ACE Sameday Couriers are delighted to be a host sponsor for this year’s Derby Telegraph Business Awards. We are proud to be part of the business community in Derby and we hope to build further relationships through meeting fellow sponsors, nominees and other businesses during the next few months. We see this as a chance to celebrate all that is great about the ingenuity, passion and perseverance of those companies based in Derby and Derbyshire, whether Entrepreneurs or Multi- Nationals. This is the first time we have been involved with the awards and we are looking forward to the journey!
Edd Cunliffe, Sales Executive, ACE Sameday Couriers
Air IT is delighted to be a sponsor at this year’s Derby Telegraph Business Awards. Founded in 2005 and with headquarters in Sandiacre, Air IT is a managed IT and communications service provider (MSP), helping businesses achieve success through technology. Independently ranked as the No.1 MSP in the Midlands, we’re one of just two to achieve the prestigious 3-star Service Desk Certification.
As the home to some very innovative companies, Derby has gone from strength-to-strength and we’re delighted to be a part of this thriving business community. As previous winners, we look forward to raising a glass at the Roundhouse on awards night to celebrate all the worthy winners and finalists this year!
Paul Judge, Marketing Director, Air IT Limited
BB Lighting is a Derbyshire based LED lighting manufacturer. We provide high-quality LED lighting products that are manufactured at our premises, in the East Midlands. We are committed to delivering lighting solutions that drive sustainable growth, conserve natural resources, reduce emissions and protect the environment. As host sponsor of the Derby Telegraph Business Awards, we are keen to celebrate the excellent work achieved by the Derby business community and promote its successes as widely as possible. As a fellow local business, we believe that the awards is a flagship event and feel privileged to be involved.
Will Boam, Director
Breedon Electrical Fire & Security are proud to be associated with the 2019 Awards and look forward to seeing Derbyshire’s finest businesses be recognised through this year’s campaign. Formed four years ago in Long Eaton, the business has seen exceptional year-on-year growth supporting schools and commercial properties in the region and well understands the pressures on fast growth businesses. The MD of the business is Ben Tooms, an experienced electrical engineer, with start-up investment support and ongoing management from Andrew Springhall, business investor in 14 businesses across the East Midlands including Derby-based Huub.
Andrew Springhall, Director
Derby City Council is passionate about supporting local businesses and we believe that the DTBA are a great way to promote examples of current best practice. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Creative Communications and Digital Business of the Year category of this year's awards event. We wish all the entrants the best of success and look forward to reading your submissions and meeting the people behind them.
Cllr Chris Poulter, Council Leader
Derby College works in partnership with employers to co-design and co-deliver an innovative curriculum that meets the needs not only of our students but also of the business community. This provides businesses with the future workforce that has the right skills, knowledge and attitudes to make a positive impact on the growth of our economy and individual prosperity.
We are delighted to be supporting the awards again this year and to celebrating the contribution that the Company of the Year makes to the economic health of the city, county and beyond.
April Hayhurst, Derby College Deputy Principal – Employer and Economic Affairs
Document Network Services is an independent supplier of solutions and services relating to office technology with offices on Pride Park, where the DNS Innovation Centre is also located.
Our mission is to help other organisations to embrace the digital transformation through a full suite of products and services that help to increase capabilities, improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
We are delighted to support the Sales & Marketing award category and look forward to celebrating the achievements of local companies that make positive contributions to the community and help to boost the local economy.
Darren Marsh, Managing Director, Document Network Services Limited.
It’s our first time as a sponsor for these awards and we’re looking forward to it, not only are the awards an opportunity to celebrate business success, but they also stand as an invaluable networking event for everyone involved. The Education Sector and Business Engagement and Employment Award is an amazing way of recognizing all the hard work of businesses that help people of all ages progress further professionally and we are proud to be sponsoring this category at the 2019 Derby Telegraph Business
Carl Swift, Director or Furniture Cloud
We are a young company, proudly Derby born and based. We are delighted to be given the opportunity of joining the sponsors to celebrate business in our great city. Creativity for us is paramount, every product, every advertisement and every design come through a process of research and science, delivering data and inputs to put into a creative and desirable product. We don't do all of our creative work alone; we rely on others for support and especially those in Derby. We believe we have some of the worlds most creative minds in the city and we relish the opportunity to meet them and review their business’s in finding our category winner
Dean Jackson, Founder and Owner of HUUB
Impellam Group is an international recruitment business, trusted to build better businesses through the provision of fulfilling work. We’re experts in harnessing the extraordinary qualities of people who make valuable differences to communities, businesses and economies.
We partner with businesses locally, regionally, nationally, and across the world to advance the belief in the value of an engaged, fairly treated workforce. Impellam brands share a culture of making and keeping promises to our clients, candidates, and each other, engendering trust and lasting relationships.
We’re proud to recognise excellent contributions made by Derby businesses towards apprenticeships and wish everyone the best of luck.
Matt Bungay, Director of Apprenticeships, Impellam Apprenticeships
ITV are delighted to be supporting the Derby Telegraph Business Awards. We are the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, investing in reaching 5.5m adults every week right across the Midlands. Across our ITV channels and the ITV Hub, we help many small and medium-sized Midlands businesses supercharge growth. That’s why we are proud to partner with Champions and the Derby Telegraph on these awards, celebrating business success across the region. Good luck to every business that enters. We look forward to showcasing your success at the awards on the night.
Jason Spencer, Business Development Director - ITV
It is an enormous privilege for both myself and my colleagues at Janine Edwards Wealth Management Ltd, Principal Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management to be intimately involved in such a high-profile event as the Derby Telegraph Business Awards, and to support the Excellence in Manufacturing category in particular.I strongly believe that our best companies deserve real recognition and these Awards are the perfect way to go about it. There is much to be learnt from successful businesses and, by celebrating their accomplishments, we will incentivise others to follow in their footsteps.My philosophy centres on establishing trust and building valuable, long term relationships and so I see these Awards as a wonderful opportunity to encourage a strong, tightly knit Derbyshire business community that works in the interests of everybody.
Janine Edwards Wealth Management Ltd is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group's wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group's website www.sjp.co.uk/about-st-james-place/our-business/our-products-and-services. The 'St. James's Place Partnership' and the titles 'Partner' and 'Partner Practice' are marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place representatives.
Janine Edwards, Principle Partner, Janine Edwards Wealth Management
Lubrizol is honoured to support the Derby Telegraph Business Awards and are delighted to sponsor The Contribution to the Community Award this year. Lubrizol Hazelwood is proud to support the local community, local businesses and education sectors and has done so for over 70 years. By sponsoring The Contribution to the Community Award, we are further demonstrating our support in the community, an area of work which we are passionate about and committed to throughout Derbyshire, the UK and across the Globe.
Simon Griffiths, General Manager, Lubrizol Hazelwood
Marketing Derby attracts inward investment to Derby and Derbyshire. Funded by our Bondholders, over 350 of the city's and county's businesses, Derby City Council and Derbyshire Council, we have won recognition for our work and are global winners of the Financial Times fDi Magazine Intelligence Strategy Awards, for Best Web Strategy - beating Hong Kong and New York. Marketing Derby is extremely proud to be sponsoring the Champagne Reception at the Derby Telegraph Business Awards, a chance to recognise the hard work and great achievements of businesses across the region."
John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby
Sellick Partnership is a Midlands-based leading recruitment specialist with offices in Derby and Stoke. Our mission is to ensure that we always put people first to create the brightest future, and we are committed to working in partnership with our clients and candidates to ensure we add value at every opportunity. However, our focus is to provide more than just a recruitment service – we are passionate about how our business can make a real positive difference to the wider community.
Our business values – passionate, respected and engaging – lie at the heart of our company philosophy and, although the business has seen vast growth over the years, we continue to hold these values and aspire to achieve them at every level.
We have sponsored the not-for-profit category for the last seven years because we firmly believe that their achievements and contributions to our region need to be recognised and rewarded. We would like to wish all of the 2019 nominees the very best of luck.
Claire Harrison, Senior Manager, Sellick Partnership
Smith Partnership works with many businesses within Derby and Derbyshire and it is clear that in our area there are extraordinarily talented people who are contributing hugely to the local, and indeed national economy. It is fantastic that we are able to recognise these market leading companies in the Derby Telegraph Business Awards. By highlighting excellence in these Awards, we recognise and reward those who have set such high standards, but we also hope to inspire others to match and perhaps exceed those standards in the years to come.
Russell Davies, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
We are very grateful to the Specsavers stores in Derbyshire, who have collectively sponsored Champions UK as hosts of the Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2019.
The Derbyshire stores, including Derby, Belper, Ripley, Oakwood, Ashbourne, Normanton, Ilkeston, Beeston and Long Eaton, are committed to providing a friendly, local eye care service, with a focus on transforming eye health in the community. With highly-qualified staff and the latest optical equipment, the teams are trusted local experts.
As local businesses themselves, each Specsavers store is very proud to be sponsoring the awards which celebrate and recognise local entrepreneurs and businesses.
Uan Gohil, Director
The Stirland Paterson Group’s aim is to help businesses communicate with their customers in the most effective ways to get their sales and marketing messages across. By sponsoring these awards we not only raise our brand profile but provide an opportunity to put a spotlight on those companies in our region that are achieving excellence in their field, celebrating our region’s successes gives me a real sense of pride in what Derbyshire has to offer.
Simon Stirland, Group Sales and Marketing Director
The cornerstone of every successful business is a strong leadership team, where innovation, transparency, empowerment and expertise are ever-present. As a global company that has kept its roots in supporting local economies, an important component of Thomas International’s work is with leadership teams, providing them with the right tools and solutions to make confident and objective people-relation decisions.
We are delighted to be sponsoring ‘Leadership Team of the Year’ at the 2019 Derby Telegraph Business Awards and look forward to recognising the leaders of Derby and celebrating their unique achievements.
Derek Redmond, Group Performance Director at Thomas International
The University of Derby is committed to supporting a thriving modern economy with the valuable links we offer to research, knowledge, expertise and talent. We provide a hands-on approach to innovation and skills development that is delivering benefits to businesses across Derbyshire and the wider Midlands Engine for Growth. We are delighted to once again play our part in this celebration of local business achievement and wish all award applicants the very best of luck.
Judith Lamie, Pro Vice Chancellor of external affairs, University of Derby
It was in 1867 that the Wheeldon Brothers, set up their joiners shop in Belper and began building new homes in and around Derbyshire. Today, Wheeldon Brothers remains an independent family company proud of its 150 year+ heritage.
We understand what people want and expect when looking for a new home and our ability to satisfy these requirements has seen us grow into one of the East Midlands best known and well respected property developers.
Understandably, we are proud of the homes our craftsmen build and our achievements as a team. We are firm believers that growth is based on well-placed foundations and we are delighted to be able to celebrate that same strength and passion, for the sixth Derby Telegraph Business Awards in 2019.
James Parkin, MD, Wheeldon Brothers