The winners of the 20th annual Doncaster Business Awards 2018, sponsored by Doncaster College & University Centre, were announced on Thursday 13 December during a prestigious awards ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse.
The black-tie evening organised by Doncaster Chamber saw over 800 guests from the local business community recognise and celebrate the high calibre of work that firms are performing across the borough and beyond.
The Award winners and runners-up for each of the 12 award categories received their trophies from the sponsor judges having passed through a rigorous two stage judging process involving a written application and interview to be recognised amongst Doncaster’s finest businesses.
Over 85 entries were received for the various award categories including customer service, innovation, partnership working, CSER, third sector organisation, people development, international markets, and SME and large business of the year.
Celebrity magician Ben Hanlin, best known for his award winning ITV2 show ‘Tricked’ hosted the evening and entertained the audience with his cheeky personality and mind blowing tricks.
Following dinner and the awards presentations, guests continued to celebrate with live music from Hi-Fi deluxe, dancing and an entertainment village.
Dan Fell, CEO, Doncaster Chamber said: “Once again our 20th Doncaster Business Awards were a huge success and testament to the high calibre of work being done across the borough and beyond. We really do have a lot of success stories to shout about with Doncaster increasingly being recognised as a great place to do business.
“Congratulations to all of the winners and runners-up who were very deserving of their awards. Despite the current national climate of uncertainty caused by Brexit, businesses like these are giving Doncaster every opportunity to continue to thrive and grow.”
Winners and runners-up of the 20th Doncaster Business Awards 2018
Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Tony DeMulder
Rising Star – Sponsored by Doncaster College & University Centre
Winner: Ewan Neal – Keyhole Creative
Runner Up: Kallum Speight – URIS Group Limited
Excellence in People Development – Sponsored by Keane Creative
Winner: Atherton Godfrey LLP
Runner Up: ProAktive Group Ltd
Excellence in Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility – Sponsored by Yorkshire Bank
Winner: Keepmoat Homes
Runner Up: Ellgia Recycling Ltd
Success through Partnerships – Sponsored by Finance for Enterprise
Winner: Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster) Ltd
Runner Up: Crown Hotel Bawtry
Success in International Markets – In partnership with Children’s Air Ambulance
Winner: Saria Limited
Runner Up: Keyhole Creative
Success through Innovation – Sponsored by HSR Law
Winner: Carlton Forest Group
Runner Up: Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster) Ltd
Excellence in Customer Service – Sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn
Winner: Handelsbanken Doncaster
Runner Up: The Apothecary Urban Spa
Third Sector Organisation of the Year – Sponsored by Taylor Bracewell
Winner: The Children’s Sleep Charity
Runner Up: Active Fusion
Business Start Up of the Year – Sponsored by Business Doncaster
Winner: ParcelPass Transport Ltd
Runner Up: Believe Money Group Limited
SME Business of the Year – Sponsored by King Asia Foods
Winner: DigitalXRAID Ltd
Runner Up: Empire Property Concepts
Large Business of the Year – Sponsored by Atherton Godfrey
Winner: Clarks Vehicle Conversions Ltd
Runner Up: Doncaster Sheffield Airport