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Cllr Jason Zadrozny with the Ashfield business in the community

Local businesses celebrated at awards ceremony

Ashfield District Council was proud to be a sponsor of the 2023 Chad Business Awards which saw businesses across Ashfield honoured for their achievements.

Hundreds of people gathered for the gala awards celebration on 30 November 2023, which saw awards presented across a range of categories.

The prestigious business of the year award sponsored jointly by both Ashfield District Council and Mansfield District Council, went to MiRiCal Emblems Limited, while Michael Fisher of Linney Direct was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Leader of Ashfield District Council, Jason Zadrozny said:

“We would like to congratulate all the winners and all the shortlisted businesses. You all play an immense role in the fabric of our District, providing jobs and prosperity.
This has been another busy year for the team at the Council, with a number of key projects started via the Towns Funding we secured, and business cases progressed for many. They all have the same aim; to completely transform Ashfield.
With many small businesses facing an existential crisis as they suffer the impact of high energy bills, and a squeeze to disposable incomes, Ashfield District Council continues to offer support to businesses throughout the District.
This year, Ashfield has been allocated over £3 million from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. We are concentrating on continuing to provide support to local business and provide skills development.”

Businesses who would like more information on how Ashfield District Council can support them can contact the Business Support team on:

This year’s winners were:

Innovation Award

  • MiRiCal Emblems Ltd

Mansfield Business in the Community Award

  • Wood's of Westgate
  • Highly commended - Mansfield Town Community Trust, and also Spectrum WASP

Ashfield Business in the Community Award

  • Teversal Visitor Centre
  • Highly commend - Takeover Radio 106.9FM

Employer of the Year

  • Fidler & Pepper Lawyers

Best New Business / Start Up of the Year

  • Lounge Treize Salon and Training Academy
  • Highly commended -  Staton & Cushley Estate Agents

Professional Services Award

  • Staton Mortgage & Protection Specialists
  • Highly commended - Electric Bear Group

Small Business of the Year

  • Patchills Pantry
  • Highly commended - Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense Mansfield

Sustainability Award

  • The Social Action Hub

Manufacturing Business of the Year

  • Plastek UK Ltd

Business Person of the Year

  • Kelly Wilson Parkes
  • Highly commended - Gavin Burgess

Team of the Year

  • Ashfield winner - Summit Creative Team
  • Mansfield winner - Mansfield Business Improvement District (BID)

Large Business of the Year

  • Jephsons Shopfitters
  • Highly commended - Plastek Group

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Michael Fisher, Linney Direct

2023 Business of the Year

  • MiRiCal Emblems Limited