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Doncaster Business Awards

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Atherton Godfrey LLP

Atherton Godfrey LLP

Large Business of the Year Award

Atherton Godfrey is a leading and long-established Legal 500 law firm based in Doncaster town centre.

The firm has been featured in The Times Best 200 Law Firms Guide for the past two years.

We offer a wide range of legal services for individuals and businesses, large or small. We can advise on all commercial business matters, including: Guidance on contracts, terms and conditions and documentation; disputes or potential conflict situations; staffing issues and compliance with current employment law, and debt recovery.

We also work with private and commercial landlords and with businesses, charities and other organisations requiring owned or leased premises for their operations.

Our advice is always tailored to the type of business you have, whether trading on your own, with others, or as a limited company.

Doncaster College

Doncaster College & University Centre

Apprentice of the Year Award

Doncaster College and University Centre, part of DN Colleges Group, are the largest provider of Apprenticeships and Further Education programmes in our region. Winner of the Best Further Education College 2019 in the What Uni, Student Choice Awards. The College offers both vocational and academic courses to help students progress into their chosen career. Working closely with local, regional and national organisations’ such as the NHS, Wabtec, students benefit from access to industry insights, including work experience, guest speakers and sector workshops.

Our University Centre has over 1200 students a year choosing to study with us on a range of Foundation Degrees, HNDs, Degrees, MAs and professional courses. Our programmes are designed to improve career opportunities for the people of Doncaster, particularly in sectors that are essential; to the growth of Doncaster’s economy, such as Engineering and Construction, Health and Social Care, Education and Childcare, and the Digital Industries.

As the fifth largest College provider of apprenticeships in the country and the second largest provider of Apprenticeship Levy funded apprenticeships, we offer over 80 apprenticeships from level 2 to level 6 (staff through to senior management). Whether for existing or new members of an organisation, they offer a sound route to developing peoples potential.

The College also accesses funding support and offers funded and full cost short courses, particularly in the areas of leadership and management, improving productivity, health and safety, and personal development. These may be educational or professional qualifications or non-accredited training



Success through Partnerships Award

Ellgia Recycling launched in 2011 and was the brainchild of MD Steve Crook. Over the past eight years Ellgia’s growth has been nothing short of meteoric, today it boasts 120 staff and 70 front line vehicles. The business possesses all the capabilities of a national waste management service provider but remains independent with everything still attributed to its original beginnings and family values.

Ellgia provide waste management, recycling solutions & skip hire to businesses, the trade and residential home owners. Our innovative approach and processes allows us to have a 'zero to landfill’ policy.


HSR Law Solicitors

Marketing Campaign of the Year Award

HSR LAW strives for excellence in all areas of our work to provide you with clear advice, tangible results and the best possible customer service. Our solicitors have provided legal advice to generations of clients and businesses in the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire regions for over 150 years. Our work has established us as a leading law firm with a reputation for fast, thorough and efficient work.


Opportunities Doncaster

Business Engaging with Education Award

Opportunities Doncaster brings business and education together to help Doncaster's students succeed.

Working with businesses, schools and key partners across the borough, Opportunities Doncaster will raise the aspirations of young people and bring awareness to local opportunities, support businesses with their talent pipelines, and create sustainable partnerships for the long-term benefit of Doncaster.

Orb Recruitment

ORB Recruitment

Business Start Up of the Year Award

ORB Recruitment is an award-winning, multi-discipline Recruitment Consultancy based in Doncaster, offering effective solutions across the UK. ORB Recruitment specialise in supporting requirements within the healthcare, construction, engineering and manufacturing industries, truly partnering with clients to become an extension of internal business functions whether private, public or third-sector organisations.

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Success Through Innovation and Diversification Award

SYNETIQ is the UK’s leading integrated vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling company, formed to become the most sustainable, innovative and trusted business in the industry.
SYNETIQ provides sustainable motoring solutions, working with clients and customers to maximise the environmental and financial potential of each vehicle as part of a successful Circular Economy model. SYNETIQ effectively utilises the waste hierarchy, underscored by a central ethos of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Remanufacture and Recycle’.
SYNETIQ is proud to have major household names in its portfolio, including insurers, accident management companies, fleets, police forces, logistics companies, vehicle repair bodyshops, and remanufacturers.


Polypipe Building Products

Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Polypipe Building Products is the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic piping systems for the residential market. We design, develop and manufacture over 20,000 product lines which are stocked in plumbers and builders merchants nationally. Our products include a comprehensive range of above ground drainage products, including traps, pan connectors and waste pipe and fittings. We also offer a wide variety of rainwater systems; below ground drainage systems; four different plastic plumbing fittings ranges and compatible polybutylene pipes; and a number of underfloor heating solutions.

All of which means that with Polypipe, every job is covered.

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The University of Sheffield Translational Energy Research Centre

Green Business of the Year Award

The Translational Energy Research Centre is a new, unique testing and innovation facility for research into low-carbon energy generation. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the centre focuses on working with local, national and international industry partners to research and scale-up low-carbon and renewable energy solutions. The centre is run by the University of Sheffield and based in Sheffield.
The centre has particular specialisms in sustainable fuels, green hydrogen, carbon capture and storage and biomass solutions, all of which will be vital in tackling the climate crisis.
Our work with businesses, in particular local SMEs, helps research ideas become real solutions, with pilot-scale testing, de-risking large-scale trials. The centre is also keen to support initiatives from local businesses to become more sustainable and work towards net-zero.

Visual Group

SME Business of the Year Award

At Visual Group we understand how important the visual representation of your business is.

With a combined team experience of 50 years in the design, manufacture and installation of signs and graphics, we understand the importance of stylish, high quality and well made product cannot be underestimated.

Centrally located in Doncaster, we use a combination of traditional and modern manufacturing techniques and continue to invest in the latest technology.

Community Wealth Builder

Third sector organisation of the Year Award

The Community Wealth Builder Project provides fully funded support for new and existing social businesses across the Sheffield City Region.

We know that social enterprises, charities, cooperatives and community interest companies (CICs) are often the backbone of any community – and make the most difference to people.

We can support anyone at any stage: from pre-start to running an existing social enterprise or charity.

Support can be tailored to meet the needs of the individuals or organisation and includes: one to one advice, bid writing support, workshops/training and networking opportunities.

Carlton Forest Group

Excellence in Customer Service Award

Carlton Forest Group is based in Worksop and is a family-owned business operating across three main areas - logistics, renewable energy and property.
Renowned for its warehousing, distribution and logistics business, Carlton Forest 3PL is a well-established, leading provider of all 3PL and 4PL services across the UK and beyond.
Carlton Forest Renewables manufactures and operates the UK's only continuous operation pyrolysis technology, recovering end-of-life tyres into green oil and carbon char. It also operates an incubator for the development of emerging technologies

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Edwards & Pearce

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Edwards & Pearce is a professional recruitment consultancy that offers a complete business solution for all professional recruitment needs. The company specialises in supplying the best calibre candidates through highly qualified consultants who recruit permanent, temporary, contract and interim management staff.

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