Celebrate Nottinghamshire's outstanding sporting success

Alea Casino - Nottinghamshire Professional Footballer of the Year

The team at ALEA are once again delighted to be supporting the Nottingham Posts Sports Awards. A prestigious event that recognises and appreciates the sporting talent and dedication within the community.
In particular, this year’s Professional Footballer of the Year Award. To become a professional footballer is a sporting career goal that takes hard-work, dedication and talent that many younger generations aspire by.
ALEA are looking forward to supporting this year’s awards and celebrating inspiring community personalities on our doorstep. We wish everyone involved all the best and look forward to meeting some inspirational sportsmen and women on the night!

Steve Glynn, Venue Director

Cartwright King - Nottinghamshire County Cricket Player of the Year

Cartwright King is honoured to sponsor the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Player of the Year 2016. As sport contributes significantly towards cohesive communities that value diversity, we understand how essential it is to recognise the achievements and talents of true sporting excellence, both amateur and professional, across Nottingham.

As a national law firm, employing over 270 staff across the country, we understand the importance of working synergies, supporting each other to bring success and recognising the achievements of our teams and individuals within the organisation. We are delighted to be a part of such a prestigious and highly respected event.

Rupert Hawke, CEO

Central College Nottingham - Young Sportsperson of the Year

Central College Nottingham is the leading provider of Sport and Fitness education in Nottingham. Sport is one of the College's most popular subject areas with courses ranging from level 1 BTEC Sport through to Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching. As well as our academic courses, we also run Sport Academies for aspiring athletes/sports performers and an extensive Sports Volunteering and employability programme to develop leadership and coaching skills. There are many former students who are now professional athletes including GB hockey player Helen Richardson, Premier League winning Leicester City captain Wes Morgan, Bournemouth AFC defender Simon Francis, Harlequins rugby union hooker Joe Gray and England international cricketer Jenny Gunn. Kimarni Smith from the successful Basford United FC Education Academy which is run in conjunction with Central has recently signed for Sheffield United FC.

We are proud to support the Nottingham Sport Awards and in particular, the Young Sportsperson of the Year category. We wish all nominees the very best of luck.

Adam Beazeley, Head of Sport

Champions (UK) plc

Champions (UK) plc is an award winning brand agency based in the East Midlands with five in-house departments - Creative, Marketing, PR, Events and Celebrity - giving clients everything they need under one roof.

We are extremely humbled to be taken on board as the event organisers for the Nottingham Sports Awards once again. The team here always work tirelessly to create an evening that guests, sponsors, finalists and winners will remember long into the future.

Over the years it has truly been a pleasure watching these awards grow in prestige with fantastic sporting achievements being given the recognition that they deserve.

This year the awards ceremony will be bigger and better than ever. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Matthew Hayes, Managing Director

Fraser Brown - Club of the Year

Fraser Brown are once again honoured to sponsor the Nottingham Sports Awards in the “Club of the Year” category. We are delighted to be part of such a prestigious and highly respected event for the fourth year running. As we represent many of the sports venues across the county and a large number of local sports clubs and organisation, we understand the important role these clubs play in the local communities and are pleased to be supporting an initiative that recognises the hard work and dedication of the club members to keep them going. We wish all the entrants the best of luck.

Patrick Wood, Managing Partner

Ikano Bank - Sportswoman of the Year, Sportsman of the Year

Nottingham has some great sporting talent and as a Swedish Bank based in Nottingham we know how important these sporting heroes are to our 200 co-workers, our customers and local communities. So it’s great we can be part of an event that celebrates the best the region has to offer.

We look forward to seeing who is nominated for the Sportsman of the Year 2016 and wish all those put forward the best of luck for the awards in October.

I’m really pleased Ikano Bank is able to sponsor the Sportswoman of the Year for 2016, we recognise the immense talent we have across our sportswomen in Nottingham, so when this category became available this year, we jumped at the chance to get involved.

In 2015 we saw some fantastic nominations for this award, so we are excited to see who is put forward this year and wish all the nominees the best of luck.

- Dan Joy, Country Manager Ikano Bank

Mazars - The Brian Clough OBE – Manager/Coach of the Year

The growing team at Mazars Nottingham are proud to be continuing the sponsorship of the Brian Clough OBE Manager/Coach of the Year category for the 2016 awards . We are an international organisation with a longstanding local base and City Centre location and are proud to be part of a business and sporting community which has over the years consistently delivered success stories across the city and county. This continued success and achievement would not be possible without a strong coaching and mentoring ethic guiding every team. We recognise many parallels between sport and business in this regard, which is why this award fits so neatly with our own ethos and the underlying guiding principles we apply in our own local business.

Alistair Wesson- Managing Partner, Nottingham

NET Trams - Lifetime Achievement Award

Once again, NET is proud to support these awards, which play a vital role in celebrating sporting excellence in Nottingham. They also highlight the importance of sport to local communities and businesses.

The tram network has enjoyed long and successful partnerships with many local sports clubs. These relationships have been strengthened with the opening of the new lines to Clifton and Chilwell, and now more supporters than ever can enjoy discounted travel on match days at some of our key sporting venues.

We’re looking forward to celebrating the success of the city’s sporting talent and we wish everyone who is nominated for an award the very best of luck.

Full details about our tram services, including maps, timetables and fares, can be found by visiting www.thetram.net.

Jamie Swift- Head of Marketing

Purpose Media - Under 19/School Team of the Year

Having recently won a business award for a customer focus initiative the importance of teamwork was highlighted to everyone here at Purpose Media. The morale boost you get from working as a team of winners is very rewarding and has certainly helped to accelerate our expansion into a full service digital agency. We hope our sponsorship of the ‘U19/School Team of the Year’ award in the Nottingham Sports Awards will help another successful team gain the recognition and motivation needed to inspire further success.

Matt Wheatcroft- Managing Director

Solutions for Accounting - Nottingham Ice Hockey Player of the Year

Solutions for Accounting are extremely proud to sponsor the Nottinghamshire Ice Hockey Player of the Year 2016. As a Company we are huge advocates of sport and understand its importance in the local community. We pride ourselves on understanding the importance of team work and also commend our employees for their success. We are pleased to have a long standing affiliation with Ice Hockey in Nottingham and are very honoured to be sponsoring this category. ‘Think business software, think Solutions'.

Iain Barker- Managing Director

Speedo - Amateur Sportsperson of the Year

Based in Nottingham for over 40 years, Speedo supports grass roots swimming in more than 170 countries globally, and we’re ‘just a little’ bit excited to be celebrating sport in Nottingham by sponsoring the Nottinghamshire Sports Awards .

Speedo was ‘Born on Bondi’ in 1928 by Scotsman Alexander McRae; and since then Speedo has lead the way in innovative swimwear technology and design; from the world’s first non-wool racerback back in 1928, through to our new LZR Racer X.

When you strip our business back to the core all we want to do is inspire people to swim and enjoy water, whatever their age or level of swim ability.

David Robinson OBE- Brand President

Woodthorpe Hospital - Nottingham Professional Rugby Club Player of the Year

Woodthorpe Hospital is delighted to be sponsoring the Nottingham Professional Rugby Club Player of the Year Award.

As one of Nottingham’s leading private hospitals we have an established reputation in the treatment of sports injuries and orthopaedics. The hospital is well equipped with the latest medical facilities and has high quality clinical standards including effective infection control measures. Treatment at Woodthorpe Hospital is consultant led and our staff provide a friendly and professional service with specific emphasis on individual customer care.

Mark Lacey- General Manager