Sofa and bed manufacturer Whitemeadow was awarded the Excellence in Manufacturing award at the 10th annual Chad Business Awards.

Whitemeadow had to demonstrate its commitment to the excellence and development of its products, provide evidence of its training and passing on skills to future generations in the industry, and how it promotes the region as a centre for manufacturing excellence.

Chad group editor Phil Bramley says: “It was a brilliant night, with some very deserving winners. It was inspiring to see the support which exists within our business community. The Chad’s business awards are one of Mansfield’s highest-profile awards – winning one of the awards says a lot about the quality of your organisation and the strength of your team."

Whitemeadow MD Ian Oscroft comments: “It was great for Whitemeadow to enter the Chad Business Awards and to participate in promoting the Ashfield and Mansfield business sector, given that we are now such a large employer within the area.

"The evening was most enjoyable, and it was good to see so many promising businesses located around the community. It was a sweet moment therefore, when Whitemeadow were named winner of the Excellence in Manufacturing award, which gives further recognition to both the business and those that work within it. Many thanks to all of our employees for their contribution to the business, it is their efforts that have won this award.”