Stars of Skegness’ businesses set to shine

Skegness Business Awards Ceremony at Southview Park Hotel. ANL-181122-150915001
Skegness Business Awards Ceremony at Southview Park Hotel. ANL-181122-150915001

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

Peekaboo

Jump Warriors

Bella Beauty

COMMUNITY AWARD - SPONSOR Skegness and Ingoldmells LVA

County Care Independent Living

Winthorpe Community Partnership

Link Chaplaincy

BEST ACCOMMODATION - SPONSOR Hodgkinsons

Rose Cottage

The Saxby Hotel

Ivernia Hotel

INDUSTRIAL FIRM OF THE YEAR - SPONSOR First College

Windale Furnishings

Piper Window Systems

Hames Chocolate

J&R Wristbands

CUSTOMER CARE AWARD - SPONSOR Stagecoach

People First Mobility

Digby Pets & Aquatics

Beam Estate Agents

EVENT OF THE YEAR - SPONSOR FIX Auto

Skegness Summer Festival

Kite 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

Ingoldmells Holidays

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

Phoenix Fitness

Skegness Day Centre