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Thames Valley 250: Awards finalists revealed

By Tim Wickham
2 November 2021
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A very strong line-up of finalists for the 12th annual Thames Valley 250 awards has been announced.

The Thames Valley 250 is a listing comprised of the top privately-owned businesses (by turnover) headquartered in the region, which is defined as Oxfordshire, Berkshire, West Surrey, North Hampshire and parts of Buckinghamshire. The private award event returns after being postponed in 2020 owing to Covid-19.

Thames Valley 250 sponsors BDO, Gateley Legal, Nouveau Solutions and Dowgate Wealth will reveal the winners in eight categories during a special awards dinner at Easthampstead Park, Wokingham, on 18 November.

Peter Laurie, Senior Adviser at event organiser The Business Magazine, said: “The judges were impressed by the quality of entries during such a challenging and uncertain period. Once again, Thames Valley businesses have shown real strength in their growth, innovation and leadership. We look forward to welcoming all guests to this evening of celebration".

The finalists…

CEO of the Year (over £50m)

• Harmeet ‘Sunny’ Ahuja, Sun Mark

• Arun Bala, invenioLSI

• Jeremy Nash, Centerprise International

• Simon Thake, Rebound Technology Group

CEO of the Year (under £50m)

• William Barrett, Francis Construction

• Stephen Brazier, Aquinna Homes

• Andrew Brimson, Khipu

• Sean Taylor, Redwood Technologies

Fast Riser Award

• CV Library 

• Rebound Technology Group

• Southern Communications 

• Vanderbilt

Innovation Award

• Centerprise International

• Roc Technologies

• Ticketer

• Xtrac

International Business Award

• ESP Global Services

• invenioLSI

• Khipu

• Rebound Technology Group

• RH Amar

• Sun Mark

Special Recognition Award

• BAP Pharma

• Blue Sky Intermodal

• Southern Communications

• Xeretec

• Xtrac

Owner-managed Business

• Blue Apple Contract Catering

• Khipu

• Redwood Technologies

Leadership Team of the Year

• Centerprise International 

• invenioLSI

• Reading Buses

• Sun Mark

• Xtrac