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3 Jun 2019
Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 - Business Awards
Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 - 2019 Business Awards
Mansfield and Ashfield Business Community Celebrates Success at the Annual 2020 Ball and Awards 2019

Nearly 300 leading business people gathered together to recognise achievements at the annual 2020 ball and business awards at The John Fretwell Centre, Mansfield.

Hosted by Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 business development group the night acknowledged and rewarded the achievement of local businesses that have shown entrepreneurial and enterprising fortitude, whilst recognising their contribution to the economic development of the north Nottinghamshire area.

Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 - Business Awards
Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 - Business Awards

There were 8 categories ranging from Entrepreneurial Spirit to Business of the Year along with the 2020 Outstanding Contribution to Mansfield and Ashfield Award.

Winners (and the category) throughout the night were:

  • Portland Pathways – Commitment to the Community 2019;
  • Mansfield Building Society – Business in the Community 2019;
  • Luan Windley of The Adventure Service/Vision West Nottinghamshire College – Young Apprentice of the Year 2019;
  • Fidler & Pepper Lawyers – Customer Focus Initiative;
  • Halo Recruit – Entrepreneurial Spirit;
  • Midlands Asset Finance Ltd – Excellence in Innovation & Design;
  • PNE Controls Limited – New Business of the Year 2019;
  • Premier Security 24/7 UK Ltd – Business of the Year 2019;
  • A Special Award was given to Queen Elizabeth’s Academy for their work under the ‘Commitment to the Community’ banner.

With winner of the Outstanding Contribution Award 2019 was Tony Delahunty.

The industrially diverse finalists included: Let’s All Eat CIC, NIDAS, Entwined Education Ltd, AW Safety Management Ltd, i-Sourcer; Pinders; Respectful Care, Linby Dog Grooming, Personnel Solutions (Midlands) Ltd, REAL Digital Arts; Sewilicious Fabrics, ASK Estate Agents, Heart Security Services Ltd, O’Connor & Co Removals Ltd, Mayborn Group, TechProServ, Banner Jones Solicitors, LivePay, Touch of Charm Wedding & Event Decor, The Enchanted Garden Day Nursery, The Lash & Brow Bar.

2020 Chairman Russell Jones shared ‘to have business leaders within our community like Tony makes Mansfield and Ashfield what it is today! He’s spent decades committed to improving the area, driving the economy forward and simply making things happen! He is an inspiration and we are very proud of him!


Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 is a not for profit organisation and very much relies on the loyalty of members and sponsorship to be able to host such a prestigious locally.  The main event sponsors were Mansfield Building Society and i-Sourcer.  Each award category was individually sponsored by:

  • Ashfield District Council;
  • Ashfield Effluent Services;
  • Asmech Systems Ltd;
  • Banner Jones Solicitors;
  • Discover Ashfield;
  • Mansfield District Council;
  • Personnel Solutions (Midlands) Limited;
  • R.E.A.L Education;
  • Ron Brooks Mansfield Ltd.

The marketing and media partners included AdB Audio Visual, Designs by Daykin, John Fretwell Centre, Mandarin Creative, Mansfield 103.2 and The Chad.

Beefy’s Caricatures provided the entertainment throughout the evening followed by the fabulous band Gentlemen of Leisure had everyone up and dancing until the early hours.

Chairman Russell Jones stated: ‘Without the loyalty of our members and valued support from our sponsors we would not have been able to deliver an event that simply overwhelmed our attendees and rightfully delivered an evening that everyone truly deserved and for that, we greatly appreciate it!’.

Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 - Business Awards

This was our 13th awards evening and each year we attract more and more businesses – not only to enter for an award but to join us at this event that celebrates our business community and supports one another. This is a true reflection of the desire and drive to put Mansfield and Ashfield on the Map! The atmosphere was electric and we are very proud to be able to host an event that truly showcases excellence. We aim to build on our event year on year.

The evening also celebrated and recognised the finalists for their achievement and fortitude. The independent judges were overwhelmed with the outstanding calibre. The evening reflected the excellence and depth within our local business community.


Contact: Mark Higginbottom and Michelle Erret, Mansfield and Ashfield 2020, Tel: 01623 422010