Lincolnshire Business Week 2018

Its time to celebrate and champion our local business successes.

Lincolnshire Business Week 2018

Hosted by Lincolnshire Media

The Lincolnshire Media Business Awards are the ideal platform for us all to celebrate the successes of companies across our county. Innovation, creativity, tenacity and ambition are all recognised in the awards. But we also reward companies which put something back into their communities, develop their staff and try to expand their customer-base outside our county and country borders. Previous winners say claiming one of these annual awards does wonders for their business, in terms of staff morale and credibility within their particular industries.

Click here to enter our Business Awards & see what else is on during Lincolnshire Business Week 2018

Deadline for Entries: 3 Sep 2018
Awards Ceremony: 16 Oct 2018


International Trade

Large Business of the Year

This award recognises the progress in terms of business
growth and development made by a business over three years old in Lincolnshire with an
annual turnover of more than £5m.

Employee of the Year

This award will recognise achievements of an employee who has made a significant
contribution to the success of the company they are employed by and who has exceeded expectations within
their organisation.

Business Person of the Year

The Business Person of the Year Award will go to an
outstanding individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision. They will
be an employed or self-employed person working at any level within a public or private
sector organisation. Their efforts will have brought sustained benefits to their organisation,
for employees, customers, suppliers and stakeholders.

Apprentice of the Year

This award is open to an apprentice who has shown
outstanding progress and commitment to their own personal development.

Education Training and Skills Award

This award recognises organisations within
the private or public sector. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate, through their
entry, how providing opportunities for staff to develop and enhance their skills has delivered
measurable productivity benefits which creates real business impact for the organisation.

Start-up Business of the Year

This award recognises the progress in terms of business
growth and development made by a start-up business under three years old in Lincolnshire

Innovation Award

This award provides recognition to those businesses that have found and developed new
solutions to business growth or competitiveness. Innovation is not just about new inventions.

Heart of the Community

This award celebrates excellence in corporate, social and ethical activity
and seeks to identify those organisations which best exemplify the social and community spirit.

Business of the Year Overall Winner

(winner of winners) This award will go to the business which has not
only increased its own profitability and potential, but also has had a positive impact on the economy of the region
as a whole.

Small/Medium Business of the Year

This award recognises the progress in terms
of business growth and development made by a small business over three years old in
Lincolnshire with an annual turnover less than £5m.

Food and Farming excellence award

The food and farming industry represents a vital part of
Lincolnshire’s economy, from those engaged in growing food on farms across the county to the globally
important work being carried out by many companies and this award seeks to recognise the work undertaken by
the businesses who are successfully innovating in this crucial sector of the economy.

Renewables/Environmental Energy Award

This category recognises outstanding performance in environmental awareness, renewable energy or sustainable activity. It reflects how important green issues have become to every type of business, large and small and across many different sectors and industries in Lincolnshire. Your business may be directly involved in renewable energy, or you may work in an unrelated sector but are taking green steps and a leading role in working in a more environmentally-conscious way. You may have introduced environmental policies across your business, with an outlook that reflects a well -considered green approach –rather than piecemeal, ad-hoc actions.


Lincoln Science & Innovation Park - Event Programme Sponsor

Event Programme Sponsor

Lincoln Science and Innovation Park was founded in 2012 as a joint venture between the University of Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Co-op.
It represents the only site in Lincolnshire dedicated to science, innovation and R&D across both commercial and public sectors.
Making use of the old Ruston Bucyrus headquarters, LSIP developed it's first state of the art laboratories to accomodate the University of Lincoln Schools of Pharmacy, Chemistry and Life Sciences in the Joseph Banks Laboratories.
LSIP is now developing the Boole Technology Centre, to provide the same high quality of facilities to the commercial and industrial sector.

The Showroom - Entertainment Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

The Showroom is a unique building, with a unique ideology...
A building in which a high tech Conference Centre resides under the same roof as a world class Youth Centre. Two points of access allow the centres to work in parallel with as much or little interaction as is required for your event.

The Youth Centre is a My Place funded project that offers young people the widest possible range of high quality activities and co-located support services. The Conference Centre exists to support the Youth Centre, whilst simultaneously providing Lincolnshire with an inspiring and accessible business facility. We utilise innovative technology and multi-skilled staff to ensure that your event is successful, memorable and stress-free.

Our conference centre can cater for a range of events from meetings of 10 delegates to sit down meals for 150. A number of versatile spaces can be adapted to accommodate meetings, conferences, seminars, dinners, private parties, weddings and much more.

Vision Drive - Car Sponsor

VisionDrive was founded with the sole purpose of providing dealerships, suppliers and sales teams with the efficient and professional transport solution they have been desperate to find

Bishop Grosseteste University

We’ve been here in the historic heart of Lincoln for over 150 years, a beautifully green and pleasant campus just a few minutes walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle and the old Roman city. We’ve seen a lot of things come and go in that time, but we’ve never stopped providing first-class education, turning out graduates of the highest calibre who go out into the world and change people’s lives for the better.

We began life in 1862 as an Anglican teacher training college for women. To mark our centenary in 1962, our name was changed to Bishop Grosseteste College in honour of Robert Grosseteste, the thirteenth century scientist, philosopher, educator, and Bishop of Lincoln.

