Passionate About People win ‘Growth Business of the Year 2017’

Following continued growth, Passionate About People were announced yesterday as winners of the ‘Growth Business of the Year’ category at the Gloucestershire Business Awards 2017.

The category recognises outstanding businesses that can demonstrate an increase in sales, profit, market share or business expansion over the last 3 years.

The awards were presented last night at Cheltenham Racecourse, with 600+ attendees representing a variety of Gloucestershire-based businesses.


Mark Harrison, Operations Director and Raymond Pugh, Group Director

Mark Harrison, Operations Director and Raymond Pugh, Group Director


“We are delighted to be finalists in the Gloucestershire Business Awards in the growth business of the year category. As an Ambassador for Gloucestershire I am delighted to see the success of so many businesses with their roots in Gloucestershire performing so well. 

With our group headquarters in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, Passionate About People has seen rapid growth, which has been achieved by creating strong business partnerships and delivering a first-class service to local, national and international organisations.”

Alan Beresford, CEO, Passionate About People.


We’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the nominees and winners for their outstanding efforts. A full list of the winners can be found below:

Business of the Year – Glevum Windows, Doors and Conservatories

Best Employee – Katie Young, Completely Motoring

Best Place to Work Award – iPipeline Limited

Business Innovation – Protrack Solutions Limited

Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Glevum Security Ltd

Digital Business of the Year – Nimble Elearning

Export Award – TBS Engineering

Family Business of the Year – Completely Motoring

Growth Business of the Year – Passionate About People

Marketing Campaign of the Year – The Scoreboard – Cheltenham Town FC

Small Business of the Year – Protrack Solutions Limited

Young Business of the Year – Ferrositi

Young Business Person of the Year – Gareth Yardley, Complete Utilities


The Passionate About People representatives receiving the ‘Growth Business of the Year’ award


About The Gloucestershire Business Awards

The Gloucestershire Business Awards rightly puts the counties businesses in the limelight. Every year we discover and celebrate new talent, and share the success of established Gloucestershire firms and business people. We, and you, know that Gloucestershire is a very special place and an even greater place to do business – these awards are the ultimate way to shout about it.

The Gloucestershire Business Awards have established themselves as one of the most prestigious events in the local calendar since they were first held 20 years ago. It is the must attend event and the ideal opportunity for the business community in Gloucestershire to get together in a relaxed and jovial atmosphere to celebrate the area’s best and most innovative companies.

Find out more about the awards and finalists.


About Passionate About People Group

  • Our combined knowledge enables us to offer a range of services, including contingent recruitment solutions (contract, permanent and rented executive search), on-site volume managed service contracts and recruitment process outsourcing.
  • Established in 1998, the group is headquartered in Bonds Mill, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, with multiple offices and on-site locations across the UK.
  • Throughout 2018, to celebrate our 20th Year Anniversary, we are supporting 20 charities, with a year-long campaign of fundraising activities, events and celebrations.