Business Woman of the Year 2022 winner, Kerri Schad from Hazelwood Counselling Services, with Simon Turner, managing director of award sponsors Edgewise Edgestrip Ltd.

In pictures: Businesswomen across Bassetlaw celebrated at regional awards

Businesswomen across Bassetlaw were celebrated after an annual awards ceremony returned.

Wednesday, 30th March 2022, 6:08 pm

After an enforced break, the North Notts Business Women Awards returned at North Notts Arena, in Worksop last week.

This year’s awards saw a record number of entries as well as the highest number of guests attending the ceremony.

The evening kicked off with a fashion show to showcase the region’s retailers, and featured the Worksop branch of national fashion retailer, New Look, and independent retailer House of Elegance.

Winning the top award of the night, the Businesswoman of the Year Award, sponsored by Edgewise Edgestrip Limited, was Kerri Schad from Hazelwood Counselling Services.

She said: “I am simply over the moon to win this award.

Hazelwood, provides life changing counselling, making positive differences in people's lives.

That's the magic we make. This award will help spread that special Hazelwood magic even wider.”

North Notts BID sponsored the outstanding employee award, which went to Beth Pensom from Paintman Paint Ltd.

Chief executive of North Notts BID, Sally Gillborn said: “We chose this award in recognition of female employees that go the extra mile to support their organisations, and that ultimately helps to support our local economy.”

She added: “There are many attributes that define an outstanding employee, but in a lot of our female exemplars a key attribute is compassion, and the ability to help other colleagues to ‘fix their crowns’.”

The Sally Canning Mentor of the Year Award went to Jane Wilson from Little Orchard Children.

Managing director of the award sponsor 3iii Training, Nicola Wharam, said: “3iiis Training were privileged to win The Sally Canning Mentor of the Year Award in 2019, it was an absolute honour to sponsor the award this year and spend an enriching evening in the company of some of the most inspirational business ladies in the region.”

Bassetlaw District Council sponsored the new Bounce Back Award.

Councillor Jo White said: “This award recognises the resilience and determination North Notts businesses have demonstrated in the last two years to continuously adapt to changing trading conditions due to the pandemic.

"We have seen business owners turn challenges into opportunities by quickly adapting their business to respond to changing circumstances – our independent retailers introducing click and collect, online ordering, home deliveries, leisure businesses converting in-person to online lessons and hospitality businesses offering take-away and home delivery.”

She added: “This award acknowledges the achievements of the nominees and the important contribution women in business make in our business community. Our congratulations go to the winners, The Performance Hub Theatre School Ltd.”

The public voting awards are always very competitive, and the winners are those who receive the highest number of votes from the public.

LCSD Dance Studio won the Health and Wellbeing Award, sponsored by Corner Fridge Company Ltd, and the Hair Beauty and Style Award, sponsored by Your Holiday Getaway, went to Retford hair salon A Girl Who Does Pretty Hair.

The full list of winners for 2022 can be viewed on the North Notts Business Women Awards website,

A fundraising raffle was also held on the night to raise money for humanitarian charities for the people of Ukraine with £750 raised.

The North Notts Business Women Awards for 2023 will open for entries in December.

Take a look through these photographs to see the winners.

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