Doncaster Business Awards 2016: Meet the winners

The winners of the 18th annual Doncaster Business Awards 2016, sponsored by Origin Broadband, were announced at a glittering ceremony last night.

Friday, 9th December 2016, 1:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 12:32 pm
The winners and runners up at the Doncaster Business Awards 2016.

The evening at Doncaster Racecourse saw a record number of guests from the business community meet to celebrate and recognise business excellence in the town.

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More than 920 people attended, which organisers Doncaster Chamber said made it the biggest business awards ceremony in the country. This year also marked the chamber’s 75th year anniversary. Dan Fell, chief executive officer of Doncaster Chamber, said: "This year we saw over 90 entries from a greater variety of sectors than ever before – all with fantastic stories to tell and making a superb contribution to Doncaster, its economy and communities."The Chamber worked hard to ensure that the two-stage judging process of the awards was as rigorous and robust as possible. All in all, each winner and runner up was assessed by seven different people and scored independently so they were very deserving of their awards."I would like to congratulate all of our winners, runners up and finalists on their achievements."Thank to all of the Business Awards entrants, judges, sponsors, partners, suppliers and attendees for coming together to celebrate the success of Doncaster’s businesses."

The winners and runners up were:-

Excellence in Customer ServiceSponsored by Moirae Creative AgencyWinner – Doncaster Sheffield AirportRunner Up – Wirquin Ltd.Excellence in Marketing and CommunicationsSponsored by Doncaster Culture & Leisure TrustWinner – The Earl of Doncaster HotelRunner Up – The Crown Hotel, BawtryExcellence in People Development and TrainingSponsored by Taylor Bracewell LLPWinner – Ardagh GlassRunner Up – Togel Contractors Ltd.Excellence in Corporate, Social and Environmental ResponsibilitySponsored by HandelsbankenWinner – KeepmoatRunner Up – Ardagh GlassSuccess Through Partnership WorkingSponsored by Castle Park, home of Doncaster KnightsWinner – The Scotts Miracle Gro CompanyRunner Up – First South YorkshireSuccess Through Innovation and DiversificationSponsored by JP Walton & SonWinner – CH Power Tools Ltd.Runner Up – Wirquin Ltd.Success Through Overseas TradeSponsored by NatWestWinner – Bawtry Carbon InternationalRunner Up – Saria Ltd.Lifetime Achievement AwardSue ScholeyRising Star of the YearSponsored by Doncaster CollegeWinner – Antonia Dowie, The Crown Hotel BawtryRunner Up – Amelia Williams, Doncaster RacecourseBusiness Person of the Year (35 & Under)Sponsored by Sheffield City Region Growth HubWinner – Alex Dowie, Keyhole Creative Media Ltd.Runner Up – Vicky Chapman, Chapman Physiotherapy Ltd.Business Person of the Year (36 & Over)Sponsored by Keane CreativeWinner – Michael Hart, Doncaster Culture & Leisure TrustRunner Up – Andy Ellis, Doncaster Deaf TrustThird Sector Business or Organisation of the YearSponsored by HSR Law SolicitorsWinner – The Partially Sighted SocietyRunner Up – Club Doncaster FoundationBusiness Start Up of the YearSponsored by Business DoncasterWinner – The Apothecary SalonRunner Up – Pristine Commercial Cleaning Services Ltd.Small Business of the YearSponsored by Allotts Chartered AccountantsWinner – Mount Pleasant Kennels Ltd.Runner Up – Chapman Physiotherapy Ltd.Medium Business of the YearSponsored by Frenchgate Shopping CentreWinner – ProAktiveRunner Up – Robinsons of BawtryLarge Business of the YearSponsored by Yorkshire Wildlife ParkWinner – Unipart RailRunner Up – Togel Contractors Ltd