It was an emotional night at the Chad Business Awards 2018 as we honoured the very best in commerce and industry across Mansfield and Ashfield.
Several winners were in tears as they collected their awards at the black tie event, which was held at Portland College on Thursday night.
Hosted by entrepreneur Ashleigh Porter-Exley, winner of Young Apprentice TV show, the awards recognised businesses across 14 categories.
The headline sponsors for the awards were Mansfield and Ashfield District Councils and honours went to:
Innovation Award: Lash and Brow Bar
Community Contribution, Sponsored by Tommee Tippee: Portland College
Highly commended:REAL Education and Specsavers Hucknall
People Development Award, Sponsored by Sutton Community Academy and Transformation Trust: The Lash and Brow Bar
Customer Service Award: O’Connor & Co Removals Ltd
Highly commended: Linby Dog Grooming and Pinewood Properties
Apprentice of the Year, Sponsored by Lindhurst Engineering: Matt Iddon of ATTFE
Highly commended: Lewis Halfpenny of the NHS Foundation Trust
Independent Retailer of the Year: Magenta Trends Limited
Leisure & Lifestyle Award: Pretty Heavy Lifters
New Business of the Year, Sponsored by O’Connor & Co Removals & Storage: Magenta Trends Ltd
Professional Services: Heart Security Ltd
Highly Commended: Pinewood Properties
Small Business of the Year: Advantage Engineering Solutions
Highly commended: Lash and Brow Bar and Loxley’s Removal Company
The Excellence in Manufacturing Award, Sponsored by Middleton Structures Ltd: Whitemeadow
Highly Commended: Mayborn Group
Charity of the Year, Sponsored by Mansfield Building Society: SkillForce
Highly commended: The Peaceful (uhuru) Trust and Ashfield Play Forum
Business Person of the Year: Marie Tracey - Heart Security
Lifetime Achievement Award, Sponsored by Ashfield & Mansfield District Councils: Liz Barrett of Academy Trust Further Education
2018 Business of the Year, Sponsored by Banner Jones Solicitors: Heart Security
Chad group editor Phil Bramley said: “It was a brilliant night, with some very deserving winners.
“It was clear to see just how much the recognition meant to the winners, with several of them reduced to tears.
“It was also inspiring to see the support which exists within our business community - which most evident by the huge amount of admiration and affection shown for our lifetime achievement winner Liz Barrett.”