We would like to thank all who entered, sponsored, supported or attended the inaugural Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards and made the event such a huge success.

On the 20th March 2014, more than 500 people from the Milton Keynes Business Community packed out the glittering surroundings of the ballroom at DoubleTree by Hilton stadiummk to celebrate our city's business successes and were joined by host, popular news presenter and television personality, Bill Turnbull. With awards in 10 categories representing the complete spectrum of businesses in Milton Keynes, the winners were announced followed by entertainment from the magnificent Graham Jolley.

Highlights of the glittering black tie event included the naming of elevating work platform manufacturer Niftylift Ltd as Business of the Year and a special Lifetime Achievement Award to the team principal of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team Christian Horner.

Net proceeds from the evening were given to a fund to foster business, administered by Milton Keynes Community Foundation.

We are pleased to announce the awards will be returning next year on 12th March 2015. Make a date in your diary now and join our mailing list if you would like to be kept up-to-date with information on next year's event.

Photos thanks to Colin Bridges