Winners in the Somerset Business Awards 2012 were revealed at a glittering ceremony at the County Cricket Ground, Taunton, Somerset, on Friday 17th November and was attended by over 280 people from the county’s leading businesses.

Sponsored by Somerset accountants, Albert Goodman, the annual awards are organised by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with a wide range of individual award sponsors from the private sectors.  Organisers said that entries this year had been exceptional, while the number of companies entering was up by 20%.

HILTON HERBS was delighted to win the Somerset Exporter of the Year award for the second time.  Production Manager Martin Brooks, who represented Hilton Herbs at the Awards Dinner, observed in an emotional speech that the award was “a reflection of how employee commitment and dedication could overcome pretty much anything during a recession”

HILTON HERBS was also a close runner-up, to Higos Insurance Services, for the Marketing & Promotion Award.  Sales & Marketing Manager, Heather Giles, expressing her pleasure at the award, said “As a small tight-knit business we punch above our weight in terms of expenditure on marketing so being runners-up to a company doing television advertising is a special pleasure!”