The ExoTechnologies Award for

Business Transformation of the Year

Has your business undergone a major transformation in the past 24 months? Have you adopted technologies to help streamline processes? Have you restructured to enable your business to operate more effectively? Perhaps you’ve adopted a family business that needed to change with the times or bought a business that needed a serious overhaul.

This award goes to a business that has stepped away from the ‘usual’ processes to challenge itself to company rethink.

Judges will be looking for evidence of projects that have transformed, entries for this category should demonstrate;

  • How you recognised the need for transformation
  • How you sought advice and researched concepts before implementing them 
  • How the marketplace responded and how you guided your team to adapt to key changes

This year's finalists


Therapaws Limited is a Small Animal Hydrotherapy, Rehabilitation, Conditioning and well-being Super Centre operating within the Animal Care sector and treating primarily canines. The Therapaws super centre is truly a first of its kind on the Island providing top-of-the-range water and non-water-based equipment to help small animals where possible in whatever way they are in need. Whether that is for pre/post-surgical rehabilitation or conditioning, helping maintain quality of life for existing and continuous medical conditions or just for general fitness, fun and confidence. The services provided and the level to which they are carried out has literally been life-changing for clients and their owners.

WINNER: Waltons Direct

Waltons offer a wide range of consumer electronics items from leading manufacturers. Having a dedicated service department is core to the business and unique to the island, Waltons repair items under warranty no matter where they are purchased. At times throughout the year, they hold over 800 Televisions and over 300 major home appliances in stock. Offering island wide delivery and TV install service has given consumers’ confidence in buying from Waltons and has cut down on the time consumers have to wait. Waltons focus is to help Isle of Man consumers to buy locally, so work with a UK buying group to ensure pricing is competitive with UK and online counterparts.

Prestige Garage Doors

Prestige Garage Doors has built up an enviable personal reputation over the last 12 years, with their goal being not just to meet but exceed the expectations of every customer. The company prides itself on its commitment to delivering a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work. They take on all types of jobs from small domestic work to larger commercial projects, all carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices with a personal touch.