The 2021 Business Awards Winners crowned at Gala Evening

After an enforced ‘gap year’, we were delighted that the Business Awards for East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire returned in 2021. The Awards culminated in a sold-out black tie event on Thursday 11th November at the Pirelli Stadium, home of Burton Albion FC.

Over 260 guests were in attendance including representatives from the sponsors and all 20 finalists. The Awards Evening has gained a reputation as a fantastic opportunity to network and celebrate business success across the region, and this year was no different. In fact it was even more welcome given the lack of events over the past 18 months.

Some of the highlight pictures are shown opposite, and we will be ahgaring more pictures, videos and stories over the coming weeks! Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved in the 2022 Awards!

Here is a list of the 2021 Award Winners:

Overall Business of the Year:   Roger Bullivant (Swadlincote)

Most Promising New Start-Up Business:   QT Products (Hilton)

Small Business of the Year (1-20 FTE):   Rushton Hickman (Burton)

Medium Business of the Year (21-100 FTE):   Branston Golf & Country Club (Branston)

Employer of the Year:   Ginho Group (Burton)

Young Employee of the Year:   Gemma Smith, Alpha Manufacturing (Hixon)

Rising Star Award:   Ruth Hallows, Ashes Memorial Jewellery (Burton)

Best Customer Service Performance:   Murray’s Funeral Directors (Burton & Swadlincote)

Manufacturer of the Year:   Alpha Manufacturing (Hixon)

Best Use of Innovation or technology:   Ashes Memorial Jewellery (Burton)

Leisure, Hospitality & Retail Award:   Natural Dogs Direct (Burton

Some of the highlights from the 2021 Awards Evening (click on the image for full size view and carousel)

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