Gainsborough: Entries are flooding in for the first ever DN21 awards

Richard Kane with Alison Hall
Richard Kane with Alison Hall

Entries are already starting to flood in from businesses for the first ever DN21 Awards which are being held in Gainsborough in June.

The awards opened for submissions on 7th April and already businesses are starting to submit their entries, outlining why they should win their chosen categories.

There are 10 awards in total up for grabs aimed at both the retail, commercial, hospitality and industry sector businesses within the DN21 postcode area.

Marshall’s Yard is joining forces with Trinity Football Club to bring the business community in Gainsborough together to celebrate and reward the excellent retailers and services there are in the town.

Marshall’s Yard’s Centre Manager, Alison Hall, said: “There’s a buzz amongst the business community in Gainsborough at the moment and it’s great to see all the entries starting to come in.”

“We know what an excellent town Gainsborough is to come and do business in and this is a great opportunity to celebrate and reward that.”

“The public are also now getting involved and since voting opened on our website www.dn21awards.co.uk more than 100 people have voted for their favourite retailer in town.”

The awards are free to enter and the presentation will be marked with a glitzy event held at the town centre’s Blue’s Club on 4th June.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s breakfast hosts, Scott and Carla, are hosting the event with BBC TV’s Rosemary Hawthorn, known as ‘the Knicker Lady’, as the special guest.

West Lindsey District Council have joined as the latest sponsor for the event and there is only one category left for local organisations or businesses to sponsor.

Chairman of Trinity Football Club, Richard Kane, said: “There’s been a great response from local business people for this event.”

“Marshall’s Yard and the town are really coming together for the DN21 Awards and we hope this builds further on the partnership working various organisations, including the Club, are trying to build on to put Gainsborough on the map.”

There will be a coupon printed in this week’s Gainsborough Standard for you to vote for your favourite retailer in town.