Hundreds of leading business people gathered together to recognise achievements at the annual 2020 ball and business awards at The John Fretwell Centre, Mansfield.
Hosted by Mansfield 2020 business development group the night acknowledged and rewarded the achievement of local businesses that have shown entrepreneurial and enterprising fortitude, whilst recognising their contribution to the economic development of the Nottinghamshire area.
There were 8 categories ranging from Entrepreneurial Spirit to Business of the Year along with the exceedingly honourable 2020 Outstanding Contribution to Mansfield.
Winners throughout the night included jointed winners Mansfield Building Society and Natwest for their Commitment to the Community, Fran Martin from Teachers UK was announced as Young Apprentice of Year, the Career Champion of the year was Pinders Opticans and Forrest Williams was awarded for their Customer Focus Initiative.
Crossfit 17 Mansfield was award Entrepreneurial Spirit, Business Innovation of the Year went to Fidler and Pepper. New Business of the Year was awarded to Frontline Driver Solutions and Eve Trakway won the pregious Business of the Year title!
The industrially diverse finalists included: Health Insurance Group, DeVere UK, Mansfield Manor, SF Media, Ulyett Landscaping, Ashfield Effluent Services Ltd, BFS Accountants, Teachers UK, Roundwood Surgery, Respectful Care, Academy Transformation Trust Further Education and Sauce & Brown.
The highly respected ‘Outstanding Contribution to Mansfield’ award was given to Tony Egginton for his tireless efforts for the good of Mansfield. Tony was directly elected as the Mayor of Mansfield in 2002 and will be standing down at the elections.
The judges felt that after 12 years as Mansfield’s Executive mayor - a significant milestone in the town’s history – he truly has played a significant part in ‘Creating a district where people can and do succeed!’
Chairman and Co-Host Irvin Robsinson said: “Tony has played and I have no doubt that he will continue to play an integral role in making things happen for the good of this town. It is an honour to acknowledge his hard work in front of the business community.”