18th November 2016: Town centre businesses have scooped top awards at this year’s Bedfordshire Business Awards – a high profile ceremony designed to celebrate business success and innovation across the county.
Luton Business Improvement District (BID) sponsored the Luton town centre of the year category, with The Mall’s resident Vibe Juice Bar being crowned overall winner on the night.
The other Luton town centre winner was Clearhead, a film making company based in The Hat Factory which next year celebrates its tenth anniversary. Clearhead scooped Best Place to Work in Bedfordshire, impressing the judges with its vibrant offices, creative team and unique approach to getting the most from its team.
Mitul Kotak, Director of Vibe Juice Ltd, said: “We were shocked and delighted to win the Luton town centre of the year award and thank you so much to Luton BID, the Bedfordshire on Sunday, The Mall Luton and the fantastic team at Vibe Luton. Most importantly, we would like to thank all of our customers and look forward to serving more healthy and delicious juices and smoothies for years to come.”
Alex Lawrence, Partner & Creative Director at Clearhead, said: “It was fantastic to share the news of our award win with the team. We have worked hard to develop a culture of collaboration, self-motivation, accountability and growth and this is a true reflection of everyone’s hard work paying off.”
Luton town centre business of the year runners up were youth-led charity Tokko and Flame Nightclub, which is at the heart of Luton’s LGBT+ scene
Roy Greening, Director, The Mall and Luton BID, said: “Our sponsorship of the Luton Town Centre Business of the Year Award ties in with the BID’s ongoing commitment to work with businesses and partner organisations in order to champion Luton town centre and to increase awareness of the great business offer we have.
“It was a fantastic night celebrating business success and innovation across the county and we were delighted that Luton town centre businesses were recognised during the ceremony.”