ACE Sameday Couriers are delighted to be sponsoring the Excellence in Manufacturing Category at this year’s DerbyshireLive Business Awards. Derby has a proud manufacturing heritage, from the 18th Century Mills along the river Derwent to being home to some of the World’s leading companies. We are thrilled to be part of the business community in Derby and we hope to build further relationships through meeting fellow sponsors, nominees and other businesses during the next few months. We see this as a chance to celebrate all that is great about the ingenuity, passion and perseverance of those companies based in Derby and Derbyshire.
Edd Cunliffe, Sales Executive, ACE Sameday Couriers
Breedon Electrical Fire & Security are proud to be associated with the 2020 Awards and look forward to seeing Derbyshire’s finest businesses be recognised through this year’s campaign. Formed four years ago in Long Eaton, the business has seen exceptional year-on-year growth supporting schools and commercial properties in the region and well understands the pressures on fast growth businesses. The MD of the business is Ben Tooms, an experienced electrical engineer, with start-up investment support and ongoing management from Andrew Springhall, business investor in 14 businesses across the East Midlands including Derby-based Huub.
Andrew Springhall, Director
Butler + Willow is proud to sponsor ‘Customer Service Excellence Award’ at this year’s DerbyshireLive Business Awards. These awards will bring together the top businesses in the region and celebrate well-deserved local success. As office fit-out specialists, we have the pleasure of building relationships with companies across the region and have seen first-hand all the hard work and effort that goes into creating a successful business. Our chosen category places the spotlight on a company that makes customer service a priority in their day to day operations. We have seen many businesses in the region grow into successful companies over the past 25 years, and employers that understand the importance of looking after its customers always rise to the top.
James Willow, Managing Director
This is the first time we have sponsored the Business Awards and we are delighted to be sponsors of the new Excellence in Growth Award. This award recognises businesses which are expanding and going from strength-to-strength in their sector. As a growing business ourselves, it’s an exciting time to be at Dains and we are constantly looking to evolve, build on our achievements and take the business to the next level. Businesses who are shortlisted for this award will be showing great progress and we are proud to sponsor this category at the 2020 DerbyshireLive Business Awards.
Lisa Richards, Partner
Derby City Council is passionate about supporting local businesses and we believe that the DTBA are a great way to promote examples of current best practice from across the city. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Excellence in Innovation category of this year's awards event. We wish all the entrants the best of success and look forward to reading your submissions and meeting the people behind them.
Cllr Chris Poulter, Leader of Derby City Council
Derby College Group (DCG) is delighted to be the headline sponsor of the DerbyshireLive Business Awards again this year and to celebrate the contribution that the Company of the Year makes to the economic health of the city, county and beyond.
DCG works with around 3,000 businesses with the overarching aim of developing their current and future workforce with the right skills, knowledge and attitudes to drive growth.
As well as working with businesses to support their skills development needs, from management and compliance training to apprenticeship delivery, many employers support the co-design and co-delivery of our innovative curriculum. This collaborative and bespoke approach helps meet the needs of both the business community and students.
Peter Lawrence, DCG Director of Business Development
DNS Limited are incredibly proud to be associated with the DerbyshireLive Business Awards 2020 through our Event Partner sponsorship. We are looking forward to the awards evening and we are sure it is going to be a fantastic event, not only because we can celebrate the success of others, but also because we have the unique opportunity to connect with fellow business owners who share the common goal of creating a stronger business community. All the nominees should be very proud of their achievements over the past 12 months
Darren Marsh, Managing Director
Futures for Business are delighted to be sponsoring Apprentice Employer of the Year at the annual DerbyshireLive Business Awards. It’s so important to celebrate and recognise the role apprenticeships play in the success of so many businesses in Derby. We can’t wait to meet with employers and their teams to showcase the best of business in Derby.
Sandra Cowley, Commercial Director
We are delighted to be supporting a category very close to our hearts. HUUB was born from entrepreneurialism, and we recognise what it takes to nurture an idea from concept to reality to sustainability.
Entrepreneurs show resilience and tenacity beyond the crowd and it’s this relentless focus, commitment and often loneliness we wish to applaud and reward.
Derby is a hot bed of entrepreneurs, a collective driving innovation and creativity in the city whilst creating jobs and excitement, we are looking forward to to meeting the shortlisted nominees, and who knows maybe learn something ourselves.
Dean Jackson, Founder and Owner of HUUB
Invictus Communications’ core ethos is to buy local, sell local and support local. As a fast-growing company ourselves, our telecommunications services are all tailored to business customers’ individual needs to increase productivity, security and flexibility as well as reducing costs. We are proud to be active members of the Derbyshire business community and have an extensive referral partner network with like-minded businesses to provide benefits for mutual customers. We therefore relish the opportunity to be part of the DerbyshireLive Business Awards to applaud and champion fellow local businesses who are leading lights in their industry sectors.
