Welcome to the 21st annual Product & Service Awards, where we celebrate the best of what Bermuda has to offer our corporate community, from the creative to the culinary, events to employment, technology to transport and everything in between.

As we all negotiate this unique economic environment, we applaud the companies, staff and entrepreneurs who are going above and beyond to provide the best service, do the best job and make everyone’s business day, or evening, a success. We also applaud an organisation that is providing an essential service to Bermuda’s entrepreneurs, helping their businesses to grow and thrive in our new “business development firm” category. And important to our judges this year was the way so many companies and business people give back to their community through charitable endeavours, as well as nurturing the next generation of Bermudian business people, innovators and creatives.

All our winners are exceptional, and without them, Bermuda’s corporate world couldn’t function as well it does. To all of you, congratulations and keep up the hard work! And, as always, we would like to thank our expert panel of judges as well as all our readers who voted for the best products and services in Bermuda for 2023.

Photograph by Brandon Morrison

Award of Excellence: SJD World
Over 20 years ago, while still in school, Stephan Johnstone, founder and creative director of SJD World, started sjdworld.com as an online creative outlet. Fast forward a few years and it has become a multiple-award-winning creative design company.

Their work is “good quality,” their customer service “second to none,” and the company does a lot for the non-profit sector. They also put a lot of effort into nurturing future graphic designers. In 2018, in partnership with the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA), they launched Graphic Design Showcase to give “young creatives” an opportunity to showcase their work, and they successfully cohosted it again this year.

While graphic design, print and web services are the backbone of SJD World, they also dabble in 3D printing and have even produced a number of books, including a kids activity book for America’s Cup, available via their online shop. The team has also launched a graphic design subscription service.

“I’ve known his work for a very long time. I know how dependable he is. He’s a very deserving person,” sums up one judge.  SJD World, however, is very much a team effort. Says Johnstone, “My team means everything to me.” Somers Building, 15 Front Street, Hamilton; 295-7539

Office Supplies: AF Smith
Perennial winners for their variety and service, AF Smith has once again been voted the best place in Bermuda for all your office supply needs, and we’re not just talking pens and printer paper. They can supply pretty much any furniture you might need to kit out your whole office, as well as provide a wide range of IT equipment, software and on-hand expertise, and custom or branded stationary and promotional products. That they are a walk-in retail store with lots of free parking is also very handy. 7 Tumpkins Lane, Hamilton; 292-1882

Off-site Meeting Facility: BUEI
Outside the city but still central, with free parking and lots of it, the meeting and event spaces at BUEI offer something to meet every company need. There is the traditional Cable and Wireless boardroom overlooking Hamilton Harbour; the Royal Caribbean “round room,” designed to represent the interior of a ship’s bridge; and the Tradewinds Auditorium for more formal speeches or lectures. If you want to turn your off-site meeting into a full-on company party afterwards, you can do so among the exhibits or in the huge lobby areas. 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke; 292-7219

Computer Sales: Red Laser
A unanimous win for this piece of computer heaven hidden away on Bakery Lane. Red Laser not only sells every kind of computer, laptop, tablet and necessary add-on and accessory, alongside the “not so necessary but fun to have anyway” add-ons and accessories, but the sales team will take the time to understand what it is that you actually need before recommending the best product for you. You can also shop online, and they offer delivery. 12 Bakery Lane, Pembroke; 296-6400

IT Support: Prime Consultants
Sean Whiting and Sam Roberts’s mission is to provide the highest quality electronic repair, sales and consultation services to their clients as fast, efficient and affordable as possible and, according to our esteemed voters, they are succeeding. They’re based upstairs in the Washington Mall but if you can’t come to them, they will come to you. Together they have over ten years of experience and have repaired over 10,000 devices. Washington Mall 1, 20 Church Street; 333-0557

HR Services: Island Employment Partners
For their work in the business community as well as generous contributions to the not-for-profit sector, our judges had high praise for HR Service winners Island Employment Partners Ltd., in particular, their Recruitment & HR Manager, Jenna Viera West.  IEP manages the Recruitment, Consulting, HR, Immigration and Payroll needs of clients both large and small. 2nd Floor, SE Pearman Building, 9 Par-La-Ville Road, Hamilton; 296-0497

