More than 500 people attended the first-ever Leicester Mercury Business Awards on Thursday evening.
The keynote speaker on the night was Business Secretary Vince Cable.
The gala dinner, held at De Montfort Hall, saw hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer Intelligent Energy, of Loughborough, named Company of the Year.
The other winners were: Guidance Navigation, for the Export Award and the Science and Technology Award; Douglas Wemyss Solicitors, for the Small Business Award; Bulb Studios for the Innovation Award; Raynsway Properties, for the Heart of the Community Award and Alltruck for the Human Resources Award.
The Services Award was won by Edward Hands and Lewis; the manufacturing award was won by Tru Frame; the not-for-profit award was won by Leicestershire Cares; the Sales and Marketing Award was won by Rainbows hospice. The Newcomer of the Year award went to Eco Track & Access.• For more in-depth coverage and pictures, see Tuesday's Business Supplement