This month the Active team were awarded highly commended for the SME of the Year at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards 2017.The glamorous, black-tie event took place on November 16th at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre in Reading, and welcomed over 300 guests from an array of successful and thriving businesses across the region.

Awards were presented across a range of categories including the 'Best use of technology', 'Charity of the Year' and 'Dynamic Business of the Year'. This year two new company assessment categories were added – covering projects, campaigns and initiatives that focus on employee wellbeing, workforce engagement, and business' provision of charity and community resources.

Guest Host, Media Producer, Louise Hulland comments: “Business nowadays is not just about profits and turnover, it's about social responsibility and giving something back. These awards recognize and applaud the corporate world's increasing desire to do good work."

The evening consisted of a drinks reception and 3-course meal followed by the awards ceremony where special guest and impressionist, Jon Culshaw, joined the stage to help present all nine of the prestigious business awards.


The SME of the Year Award category, sponsored by James Cowper Kreston named Diamond Logistics as its winner with the Active team one of the companies named 'highly commended'.

Active has been recognised for its rapid growth, exceptional customer service as well as staff and client retention. Boasting impressive growth of over 20% per annum, Active has set out rapid growth plans for the coming year.

Active Director, Adrian Powell, comments: “We are all so very proud to have received a highly commended in the Thames Valley Business Magazine SME of the Year award. In such a vibrant business region as the Thames Valley it is amazing to be recognised for our rapid growth, exceptional customer service, as well as staff and client retention. This award though is for the Active team and acknowledges the hard work, passion and commitment they put in each and every day. They are truly world class!!"