Travel Agency for Corporate Travel: Travel Edge
Arranging corporate travel, whether for individual executives or large groups, can be stressful and requires extreme levels of organisation, and here is what sets Travel Edge apart from its competitors. “They’re so efficient,” say our judges. “I email her, she calls straight away.” That’s what you want from a corporate travel partner, especially when arrangements change at the last minute or flights don’t work out as planned. Travel Edge doubles up as an excellent idea for gifts and raffle prizes. A gift certificate towards international travel might persuade even the most parsimonious among us to buy a raffle ticket. 35 Church Street, Hamilton; 292-3033

Legal Services: MJM
Bermuda punches above its weight when it comes to world class law firms, so this is a tough category to win. But, say the judges, when it comes to local corporate legal needs, MJM Barristers & Attorneys are the ones to go to. They are experts in corporate and finance, dispute resolution, employment and immigration, private client and property law. “It feels like MJM are more in touch with the island,” our judges agree. Thistle House, 4 Burnaby Street, Hamilton; 292-1345

Accounting Service: Abacus
They’ve won it before and they’ve won it again. Both the public and our judges agree that Abacus provides the best accounting service for companies in Bermuda. Founded in 2007 by Megan Nesbitt, it has, point out the judges “been around a really long time.” They also reserve high praise for Nesbitt personally, who they say, “has always been great.” In addition to accounting and bookkeeping, Abacus also offers consulting, payroll & benefits and training services. info@abacus.bm; 296-2372

Office Cleaning Service: Atlantic Cleaning & Maintenance
A family-owned business managed by Allen and Ellison Ferreira, Atlantic Cleaning & Maintenance is, say our judges, our voting public and their own clients, simply “the best.” They are praised for their exceptional service along with their sparkling cleaning skills, and there is little they will shy away from tackling. Offices, homes, mould, steam cleaning, pressure washing, fire & water damage, window cleaning, post-construction and automotive & marine, to name just some of the services they offer. 16 Market Lane, Pembroke; 236-4051

Courier: DHL
Yet another win for DHL as the best courier service in Bermuda. DHL is praised not just for being punctual but, more often than not, being more than punctual. “DHL always comes ahead of time,” says one judge, who adds that she appreciates the picture proof-of-delivery, as well as the fact that when you call you can speak to someone in Bermuda. Delivery drivers Rodney and Shawn got a special shout out! 14 Burnaby Street, Hamilton; 294-4848

Interior Designer or Decorator: By Design
Patti Crouch and Jill Henneberger, the creative design duo behind By Design, winner for the second year in a row,  have once again won over both the judges’ and the people’s vote for best commercial interior designers. Their versatile approach and ability to tackle “anything” is particularly impressive, and their experience goes far beyond stylish and functional office furniture and fittings. They also do office kitchens with hidden coffee bars, as well as hotels and cafes. Stables Lower South, 91 Reid Street, Hamilton; 292-6041

Commercial Real Estate: Coldwell Banker
Another regular winner in this category, Coldwell Banker has once again come out on top in the cutthroat world of commercial real estate. With a wide variety of inventory, including highly sought-after waterfront office space, penthouse space, whole buildings and individual office units, and a highly experienced team of both sales and rental agents, they are praised for their ability to handle all aspects of the commercial real estate transaction. Graham Smith received particularly high praise from both the judges and voting public. 11 Par-La-Ville Road, Hamilton; 292-1793

Residential Real Estate: Keller Williams
Whether you’re looking for something to buy or rent, you’ll find the residential real estate market tough at the moment. Skilled, experienced and “in the know” agents are therefore more essential than ever. Enter Keller Williams, a clear winner with both our voting public as well as our judges.  “I’ve had direct experience with Keller Williams recently,” said one judge, “and they’ve been amazing. They’re still growing, and they do a lot of community engagement, too.” 9 Berry Hill Road, Paget; 236-0737

Hotel or Guest House for the Business Traveller: Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club
Smacking of sophistication, walking distance from all the major Bermuda-based businesses, world-class dining and entertaining options, breath-taking views, luxurious rooms, immaculate service and unique artwork are just some of the reasons why the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club is awarded the best hotel for business travellers year after year. When you want your colleagues, clients or bosses to be impressed by Bermuda, this is where they need to stay. 76 Pitt’s Bay Road, Pembroke; 295-3000

Honourable Mention: Rosedon Hotel
Our judges would also like to recognise the recently reopened Rosedon Hotel for its beautiful setting and because “they’ve done so much there.” 61 Pitt’s Bay Road, Pembroke; 295-1640

