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Congratulations to our Award Winners

The event included speeches by Kate Allsop, Mansfield mayor, and Councillor Cheryl Butler, Ashfield District Council leader, as well as a performance by magician and former Britain’s Got Talent contestant Luca Gallone, who performed close-up magic at people’s tables, before a short show in front of the whole room – with Kate Allsop his willing assistant.

Special guest was Jessica Pinnick, the reigning Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest, who carried out a raffle and auction for her charity of the year, Guide Dogs raising £800 towards her target of £5,000 to sponsor a Guide Dog puppy.

Phil Bramley, Chad group editor, who introduced the awards: ““The awards night was a fantastic celebration of the dedication and inspiration shown by our entrepreneurs, businesses and their staff right across Mansfield and Ashfield. “It was a pleasure to shine a spotlight on the incredible work local firms do every day, helping to create and keep jobs as the heartbeat of the local economy. “Congratulations to all our finalists and winners, they all thoroughly deserve their recognition.””

Top honour went to O’Connor & Co Removals, which was crowned business of the year.

Innovation Award 
Mayborn Group – Winner
Lindhurst Engineering – Highly Commended
R.E.A.L Education – Highly Commended

People Development Award
Fidler & Pepper

CSR & Environment
Mayborn Group

Customer Service Award
Hopkins Solicitors – Winner
Banner Jones Solicitors – Highly Commended

Apprentice of the Year
Sharna Pilmore – Winner
Melissa  Reyes – Woodward
Sharna Pilmore – Highly Commended
Melissa Wood – Highly Commended
Chelsea Hagerty – Highly Commended
Phoebe Killeen – Highly Commended
Sam Thompson – Highly Commended

Export and International Trade
Abacus Lighting

Retailer of the Year
Jack in a Box

Small Business of the Year
Spiritheart Holistic Animal Therapy
A1 Expo – Highly Commended
Jack in a Box  – Highly Commended

New Business of the Year
O’ Connor & Co Removals Limited – Winner
Independent Civils Solutions Ltd  – Highly Commended

Excellence in Manufacturing
A1 Flue Systems

Inclusion Award
Academy Transformation Trust

Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism
Syncopation School of Performing Arts – Winner
Ego at The Old Ashfield – Highly Commended

Business Person of the Year 
Margaret Tempest

Lifetime Achievement 
Nigel Davidson

Judges Award
Spiritheart Holistic Animal Therapy

2017 Business of the Year
O’ Connor & Co Removals Limited