Businesses do battle in Derbyshire Times Business Awards

Hayley Gilbard from Crystal Clean Service Ltd receives her award for Young Business Person of the Year, from Stuart Cutfort and Clare Frisby at last year's awards
Hayley Gilbard from Crystal Clean Service Ltd receives her award for Young Business Person of the Year, from Stuart Cutfort and Clare Frisby at last year's awards
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We can finally reveal the companies, organisations and individuals who have been shortlisted in this year’s Derbyshire Times Business Awards.

The panel of regional business experts had a difficult job whittling down the list of entries, but those in the running for an honour are:

n Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by NatWest - Jack Kimmins of Franke Sissons; Chelsea Nicholson, of One to One Support Services.

n Business Idea of the Year, sponsored by BHP Accountants - Franke Sissons; Floor Depot.

n New Business of the Year, sponsored by Destination Chesterfield - Spire Recruitment; Creative Metaphor.

n Team of the Year, sponsored by Restart BTI - to be announced on the evening.

n Community Contribution, sponsored by Redbrik Estate Agent - Spencers Solicitors; Franke Sissons.

n Young Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Learning Unlimited - Chesterfield College - Aleysha Bell, of Airr Clothing; Brodie Spitfire.

n Customer Service, sponsored by Franke Sissons - Auto Windscreens; National Trust Team at Hardwick Hall; Crystal Clean Service Ltd.

n Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Banner Jones - Northern Tea Merchants; Adorn Jewellers.

n Employer of the Year, sponsored by East Midlands Chamber - Crystal Clean Service Ltd; One to One Support Services; Mark Leeson; Auto Windscreens.

n Excellence in Professional Services, sponsored by Buxton College, University of Derby - Future Life Wealth Management; Mitchells Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors.

n Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Mitchells Chartered Accountants - Blueprint Promotional Products Ltd; Redbrik Estate Agent; Floor Depot.

n Environment- to be announced.

n Creative Innovation, sponsored by Rick Bestwick - to be announced.

n Excellence in Manufacturing, sponsored by Shorts Chartered Accountants - to be announced.

n Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by One to One Support Services - to be announced.

n Business Personality of the Year, sponsored by Mark Leeson - Jillian Thomas;Melanie Ulyatt; James Pogson.

n Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by Custom Solar - to be announced.

n Business of the Year, sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council - to be announced.

n Editor’s Choice Award - National Trust Team at Hardwick Hall; Hausofwalker.