2021 has seen a record number of entries to the Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Annual Awards.
The entry forms were requested over 100 times and when entries closed at Midnight on 1st July 2021, there had been 55 submissions in total across 8 categories.
50 successful entries made it through to the next round and entrants were asked to attend a 10-minute interview with the independent judging panel which consisted of Mick Mumford (Handelsbanken), Jane Box (Your Property Management) and Mike Taylor (Mansfield Building Society). Over two long afternoons, the judges were inspired with tales of resilience and determination, sound business planning, clear growth strategies, clever innovation, and outstanding young apprentices.
As you can imagine, having such strong entrants makes for difficult choices and as such there may well be a few unexpected surprises on the awards evening itself, which is currently scheduled to be held as a face-to-face event at The John Fretwell Centre, on Thursday 30th September. The evening promises to be one filled with glitz and glamour, and a great excuse to get your glad rags on after what has been a trying 18-months for everyone!
The 45 finalists will no doubt be filled with excitement and trepidation as the categories are announced following a fizz reception and a beautiful 3-course meal.
If you recognise any of the businesses listed below then why not come and support them on the evening, it would be great for everyone to see some familiar faces. For tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our award sponsors, with their support we are able to create an event that recognises the great businesses and organisations we have within our community.