Double Awards Shortlist Celebrations for Ward

Ward, the Derbyshire-based metal, recycling and waste management specialist, is celebrating being shortlisted for two awards categories in’s East Midlands Business Masters 2022.

The prestigious awards, which received a record number of entries this year, celebrate the best of the region’s business community.

Ward’s first shortlisting is in the Family Business category, of which it has been a previous winner. This award will recognise a local firm that is thriving as a family business by using the skills of different generations while having a long-term vision for sustainable success.

The firm has also been shortlisted in the Large Business category, which will celebrate a business setting the pace with a strong success story while making a significant impact in the region.

In addition to being shortlisted for two categories, Ward is also sponsoring the Sustainability award, which will go to a business whose work is having a considerable, positive environmental impact and taking an authentic approach to sustainability.

Donald Ward, Operations Director at Ward and former Business Masters Ambassador of the Year, said: “To be shortlisted in two awards categories at this year’s Business Masters is a fantastic achievement. We have always been proud of our fourth-generation family heritage and have worked hard to grow and evolve as a business over our 80 years of operations. We’re so pleased that all of our hard work is being acknowledged in this way.

“We are equally committed to reducing our impact on the environment, which is why we were happy to step up as sponsor for the Sustainability award. Congratulations and good luck to all of the nominees on the night.”

Sam Metcalf, Midlands Editor at, said: “Obviously, the pandemic created a huge number of challenges for businesses in all sectors. Many of our shortlisted companies are those that pivoted or pressed on while others paused – and the results are clear to see.
“The strength of the entries meant plenty of good businesses missed out this year, but we look forward to following their progress.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating their successes, and revealing the winners, at the awards dinner in October.”

The winners will be announced at a special Business Masters awards evening on Thursday 13th October at the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham city centre.