Winners revealed at East Midlands Business Masters Awards

Ben Dorks, the CEO at Nottingham-based software giant Ideagen, was named Ambassador of the Year at the East Midlands Business Masters Awards on Thursday evening (October 13).

In front of an audience of around 300 business leaders from across the region, Dorks walked away with the title after a stellar year for the firm, which has recently been taken private in a £1.1bn deal.

Meanwhile, two-man delivery firm, Panther Logistics, walked away with a double win after triumphing in the Large Business and Fast Growth categories.

Sam Metcalf, Midlands editor at said: “In an extremely tough year for East Midlands businesses, all our shortlisted and winning companies tonight should be extremely proud.

“The strength in depth of the region’s businesses was reflected in over 100 companies entering the awards – and a record attendance. We thank each and everyone of them for their support over the last 12 months.”

All the winners:

Start-up Company of the Year
AlphaGeek Digital

Disruptor Award
we are radikl

Sustainability Award
Nottingham Venues

Community Impact
Octavian Security UK

Employer of the Year
Shakespeare Martineau

International Trade Award
Luxfer Gas Cylinders

Investment Award
Colton Packaging

Professional Services – Legal
Lawson West Solicitors

Professional Services – Finance
Oaknorth Bank

Property Business of the Year
Staton Young

Family Business of the Year

Small Business (up to 50 employees)
Light Science Technologies

Medium Business (51-250 employees)
Morley Hayes

Large Business (251+ employees)
Panther Logistics

Fast Growth Business
Panther Logistics

Ambassador of the Year
Ben Dorks, Ideagen


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