Subsequent name changes in 2006 and 2012 saw our name changed to Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, before we finally became Bishop Grosseteste University.

In recent years we’ve undergone an explosion of growth, expanding and developing our portfolio of courses into more exciting new areas than ever before. We still consider ourselves experts in education – we have been doing it for over 150 years after all – but our teaching courses now sit alongside an exciting range of other subjects. We currently educate over 2,000 students in subjects ranging from drama to psychology; foundation degree to PhD, and much more in between.

We keep adding to our campus to ensure that our students have a fulfilling learning experience and a rewarding university life. During the course of 2013 we refurbished our student accommodation and built a brand new hall of residence, enhancing the BGU student experience and creating a real home away from home. We also totally refurbished our library building (doubling its size) and built Refectory, our new dining facility.

Bright Media

Whatver the I.T requirements of your business, Bright Media can help guide you through their comprehensive range of hardware, networking, software & telephone system solutions to find the best option for you. They have working relationships with over 200 distributors, brokers & partners, including HP, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Lenovo, DLink & Microsoft, enabling us to get the right product & solution every time.

Duncan & Toplis

Established in 1925, Duncan & Toplis has grown into one of the largest independent firms of chartered accountants in the East Midlands region. Our 11 Offices are located in Lincolnshire (Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, and Stamford), Leicestershire (Loughborough and Melton Mowbray), and Nottinghamshire (Newark).
Our clients are typically SMEs, family run businesses and private individuals to whom we provide a high level of expertise in sectors including agriculture, academies, caravan parks, food, haulage and logistics, medical, property and construction and renewables. We act as auditors, accountants and tax advisers to a wide range of clients, providing services such as bookkeeping, VAT, tax returns, corporate tax advice, annual and management accounts, audit, payroll and HR. As and when needed, our clients can also call on us for specialist services covering corporate finance, litigation support and forensic accounting, valuations and wealth management.

We take great pride in getting to know our clients' businesses inside and out, and aim to be a partner you can trust to provide strength, direction and value for you and your business.

Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire

The Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire, delivered by the University of Lincoln and funded by the European Regional Development Programme, is designed to enable micro, small and medium businesses to do things differently through grant funding, business support and collaboration with the academic capacity of the University.

LJ Fairburn

Drinks Sponsor

Passionate about our hens and the eggs they kindly produce, we are a young, progressive family business. Taking a very hands-on approach we are the third generation of Fairburn’s to produce eggs. As a business we have the drive to care and the technology to deliver. We are in control of everything we put in and every egg we send out, ensuring the finest quality and the freshest egg.

Lincolnshire County Council


Oldrids & Downtown

We are an independent retailer based in Lincolnshire, with stores throughout the county. Originally founded in 1804, we have over 200 years of experience and a vast wealth of knowledge to help you find the perfect product for you, your home and your garden.

Between our stores, we sell a wide range of furniture, women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, cookware, electrical appliances, home accessories, toys and even garden furniture and machinery. Plus, all of our stores have a café or restaurant, serving delicious hot and cold drinks as well as hot food and snacks. We think it's the ideal way to refresh after a busy day of shopping.

Streets Chartered Accountants

Streets is a UK Top 40 firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax and Business Advisers. As part of a global network of leading accountancy firms the practice provides business and tax advice and support to clients trading or carrying out business or investment overseas

University of Lincoln

From the Gold-standard quality of our teaching to our award-winning approach to working with industry, the University of Lincoln has established a reputation as of one of the most dynamic and fastest growing universities in the UK.

We have around 14,000 students and 1,600 members of staff in our academic community, which features more than 100 different nationalities across our three campuses in Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach.

Our academic departments, or Schools, are organised into four Colleges: the College of Arts, the College of Science, the College of Social Science and the Lincoln International Business School. Within these we offer a wide variety of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as short courses, degree apprenticeships and PhD and postdoctoral opportunities.

Quality research underpins all our academic endeavours and our academic staff includes more than 60 substantive professors, who support a thriving research culture and a high-quality student experience.

Visit Lincoln

An ideal destination for a city break, Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink.
The city is easily walkable for visitors with good mobility - the main shopping and tourist area stretches from St Marks Shopping centre in the south up to the Cathedral Quarter - known locally as 'Uphill'.

Steep Hill, voted Britain's Great Street, connects 'downhill' and 'uphill' Lincoln. Yes, it is steep as its name suggests, but well worth the walk!

Wilkin Chapman

Wilkin Chapman LLP is one of the largest law firms in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire with 44 partners and over 400 staff. We have a network of seven offices covering the region, with the firms registered office in Grimsby, and additional offices located in Lincoln, Beverley, Louth, Alford, Horncastle and Sheffield.

Client service is at the heart of our business ethos and we ensure that all our legal advisors have the training and knowledge to meet your needs.

We provide a wide range of legal services for both businesses and individuals. Our specialist teams of qualified solicitors include experts in: corporate & commercial law, commercial property, public law, agriculture and regulatory, family and mediation, employment and litigation, debt recovery, personal injury and medical negligence claims, residential property, wills and estate planning and courts martial advice for military personnel.




If you have any queries or problems, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at the link below!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01522 804226
Address: The Lincolnshire Echo, Ground Floor Witham Wharf, Brayford Wharf, East Lincoln, LN5 7AY
Twitter: @LincsMediaEvent