Chad Business Awards: ETS honoured to be sponsoring a section - find out how you can get involved

ETS Tyres & Autocentres.
ETS Tyres & Autocentres.

A FAMILY business which has been operating for 31 years is sponsoring one of the categories in this year’s Chad Business Awards.

Bosses at Sutton’s ETS Tyre and Autocentres say they are ‘honoured’ to be backing the awards by sponsoring the New Business of the Year section.

Jim Nicholls, retail operations manager, said: “ETS Tyre & Autocentres are now a highly successful chain of Autocentres, but as with all businesses we had to start from scratch it is now 31 years since John Eden sold his first tyre.

“The business is now run by his two sons Matt and Jim whom still use the core values laid out by their father all those years ago.

“All the staff of ETS are proud to be part of the heritage that has been created through many years of hard work.”

And Jim says the company’s backing of the New Business of the Year category reflects this hard work.

He added: “ETS fully appreciate the level of effort and determination required to get a new business up and running and make it a successful and profitable organisation for this reason we are both delighted and honoured to be the sponsors of new business of the year award for 2012.”

The fourth edition of our awards will find and reward the very best local companies and entrepreneurs.

There are some top prizes up for grabs again, ranging from Business Idea of the Year and Young Business Person of the Year to Community Contribution of the Year and Most Innovative Property/Building Development.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 22nd November with a glittering event at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex at Sookholme, where the best of the area’s business community will be showcased.

The black tie event will see guests enjoy a champagne reception, four-course meal and ceremony.

Tickets for the awards evening are on sale now, tables of 10 people can be purchased for £500 plus vat and individual tickets are £50 plus vat per person.

For more information on the awards or to book your tickets contact Emma Angell in the promotions department on 07801195407 or email

To make a nomination for the awards visit Closing date for all entries is 31st August at midnight.

Look out in Chad every week for more on the awards.

Business Idea of the Year - sponsored by Mansfield Building Society.

Young Business Person of the Year - sponsored by West Notts College.

New Business of the Year – sponsored by Eden Tyres.

Business Personality of the Year.

Team of the Year.

Community Contribution of the Year - through their commitment to the local area entrants for this award should show that they have actively supported the local community, schools or colleges.

The Environment Award - sponsored by Westville Insulations.

Customer Service Award.

Most Innovative Property/Building Development.

Apprentice of the Year.

Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Purpose Media.

Disability Inclusion Award – sponsored by Portland College.

Lifetime Achievement.

Business of the Year – sponsored by DNCC - the ultimate accolade for all our entrants and the winner will be chosen from each of the category winners.