IT was a night of posh frocks, suits and celebrations for the members of Droitwich business community at the Spa Enterprise Business Awards (SEBA).

Held at the St Andrews Town hotel, finalists were joined by the SEBA project team, judges and sponsors, plus local entrepreneurs Neil Westwood and Nathan Littleton, who both gave inspirational speeches.

Project director, Jacqui Morley-Brooker, said the evening was one of pride.

“Myself and my co-directors, Natasha Stolt and Martin Driscoll, are so proud to have developed this project from the concept launch right through to this glitzy awards night which is the culmination of 13 months hard work,” she said. “To see the faces of our competition winners and see how much SEBA has meant to them has made it all very worthwhile.

“This gives us such inspiration and fresh impetus as we continue to work on some exciting ideas both in regards to SEBA and other projects including event and marketing projects for our clients.

“We at SEBA would like to congratulate all of our winners, runners-up and finalists, as well as thanking our sponsors for their prize pledges for our competition winners.

“This project has really brought the Droitwich business community together in a new and exciting way.”

Winners received a trophy, certificate and share of £11, 500 worth of prizes donated by local businesses.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013, winner – Matt Linguard, Physique Fitness, runner-up – David Locket, the Finance Department.

Business Innovation of the Year 2013, winner – Churchfields Ice Cream, runner-up – Train2Succeed New Business Excellence 2013, winner – Bubblicious Soaps, runner-up – Julie Liggins. The remaining finalists were Tony’s Hair Studio, Millinary Creations by Caroline, Frontline Venues, Simply Furniture, Bow Wow and Garden.