Following a period of strong growth since being established by owner-director, Paul Sutcliffe, in 2011, SS Dental Services has scooped an award for best start-up company in the South West.
The South West Biomedical iNet held their second Innovation Award Ceremony, in partnership with Medilink South West, in Bristol.
And the company, that supplies dental equipment and are main dealers for a wide range of products, beat more than 20 nominations were received from across the South West.
Carolyn Bruce-Spencer. Biomedical iNet Adviser said: 'I am thrilled that SS Dental Services has won this award which is in recognition of the tremendous hard work Paul has put into his business since its inception, its incredible growth to date and projected growth for the future.'
Winners received an engraved Bristol Blue Glass plate and will automatically go through to the National Medilink Awards, which are planned to take place in March 2013.
David Dawson, Biomedical iNet director, said: 'The quality of the winners of the five categories was excellent and they have a real chance of making an impression in the prestigious National Medilink Awards.'
The national awards have an audience of approximately 400 professionals from the Life Sciences and Healthcare Sector which will raise the profile of South West regional award winners on a national stage.
In the 18 months since starting trading, Paul Sutcliffe has worked hard to grow SS Dental Services, always with a focus on quality. The company was recently awarded ISO 9001 certification for its quality processes, and has also recruited an apprentice office manager, Aimee Thompson, to focus on business development.
Business founder, Paul Sutcliffe, said: 'Winning this award is a fantastic achievement for us, and a great recognition of all the hard work and commitment that the whole team puts in. We’re already looking forward to the national final and are continuing to grow the business every day. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and will carry on providing high quality dental engineering services.'
Photo: Left to right Tracey Sutcliffe, Paul Sutcliffe and Carolyn Bruce-Spencer