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Entries now open for the Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards 2019

Entries are now open for the 2019 Derbyshire Times Business Excellence Awards.

Currently in its 11th year, the winners of the 14 categories will be announced on Thursday 14th November during an awards ceremony taking place at Casa Hotel. The categories for 2019 are;

  • Charity of the Year
  • Professional Services Award
  • Leisure & Lifestyle Award
  • Community Contribution
  • Small Business of the Year (sponsored by the University of Derby)
  • New Business of the Year
  • Business Person of the Year (sponsored by Banner Jones Solicitors)
  • Customer Service Award
  • People Development Award
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Independent Retailer of the Year
  • Excellence in Manufacturing Award (sponsored by Shorts)
  • Innovation Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Future Life Wealth Management)
  • 2019 Business of the Year (sponsored by BHP)

Businesses can apply for more than one award and more information relating to each category can be found on their website here. The awards portal allows applicants to save an entry, and complete it at a later date.

Last year, Future Life Wealth Management’s Managing Director Jillian Thomas won the Lifetime Achievement award and this year the company is sponsoring the category.

Jillian said: “We are proud to be sponsoring this award and I want to be there to congratulate the new recipient.”

“Winning the award last year was a fantastic pat on the back. But it wasn’t about me, it was about the great team we have at Future Life Wealth Management.”

As well as sponsoring the category and being an associate partner, Jillian will be a judge. “I am looking forward to seeing the entries. I am sure the standard will be really high.”

“There are some amazing companies and individuals in our county and we want to be able to help celebrate them all,” said Jillian.

Last year, local hospice and charity Ashgate Hospicecare was recognised with two awards, Charity of the Year and Business of the Year (right). Other winners included Chesterfield Champions Shorts and Stephensons Tea and Coffee House.

The deadline to enter is 6pm on Thursday 19th September 2019. Finalists will be announced 3 weeks prior to the awards, and tickets for the awards ceremony will be on sale from Monday 7th October.

To enter and find out more visit

Winners and runners-up of Derbyshire Times Business Awards 2018 join together for a group photograph.

Brogan O'Callaghan

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Marketing and Investment)

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