Top firms were honoured at the Derbyshire Times’ Business Awards 2013 last night.
Editor Graeme Huston, Destination Chesterfield’s Peter Swallow and BBC Look North presenter Clare Frisby hosted the glittering event at the Proact Stadium.
One to One Support Services was crowned business of the year among many other worthy winners in a variety of 17 categories.
Graeme said: “It’s fantastic to have everyone from our proud business community come together to celebrate their achievements in 2013.
“All the many entries were worthy of praise and our judging panel deliberated long and hard to find this year’s winners and we wish them and everyone else the best of luck for 2014.”
This year’s winners were:
Business of the year: One to One Support Services
Small business of the year: Nora Eve Bridal Boutique
New business of the year: Redbrik Estate Agents
Apprentice of the year: Zoe Clayton
Young business person of the year: Carly Fletcher
Business personality of the year: Andy Dukelow
Entrepreneur of the year: Nick Coward
Team of the year: United Cast Bar
Business idea of the year: Polar Trade Depot
Retailer of the year: Ashgate Hospice
Community contribution of the year: Franke Sissons
Employer of the year award: One to One Support Services
Lifetime achievement award: Jackie King-Owen
Customer service award: Calabria
Creative innovation award: Buxton Arts Festival
Disability inclusion award: One to One Support Services
Excellence in professional services: Banner Jones
Sponsors were Destination Chesterfield, Creative Derbyshire, Banner Jones, TMAT, Franke Sissons, Model Mentor, Chesterfield College, P&A Partnership, Rykneld Homes, Chesterfield Borough Council, Mansfield Manor, Party Galore, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, One to One Support Services, Spire Graphics Ltd, Showstoppers and Redbrik.
There will be lots more coverage and pictures in next week’s Derbyshire Times.