JG Pears, from Sutton-on-Trent, crowned Nottinghamshire Business of the Year by East Midlands Chamber
A family-run business has been crowned Nottinghamshire Business of the Year by the East Midlands Chamber.
JG Pears, from Sutton-on-Trent, is one of the UK’s largest sustainable processors of animal by-products and food waste, also won the Environmental Impact Award at the ceremony on Friday.
The Nottinghamshire Business Awards, held in partnership with headline sponsor Mazars, recognised winners across 13 categories.
Finalists discovered their fate during a gala dinner attended by hundreds of people at Colwick Hall.
Scott Knowles, chief executive of East Midlands Chamber, said: “There has been so much to celebrate within our business community despite a challenging 18 months and these awards have showcased some of the incredible companies that call our region home.
Chamber president Eileen Richards said: “During my year as president, I’ve been privileged to witness some of the amazing success stories that don’t always receive the wider recognition they ought to, so I’m thrilled to see some of these come to the fore at the Chamber’s Business Awards.
“JG Pears is a very worthy winner of the Nottinghamshire Business of the Year and is playing a critically important role in promoting the circular economy to make its products sustainable and drastically reduce waste — an issue that has really come to the fore in recent weeks during COP26.
“It’s also a big exporter and exactly the type of company our region should get behind.”
A raffle was held to raise money for Eileen’s chosen charities, which include Nottinghamshire Hospice.