The leading lights in Chesterfield trade and commerce has been showcased at the annual Derbyshire Times Business Awards.
The glittering ceremony - now in its seventh year - was hosted by Sam Ogrizovic - nephew of former Spireite goalkeeper Steve.
Acting group editor Nancy Fielder said: “The evening was once again a huge success and congratulations to all the winners. The quality of all the entrants was of the highest standard and our judges had an extremely difficult job in choosing this year’s winners. It was also fantastic to see the business community come together in such numbers to celebrate the cream of trade and commerce in 2015. Well done to everyone.”
Northern Tea Merchants had a night to remember, winning the Retailer of the Year and Business of the Year awards - while James Pogson was given the much-coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.
There was double success for Jill Thomas, of Future Life Wealth Management. She won Business Personality of the Year and her firm scooped the Excellence in Professional Services award.
Judging the awards were award-winning journalist Jo Davison; Tara Underhill from Destination Chesterfield; Lucinda White of Pure Event Creative and Yvonne Pennington from East Midlands Chamber.
It was fantastic to see the business community come together in such numbers to celebrate the cream of trade and commerce in 2015Nancy Fielder, Derbyshire Times acting group editor
Destination Chesterfield was the associate sponsor of the event.
APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Jack Kimmins of Franke Sissons
BUSINESS IDEA OF THE YEAR
NEW BUSINESS IDEA OF THE YEAR
TEAM OF THE YEAR
COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION AWARD
YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Ayesha Bell of Airr Clothing
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Northern Tea Merchants
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Crystal Clean Services Ltd
EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Future Life Wealth Management
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Blueprint Promotional Products Ltd
Custom Solar Ltd
CREATIVE INNOVATION AWARD
Laura Newbould-Jones of CreativeMETAPHOR
EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Sarah Stevenson of Astute Recruitment
BUSINESS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
James Pogson, of Northern Tea Merchants
EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR