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The Business Magazine May 2024
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Finalists announced for Solent 250 awards

7 June 2024

A strong line-up of finalists has been announced for the 2024 Solent 250 awards.   

Judges toiled over their decisions; such was the quality of the companies interviewed. Winners will be revealed in six categories during a private dinner and awards ceremony at the Harbour Hotel, Southampton on June 18th, 2024. 

The Solent 250 is an annual ranking of the top privately-owned businesses (by sales turnover) headquartered in the region. It is compiled by The Business Magazine and sponsored by HSBC UK, CMA Recruitment Group, Vail Williams, University of Southampton Business School, Evelyn Partners and BDB Pitmans

Operations director of The Business Magazine, Jo Whittle, said: "Once again companies in the Solent region have shown exceptional growth, leadership and vision and we’re very excited to announce the winners on the 18th of June. We look forward to welcoming all guests to this evening of celebration.”   

>> VIEW all 250 companies listed on the Solent 250 Ranking >>


The finalists are:

Employer of the Year – sponsored by University of Southampton Business School  

  • Carrington West  
  • Elliotts 
  • Ocean Automotive  
  • STR Group 
  • U-Drive 

Climate & Sustainability Award – sponsored by Vail Williams 

  • Double H  
  • Lionel Hitchen  
  • Paultons Park 
  • Silverlake Automotive Recycling  
  • VES 

Growth Story of the Year – sponsored by CMA Recruitment Group 

  • Amiri Construction  
  • CLC Group  
  • Peters & May Group 
  • PHL (Partnering Health) 
  • C&O Tractors 

Leadership Team of the Year – sponsored by Evelyn Partners 

  • 23.5 Degrees 
  • Barfoots of Botley  
  • Draper Tools 
  • Innovation Group  
  • J&B Hopkins 

International Business Of the year – sponsored by HSBC UK

  • Captec  
  • Dextra Group  
  • Gozney Group  
  • LeMieux 
  • Platinum Components 
  • R&M Electrical 

Market Innovator of the Year – sponsored by BDB Pitman

  • Airsys  
  • Captec 
  • Lush Cosmetics 
  • Kortext  
  • Raymond Brown Quarry Products 
  • Williams Shipping 
Solent 250 sponsors

For more information please contact: [email protected]


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