2019 Business Awards Winners Announced…

We are delighted to confirm the winners of the 2019 Business Awards for East Staffordshire & South Derbyshire!

Around 270 guests filled the Pirelli Stadium in Burton to celebrate all the 2019 finalists and hear the winners announced (see full list below). The event is in its 10th year, and once again the whole evening focused on showcasing and celebrating the very best business success and talent across the region!

The ultimate accolade of 2019 Business of the Year went to Infinity IT Solutions, based in Uttoxeter. John Southwell, from sponsor Dains Accountants, summarised the shortlisted finalists which included Prestec UK and The Dragon in Willington. Winners Infinity IT Solutions were naturally delighted to pick up the top award and praised their staff for the success that has seen the company grow significantly in recent years in a very competitive marketplace.

Other winners on the night included Uniq Recycling for the Moat Promising New Start-Up Business (sponsored by the Burton & District Chamber of Commerce), West Road Haulage as the Small Business of the Year (sponsored by Else Solicitors), and Brilliant Hygiene Services for Medium Business of the year (sponsored by Franklands Insurance and Risk Management).

The categories that celebrate individual performance and success were won by Morgan Addenbrook from Adient Seating as Young Employee / Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Burton & South Derbyshire College), and Amie Hunt from The Clinic Burton who picked up The Rising Star Award (sponsored by Parker Technical Services).

The Employer of the Year award went to Prestec UK (sponsored by Holleron Weath Management), with Field Sport UK picking up the award for Best Customer Service Performance (sponsored by Visdata). The Leisure and Hospitality Award went to The Dragon in Willington.

Specialised Orthotic Services, based in Tutbury, picked up awards in two categories, namely Manufacturer of the Year (sponsored by The Greenbank Group), and Best Use of Innovation or Technology (sponsored by JCB).

More details from the evening and pictures will be shared over the next few weeks.


The full list of the 2019 Winners are:

Business of the Year

Infinity IT Solutions, Uttoxeter


Employer of the Year

Prestec UK, Barton under Needwood


Most Promising Start-Up Business

Uniq Recycling, Swadlincote


Small Business of the Year (less than 20 FTEs)

West Road Haulage, Drakelow


Medium Business of the Year (21-100 FTEs)

Brilliant Hygiene Services, Burton


Best Customer Service Performance

Field Sport UK, Overseal


Manufacturer of the Year

Specialised Orthotic Services, Tutbury


Best Use of Innovation or Technology

Specialised Orthotic Services, Tutbury


Leisure & Hospitality Award

The Dragon, Willington


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

Morgan Addenbrook, Adient Seating, Burton


Rising Star Award (over 25 years old)

Amie Hunt, The Clinic Burton, Burton


For more details from the 2019 Awards, or for information on getting involved in the 2020 awards, then please contact Dave Bryon (david@clide.co.uk / 07792 985056)

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