2019 Business Awards Finalists Announced!

The Steering Committee for the East Staffordshire & South Derbyshire Business Awards are delighted to formally announce the finalists for 2019!

Following an amazing submission response, the committee reviewed all the entries across all 10 categories. The finalists for the 11th category, the highly prestigious Business of the Year, were selected directly by the Committee from all the entrants and will be announced on the night by sponsors Dains Accountants.

A full list of all the finalists can be found below. The various judging panels are currently visiting each finalist to review their entries and understand their business in more detail. The Steering Committee then meet again later this month to review the judging recommendations.

All the finalists have been invited to the Gala Awards Evening on Thursday 7th November at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton. They will be joined by the sponsors, steering committee, and a range of local VIPs. The celebration evening will showcase the finalists and announce the Winners too.

The 2019 finalists are:

Employer of the Year

Adient Seating, Burton

Fakro GB, Swadlincote

Prestec UK, Barton under Needwood


Most Promising Start-Up Business

AH Development Services, Tutbury

JMI Planning, Uttoxeter

The Clinic Burton, Burton

Uniq Recycling, Swadlincote


Small Business of the Year (less than 20 FTEs)

Daisy Brook Kennels, Stanton

Infinity IT Solutions, Uttoxeter

West Road Haulage, Drakelow


Medium Business of the Year (21-100 FTEs)

Bear Coffee Co, Uttoxeter

Brilliant Hygiene Services, Burton

Prestec UK, Barton under Needwood


Best Customer Service Performance

Field Sport UK, Overseal

Burton Chiropody and Podiatry Centre, Burton

Infinity IT Solutions, Uttoxeter

The Dragon, Willington


Manufacturer of the Year

Adient Seating, Burton

Specialised Orthotic Services, Tutbury

Boot Brewery, Repton


Best Use of Innovation or Technology

Specialised Orthotic Services, Tutbury

Swift-Cut Automation, Newborough

Wilo UK, Burton


Leisure & Hospitality Award

Bear Coffee Co, Uttoxeter

Field Sport UK, Overseal

The Dragon, Willington


Young Employee / Apprentice of the Year (under 25 years old)

Gemma Mulcahy, Midland Lead, Swadlincote

Harry Bowers, Prestec UK, Barton under Needwood

Kurgan Stanier, Fakro GB, Swadlincote

Michael Graves, West Road Haulage, Drakelow

Morgan Addenbrook, Adient Seating, Burton


Rising Star Award (over 25 years old)

Amie Hunt, The Clinic Burton, Burton

Charlotte Saunby, Midland Lead, Swadlincote

Samantha Smith, Fakro GB, Swadlincote

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