2023 Skegness Business Awards Highlights

The Skegness Business Awards 2023 celebrated excellence across 12 categories at a glittering ceremony held at the North Shore Hotel on Friday 12th November 2024. After a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the event returned, allowing local businesses to shine.

Chamber Chairman Paul McCooey expressed pride in the event’s success. “I think the awards have been a great success. It’s wonderful to see so many up-and-coming businesses, and I’ve heard stories of some looking to collaborate, which is a real upside of events like this. Skegness has done itself proud tonight. To those nominees who didn’t get an award, they have done really well to get this far. We at the Skegness Area Business Chamber are extremely proud to give these businesses an opportunity to shine – it’s been a great success all round.”

Special guest Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, also praised the event. “It’s a fantastic turnout celebrating the great businesses of Skegness – old and new. Since the pandemic, Skegness has shown incredible resilience despite tough times. Events like tonight highlight those businesses doing great work to attract people and ensure the continued thriving of this part of the coast.”

The award finalists, with winners marked by an asterisk, are as follows:

Health and Wellbeing Award (sponsored by Empreo)

  • Change Your Future Therapy
  • Olivia Brown Sports Therapist *
  • Kerry Rye Fitness & Exercise for All

Food and Drink Award (sponsored by Fix Auto)

  • Dee’s Pit Stop
  • Hideout Cafe & Bar *
  • Tecabreak Cafe

Customer Service Award (sponsored by Stagecoach)

  • Home Move Estate Agents
  • Skegness Day Centre *
  • Beam Estate Agents

Best New Business Award (sponsored by J&R Wristbands)

  • Hidden
  • Hooper Haulage
  • My Leisure Home *

Best Industrial Business Award (sponsored by The Hive)

  • Lymn Bank Farm
  • Hooper Haulage
  • Hames Chocolate *

Community Award (sponsored by East Lindsey District Council)

  • Fantasy Island Operations Ltd *
  • Phoenix Fitness
  • RNLI Skegness

Education and Training Provider Award (sponsored by Duncan and Toplis)

  • Young Peoples Learning Provision
  • EDC Skegness
  • County Care *

Best Accommodation Award (sponsored by Insights for Knowledge)

  • Lincolnshire Coastal Cottages *
  • Home Farm Park Luxury Barns
  • Meadow Lakes Caravan and Lodge Hire

Green Award (sponsored by Skegness TEC)

  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Park *
  • The Bacchus Hotel
  • J&R Wristbands

Visitor Attraction or Event Award (sponsored by Fantasy Island)

  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Park *
  • North Shore Hotel and Golf Club
  • The Village Church Farm Museum

Learning Achiever Award (sponsored by First College)

  • Bradley Johnson *
  • Jake Harper
  • Carly Murray

Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Skegness Area Business Chamber)

Paul Dixon received this honour for his contributions as a local businessman, notably as the owner of the New Park Club, and for his significant roles within the local and county branches of the Royal British Legion.

“A lot of people come together to make nights like this happen, and it is very humbling to receive this award,” Dixon commented. “It’s very flattering and about the community pulling together.”

The Skegness Business Awards return in 2024 and sponsorship opportunities open and award categories named.