More than 160 people attended the fifth Chad Business Awards on Thursday.
They packed into Sookholme’s John Fretwell Centre to see 18 awards handed out to the best in business in Mansfield and Ashfield.
The roll of honour included the Lifetime Achievement for Mansfield 2020 chairman Irvin Robinson, while internationally-renowned hairdresser Mark Leeson won Business Personality of the Year.
It was also a night to remember for Mansfield Manor.
The Carr Bank Park-based hotel scooped the Business of the Year and New Business of the Year awards, while co-owner Diane Doran won Entrepreneur of the Year and staff member Kim Wilson was joint winner in the Apprentice of the Year category.
The full list of winners were:
Business Idea of the Year - Abrakadabra
Entrepreneur of the Year - Diane Doran
Young Business Person of the Year - Shaun Hall
Business Personality of the Year - Mark Leeson
Team of the Year - Mansfield Learning Partnership
Community Contribution of the Year - The Titchfield & Oakham Centre
Customer Service - Smarties Day Nursery
Apprentice of the Year - Tom Sharpe/Kim Wilson
New Business of the Year Award - Mansfield Manor
Environment - Plastek
Disability Inclusion - Central Notts MIND
Retailer of the Year - Mansfield Aquatics
Lifetime Achievement -Irvin Robinson
Employer of the Year - Linney Group
Excellence in Professional Services - Specsavers Mansfield
Small Business of the Year - A Star Media
Creative Innovation - Fidler & Pepper
Business of the Year - Mansfield Manor
Don’t forget to buy Wednesday’s Chad for a special eight-page supplement packed with all the news from the glittering ceremony.