Rosemary and I were invited by Tony to attend the Aylesbury Business Excellence Awards run by The Bucks Herald. Tony was on the short list for winning the Small Business of the Year award. Tony owns Ladymead Joinery and specialises in top quality hardwood windows, doors, staircases and fencing.
The event was a black tie dinner and awards ceremony at the Aylesbury Civic Centre. Amazingly the trousers appeared not to have unduly shrunk in the wardrobe since they were last worn. The meal was a four-course meal, (Chicken and Smoked Bacon Salad, Lamb, Profiteroles and Cheese) with wine, and various speeches. Our waitress was not a young thing, but was very proficient and quite a character. The main entertainment was the impressionist, Steve Nallon from the TV show Splitting Image. He provided us with the voices of Tony Blair, Anne Widdecombe, Alan Bennett and many other politicians and entertainers. Dez Kay from Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio was the Master of Ceremonies.
After the ceremony, the disco started, hosted by Phil Gomm. At which stage we decamped to the bar and some quiet. Though I could have stayed and watched for hours, admiring the hairdressers from Destiny Hair Designs and the Bucks Herald girls dance. Did though have a chat with Adstock Web who speacialise in Web solutions and search engine Optimisation, who alas failed to win the innovation award, which went to Littlecote Soap Company.
Well did Ladymead Joinery come top of its class? Of course they did!! Their craftsmanship and customer service delivered by Tony Clark and his team make Ladymead Joinery a worthy winner.