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