Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 together we mean business

What is Stopping you Entering for a Business Award?

What is stopping you?

It costs nothing but a bit of your time to complete an application form with a word limit of 1,500 words. It really is that simple!


Why have you not entered before?

You think you don’t have the time, resources or worried about the process. Download an application form here: and it will demonstrate how straight forward the application forms are. They are designed to put you in the mind-set to reflect on your business and communicate your vision for the future. It is a great exercise that any business should conduct.


Not sure what category your organisation could apply for?

Download our guidance notes here: on each category. This provides a breakdown of criteria that our judges are looking for. Identify 1 or 2 that is most suitable for your organisation and download the application form:


Worried the process will demand a lot of your time?

Then don’t! Simply fill out the 1,500 word application form and email back before the deadline of 8th February 2018. Finalist interviews will be held on the 1st March and you will be provided with an allocated time slot for a 10 minute interview with our independent judges. Interview…..?! More of an informal conversation (no presentations… no pressure) this provides you with the opportunity to sell your organisation more and pick up additional points. And that truly is it!


When do you find out if you are successful?

Finalists are showcased on our website, at our breakfast meeting, in the Mansfield and Ashfield News Journal, Chad newspaper and 103.2 radio. So even at that stage you receive free and positive PR! Winners and finalists are showcased at our Awards and Ball evening on Friday 20th April 2018. All finalists receive exposure during the awards evening along with a certificate and awards logo to use on marketing material. Winners receive a trophy and winner logo to use on marketing material.


What happens at the Awards evening?

You will be greeted with a champagne reception followed by a delicious 3 course meal. After the meal the awards process starts and organisations are showcased. After the awards ceremony there is plenty of photo opportunity for all to take advantage of! Followed by an excellent live band that guarantee to get everyone out of their seats dancing.

Regardless of results at that stage everyone truly is a winner and guaranteed a fabulous and enjoyable evening and a chance to socialise with the Mansfield and Ashfield business community.

Don’t delay for another day – application deadline is 8th February and certainly don’t put it off for another year! For full details view the Business Award section of our website: or contact me on 01623 422010 email:

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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