Members of the Ashwoods Electric Motors team were in attendance at the inaugural Space Awards, held at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. Up for both the ‘Coolest Workspace’ and ‘Wow!’ awards, Ashwoods were up against some stiff competition – including sister company Lightfoot in the ‘Coolest Workspace’ category!

Held in the historic setting of the RAMM in central Exeter, the event provided a fantastic opportunity to catch up with familiar faces and meet new connections from businesses in the local area. The light-hearted atmosphere was made more enjoyable with the presence of a competitive edge – all going head-to-head after all!

Unfortunately, Ashwoods were edged out in both categories (congratulations to Crowdcube and Hilton Barnfield!) but a silver lining was that in a separate category, ‘Best Workspace’ – Lightfoot won the honours! A massive well done to all concerned, and tangible evidence that we’re doing something right at Innovation Valley.

The full list of winners:

Best Sustainable Space Award – Devon Business and Education Centre

Best Shared Workspace Award – Exeter City Space

Best Public and Third Sector Award – We Are Live West

Best Open Plan Space Award – Francis Clark

Well Being Award – Chalk + Ward

Best Desk Award – Carousel Calendars

Coolest Space Award – Crowdcube

Wow! Award – Hilton Barnfield Architects

Best Workspace Award – Lightfoot!

Well done to all, see you next year!