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Xaar - 2013

BW-awards-XaarDigital inkjet technology world leader Xaar plc was named Business of the Year at Business Weekly’s gala 2013 Awards presentation dinner at Queens’ College, Cambridge in the most fiercely contested competition in its 24-year history.

2012 – ARM

Graham Budd of ARM with Lord SainsburyReigning business of the year ARM Holdings continues to bewitch and bedazzle customers, investors and users of technology containing its superchips. Still growing fast from its Cambridge headquarters, ARM is thriving under new CEO Simon Segars, who succeeded Warren East at the start of July.

2011 – Horizon Discovery

Dr Darrin DisleyHorizon Discovery followed its Business Weekly Awards success by winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Horizon provides research tools to support translational genomics research and the development of personalised medicines.

2010 - Domino UK

2010 Business of the Year – Domino PrintingListed on the London Stock Exchange since 1984, Cambridgeshire inkjet printing company, Domino UK, reported sales for the year to October 31, 2010 of £300 million – a record growth of 17 per cent over the previous year and the group’s 32nd year of consecutive growth.

2009 - Abcam

Awards-2009-(Abcam)An online supplier of antibody products for Life Sciences research organisations around the world, Abcam is enabling scientists to identify more effective solutions to healthcare problems.

2008 - British Sugar

Awards-2008-(British-Sugar)Peterborough based British Sugar is the leading supplier of sugar to the UK market. Its products are represented in the leading brands of all the major global food and drink manufacturers.

2007 - Autonomy

Awards-2007-(Autonomy)The Cambridge based enterprise search software specialist continues to dominate the global market in this niche space. Founded in 1996 and utilising a unique combination of technologies borne out of research at Cambridge University, Autonomy has experienced a meteoric rise.

2006 - AVEVA

Awards-2006-(AVEVA)AVEVA’s rise and rise is one of the largely unsung success stories from the Cambridge Phenomenon years. Today the company is the world's leading engineering IT software provider to the plant, power and marine industries.

2005 - Cambridge Antibody Technology

Awards-2005-winner-CATA developer of human monoclonal antibody therapeutics, CAT was the first UK biotech to jointly develop a 'blockbuster' drug. The company was acquired by AstraZeneca in 2006 for £702m and subsequently incorporated into MedImmune, which continues to grow in Cambridge.

2004 - CSR

Awards-2004-winner-CSRCSR became the first company to win the Business of the Year title two years running. Fast forward to current day and CSR packed more muscle onto its share price after posting Q4 revenue and margin at the upper end of market guidance to the end of December.

2003 - CSR

2003-Awards-(CSR)-052Cambridge Silicon Radio spun out of Cambridge Consultants in 1998 – in fact it was thrown out as management told the co-founders that it had world-beating wireless technology and should stay in the nest no longer.

2002 - Acambis

Awards-2002-(Arakis)What a game-changing company Acambis was – and one that came to the forefront at a time of incredible global political flux due to the emerging threat of bioterrorism.

2001 - Ryanair

Awards-2001-RyanairWhen Business Weekly named the low fares airline as Business of the Year, many felt that as an Irish based carrier, it should be excluded.

2000 - Virata

Awards2000-05Another great spot by Business Weekly. Virata provided communications software and semiconductors to manufacturers of DSL, wireless, satellite, and other broadband networking equipment.

1999 - ARM

Awards-1999-002The victory for Advanced RISC Machines, the Acorn spin-out, was historic. ARM now ships more chips than Intel but Business Weekly spotted ARM’s potential years ahead of the pack.

1998 - Waymade Healthcare

Waymade Healthcare in Essex is a pharmaceutical company with a turnover placing it within the top 10 UK pharma league. It supplies and distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical products.

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