Advertising/Marketing Agency: Strata-G
“It’s girl power over there,” says one judge, of the multiple-award-winning team at Strata-G, who this year worked with BermudAir to establish their brand identity, a project which Anna Laura Hocking, founder and creative director, describes as “very exciting and challenging.” They also work a lot with Bermuda’s non-profit sector, including the successful 2023 Convex End-to-End, raising awareness and attracting volunteers and participants. In addition to Hocking, the team is Francesca Rowlinson, digital lead and creative strategist; Avarie Graham, lead graphic designer; and new this year, Morgan Simons, social media manager and assistant account manager. Strata-g.bm; info@strata-g.bm; 333-2341

Web Designer: SJD World
A hands-down winner in this category, not just for their creative and professional web design but because, says one judge, “Stephan is the nicest guy.” But, it isn’t just him, they add. His whole team is “efficient and responsive. They’re just the best.” Founded 20 years ago by Stephan Johnstone, his full-time team includes senior graphic designer Anna Dill; graphic designer Talisa McGlashan; lead web developer Prasanth Govindankutty; and programmer Musthafa S.M. Somers Building, 15 Front Street, Hamilton; 295-7539

Graphic Designer: Avarie Graham
Put very simply, say our judges, “Avarie is a great designer.” Avarie Graham, lead designer at award-winning Strata-G, has created stunning masterpieces for a number of locals as well as international organisations, but at this moment in time, the judges favourite is the “beautiful print” she designed for TABS earlier this year, called “Spring Island.” Featuring colourful images of Bermuda’s natural world, the print could be found on shorts, shirts, swimwear, polos, ties and more. Avariegraham.com

Printing Company: Bermuda Blueprinting
Brochures, business cards, flyers, books, photo books, Bermuda blueprinting can do it all and, agree our judges, not only is their quality “number one,” but they also go above and beyond when you’re in the proverbial “bind.” “I use them for everything,” says one satisfied judge, who has personal experience with them producing outstanding goods, very last minute, including a call at 5.55 p.m. one evening and an on-time delivery to a meeting the following morning. “They’re so dependable. They accommodate all last-minute requests,” she adds gratefully. 20 Bakery Lane, Pembroke; 292-2078

Sign/Banner Maker: Signworx
No stranger to these awards, Signworx have, once again, been voted number one in Bermuda for their creative, high quality signs and banners as well as their excellent customer service. From personal experience working with them, our judges agreed that Signworx always delivers and the variety of their services is unbeatable. Whether large or small, on boats or trucks, offices or billboards, wall coverings or display stands, their signage will be clear, professional and exactly to their client’s specifications. 21 Euclid Avenue, Pembroke; 296-2375

Honourable Mention: Bermuda Sign Printers
The judges wanted to give Bermuda Sign Printers a “shout-out,” too. Their creations are colourful and customer service, great! 22 Mill Reach Lane, Hamilton; 238-4261

Morning Cup of Joe: Brew
Brew is always a hive of activity first thing in the morning as busy workers grab their caffeine fix or sit down for a breakfast meeting. Whether customers choose an espresso, mocha, latte, dirty chai, flat white or carmelotto caffé, the coffee is delicious, service speedy, accompanying edibles tantalising, WIFI free, and indoor and outdoor table options numerous…should you wish to put off starting your working day. Brew’s walls must be heaving with award wins!  53 Front Street, Hamilton; 542-2739

Honourable Mention: Cafecito
East end commuters no longer have to wait to get into Hamilton to treat themselves to their caffeine fix. Instead they can pull over on Kindley Field Road and sit down at Cafecito. Kindley Field Road, St. George’s

Breakfast Meeting: Crown & Anchor
Why meet in a boardroom first thing in the morning when you can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the contemporary surroundings of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club’s Crown & Anchor restaurant? Outdoor tables afford views of the marina, while the indoor tables allow you to admire the impressive artwork as you consider your next business decision. The breakfast buffet starts at 7 a.m. so if you have a long day ahead of you, it’s the perfect spot to start your business day. 76 Pitt’s Bay Road, Pembroke; 295-3000

Client Lunch: Harry’s
Both the voting public and our judges agree that Harry’s is the best lunch spot when you want to impress your clients. If they’ve come from overseas, seat them outside to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the waterfront; if you need to get down to serious business, there is a private dining room in the restaurant. The menu caters to every taste and diet, the drinks selection is everything you’d expect from a top-notch restaurant, and the excellent service ensures your guests won’t be hungry or thirsty for long. 96 Pitt’s Bay Road, Hamilton; 292-5533

