Established Since 1991
26 Apr 2018
Mansfield and Ashfield Business Community Celebrates Success at the Annual 2020 Ball and Awards 2018

Over 200 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 Nottinghamshire area.

Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Business Awards
Mnsfield and Ashfild 2020 Business Awards

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

Winners throughout the night included:

  • Social Support Systems CIC: Commitment to the Community
  • Mansfield Building Society: Business in the Community
  • Loxley’s The Removal Company Ltd: New Business of the Year
  • Josh Payton, Asmech Systems Limited & Sharna Pilmore, ATFFE: Young Apprentice of the Year
  • R.E.A.L Education: Business of the Year
  • Lindhurst Engineering: Excellence in Innovation and Design
  • Elizabeth Orridge Photography: Customer Focus Initiative
  • Personnel Solutions (Midlands) Limited: Entrepreneurial Spirit

The industrially diverse finalists included: Chic Boutique, Fitted Home, Hopkins Solicitors, i-Sourcer, Jack in a Box, Jigsaw Support Scheme, Pinewood Properties, PNE Controls Limited, Portland College, Sherwood Knowledge, Spiritheart Holistic Animal Therapy, Steve Sheppard Transformation Coaching, Studio Six Nail Boutique.

2020 Chairman Russell Jones shared ‘to have business leaders within our community like Bill makes Mansfield and Ashfield what it is today! He has spent a lifetime 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 in Mansfield. The event sponsors included Mansfield Building Society and i Sourcer Each award category was individually sponsored by Ashfield District Council, Ashfield Effluent Services, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, Southwell Racecourse, Ron Brooks Mansfield Ltd, Banner Jones Solicitors, R.E.A.L Education.

The marketing and media partners included Mandarin Creative, West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield and Ashfield News Journal, Mansfield 103.2 radio 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 are extremely thankful for’.

This was our 12th 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: Caroline Cox, Mansfield and Ashfield 2020, Tel: 01623 422010