It couldn't happen without our sponsors

A range of community-focussed businesses are on board this year who are just as keen as North Kesteven District Council to ensure the huge amount of community-centred endeavours which go on within the District are celebrated, applauded and awarded. 

If your business wants to get involved in the celebration of NK's Community Champions, get in touch:


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Our Category Sponsors

Duncan & Toplis 

Sponsor of Community Spirit 

Duncan & Toplis are an ICAEW award-winning firm of accountants in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.  Across the East Midlands region they have a network of 11 offices that serve owner-managed businesses and private individuals.

The team offers a wide variety of accountancy and tax services across the business life cycle including: audit and assurance, corporate tax, VAT, tax returns, tax planning, bookkeeping, payroll, pension auto enrolment and management accounts.

They endeavour to provide straightforward, practical advice that goes beyond compliance.

Ringrose Law

Sponsor of the Good Neighbourhood Award

With over 100 years of experience Ringrose Law provide a full range of legal services to both private individuals and business clients across Lincolnshire and Newark. They have offices in BostonLincolnSleafordGranthamNewark and Spalding, and have one of the widest coverage’s in the region of any law firm.

Their service offerings include; family, divorce, childcare, employment law, personal injury, medical negligence, house buying/selling, litigation, mental health, crime, wills & probate and commercial law.

“We have supported the Community Champion Awards for many years now and really enjoy celebrating the unsung heroes in North Kesteven. We work a lot with the local community in North Kesteven and it amazes us every year the fantastic stories we hear from the people, community groups and organisations in the County about the good work they do in helping others. We are proud to be a part of this event.”
— Alex Bennett, Marketing Manager

Your Local Lincs Magazine 

Sponsor of the Longstanding contribution to an Organisation or Group award

The community magazine for Sleaford and surrounding villages

Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant 

Sponsor of the Better Environment Award

In December 2011, specialist investment fund Glennmont Partners (formerly BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners) successfully secured Sleaford REP from renewables developer Eco2, in a landmark £165 million deal.

Now fully constructed, Sleaford REP’s owners Glennmont Partners sub-contracts the management of the plant to Eco2.

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Peter Dickson, Glennmont Partners

“The NKDC Community Champions Awards recognises the very best, placing a well-deserved spotlight on individuals and organisations that contribute so much to the lives of people living and working in North Kesteven. We are delighted to be a sponsor of the 2018 Awards” says Peter Dickson, Technical Director of Glennmont Partners, the owner of Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.

Branston Ltd

Sponsor of the Health and Wellbeing Award

From sites in Lincoln, Scotland and the South West, they supply retail, wholesale and food manufacturing customers with fresh and ready prepared potatoes. They do all this with the help of dedicated and professional potato growers who deliver the high standards they demand, day in, day out.

Still a privately owned company, over the years they’ve continued to grow, invest and succeed. They’re as focused as ever on their fresh potato business, while continuing to build on the success of their innovative prepared vegetable ranges.

Lindum Group Ltd

Sponsor of the Young Achiever award

Lindum Group is an employee-owned construction business, which was founded in Lincoln in 1956 by well-known local Civil Engineer John Chambers.

The main activity of Lindum Group is construction and construction design management. They work locally and nationally with offices in Lincoln, Peterborough and York managing new build, refurbishment and maintenance projects.

They have received awards for our Apprenticeship programme and for investing in education. They came 22nd in the Sunday Times Competition for the 100 Best Companies to work for in 2018, they have been in the top 100 of this award for 15 consecutive years.

DBS Internet Marketing 

Sponsor of Community Business

DBS Internet Marketing is based in Navenby, Lincolnshire.  Established in 1996 we are a strong, hard-working and dedicated team underpinned by our core values. Their thriving web design and online marketing team helps businesses in the East Midlands and beyond.

DBS are Google Partners and Investors In People. In June 2017 DBS became an employee owned company in an effort to reward the very people that had helped to grow the business over the years. All DBS employees are now shareholders. DBS have always strived to give something back to the community that it serves.

In 2017 we were proud to be chosen as North Kesteven's Community Business. In 2018 DBS was crowned the East Midlands Community Business by the Federation of Small Businesses.


David Clarke, Director 

"DBS were very flattered to win the NK 2017 Community Business Award and we made our minds up straight away to sponsor the 2018 event.  As a local business it's always been important for employee-owned DBS to put something back into the community that it serves. There are so many unsung heroes in North Kesteven and it's great to see them get the recognition they deserve".

Lincs Inspire 

Sponsor of the Contribution to Arts & Culture award

Lincs Inspire Limited is a registered charity committed to inspiring people to lead more active and healthy lives through a wide range of sporting, leisure, cultural and learning services.

Lincs Inspire is focused on inspiring local people to achieve their aspirations, develop new skills, keep active, meet people and have fun! All services have a strong focus on improving the health and well-being of the local community.

“North Kesteven has a vibrant and diverse creative community; a strong network of artists, makers and community craft groups, all supporting and promoting the development of amazing creative achievements. We are delighted to be able to recognise this talent and celebrate the impact that creativity has on the local community and wider economy through our sponsorship of the NKDC Community Champions Awards.”
— Sue Wells, Chief Executive of Lincs Inspire.


Sponsor of the Contribution to Sport award

GLL is a not for profit charitable social enterprise committed to delivering a better quality of fitness and leisure, libraries and performing arts facilities for everyone. We’re committed to providing access to quality community facilities - and more - at a price everyone can afford. We already manage over 258 facilities, and we’re adding more all the time operating under our 'Better' brand.

Our Media Sponsors ...

Sleaford Standard

A Sleaford perspective on news, sport, what's on, lifestyle and more, from your local paper the Sleaford Standard.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire 

BBC radio for Lincolnshire. News, weather, travel, sport and a lot of Lincolnshire on FM 94.9, DAB and AM.

The Lincolnite

The Lincolnite is the city's favourite website for Lincoln news, events, jobs and property.

Our Event Sponsors 

Flowers by Suzanne 

The Award winning Flowers by Suzanne has shops in North Hykeham, Lincoln High Street and the Bailgate. As well as a national and international 24 hour flower ordering and delivery service, they specialise in Wedding and Corporate work. Their florists are all professionally trained and available now to discuss your flower needs.

Peachy Events Services

Peachy Events provide professional and specialist event technical support and equipment hire to all events, both big and small. They always provide their clients with the highest standards of production and customer care.