically be nominated for the prestigious Coutts 2013 West Oxfordshire Business of the Year award. This year’s Coutts trophy has been designed by Art and Design students from Abingdon and Witney College.
Maggie Bradley, Director, Wealth Management at Coutts in Oxford, commented: "Coutts is delighted again to sponsor the West Oxfordshire Business Awards this year. We have a long history of advising exceptional people and their businesses in the local area – and the awards are a fitting opportunity to recognise the cream of the West Oxfordshire business community and the contribution they make to our economy. The judging process highlighted the high calibre of the entrants in this year’s competition – we look forward to celebrating their success at the awards ceremony. "