Stars of the Skegness business community are set to shine at a prestigious awards ceremony.
The fourth annual Skegness Business Awards are being hosted at the Seaview Park Hotel on Friday.
Organised by the newly-formed Skegness Area Business Chamber and with Hodgkinsons Solicitors as headline sponsor, they are designed to recognise the very best of Skegness.
There are 10 categories - including Best Place to Eat which was voted for online - and this year’s event is bigger than ever, said Chamber secretary Judy Chapman.
“The response has been amazing,” said Judy. “We had 15 entries in the new businesses category and when we started, with the recession, it was a hard one to get off the ground.
“Choosing the winners has been very tough for the judges, too - the standards have been very high, which is a credit to the local business community. Their hard work and commitment shines through.”
Paul Dixon, Chair of the Skegness Area Business Chamber, said: “The businesses that support thousands of local jobs, that provide goods and services that we all value, in my view have some of the hardest working people at the helm. Our community is the most committed and local people volunteer in so many areas that they really do make Skegness special. As a Business Chamber, we are delighted to be the main sponsor of the fourth Skegness Business Awards.”
The finalists are:
BEST NEW BUSINESS - SPONSOR Duncan and Topliss Chartered Accountants
COMMUNITY AWARD - SPONSOR Skegness and Ingoldmells LVA
County Care Independent Living
Winthorpe Community Partnership
BEST ACCOMMODATION - SPONSOR Hodgkinsons
The Saxby Hotel
INDUSTRIAL FIRM OF THE YEAR - SPONSOR First College
Piper Window Systems
CUSTOMER CARE AWARD - SPONSOR Stagecoach
People First Mobility
Digby Pets & Aquatics
Beam Estate Agents
EVENT OF THE YEAR - SPONSOR FIX Auto
Skegness Summer Festival
Vintage Seaside Festival
BEST PLACE TO EAT - SPONSOR Booker
Voting online to be announced on the night.
GREEN AWARD- SPONSOR - Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd
Seacroft Golf Club
Digby Pets & Aquatics
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - SPONSOR The Royal Hotel, Skegness
Ryan Hart – Kirks Quality Foods
Brenda Hunter – Grosvenor Hotel
Mandy Hayes – Skegness Day Centre
WELLBEING BUSINESS AWARD - SPONSOR - Roman Bank Bingo
Hydro Health & Beauty
Skegness Day Centre