Take-Out Lunch: Delicious Deli & Buffet
Delicious by name and delicious by nature, “the line’s always out the door,” points out one judge as they debate the best spot for a take-out lunch in Bermuda. There is a huge variety of hot and cold food available from their buffet, and they will cater for larger take-out lunches too—the “pans of orange chicken” come particularly highly recommended. But, agree the judges, the stand-out winner is their “generous” sandwiches. They make them up for you on the spot and pile them high with tasty ingredients. Washington Mall Reid Street Entrance, Hamilton; 505-2859

Best Lunchtime Workout Facility or Class: Pilates at Alchemy
The hands-down winner in this category, Jennifer Walker-Smith’s Pilates classes at Alchemy are “amazing” say the judges. The class options are hugely varied, and suitable for beginners all the way through to seasoned practitioners. The schedule varies from week to week, but at the time of writing, lunchtime classes were available daily at either 12 p.m. or 1 p.m., and the different class options include sculpt, mat, transformation, mind-body and purist. There are morning, after-work and Saturday options too.  22 Reid Street, Hamilton; 295-9400

Catering: Fourways
Able to cater for pretty much any occasion, location and number, the Fourways team are “amazing,” say our judges. “They are a well-oiled machine. They show up half an hour early, set up by themselves and are very reliable.” While the more notice given the better, they have helped one of our judges very last minute on more than one occasion. Breakfast, BBQ, carving stations, Thai, Indian, English, Bermudian, canapés, afternoon tea, desserts; if you can think of it, they can do it. 1 Middle Road, Paget; 236-6517

Place for Corporate Happy Hour: The Birdcage
For deliciously curated cocktails, using locally grown or sourced ingredients, live music, sensational Hamilton Harbour and city views, and an all-round phenomenal vibe, our judges recommend The Birdcage for all your after-work drink dates. Named for the local landmark at Queen and Front Streets,  The Birdcage boasts unique drinks, such as the Birdcage Swizzle, Hibiscus Royale, Lucy Lucy and White Lotus. Can’t decide what to go for? Try the Um Umm… and one of their local mixologists,  “bar ninjas,” will “mix up something special for ya.” 6 Front Street, Hamilton; thebirdcagebda.com

Business Dinner: Port O Call
A clear winner with our judges, and not just because of their “good cheesecake,” Port O Call, they agree, has it all. There’s the bar for pre-dinner drinks and “catching-up,” and large, small or private tables for an impressive meal, be it a board dinner or a more relaxed dinner with colleagues and clients. The food is delicious, service impeccable, and a drinks list to cater to any palette. Port O Call is the place to get your evening business done. 87 Front Street, Hamilton; 295-5373

Corporate Gifts: Bermuda Brand Box
The second win in a row for this young company founded in 2021 by MoNique Stevens. Her unique gift boxes, literally “Bermuda-in-a-box,” are custom-packaged and curated according to the demands of each customer or client. Our judges just love the concept and the way she supports other local vendors. Clothing, food, drink, art, candles, cosmetics, jewellery, if it’s locally made or can be locally sourced, and meets her customers requirements, in it goes. She can deliver and ship internationally, too. Instagram: @bdabrandbox; bermudabrandbox@gmail.com

Floral Designer: DEMCO
The judges and our voting public both love DEMCO’s “gorgeous arrangements.” From their smallest bouquets, which start at $75 for “heavenly scented hyacinths,” to their arrangements for corporate events which can appropriately reflect a company’s brand image, the artists at DEMCO can do it all. Crucially, however, they earned praise for more than their beautiful florals; they are also “so efficient,” compliment the judges, who add that they always show up on time and their billing system is easy to work with. 14 South Road, Devonshire; 234-7777

Event Planning: Class Act
“Class Act have it all!” rave the judges, of the amazing Donna Lindo and her team. The level of detail that goes into her event planning is unsurpassed no matter how many people are being catered for. The tables will look immaculate, décor complimentary, lighting magical, and with the island’s largest selection of linen, chargers and cutlery, as well as an eclectic imagination, there is virtually nothing she can’t provide to make any event unique. “She never lets me down, she’s consistent and she’s on it,” says one judge. They all agree: “Donna is a class act.” 1 Tribe Road No. 1, Devonshire; 534-7493

Honourable Mention: Bananas Party Boutique
Owned and managed by Nandi Outerbridge, Bananas Party Boutique was recognised by our judges for their imaginative and reliable event planning services. bananaspartyboutique@gmail.com; 705-6739

