2016 Derbyshire Times’ Business Awards launch

James Pogson, of Northern Tea Merchants, which won Business of the Year award last year.
James Pogson, of Northern Tea Merchants, which won Business of the Year award last year.

The Derbyshire Times has launched its 2016 Business Awards.

The prestigious event – which aims to recognise and celebrate the very best in local business and commerce – will take place on Thursday, November 10. It will be hosted by presenter Sam Ogrizovic.

To access an entry form, visit HERE

Here is a list of categories and sponsors:

• Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Learning Unlimited

• Innovation Award – sponsored by BHP Chartered Accountants

• People Development Award – sponsored by Vision West Notts College

• CSR and Environment Award

• Customer Service Award – sponsored by Franke Sissons

• Apprentice of the Year

• Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Banner Jones

• Export Award

• Small Business of the Year – sponsored by Mitchells Chartered Accountants

• New Business of the Year – sponsored by University of Derby

• Excellence in Manufacturing Award – sponsored by Shorts Chartered Accountants

• Inclusion Award

• Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Award

• Lifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by Mark Leeson

• 2016 Business of the Year

The ticket sponsor is E Business Works and the awards application sponsor is Pure Awards Creative.

Derbyshire Times’ acting editor Ashley Booker said: “Our Business Awards are one of Chesterfield’s highest profile events.

“Winning one of our awards will say a lot about the quality of your organisation and the strength of your team.

“Our awards attract a wide range of entries from across all sectors from both small and larger organisations. But the winners all have one thing in common – they are truly excellent at what they do and have proved this by winning an award.”