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Finalists Revealed - ​Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 Business Awards 2017!

Mansfield and Ashfield’s longest running business awards have revealed the prestigious list of finalists for this year’s awards. Winners will be revealed at the awards event on Friday 28th April 2017. Tickets are priced at £72 each and £720 for a table of 10, and includes a champagne reception, fantastic meal and live entertainment, contact to book your tickets.

Caroline Cox Operations Director for 2020 Awards said ‘We’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of interest and participation from local businesses this year. Our judging panel found the process very difficult as the calibre was so high. It is shame we cannot acknowledge everyone but after careful consideration our judges have picked our 2017 shortlist. Everyone should be very proud to have made it this far.’

The categories and their finalists are:

Commitment to the Community – Sponsored by The Evolve Trust

This award recognises businesses that have had a positive impact on society through leadership and integration of responsible business practices. This could be through a broad range of projects that have had a positive effect on the local community. The finalists are:

· Childrens Bereavement

· Pellacraft

· REAL Education

New Business of the Year - Sponsored by Ashfield Effluent Services Ltd

This category was open to businesses established in the last three years that have continued to progress against their plans and have developed a clear commercial understanding of their products, competitors and markets. The finalists are:

· Beauty Chain

· Chic Boutique

· Direct Repairs

· I Sourcer

The Entrepreneurial Spirit award - Sponsored by REAL Education

This award will go to the outstanding individual or team who is able to demonstrate the realisation of their entrepreneurial vision within their own business or in an organisation. The finalists are:

  • I Sourcer
  • Mansfield District Council
  • Party 2 Go
  • Soteria Asbestos

Excellence in Innovation and Design - Sponsored by Ron Brooks (Mansfield) Limited

The award is open to any organisation that can demonstrate a strong business innovation in the past year with a sustainable approach. The finalists are:

Direct Repairs

Fibresand International

Infinite AV

Your Safety Pal

The Customer Focus Initiative - Sponsored by Purpose Media

Highlighting an initiative that delivers new standards in customer service, the judges were looking for examples of excellence that build on an already strong commitment to customer service across the business. The finalists are:

· Banner Jones

· Claytons Mansfield

The Young Apprentice of the Year - Sponsored by Fidler and Pepper

This award highlights an apprentice who has shown dedication, commitment and outstanding contribution to a business! The finalists are:

· County Battery

· Evolve Trust

· Forrest Williams


· Sutton Academy

· Pendragon

· Purpose Media

Business of the Year Award - Sponsored by Southwell Racecourse

The Award goes to the outstanding organisation that has best demonstrated exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovative strategies, plus market leadership in its sector.

· Infinite AV

· Sauce and Brown

It’s with thanks to the business category sponsors that enable 2020 to offer a range of diverse categories giving a platform for all businesses. It is also with thanks to TIS, Jephson Shopfitters and Mansfield Building Society for being the headline sponsors enabling 2020 to host a spectacular and prestigious event that the business community can enjoy and make an annual event for the social diary.

All business leaders are invited to attend the event that celebrates the Excellence in the Mansfield and Ashfield business community. Tickets are limited it is advisable to book asap: