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TIS are Top at the Mansfield 2020 Business Awards 2016

Friday the 29th April saw Mansfield based TIS crowned Business of the Year at the Mansfield 2020 Business Awards. Now in its 10th year the business awards, established by award-winning networking organisation Mansfield 2020, celebrates the incredible local talent we have on our doorstep.

TIS are one of the UK’s leading independent firms of fire, security and communications specialists, supplying commercial and defence markets, the company has been established for over 60 years and is undergoing a restructuring programme to better service their customers. On winning the award, sponsored by Southwell Racecourse, James Twigg, Managing Director for TIS said, ‘it’s been a real period of change for TIS and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved. It’s thanks to our people and I want to say thank you to them for getting us here, it’s a real honour.’

In a double win for the company Bradley Clifton was also crowned Young Apprentice of the Year.

Other winners on the evening included:

  • Mansfield Museum winners of the Commitment to the Community Award – Sponsored by the Evolve Trust
  • Grays Electrical Enginnering Limited winners of the New Business of the Year - Sponsored by Ashfield Effluent Services Ltd
  • Sauce & Brown winners of the Entrepreneurial Spirit award - Sponsored by Purpose Media
  • Lindhurst Engineering winners of the Business Innovation of the Year - Sponsored by Ron Brooks (Mansfield) Limited
  • Purpose Media winners of the Customer Focus Initiative - Sponsored by Irvin Robinson and Ian Bell Wealth Management
  • Pendragon Plc Training winners of the Career Champion of the Year Award - sponsored by the Mansfield Area Partnership

Irvin Robinson, former Chairman of Mansfield 2020, was also honoured with the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award, highlighting his achievements in business and his ongoing commitment to supporting the local business community.

In a triple celebration for Mansfield 2020 the business club not only celebrated the 10th anniversary of their awards, but also the 25th birthday of the network. Russell Jones, Chairman of Mansfield 2020 said, ‘Mansfield 2020 continues to grow and go from strength to strength, and it’s all thanks to the business community in Mansfield. The awards just go to show the talent we have here, and I’m lucky to be part of such an engaged, resilient and creative group.’

Author: Caroline Cox

Caroline is the Operations Director for Mansfield and Ashfield 2020. The most important part of this role is to listen, support and act! Through monthly focus groups we identify opportunities and challenge key bodies to provide a partnership approach to avoid duplication and monitor efforts to fulfill our philosophy which has always been firmly centered on our business community, growth and skills.

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