Businesses get set for glory at Derbyshire Times awards

Derbyshire Times Business Awards 2014.
Derbyshire Times Business Awards 2014.

The region’s most promising entrepreneurs and companies can still submit nominations for this year’s prestigious Derbyshire Times Business Awards.

Nominations have been flooding in to be considered in a range of categories for the annual awards ceremony which will take place at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium, on Thursday, November 12, thanks to the Derbyshire Times and co-sponsor Destination Chesterfield.

Derbyshire Times acting editor Nancy Fielder said: “It always proves a night to remember and a night for businesses in the area to come together, network and raise a glass - or two - to their own hard work.”

The awards are one of the highlights of the calendar and a great chance to celebrate entrepreneurial spirit in Chesterfield and the surrounding areas.

The event also shines a light on the great work taking place behind the scenes to boost our economy.

Each year, the awards reveal firms of all sizes which are making a real difference and help to place them alongside the area’s best known and long established companies.

Last year, the Business Of The Year 2014 award went to United Cast Bar, Northern Tea Merchants took home the Retailer Of The Year award and car glazing firm Auto Windscreens scooped Employer Of The Year and Team Of The Year.

Entries for 2015 must be submitted by Thursday, August 14, and budding entrants are invited to visit the awards microsite www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/businessawards for details.

Judging will take place on September 4 and shortlisted finalists will be announced on October 2 with tickets to attend still available in October.

To find out more call the Derbyshire Times event manager Haroldine Lockwood on 01623 450221 or email haroldine.lockwood@jpress.co.uk.

This year’s award categories include; Small Business; Entrepreneur; Young Business Person; Business Personality; Apprentice; Community Contribution; Customer Service; Business Idea of the year; Retailer; Environment; Lifetime Achievement; Creative Innovation; New Business; Manufacturing; Excellence in Professional Services; Team; Employer of the Year and Business of the Year.

Sponsors for the various categories also include: Franke Sissons; Chesterfield Borough Council; East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, One to One Support Services; Redbrik estate agents; BHP Chartered Accountants; Rick Bestwick; University of Derby; Shorts; and Mark Leeson.

The Derbyshire Times Business Awards includes a celebrity host.