Chad Business Awards are not to be missed

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THERE is still time to nominate your business or businessperson for an award in this year’s Chad Business Awards.

THERE is still time for businesses and Chad readers to get involved in this year’s annual Chad Business Awards evening, run in association with Specsavers, Sutton.

This year’s celebration is to be held on Thursday 24th November at the John Fretwell Centre in Sookholme.

The evening starts with a champagne reception followed by a four course meal and the eagerly-anticipated awards ceremony.

So why not reward your staff for all their hard work and buy a table for only £500 plus vat, individual tickets are only £50 plus vat.

Book your tickets today to avoid disappointment by emailing

And entries are still being encouraged from companies who think they are working harder and smarter than their competitors to create a business edge.

They can come from people nominating their own businesses or from third parties.

The awards are judged by a panel of impartial respected members of the local business community. Winners receive a trophy and the right to use the awards logo on letterheads and marketing.

This week it was revealed that Premier is sponsoring the Retailer of the Year Award.

Paul Birch, Retail Development Controller for Premier, said: “Premier is delighted to be the main sponsor of the Retailer of the Year Awards. These awards recognise the hard work and dedication of independent retailers to their communities and reward them for their achievements in serving their customers with the personal service that is only found in local stores.

“Booker is committed to supporting a prosperous and vibrant independent sector through increasing choice, lowering prices and improving service. We are proud to be serving local retailers and we wish all the finalists the very best of luck.”

Also this week, it was revealed that Southwell Racecourse are sponsoring the drinks at the awards night.

Nathan Corden, head of commercial development, said: “We are delighted to sponsor the drinks at the Chad Business Awards, as well as be present to witness the showcase of great talent and companies within the Mansfield area.

“Situated just 16 miles from Mansfield, Southwell Racecourse offers a unique blend of charm, excitement and comfort, making it one of the premier sporting venues in the East Midlands.

“Racing takes place throughout the year, so whether you’re a seasoned race goer or a novice, we can tailor make a package to suit your requirements.

“Join us at Southwell Racecourse and you and your guests will have a day to remember with all the thrills of the races.”

Categories for the awards:

Business Idea of the Year.

Entrepreneur of the Year.

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

New Business of the Year - Sponsored by Rippon Homes.

Business Personality of the Year - Sponsored by Rainworth Fencing.

Team of the Year - Sponsored by Mansfield Building Society

Community Contribution of the Year - Sponsored by the Chand Indian Cuisine.

The Environment Award - Sponsored by Veolia.

Customer Service Award - Sponsored by Thackeray Dental Care.

Most Innovative Property/Building Development - Sponsored by Westville.

The Manufacturing Award - Sponsored by RBS/Natwest.

Retailer of the Year - Sponsored by Premier.

Lifetime Achievement - Sponsored by ACE ABC Taxis.

2011 Business of the Year - sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.