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)

Overall Business of the Year


Young Employee / Apprentice of the Year

Liam Smith – Hi-Tech Fabrications

Rising Star Award

Nathan Barnett – Bank of Beers

Most Promising Start-Up Business


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

Longcroft Boarding Kennels and Cattery

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

Garden King Garden Centre

Manufacturer of the Year


Best Customer Service Performance

Claire Reeves Counselling & Coaching

Employer of the Year

MIH Solutions

Best Use of Innovation or Technology


Leisure, Hospitality & Retail Award

Anoki Restaurant