Just 2 weeks to go: Meet the companies in the running for this year’s East Midlands Business Masters Awards

There are now just two weeks to go to grab your tickets for the East Midlands Business Masters and Annual Dinner.

The shortlist for the 2021 East Midlands Business Masters Awards has been revealed, with a wide range of businesses across the region being recognised for their achievements and resilience during an unprecedented period.

Winners of the prestigious awards will be announced at TheBusinessDesk.com’s annual East Midlands dinner on Thursday October 21 at Colwick Hall in Nottingham. Tickets for the event can be secured here.

Judges for the awards included Donard Ward and Ashley Oates of Ward Recycling, Ben Buckton of Shakespeare Martineau and Natalie Gasson-McKinley of the Federation of Small Businesses.

Sam Metcalf, Midlands editor of TheBusinessDesk.com, said: “We were overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of entries for this year’s awards, with many demonstrating resilience and forward-thinking in the face of the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

“The judges had some very tough decisions to make over the shortlist, as the competition was extremely high.

“This year’s shortlist features an array of interesting businesses, of different sizes, who are focused on ensuring success for their business, as well as supporting their employees and the regional economy. We were particularly excited by the quality of entries into our two new categories of Disruptor and Sustainability which really highlighted some of the amazing work being undertaken in the East Midlands.

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“The achievements of all those shortlisted should not be underplayed as it takes a lot of time, hard work and entrepreneurial spirit – especially when we look at the economic backdrop of 2020 – with not only the challenges of Brexit but a pandemic to weather – to achieve what these businesses have.

“I’d like to thank all of our judges for giving their time. Congratulations to all of those shortlisted, we are very much looking forward to celebrating the region’s business achievements in October.”

The Business Masters Awards 2021 Shortlist:

Sustainability – sponsored by Ward Recycling

OTB Legal
Lollipop Luxury Parties
Be Couture

Property Business
Staton Young
ALB Group
Aimrok Holdings

Professional Services
Smith Partnership
Talk Staff
Howes Percival
Finch Consulting

Small Business of the Year
NG Chartered Surveyors
Hockley Developments

Medium- Sized Business
First Fence
UK Flooring Direct
Gowercroft Joinery

Large Business
Octavian Security UK
EE Smith

Morningside Pharmaceutical
Forsyth Barnes
ALB Group

Fast Growth
Forsyth Barnes
Octavian IT

Family Business
Morley Hayes
Morningside Pharmaceutical

Blueprint Interiors
Staton Young
We Are Radikl

Community impact
Nottingham Hospitals Charity
Morningside Pharmaceutical
Derby Swap Shop
Naomi Watkins Counselling Hub
Ask the Chameleon

Ambassador of the Year
To be announced on the evening

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