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UKATA nominated for two Derbyshire Times Business Awards

UKATA nominated for two Derbyshire Times Business Awards

Nominated for Small Business Award with General Manager shortlisted for Business Person of the Year

The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has marked a successful 2016 by being nominated for two awards in the upcoming Derbyshire Times Business Awards, with the winners to be announced on Thursday 10 November at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield. UKATA has been shortlisted for the Small Business Award, while Craig Evans, General Manager of UKATA, has been shortlisted for Business Person of the Year.

The awards mark the culmination of a successful year for UKATA, which has seen the non-profit launch a number of campaigns to help both spread awareness, and combat the risks of asbestos. Some of these highlights have included the recent ‘Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe’ campaign and offering free training services to small businesses.

“Being nominated for the Small Business Award is a great endorsement for everyone here at UKATA,” said Craig Evans. “On a personal level, I am very proud to have been nominated for Business Person of the Year, and I am honoured to be considered alongside some of the other candidates. Credit must again go to the team, whose support over the last twelve months has proven to be invaluable.”

Attendees at the awards ceremony can look forward to a champagne reception, three course meal, including three bottles of wine per table, followed by the awards ceremony, hosted by Sam Ogrizovic, before proceedings conclude with the opportunity to network with likeminded businesses.

“I think it’s great to have an award recognising the valuable contribution that local businesses make to the Chesterfield and Derbyshire area,” Craig continued. “Creating a business-friendly culture is imperative for the area’s long-term prospects, and as a business community, making sure everyone is aware of what we’re doing. There are a lot of really impressive businesses and businesspeople operating in this area, and so to be nominated for these awards is a triumph for me personally and indeed everyone who works at UKATA,” Craig concluded.

The Derbyshire Times Business Awards are one of Chesterfield’s highest profile awards. The awards attract a wide range of entries from across all sectors from both small and larger organisations. But winners all have one thing in common – they are truly excellent at what they do and have proved this by winning a Derbyshire Times Award.

The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the very best in local business and commerce.

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Published on Wednesday 19th October 2016