Derbyshire Business Awards: Winners

Some of the DEBP team and colleagues at the event

The East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business Awards 2018, took place at Pride Park Stadium on Friday 7 September.  We were very proud to attend the evening as sponsor of the Education and Business Partnership Award.  The award recognised providers that engage effectively with business and how they help pupils develop crucial employability skills valued by employers.  It was a really strong category and the finalists were: 

  • Chesterfield College
  • Derby College
  • Landmarks Specialist College
  • R.E.A.L Education
  • Shirebrook Academy

John O’Callaghan, DEBP Director took to the stage to present the award which was announced as Shirebrook Academy.  At the event, John said, “The judging was a very difficult task to undertake and the high quality of the applications made our task even more difficult.  It really demonstrated the great education business activity taking place across Derbyshire.  Shirebrook’s passion and willingness to engage with the wider community really stood out.”

L to R: John O’Callaghan, DEBP Director presents the Education and Business Partnership Award to representatives from Shirebrook Academy – Mark Cottingham, Principal; Helen Wakefield, Post-16 Pastoral Leader, Physical Education and Tracy Horton, Personal Development Co-ordinator

Other award winners on the evening included:

  • Manufacturer of the year – Frame Fast UK
  • Small business of the year – Mercia Image Limited
  • Community impact – EEM
  • Excellence in international trade – Tidyco Ltd
  • Outstanding growth award – Rockfall Safety Boots
  • Apprentice of the year – Callum Davey from UK System Scaffold Hire
  • Entrepreneur of the year – Paul Brighouse from Frame Fast UK
  • Commitment to people development – Sky Recruitment
  • Business improvement through technology – HSG UK
  • Excellence in customer service – Trent Barton
  • Marketing campaign of the year – Paskett PR
  • Business of the year – Trent Barton

    All the winners at the Derbyshire Business Awards

Huge congratulations to all the winners and finalists at the event!