Jonny McPhee, Telecommunications specialist
Lubrizol is honoured to support the DerbyshireLive Business Awards and are delighted to sponsor The Contribution to the Community Award this year. Lubrizol Hazelwood is proud to support the local community, local businesses and education sectors and has done so for over 70 years. By sponsoring The Contribution to the Community Award, we are further demonstrating our support in the community, an area of work which we are passionate about and committed to throughout Derbyshire, the UK and across the Globe.
Alison Fisher, General Manager, Lubrizol Hazelwood
Marketing Derby attracts inward investment to Derby and Derbyshire and is funded by its Bondholders, over 360 of the city's and county's businesses, Derby City Council and Derbyshire Council. Marketing Derby is extremely proud to be sponsoring the Champagne Reception at the Derby Telegraph Business Awards and we look forward to raising a glass and celebrating with the finalists on the evening
John Forkin, Managing Director
It’s our first time as a sponsor for these awards and we’re looking forward to it. Not only are the awards an opportunity to celebrate what good looks like, but they also stand as an invaluable event to recognise the key role that schools/colleges play in developing and equipping the talent pipeline of tomorrow. The Education Sector, Business Engagement and Employment Award is an amazing way of recognizing the hard work & professionalism of school/college leadership teams in helping to ensure our young people can dream big and achieve those dreams. We are proud to be sponsoring this category at the 2020 DerbyshireLive Business Awards
Paul Broadhead, Head of Community Investment & Education Outreach
Sellick Partnership is a leading professional services recruitment specialist with seven offices nationwide in Derby, Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool and London. Our mission is to ensure that we always put people first to create the brightest future, and we are committed to working in partnership with our clients and candidates to ensure we add value at every opportunity. However, our focus is to provide more than a recruitment service – we are passionate about how our business can make a positive difference to the wider community. Our business values – passionate, respected and engaging – lie at the heart of our company philosophy and, although the business has seen vast growth over the years, we continue to hold these values and aspire to achieve them at every level. We have sponsored the not-for-profit category for the last seven years because we firmly believe that their achievements and contributions to our region need to be recognised and rewarded. We would like to wish all of the 2020 nominees the very best of luck.
Nikki Kinsey, Director, Sellick Partnership
Smith Partnership works with many businesses within Derby and Derbyshire and it is clear that in our area there are extraordinarily talented people who are contributing hugely to the local, and indeed national economy. It is fantastic that we are able to recognise these market leading companies in the DerbyshireLive Business Awards. By highlighting excellence in these Awards, we recognise and reward those who have set such high standards, but we also hope to inspire others to match and perhaps exceed those standards in the years to come.
Russell Davies, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
We, Specsavers Derby, are honoured to be sponsoring Champions UK as hosts of the DerbyshireLive Business Awards 2020.
Our store is committed to providing a friendly, local eye care service, with a focus on transforming eye health in the community. With highly qualified staff and the latest optical equipment, the team are trusted local experts.
So, as a local business, it seemed fitting to sponsor the awards which celebrate and recognise local entrepreneurs and businesses.
Uan Gohil, Director
The Alternative Adviser is incredibly proud to be associated with the Derbyshire Live Business Awards for the first time. Having had the opportunity to celebrate with and give recognition to the thriving business community in the East Midlands through our sponsorship of Nottingham Post Business Awards last year, this new opportunity to be a part of the Derby Telegraph Business Awards was something that I felt was important as it recognises businesses who wholeheartedly excel in the region.
Anthony Clark, Managing Partner
The Derby Conference Centre is delighted to be in attendance at the annual DerbyshireLive Business Awards. We are extremely proud to be sponsoring such a prestigious and well recognised event in the Derbyshire business community. Derby has so many thriving and innovative businesses, it is an honour and fantastic opportunity to be involved with celebrating their successes. We always thoroughly enjoy attending these awards, making new connections and uniting with other local businesses.
Matthew Hutchings, Managing Director, The Derby Conference Centre
TÜV Rheinland’s UK rail business offers accredited certification and safety assurance services to the industry in the UK and internationally. Its subsidiary TÜV Rheinland Risktec offers strategic consultancy and engineering design services. Since starting its UK rail business in March 2018, TÜV Rheinland has successfully secured over 100 projects including on track plant, on track machines, new build rolling stock, rolling stock modifications and upgrades, maintenance optimisation and strategic consultancy. TÜV are excited to be involved in this year’s DLBA as a demonstration of their growth and to raise awareness of the business and brand to attract not only new customers but also future employees. It is hoped that the contribution to these events from the rail industry will increase over the next couple of years and thus, increasing the opportunity for valuable networking.
Laura Cawdell, Business Development Manager
It was in 1867 that the Wheeldon Brothers, set up their joiners shop in Belper and began building new homes in and around Derbyshire. Today, Wheeldon Brothers remains an independent family company proud of its 153 year heritage.
We understand what people want and expect when looking for a new home and our ability to satisfy these requirements has seen us grow into one of the East Midlands best known and well respected property developers.
Understandably, we are proud of the homes our craftsmen build and our achievements as a team. We are firm believers that growth is based on well-placed foundations and we are delighted to be able to celebrate that same strength and passion again for the DerbyshireLive Business Awards in 2020
James Parkin, MD