Mansfield’s top business talent to be celebrated next month at the Mansfield Chad Business Awards: shortlist announced

The very best of Mansfield’s business talent will be recognised and celebrated at the Mansfield Chad Business Awards next month.

We will be honouring the cream of the world of trade and industry at the John Fretwell Centre, with awards presented across 18 categories.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex on Thursday, November 26, starting with champagne reception at 6.45pm.

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There will be a three-course dinner, with wine, followed by the awards ceremony, hosted by young Mansfield presenter Sam Ogrizovic.

Sam Ogrizovic is quickly carving himself a reputation as a promising young presenter with a number of projects in the entertainment and business world.

Along with featuring on National Radio, Sam has hosted a number of events within the business, music and community sectors.

In a business context, Sam is currently executive director of Saleslabs, a management consultancy working worldwide, and is often invited to speak at a range of events and conferences ranging from sales conferences to leadership workshops.

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Tickets to the Chad Business Awards are £700 per table of ten.

Individual tickets are also available. Contact Haroldine Lockwood on 07803 505658 or Lizzy Threadgold on 07803 505803, Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm.

Last year was a memorable night for Matthews and Tannert, who scooped the Business of the Year and the Employers of the Year awards.

After much deliberation we can finally reveal the names of the companies and individuals who have been shortlisted for this year’s Chad Business Awards.

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Chad acting head of content Jon Ball said: “As ever the judges had a tough time selecting the shortlist for each category.”

Young Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Vision West Nottinghamshire College: Kim Wilson of Mansfield Manor, Ross Clayton of Hopkins Solicitors,

Business of the Year Mansfield Manor Hotel, Forrest Williams Solicitors, Instinctive Martial Arts, JRB Accountancy Ltd.Business Idea of the Year, Mansfield Manor Hotel, Forrest Williams Solicitors.

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by The Mint Restaurant: Stephen Matthews and Michael Tannert of Matthews& Tannert Ltd, Alan and Elizabeth Lockyear.

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New Business of the Year, sponsored by Banner Jones Business Legal Service: Personal Travel Agents and Rhubarb Farm.

Customer Service award sponsored by Mark Leeson: Hopkins Solicitors, Matthews & Tannert.

Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Barley Associates: Sian Allsop of Fidler & Pepper; Hannah Eyre, Sutton Community Academy.

Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Specsavers: Crystal Knitwear, Everseal.

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Excellence in Professional Services: Hopkins Solicitors, Universal Piling.

Excellence in Manufacturing sponsored by East Midland Chamber: Mayborn Group, Belton Massey. Disability Inclusion Award, sponsored by St Andrews Healthcare: Rhubarb Farm, Portland College Enterprises.

Entrepreneur: Dave Hertshorn, Chris Lightbody.

Team of the Year sponsored by Matthews and Tannert: Mansfield Manor, Universal Piling.

Employer of the Year sponsored by Plastek: TSS Group Ltd, Mark Leeson.

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Small Business, sponsored by Senior Salmon: Perfect Motion, Sauce & Brown.

To be announced on the evening: Overall Winner sponsored by Mansfield Building Society, Editor’s Choice Award, Environment, sponsored by Westville, Business Personality, Community Contribution.

A good night is guaranteed and every business nominated is a winner just by making the shortlist