Celebrate Nottinghamshire's outstanding sporting success

Alea Casino - Service to Sport Award

“The team at ALEA are once again delighted to be supporting the Nottingham Posts Sports Awards, in particular, this year’s Service to Sport Award. We are proud to be a part of such a prestigious event that recognises and appreciates the sporting talent and dedication within the community.
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

Breedon Electrical Services - Nottingham Ice Hockey Player of the Year

Breedon, with its Electrical, Fire and Security divisions is most definitely going from strength to strength across Nottinghamshire. Despite being only three years old, the business founded by Notts entrepreneur Andrew Springhall & Ben Tooms are taking service levels in their sector to another level. Delivering works ranging from reactive electrical problems, fixed wire testing to emergency lighting, fire & intruder alarm installations and maintenance and also CCTV & door access solutions across the education, care & commercial sectors and also lettings agents too, the business is currently doubling turnover year on year and is proud to be sponsoring this year’s Sports Awards.

Andrew Springhall, Director, Breedon Electrical Services

- Andrew Springhall, Director

Cartwright King - Nottinghamshire County Cricket Player of the Year

“Cartwright King is honoured to sponsor the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Player of the Year 2017. 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 280 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

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 pleased 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 organisations, 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

- Patrick Wood, Managing Partner

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

“This award’s important, as we’ve seen first-hand how inspiring and motivating local sporting heroes are for our community. Our aim is to promote health and well-being across Nottingham with the Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon and through our partnership with Paralympian Richard Whitehead OBE we’ve seen the impact such athletes can have on inspiring people to get involved. We look forward to seeing who is nominated for the Sportsman of the Year 2017 and wish all those put forward the best of luck.”

- Craig Fiddes, Head of Brand and Marketing

Jewson - Under 19/School Team of the Year

Jewson is proud to support the Nottingham Sports Awards 2017. With four Jewson branches across Nottinghamshire, we work closely with many businesses and local community groups – the types of organisation that these awards are designed to celebrate.

The Nottingham Sports Awards champion exceptional sporting successes across the area and we believe that achieving this recognition through programmes such as this helps these organisations to thrive and continue to build upon their success.

Supporting the local community is important to Jewson as we work to be the builders’ merchant of choice within the area so we are delighted to support the awards. All the finalists should be proud of their achievements and what they do for their community. We wish them the best of luck and here’s to an exciting event.

Alex Surrey – Jewson Area Manager, Central and East

- Alex Surrey, Jewson Area Manager

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

“The growing Mazars Nottingham team are proud to be continuing the sponsorship of the Brian Clough OBE Manager/Coach of the Year category for the 2016 awards. As an international organisation with a longstanding Nottinghamshire base and City Centre location we 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 the strong coaching and mentoring ethic guiding every team. We see many parallels between sport and business in this regard, which is why this award fits so perfectly with our own ethos and the underlying guiding principles we apply in our own business.”

- Alistair Wesson, East Midlands Managing Partner

NET Trams - Lifetime Achievement Award

NET is proud to continue its support for these awards, which showcase the wealth of sporting talent we have in Nottingham and highlight the vital role sport plays in the community.

Our tram network has built strong and successful partnerships with many sports clubs in and around the city. As a result, thousands of fans can enjoy discounted travel on match days as well as free parking at our seven, easy to access, park and ride facilities in key locations.

Once again we’re looking forward to celebrating the success of sport in Nottingham and wish all award nominees the very best of luck.
Full details about our tram services, including maps, timetables and fares, can be found by visiting www.thetram.net.

Stephanie Moss-Pearce, Marketing Manager, NET Trams

- Stephanie Moss-Pearce, Marketing Manager

Nottingham College - Young Sportsperson of the Year

“On 8 June 2017 Central College Nottingham and New College (ncn) merged to form Nottingham College which aims to be 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 a 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. The College has developed a successful partnership with Basford United FC over the last three years which sees students study a sport course at the Football Club as well as provide a pathway for elite young players to train and play for the first team.

Nottingham College is 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

Proludic - Amateur Sportsperson of the Year

Proludic Ltd are delighted to be sponsoring the Nottingham Post Sport awards in the ‘amateur sports person’ category for the first year. As a leading outdoor play and sports equipment provider in the UK, we are passionate about encouraging physical activity outdoors for all ages and abilities. We have a strong belief that good sporting habits from a young age help many individuals unlock their potential later in life. Many of our facilities up and down the country in local parks are key to local amateur sports clubs and personnel. We wish all the entrants in this category the best of luck!

- Rob Baker, MD

Sport Nottinghamshire - Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

“Sport Nottinghamshire is delighted to be working in partnership with the Nottingham Post Sports Awards to help recognise the fantastic achievements of so many people across the city and the county. Sport is a vital part of Nottinghamshire’s identity and we are really looking forward to seeing so many fantastic nominations from those that both participate and volunteer in sport and physical activity. Please help us by ensuring you nominate your friends, family and other colleagues who have either achieved something exceptional themselves, or just as importantly, helped others to a sporting success or personal achievement.
We are delighted to be presenting the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award and wish all nominees the best of luck.”

- Ilana Freestone, Director

De Vere - Community Award

De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel are proud to be sponsoring the Community Award for another year. This award champions the unsung heroes in Nottinghamshire and celebrates bringing the community together. We value the role sport plays in promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, developing life skills, raising aspiration and achievement; and promoting cross cultural engagement in all aspects of life.

Tom Waldron-Lynch, General Manager, De Vere Orchard Hotel & East Midlands Conference Centre

- Tom Waldron-Lynch, General Manager