WILTSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS: WOODBOROUGH GARDEN CENTRE - Deep in the heart of the Pewsey Vale lies a treasure trove. What is it that makes Woodborough Garden Centre and PYO fruit farm so special?

Is it the excellent selection of plants from home-grown perennials through to shrubs, roses and more than 200 different trees?

Is it the unique experience of picking your own daffodils straight from the field?

Is it the super home-made food in the coffee shop? Or perhaps the loyalty club for over 60s where two courses of freshly home-made food only costs £6?

Or perhaps it is a modern and well-stocked pick-your-own fruit farm where the strawberries actually taste like strawberries, available from June to September, along with other soft fruits and vegetables?

Or is it the air or tranquillity for which many of our customers come?

To find out, you'll have to come and see for yourself.

Woodborough Garden Centre can be contacted on 01672 851249.


Caroline Collis Hairdressing & Beauty, based in Peatmoor, West Swindon, is delighted to have been chosen as a finalist for the second year running in the Wiltshire Business Of The Year Awards.

Caroline, is an award-winning, celebrity hairdresser who has worked in top salons in the West End of London.

Caroline and her team have just entered their third year of business and she trains all her staff in house.

The salon has been very successful through concentrating on client care, ensuring that each client is given a free, extensive consultation and advice on the style to suit each individual's needs, including maintenance and after-care of their hair. This, together with delivering excellent value for money, results in an exceptional client experience, as well as offering an extensive range of products, hair and beauty services. Caroline is a fellow of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing that represents the top 10 per cent of UK salons.

Caroline carried out an extensive refurbishment at her salon in 2005 and she already has ambitious plans for 2006.

For further information call 01793 887800, email caroline@carolinecollis.com or visit her website at www.carolinecollis.com.


Melksham-based office refurbishment company, Procol, has recently celebrated its 10th year of helping their clients make the best use of their office space.

They are specialists in the provision of quality working environments and have developed products and techniques that ensure budgets and programmes are met within demanding timeframes.

They have helped local companies such as Westinghouse, Apetito and Avon to upgrade their working space and improve productivity, enabling them to attract new clients and retain staff by giving them a pleasant environment in which to do business.

Within the last year, Procol's attention to detail and carefully controlled procedures for quality, health& safety and the environment has enabled them to obtain ISO 9001 and the new environmental standard ISO14001, which has opened the door to new opportunities within the nuclear and defence industries.

While working for Smiths Aerospace, carrying out the refurbishment and fit-out of two large buildings in Birmingham, they were recognised as a unique supplier and consequently awarded a similar contract in Michigan, USA.

The Procol team is delighted to be considered as a finalist in the Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards.


Divorce-Online at www.divorce-online.co.uk is the award-winning service from Swindon-based Online Legal Services, a finalist in the Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards.

The service was the first online divorce service in the UK and now accounts for two per cent of all divorces filed in England and Wales and one per cent of all Scottish divorce proceedings since launching in 2000. That equates to more than 30,000 divorces and a saving to the UK consumer of over £12m in legal fees.

The service charges fixed fees, unlike solicitors, and these range from £25.99 for a DIY kit and guide to £165 for a fully-managed divorce, where the company deals with everything, from preparing the documents, to filing at court and correspondence. We have a service suitable for all budgets and levels of expertise.

In 2005 the company launched www.officialrecords.co.uk a one-stop shop for people requiring copies of their birth, marriage and death certificates.

For free advice call 0800 458 4128.


The Clear Vision approach is based around our belief that you should expect and insist that we go way beyond merely producing historical accounts that keep the score and shaving a few percentage points off your tax bill.

Clear Vision will not only measure the numbers associated with your business, but also work with you to actually change them in the way you would like through our tailor-made consultancy services.

Why are you in business?

The foundation for all business goals, we begin with a review of your personal ambitions. Is your business serving your personal needs? Will it give you what you want from your life?

What is your vision?

Have you created a story for your business which meets your personal and professional goals? Where is your business currently and where would you like it to be?

How are you going to be different?

How does your business compare with your competitors? How does it stand out? Why should a potential customer choose you?

Contact Clear Vision for a no-obligation discussion on how we can provide you with something different.


The close of 2005 marked the completion of a successful year for Salisbury-based M L Electronics (MLE). During this time MLE has celebrated its 10th birthday, successfully entered the medical market, received the Investors in People award and was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2005 Wiltshire Business of the Year awards.

MLE, a developer of specialist electronics systems, was founded in a small countryside barn, by Mike and Sharon Lloyd in 1995. A decade on, MLE is an established, profitable business operating out of a purpose-built complex on the outskirts of Salisbury and can count Ferrari's Formula 1 team as a client.

MLE works across a range of markets with recent notable success in the medical market. One such success is the development of Plasma Surgical's PlasmaJet TM an innovative coagulation device; which can reduce patient risk during surgery and shorten hospital stays.

In the past 18 months MLE has seen its staff grow by 40 per cent.

Receiving the Investors in People award recognises the company's commitment to providing a unique working environment for its staff.

Key to the MLE vision has always been the desire to create an environment that empowers its staff. Managing director Mike Lloyd said: "Our staff are at the heart of what we do and their growth is linked directly to the growth of the business."