Robert drives his way to top business prize

business 640Robert Peters has won St Helena’s Business of the Year prize, by capitalising on the heritage that has been seen as one of the island’s great attractions for future tourists.

He received £250 for his History on Wheels business at the awards night, hosted by Enterprise St Helena at the Consulate Hotel on Saturday, 23 November 2013.

Christen Yon was awarded the same amount as winner of the Young Businessman of the Year prize, for his pig farming enterprise.

The island’s disability charity, SHAPE, won the Green Business title, after being nominated in four of the five categories.

The Buy Local prize went to Stevens Family Butchers, and Giselle Roberts won the Innovative Business award with her company, G-Unique, which sells island-made jewellery as well as items sourced from around the world.

She toasted the news in a Facebook message that received 83 “likes” within 10 hours.

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