THE Herald has shortlisted a stunning array of Plymouth firms and individuals for its 2016 Business Awards. They have been whittled down from hundreds of entries across 17 categories, and, as such, have already proved themselves to be among the city’s business elite. The awards take place at a glittering ceremony at Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday 14th April.

Altitude’s MD Miles Noble has been nominated for the Young Business Person of the Year award. The 27-year-old Plymouth College of Art graduate set up web design firm Altitude in 2008, changing the business’ focus from music to hotels. Based at the Royal William Yard he has more than 250 clients. In the past year the business’ turnover increased by 47 per cent and the client base grew by more than 30 per cent.