The 2021 NottinghamshireLive Business Awards are just around the corner, and we’re proud to announce that this year’s worthy finalists have been chosen. The awards, in association with Champions (UK) PLC, will be held on October 14 – for more information, visit the official website..
The awards are our way of celebrating the businesses and individuals who help make Nottinghamshire’s business community a thriving and dynamic one. Every year businesses, employees, and entrepreneurs achieve incredible things – and the awards give them the chance to be recognised for their work.
We feel that the awards have a particular importance this year, as they give us a chance for celebration after a difficult time for businesses. The coronavirus pandemic placed businesses and businesspeople in difficult situations, with many forced to limit their work or close down entirely for a time.
Despite such obstacles, members of Nottinghamshire’s business community worked dedicatedly to succeed against the odds – and it’s this dedication and skill that the awards celebrate. Ahead of the awards, we’re putting out profiles of our finalists, to give you a chance to learn about them ahead of the big night.
The Sales and Marketing Award, as the name suggests, recognises businesses which have demonstrated the ability to excel and innovate in sales and marketing. The 2021 finalists in this category are:
Doughnotts create handmade, rough ‘n’ ready doughnuts that make no compromise on taste and customer experience. One of the first doughnut specialists to cater for vegans in the UK, Doughnotts has created uniquely flavoured and presented doughnuts since it established a micro-bakery in 2015. It now offers a unique take on event catering, with celebration cakes featuring doughnut centrepieces and ‘doughnut walls’ that bring a wow factor to parties and weddings. The rapid success of the company has seen it expand into three locations and it now supplies a range of eateries across the East Midlands.
Hallam practice ethical digital marketing that is guided by strategy and driven by purpose, not profit. Hallam blend strategic thinking, creativity, and technical expertise to create integrated digital marketing campaigns that deliver the only result that matters – business success. Its strategic approach, creativity and technical skills have helped it to become Google’s top-performing digital marketing agency, beating 35 other shortlisted agencies from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It has also been The Drum’s most recommended agency in the UK, three years running, based entirely on client feedback.
nuom helps early-stage companies design, build, and launch successful products faster and with less risk. Its team of experts and advisors identify areas of opportunity in a client’s existing product, helping to drive breakout success and reach millions of users. The client journey begins at the design stage, with prototypes created in just five days. Fully tested ready-to-go products are shipped once they pass nuom’s strict QA process. A team of designers, developers and project managers use transparent, open communication and can cut development time by 75%. Each client works with the same team through each stage, ensuring a detailed and dedicated approach is achieved.
The full list of categories is as follows:
Company of the Year | Sponsored by BMI The Park Hospital
SME Business of the Year | Sponsored by WestBridge Tax
Start-Up Business of the Year | Sponsored by Breedon Electrical Services
Business Entrepreneur of the Year | Sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau
Employer of the Year | Sponsored by George Square Financial Management
Customer Service Excellence Award | Sponsored by Shredall SDS Group
Professional Services | Sponsored by Mazars
Excellence in Innovation Award | Sponsored by Gateley Legal
Contribution to the Community Award | Sponsored by Nottingham Maintenance
Family Business of the Year | Sponsored by Handley House
Sales & Marketing Award| Sponsored by Tate
Apprentice Employer of the Year | Sponsored by Futures
Excellence in Industry | Sponsored by WBS Group
Digital & Technology Award | Sponsored by Openreach
Not-for-Profit-Organisation Award | Sponsored by De Vere
The awards, in association with Champions (UK) PLC, will be held on October 14 – for more information, visit the official website. Tickets are £100 (+vat) – contact Michelle on [email protected] or 08453 313 031 for more information.
Each of our finalists has accomplished something extraordinary, and we can’t wait to celebrate them on October 14. For more information on the awards, visit the official website.