The winners of the 2019 Newark Business Awards have been announced.
Businessmen and women were celebrated at the Newark Business Awards last night.
In a glamorous ceremony at Newark Showground on Friday night, hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Melvyn Prior, the Newark Business Awards celebrated the finest businesses in the Newark area who go the extra mile for their staff, clients and customers.
Claire Lomas MBE, who was left paralysed in a riding accident in 2007 but who has gone on to complete the London Marathon and many other challenges, was the inspirational guest speaker.
The winners are:
Best Social Enterprise (sponsored by Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance) - F4RN (Fibre 4 Rural Nottinghamshire)
Best Start-Up (sponsored by Newark & Sherwood District Council) - Kitchen 52
Business Innovation (sponsored by DB Wood) - Trigger Publishing
Businessperson of the Year (sponsored by Newark Business Club) - Les Jones, Inizio
Customer Care (sponsored by Chattertons) - Beaumond House Community Hospice
Employee/Team of the Year (sponsored by Reflect Recruitment) - Ash Rogers, Aarsleff Ground Engineering
Employer of the Year (sponsored by Southwell Racecourse) - Acer Landscapes Design and Construction Ltd
Independent Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Belvoir!) - Mr & Mrs Fine Wine
Large Business of the Year (sponsored by Duncan & Toplis) - Liz Hobbs Group Ltd
Small Business of the Year (sponsored by Business Doctor) - Inizio
For full coverage of the event, see this Thursday's Advertiser.