Party Venue: Pier 6
Central and brand-new, with a catering kitchen on-site and purpose-built for events and productions both large and small, Pier 6 on Front Street is the place to host your next corporate party. With over 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, as well as panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour, your guests can’t fail to be impressed. With an advanced AV patch-based system, acoustic ceiling, versatile track lighting and a sleek modern design, Pier 6 can be customised to meet all your decorative and entertainment needs. venuerentals@cityhall.bm; 292-1234 x 278

Photograph by Brandon Morrison

Corporate Transportation Company: Piece of the Rock
“I know who’s coming, I know their phone number, you can pay by credit card, it’s great,” says one judge, of the excellent service she receives from Piece of the Rock limousine and taxi service. Owned and managed by father and son Samuel O Matthews and Samuel P Matthews, they have a huge range of vehicles to suit every need, and the drivers are reliable, professional, smartly dressed, know their stuff and take great care of all their passengers. Rocklimo.bm; sambdalimo@gmail.com; 707-5212

Recreational Activity to Entertain Clients: Zara
Regular award winners for their phenomenal charters, Zara has done it again. While a sail on Bermuda’s waters when the day is calm and sunny can’t fail to impress international clients, even those based in Bermuda struggle to get tired of the colours and views. Sailing on a luxury 77-foot sailing catamaran, however, takes your charter to a whole new level and will make everyone on board feel like they never want to do business with anyone else ever again. Bermuda-yachts.com; info@bermuda-yachts.com

Corporate Staff Outing: Über Vida
For pure, unadulterated fun on the water, you can’t fail to make your staff and colleagues feel appreciated with an outing on the Über Vida. A daytime sail and swim, a sunset cruise and dinner, drinks party with buffet, they can do it all. “They do a really good job,” says one judge. “For our summer party, not a glass was empty.” Our judges also love that the boat has different areas to hang out, including a a dance floor and relaxing sofas front and back. ubercharters@gmail.com; 236-2222

Government Service: Bermuda Archives
Tucked away in the basement of the Government Administration Building are collections spanning almost the entire 400 year history of Bermuda. These records include maps, plans and charts, journals, paintings and photographs, slave registers, church records, legislative records, corporation records, probate records and parish records. “They are so helpful,” said one of the judges, who added that she has a real “passion” for the archives. “They showed me stuff I’d never seen before as well as what I can do from home.” Government Administration Building, 30 Parliament Street; 297-7737

Storage Facility: Guardian Central Ltd
Guardian Central, agree our judges, is particularly good for corporate storage because, in addition to providing off-site storage options, they also offer a secure document destruction service, meaning you don’t have to shred documents yourself. Their offsite storage includes secure file archiving and Internet tracking. They also offer office relocation services using the reusable and more environmentally friendly Tyga-Box crate and dolly moving system. 22 Industrial Park Road, Southampton; 238-0847

Entrepreneur: Dove & Butterfly
“She’s young, she’s so on point, she’s done really well,” say the judges of Shi-Vaughn Lee who founded her skin care business, Dove & Butterfly, in 2020. She started by making her products in her own kitchen—the former biology major/chemistry minor at Howard University taught herself by watching YouTube—but she now calls the former Devil’s Hole Aquarium her base. From here she sells her homemade body butters, oils, soaps, scrubs and candles, which can also be found in some local pharmacies, and her new goat milk and oatmeal bar soaps are sold in select MarketPlace stores. 92 Harrington Sound Road, Smiths; doveandbutterfly.com

Green Company or Initiative: Beyond Plastic
Established in May 2021, Beyond Plastic is a campaign group formed by Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB), Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) and Greenrock to guide the community and government towards successfully moving away from single-use plastic. Since then, the negative impact that this material has on our health and environment is rarely out of the news alongside advice on plastic alternatives. In 2022, the group received a massive boost by partnering with Bacardi. “They’ve done really well,” says one judge, who singled out former KBB executive director Katie Berry as a leading force behind the successful campaign. Beyondplastic.bm; info@beyondplastic.bm; 799-5142

Company Community/Charity Project: Youth Climate Summit
At the time of writing, the six-day BUEI Youth Climate Summit was gearing up to begin in November, and preparing to host 150 students aged between 13 and 22. Many of them remain with the programme, developing student-led initiatives focused on climate justice, conservation and sustainability. One such initiative was the “eco lunch box,” which saw students partner up with The Chef Shop and People’s Pharmacy who offered discounts on more sustainable lunch supplies. “It’s hugely impactful,” agree the judges, who love that it gives children the opportunity to engage with such meaningful organisations. Ycsbda.com; info@ycsbda.com; 292-7219

