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.
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!