See who the Skegness area finalists are in the East Lindsey business awards

Skegness Natueland. ANL-180325-082046001
Skegness Natueland. ANL-180325-082046001

The finalists for this year’s East Lindsey Business Awards have been announced, with a number of Skegness-area companies making the cut.

The event – held for the first time last year – will take place at Skegness’ Southview Park Hotel on Friday, April 27.

It is being organised and hosted by Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and East Lindsey District Council.

Simon Beardsley, chief executive at the chamber of commerce, said: “This is the first year that Lincolnshire Chamber have been involved in the East Lindsey Awards and on behalf of myself and the judging panel I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who applied this year.

“We were certainly impressed with the high standard of applications which demonstrates the wide variety of skills, expertise and work being achieved within East Lindsey.”

Growth and promotions service manager at the council James Gilbert said: “We’ve got an amazing business community in East Lindsey and we’ve seen some really high quality applications from our businesses this year. So I want to say thank you to all those who applied for making the Awards incredibly competitive and a big congratulations to all those who have done incredibly well and been selected as finalists.”

The finalists are:

* Accommodation Provider of the Year: Brackenborough Hall Coach House, Louth, Ingoldmells Holidays, The Railway Tavern, Aby.

* Best New Business Idea/Concept: Lincolnshire Aqua Park, Mablethorpe; Louth Yoga Studio; Bottomley Distillers, Louth.

* Excellence in Customer Care: Forrester Boyd, Louth; Croft Estate Agents, Louth; Lincolnshire Aqua Park.

* Independent Retailer of the Year: Best First Aid, South Reston; Hunts Coaches, Alford; Post and Pantry, Donington on Bain.

* Best Place to Eat: Rachel’s Café, Hagworthingham; The Ranch, Louth; The Railway Tavern.

* Lifetime Achievement in Business: Helen Grant from H and J Arts and Crafts, Louth; Barbara Hobson from Hobson Industries, Donington on Bain; Janet Stubbs from Woodthorpe Leisure Park; Maltby from MTAG Composites, Coningsby; Richard and Duncan Yeadon, from Skegness Natureland; Karen Shepperd from People First Mobility, Skegness.

* Manufacturer of the Year: Bottomley Distillers; MTAG Composites.

* Visitor Attraction of the Year: Tattershall Farm Park, Cadwell Park; The Embassy Theatre, Skegness; Skegness Natureland.Tickets (£40+VAT per person or £400+VAT for a table of 10) from www.lincs-chamber.co.uk or 01522 523333.

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