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Ashfield receives four awards at Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 Business Awards

Companies, organisations, and individuals from across Ashfield won four awards at this year’s Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Business Awards.

Proudly sponsored by Ashfield District Council the event celebrates the best Mansfield and Ashfield produced in 2023. Celebrating innovation and hard work with an evening to remember, tantalising food and drink at the picturesque setting of the John Fretwell Complex in Mansfield.

The winners were:

Category:        Sustainability and Environment

Sponsor:         Discover Ashfield

Winner:           FJD Tyres

Presented by: Martin Rigley, chair of Discover Ashfield

Citation:           For their outstanding efforts towards sustainability and steadfast commitment to environmental protection


Category:        Commitment to the Community

Winner:           Academy Transformation Trust (ATTFE College)

Citation:          For their outstanding contribution and commitment to the community


Category:        Apprentice of the Year

Winner:           Charlie Price from Kirkby in Ashfield - Jepson’s shopfitters LTD  

Citation:          For their outstanding performance, dedication and hard work which have truly set them apart.


Category:         Outstanding Contribution

Sponsor:          Ashfield District Council

Winner:            Liz Barrett (OBE) - ATTFE

Presented by:  David Walters, Chairman of Ashfield District Council

Citation: Martin Rigley - A true leader in every sense, but a leader with a huge heart. Anyone who has had the great fortune to work or interact with Liz will know this from the outset.


Leader of Ashfield District Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny said:

“What a wonderful night. It was great to be part of the awards and hear such brilliant success stories about Ashfield.
“It was so inspirational learning about the work that local businesses and organisations do to spread opportunity, enrich our community and to protect our environment. It’s a shame there can only be one winner in each category as all the Ashfield finalists were winners for me.” 
He added: “On behalf of the Council, I would like to thank Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 for hosting a fantastic evening where those involved can be proud of what they have achieved and take away a lasting memory as well as our communities’ thanks and admiration.

Chairman of the Council, David Walters, who presented the Outstanding Contribution Award, said: 

“It was a pleasure to be part of the awards as a representative of Ashfield and to present one of the awards to such a fantastic person.
“Our district has some fantastic businesses and individuals who achieve great things in our communities. This evening, dedicated to them, is a token of our appreciation for their success, hard work and commitment.”