Honourable Mention: BZS Micro Forest Project
BZS Micro Forest Project was commended by our judges because companies, organisations and individuals are helping plant thousands of trees and shrubs in little forests around Bermuda, for the benefit of our island home. bamz.org/support/bzs-micro-forest-project; 293-2727

Clever Customer Incentive Programme: Noah’s Ark
As much as we love them, pets are expensive, and because we love them, we want to treat them a lot. Enter Noah’s Ark Feed & Supply Rewards. For every $1 you spend, you get 1 point and when you sign up, you are rewarded with 200 points. Points can them be redeemed for rewards and discounts on future purchases from their store. “So cute,” says one judge who can’t resist “going for the animals.” 3 Marsh Lane, Devonshire; 236-1533

Company Christmas Party Venue: Rosewood Tucker’s Point
Aside from the fact that it is a luxurious, elegant, waterfront, 5-star hotel, with impeccable service and mouth-watering menus, the judges love a Christmas party at Rosewood Tucker’s Point because there are so many different options. There is the conference centre, which includes a huge ballroom and gallery, and smaller spaces such as the private Rum Room, the Club House, and the Royal Suite Parlour and, if you want to risk it in December, beautiful outdoor spaces too, even if only for pre-dinner drinks. 60 Tucker’s Point Drive, Hamilton Parish; 298-4000

PR Firm or Professional: Two Four One
Launched in August 2019 by dynamic duo Vicki Abraham and Laura Bell, Two Four One is a boutique marketing firm which specialises in working with small to medium-sized businesses. They use public relations campaigns to help shape their clients’ success and take pride in working with “impact-drive organisations” such as Centennial Bermuda Foundation. They also enjoy working with, and supporting, entrepreneurs, and their podcast, “Resilient Entrepreneurs,” is now in its 4th season. “We have a great sense of pride when we witness our small-business clients’ dreams come to life,” says Abraham. info@twofouronebranding.com; twofouronebranding.com

Private Dining Room: The Rum Room at Island Brasserie
If it’s elegance and sophistication you are looking for, the Rum Room at Rosewood Bermuda’s Island Brasserie is your answer. The Rum Room has room for up to 22 people, the ceiling is bricked and vaulted, and the walls lined with over 3,000 bottles of wine and rum. With its distinctly nautical feel, excellent menu and exceptional service, the Rum Room will give your occasion that “wow factor.” “The room back there is beautiful,” agree the judges, who particularly enjoy the “old fashioned candelabra.” Rosewood Bermuda, 60 Tucker’s Point Drive, Hamilton Parish; 298-4000

AV Tech or Business: Ad Hoc Systems
Not only is Leslie John Waddell, owner of Ad Hoc Systems Ltd, brilliant at what he does, but our judges love working with him as a person: “He’s just a very easy going dude,” they laugh. “He’s calm and gets it done. He doesn’t let it get to him.” From weddings and other large celebrations to stage productions and light shows, he has years of experience and can do them all. He is also known for taking the time to train and mentor young Bermudians with an interest in the business, and for this, the judges like him even more. info@ad-hoc-systems.com; 534-8965

Rental Company: Undercover Tent Rentals
“Good service and great pricing,” rave our judges, of the team at Undercover Tent Rentals. Added to that is their range not just of both large and small tents, but of tables, chairs, portable fans and décor as well. “They’re always on point,” says one. “It’s clean, they show up on time, he always finds a way to fit you in, even if you call last minute.” Whether your event is large or small, corporate or personal, they are consummate professionals with exceptional attention to detail. 2 Hermitage Road, Devonshire; 533-0127

Business Development Firm: Ignite Bermuda
Since taking in their first cohort in May 2019, over 400 entrepreneurs have been through Ignite’s Core Programme and Fuel Your Ambition Series. Established by chairman Don Mackenzie and deputy chair & treasurer Neil Patterson, Ignite was created for local innovators with the drive and commitment to grow and scale their business or organisation. They teamed up with the UK-based organisation Entrepreneurial Spark, who brought their global accelerator model to Bermuda, and in addition to their programmes, cohorts benefit from free use of the Ignite hub space, mentorship and internship opportunities and networking events. 12 Wesley Street, Hamilton; Ignitebermuda.com; hello@ignitebermuda.com