More than 180 people sat down to enjoyed a gala dinner to celebrate the best in business across the region.
The Chad Business Awards saw representatives from across the Mansfield and Ashfield area head to the John Fretwell Centre to enjoy the glittering ceremony, hosted by Sam Ogrizovic.
Nancy Fielder, acting group editor of Chad, said: “The evening was once again a huge success and congratulations to all the winners. The quality of all the entrants was of the highest standard and our judges had an extremely difficult job in choosing this year’s winners.
“It was also fantastic to see the business community come together in such numbers to celebrate the cream of trade and commerce in 2015. Well done to everyone.”
Judging the awards were: award-winning journalist Jo Davison; Tara Underhill, from Destination Chesterfield; Lucinda White, of Pure Event Creative, and Yvonne Pennington, from East Midlands Chamber.
Among the big winners were plumbing, heating and electrical services specialist Matthews & Tannert.
Stephen Matthews and Michael Tannert, founders of the Kirkby-based firm, were presented with a lifetime achievement award. Other big winners included Hopkins Solicitiors, based in Crow Hill Drive, Mansfield, who won the customer service and excellence in professional services awards, while Ross Clayton, a paralegal at the firm, was crowned young business person of the year.
The business personality honour went to former Mansfield District Council chairman Katrina Atherton, who remains on the authority as Labour member for Manor ward.
YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR, presented by Miss Mansfield, Amy Bielby
Ross Clayton, of Hopkins Solicitors, Eden Court, Crow Hill Drive, Mansfield
BUSINESS IDEA OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Ultimate Print
Forrest Williams Solicitors, Hamilton Way, Mansfield
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Bilton Hammond
Havanas Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Leeming Street, Mansfield
TEAM OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Matthews & Tannert
Mansfield Manor Hotel, Carr Bank Park, Windmill Lane, Mansfield
COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION AWARD, sponsored by John Fretwell Centre
Mayborn Group, Hamilton Way, Mansfield
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD, sponsored by Mark Leeson
APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Barley Associates
Sian Allsop, of Fidler & Pepper Solicitors, of Queen Street, Mansfield
RETAILER OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Specsavers
Crystal Knitwear, of Pelham Street, Mansfield
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Plastek
TTS Group, of Park Lane Business Park, Kirkby
BUSINESS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR, presented by Mansfield 2020
Katrina Atherton, of A-Star Media, Southwell Road, Mansfield
EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, presented by Lucinda White
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Senior Salmon
ENVIRONMENT AWARD, sponsored by Westville
Ransom Wood Business Park, Southwell Road West, Mansfield
EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING, sponsored by East Midlands Chamber
DISABILITY INCLUSION AWARD, sponsored by St Andrew’s Healthcare
Rhubarb Farm, Hardwick Street, Langwith
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Mansfield Manor Hotel
Dave Hartshorne, of Dijitul, Samuel Brunts Way, Mansfield
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, sponsored by The Mint Restaurant
Stephen Matthews and Michael Tannert, of Matthews & Tannert
EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD, presented by Nancy Fielder
Sutton Community Academy, High Pavement, Sutton
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Mansfield Building Society