Excitement builds as shortlist announced for Lichfield District Beacon Awards 2023

The Beacon Awards.
The Beacon Awards is taking place at the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 12 October.

Shortlisted nominees have been announced for the district’s inaugural Beacon Awards which are set to celebrate the best businesses and community heroes in the district.

The black-tie event at the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas will shine a spotlight on our treasured traders and selfless citizens with a special presentation on Thursday 12 October.

Attendees will be presented with a delicious three-course dinner together with the opportunity to network and round off the evening dancing to the sounds of a fantastic band.

We received many nominations for the awards and are pleased to announce the shortlist selected after a rigorous judging process.

The award categories and shortlisted nominees in each are as follows:

  • Start Up Business Of The Year; JPF First Aid, Lichfield Maize Maze, Lichfield PAT Testing
  • Independent Business Of The Year; Brookfields Luxury Boarding and Canine Care Centre, JCFX Media, The Listening Centre
  • Customer Service Award; Brookfields Luxury Boarding and Canine Care Centre, Friary Shoes, The Hub at St Mary’s, The Listening Centre
  • Tourism and Hospitality Business Of The Year; The Duke of York, Lichfield Garrick Theatre and Studio, Lichfield Maize Maze
  • Apprentice/Young Businessperson Of The Year; Alicia Cheeseman, Pool House; Sydney Tearle, Jukes Funeral Services.
  • Employer Of The Year; Brookfields Luxury Boarding and Canine Care Centre, Haywood Contracts Ltd, Zest Education
  • Small Business Of The Year; Jukes Funeral Services, The George Hotel, The Hub at St Mary’s
  • Best Sustainable Business; Grace Cares, Lichfield Maize Maze, Mercian Labels
  • Entrepreneur Of The Year; Embrace Video, Jukes Funeral Services, The Duke of York
  • Lichfield Shining Light; Chase Terrace Academy, Janet Bamber, Sharon McCormick
  • Community Hero; Brian Fisher, Grace Cares, Sharon McCormick
  • Charity or Social Enterprise Of The Year; Grace Cares, Liberty Jamboree, Shenstone Library
  • Large Business Of The Year; Davisons Law, Lichfield Garrick, Sure Store


A spokesperson for Lichfield District Council said:

“Lichfield District is home to fantastic businesses and wonderful community heroes and the Beacon Awards is being held to celebrate them on what we are sure will be a very enjoyable evening.

“The event is taking place in the National Memorial Arboretum’s Aspects building, an award-winning venue ideal for networking, socialising, and hosting the awards. Don’t miss it.”

Tickets are on sale at £65 each, plus booking fee and VAT, and £600 plus booking fee and VAT for a table of ten.

Tickets can be booked for the Beacon Awards 2023 online

For more information about the event visit the Beacon Awards website

Published: 21 September 2023