Shortlist announced for Gainsborough’s DN21 Awards

Lots of people sitting around tables.

The judges for the Gainsborough DN21 Awards have announced their shortlist of hopefuls this week as the countdown starts for the return of the glittering awards ceremony in July.

Dozens of businesses across the DN21 postcode have entered the awards which have returned after four years. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on July 25 at Thonock Park in Gainsborough, bookings are now open for the event. 

The awards have been organised by the team at Marshall’s Yard and sponsored by West Lindsey District Council. 

They’re focussed on celebrating excellence and innovation across a range of categories. The shortlisted companies are:

Customer Service Team of the Year – sponsored by Visiting Angels 

  • The Range
  • Browns Department Store
  • McDonald’s

Community Engagement Award – sponsored by West Lindsey District Council 

  • Williamsons Farm
  • Grosvenor House care home
  • Kixx Gainsborough

Best Family Run Business – sponsored by Ping 

  • Wallace & Dough
  • Paul Fox
  • Dandelion & Duck

Independent Retailer of the Year – Elite Signs 

  • No.17 Coffee & Cocktails
  • Horsley's
  • The Florist

Business of the Year - sponsored by Wright Vigar

  • L & J Fitters
  • Clock House
  • Grosvenor House Care Home

Business Person of the Year – sponsored by SIS Facades 

  • Samantha Thornhill – Gainsborough Car Wash
  • Clive Anderson – Elite Signs Ltd
  • Hayden Denman – Kixx Gainsborough

Shining Star Award – sponsored by RS Security Services 

  • Elaine Bielby – Jack in the Box Musical Memories
  • Helen Lynes – The Range
  • Ian Anderson – SIS Glazing & Projects

Best new Business – sponsored by Browns 

  • Ultimate Graphics
  • Dandelion & Duck
  • The Secret Sanctuary

Social Media Award

  • Hays Travel Gainsborough
  • Caldero Lounge
  • The Secret Sanctuary

Best Trade Business

  • Cowley's
  • L & J Fitters
  • TNY Electrical

Green Business of the Year

  • Uncle Henrys Farm Shop
  • Helix 50
  • Grosvenor House Care Home / JOSA AC 

The coveted Retailer of the Year Award will also be announced on the evening – this award is voted for by the public.

Centre Manager at Marshall’s Yard, Melissa Cutforth said: 

“We are so excited to be bringing the DN21 Awards back this year, it’s a great opportunity for us to highlight the fantastic companies we have here in the town. 

“We have a really great line up of shortlisted entrants and we can’t wait to announce the winners on the night. Bookings are now open for the event on July 25 and we’re expecting there to be a lot of interest in tickets, so please do book early.”

Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Stephen Bunney, said: 

“What a high quality of entrants we have had for the return of the DN21 Awards. The judges have had a really tough job shortlisting our finalists. 

“Gainsborough is a great, entrepreneurial town with some fantastic businesses – we’re really pleased to have the opportunity to focus on the innovation and excellence in town with these awards. A huge well done to every single company that has been shortlisted.”

The DN21 awards event still has sponsorship opportunities available. To find out more about how your company can get involved and to contact the team for bookings visit the DN21 Awards.

The DN21 Awards take place at 6pm, on Thursday 25 July at Thonock Park, The Belt Road, Gainsborough. Tickets are £40 per head.

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