Last night was the night. After months of interviews and anticipation, the time for the ‘Essex Business Excellence Awards’ ceremony had finally arrived.

We attended the presentation dinner at the prestigious Hylands House, Chelmsford – with 80% of the company in tow, including:

-Gordon Smith – Director

-Sam Batson – Manager, Chelmsford

-Sam Lees – Manager, Colchester

-Alex Banks – Technician

-Penny Smith – Admin

Needless to say it was an evening full of good food and banter, however no sooner had we polished off dessert than it was crunch time. There were a lot of great businesses in attendance, from builders to hairdressers – and from firemen to app developers. Then came our category;


As well as ourselves there were two other finalists in this category: who are a management training company based in Black Notley

-Delightful Tea Bake School who – as the name suggests – are a baking school based in Great Wakering.

With the accolades and accomplishments of the other finalists we were sure we would be giving a solemn round of applause as one of them collected the award, but nonetheless – drumroll please…..

The winner of Best New Business 2016 is –  –  –

iTek Sales and Repair!

Gobsmacked is not even the word.

Honestly, we are humbled by this recognition, and believe me when I say it has taken a HUGE amount of blood, sweat and dedication from the whole team to get us to this point.

Another key factor in our success is, of course, our customers – every transaction, recommendation and review has been a huge aid in iTek’s growth … So thank you as well!

Until next time..