Air-IT has narrowly missed out on the Excellence in Science and Technology Award at the prestigious Nottingham Post Business Awards 2016, held on Thursday 11th May at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

Air-IT runners-up Post Business Awards 2016

Air-IT staff pictured with Post Awards finalists plaque 

Now in their 30th year, the Nottingham Post Business Awards are widely recognised as one of the region’s most high profile business events.

With 13 accolades in total, the event is designed to celebrate the companies in Nottinghamshire putting the county on the map, by boosting the economy and making a positive contribution to the local community.

Nottingham Post Business Awards 2016 - Air-IT

Nottingham Post Business Awards 2016

Despite coming runners-up, we’re extremely proud to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Excellence in Science and Technology Award, and to celebrate the success of just some of the many leading companies based in Nottinghamshire.

Paul Judge, Marketing Director at Air-IT comments:

Being shortlisted for these prestigious awards is an achievement in itself, so we’re extremely pleased to have made it so far as one of just three finalists in our category.

We were up against two very innovative companies, so coming runner-up is a real testament to the dedication and hard work of our team. It’s also fantastic recognition of our ultimate aim in helping local clients embrace technology as a key driver for growth and success.

Read our press coverage in the Nottingham Post in the build up to the awards below:

The Awards Ceremony

The glittering awards ceremony saw many of Nottingham’s best known businesses come to together for networking and to enjoy a Gala dinner before the 13 category awards were announced.

Nottingham Post Business Awards ceremony 2016

The awards ceremony and hosts on stage

The event was hosted by ITV weather presenter, Emma Jesson and comedian Dominic Holland.

After dinner entertainment was provided by Faith Tucker, a solo singer, who gave a flawless performance on stage, and a rare moment of quiet as the crowd listened in awe.

Finalists and Winners

Sadly, it wasn’t to be our year and BWB Consulting were announced winners of our category award with Air-IT client Cold Harbour Marine our fellow runners-up.

You can also watch our finalist video below.


We’d also like to say a huge well done to all other finalists and winners across all 13 categories with special congratulations to another Air-IT client, Paragon Interiors Group who were crowned Nottinghamshire Company of the Year in the final pinnacle award of the night.

Paul adds:

Despite coming away empty handed we had a fantastic evening with some of Nottingham’s best in business, serving as a reminder that Nottingham continues to be a thriving centre of business excellence and a great place to do business which we’re really proud to be a part of.