Chad Business Awards: We toast the cream of Mansfield and Ashfield business talent

Chad Business Awards 2013
Chad Business Awards 2013

More than 160 people attended the fifth Chad Business Awards on Thursday.

They packed into Sookholme’s John Fretwell Centre to see 18 awards handed out to the best in business in Mansfield and Ashfield.

The roll of honour included the Lifetime Achievement for Mansfield 2020 chairman Irvin Robinson, while internationally-renowned hairdresser Mark Leeson won Business Personality of the Year.

It was also a night to remember for Mansfield Manor.

The Carr Bank Park-based hotel scooped the Business of the Year and New Business of the Year awards, while co-owner Diane Doran won Entrepreneur of the Year and staff member Kim Wilson was joint winner in the Apprentice of the Year category.

The full list of winners were:

Business Idea of the Year - Abrakadabra

Entrepreneur of the Year - Diane Doran

Young Business Person of the Year - Shaun Hall

Business Personality of the Year - Mark Leeson

Team of the Year - Mansfield Learning Partnership

Community Contribution of the Year - The Titchfield & Oakham Centre

Customer Service - Smarties Day Nursery

Apprentice of the Year - Tom Sharpe/Kim Wilson

New Business of the Year Award - Mansfield Manor

Environment - Plastek

Disability Inclusion - Central Notts MIND

Retailer of the Year - Mansfield Aquatics

Lifetime Achievement -Irvin Robinson

Employer of the Year - Linney Group

Excellence in Professional Services - Specsavers Mansfield

Small Business of the Year - A Star Media

Creative Innovation - Fidler & Pepper

Business of the Year - Mansfield Manor

Don’t forget to buy Wednesday’s Chad for a special eight-page supplement packed with all the news from the glittering ceremony.