2023 Winners & Finalists

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2023 Winners & Finalists

The 2023 Business Awards for East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire reached a dramatic conclusion with the Winners of each of the 11 categories announced at the sold-out Gala Awards Evening.

All of the Finalists were present at the Awards Evening, along with sponsors, local dignitaries, and the Steering Committee members. The whole evening was a celebration of business successes across our region, with all the finalists celebrated for their resilience and ingenuity over the last few years.

Below are the winners in each of the categories. Huge Congratulations to you all!

Some of the highlights from the 2023 Awards Evening (click on the image for full size view and carousel)

The Awards Categories & Winners

Most Promising Start-Up Business


sponsored by:

CMC logo

Small Business of the Year (less than 20 FTE’s)

Longcroft Boarding Kennels and Cattery

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Else Solicitors Logo

Medium Business of the Year (21-100 FTE’s)

Garden King Garden Centre

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pib insurance brokers logo

Best Use of Innovation or Technology


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JCB logo

Manufacturer of the Year


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Malone Group Logo

Best Customer Service Performance

Claire Reeves Counselling & Coaching

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Ginho Logo

Leisure, Hospitality & Retail Award

Anoki Restaurant

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Playtonic logo

Young Employee or Apprentice of the Year

Liam Smith - Hi-Tech Fabrications

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Burton and South Derbyshire logo

Rising Star Award

Nathan Barnett - Bank of Beers

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Parker technical Services logo

Employer of the Year

MIH Solutions

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Air IT logo

Business of the Year


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Dains Accountants Logo


East Staffordshire Borough Council logo
South Derbyshire District Council logo