Return of the DN21 Business Awards announced

People stood infront of a water fountain smiling.

The highly successful DN21 Business Awards will be relaunched this summer by Marshall’s Yard with support from West Lindsey District Council as headline sponsor.

Twelve awards are available this year - focussing on celebrating excellence and innovation in the town’s business community. 

Centre Manager for Marshall’s Yard, Jodie Pacey said she hoped the awards would continue to put Gainsborough on the map as a great place to work and do business. She said: 

“The awards are all about keeping it local and recognising the fantastic businesses we have right here in Gainsborough. 

“Organised to recognise some of the fantastic companies in Gainsborough, the event celebrates those delivering great products and service in retail and other business sectors keeping it local in the DN21 postcode area.” 

Award categories include ‘Green Business of the Year’, ‘Best New Business’ and a ‘Community Engagement Award’. 

West Lindsey District Council is looking forward to putting the spotlight on business that embody the spirit of growth, resilience, and innovation. 

Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Trevor Young said the awards were a highlight for many local businesses. He said: 

“We are excited to be part of the DN21 Business Awards. We look forward to bringing together our expertise and resources to shine the spotlight on the business at the heart of our community driving prosperity and success.” 

Sally Grindrod-Smith, Director for Planning, Regeneration and Communities at the Council and member of the Invest Gainsborough Place Board described the awards as a ‘cornerstone event’ for businesses. She said:

“The DN21 Business Awards are a prestigious platform for business to showcase their achievements and gain valuable recognition. Over the last year, Invest Gainsborough has promoted lots of positive stories from local businesses in the district and these awards will continue to champion the work they are doing. The partnership with Marshall’s Yard reinforces the awards position and is an important event for the business calendar.” 

Nominations will be open on Monday 25 March and the winners will be announced in a glittering awards evening which will be held at Thonock Park on 25 July. 

There are twelve award categories open to businesses which include:- 

  • Retailer of the year 
  • Customer service team of the year 
  • Community engagement award 
  • Green business of the year 
  • Independent retailer of the year 
  • Best family run business 
  • Business of the year 
  • Business person of the year
  • Best trade business 
  • Shining star (individual award) 
  • Best new business 
  • Social media award 

Entries for the awards open on Monday 25 March and close on Monday 3 June. 

Application forms can be downloaded from DN21 awards or a hard copy can be collected from the Centre Management office at Marshall’s Yard. 

Applications are accepted from any business as long as it is registered with a DN21 postcode (full criteria and terms and conditions are also available on the website). 

The awards night will be held on Thursday 25 July and can be attended by all businesses in the DN21 area. More information about the award evening and the event’s special guests will be announced over the next few weeks. 

For sponsorship opportunities and more information contact Melissa Cutforth on 01427 810706 or at

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