Biz Club Award 2016 – 25th November at The Falcon Hotel


William Sharman
Chris & Sandra Lovelock receiving their award
The new look Garden Terrace at The Falcon Hotel
Shane James, Chairman
Geoffrey Pointon, President

The Falcon Hotel looked after 50 Members and their guests at the 8th consecutive year of The Biz Club Award.  Which, this year was won by Chris & Sandra Lovelock, who created ICON Revolutionary Web Solutions, please see the following information about their company:

  • Chris Lovelock founded ICON in 1995 and is based in Market Harborough
  • Initially worked on store design for Sainsbury’s – won commissions to update and publish the Store Format Team’s dressing guides and specifications
  • In 1999, shortly after getting married at Oakham Castle, followed by a reception at The Falcon Hotel, Chris spotted the potential of the internet and ran a trial then created a website on which to publish the specifications
  • As a result, the Sainsbury’s Standards Web Site, launched in April 2000, was the first of its kind
  • 16 years later, Sandra, Chris’ wife is his business partner and Sainsbury’s are still a client
  • ICON’s other clients include: Boots, Next, Topps Tiles, Coop, Asda, Morrison’s, John Lewis, Waitrose, Travis Perkins, B&Q
  • They employ 15 staff and are the largest employer at the Innovation Centre in Market Harborough.