Lots for Tots Awards 2025

A Night of Stars and Recognition

The Lots for Tots Awards Night 2025 is set to be an unforgettable evening celebrating the exceptional businesses and individuals who make a difference in the lives of families across Derbyshire.

The night is a black-tie evening of recognition, celebration, networking and live entertainment at the stunning Mickleover Hotel.

Event Details:

  • Date: 5th April 2025
  • Time: 18:15
  • Location: Mickleover Hotel, DE3 0XX

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the awards – £75

A brilliant opportunity for local businesses to be celebrate success and the wonderful children focused businesses across Derbyshire, whilst gaining great business promotion.
Award sponsors will receive the following:

  • Business name (with weblink) on the Awards web page
  • Business Name included on trophy
  • Inclusion on Nominations Blogs
  • Included on relevant award documents
  • Post of social media about the award sponsorship and in further social media posts based on the awards

Headline Sponsor – £850 x3 slots available

Headline sponsors will receive the following:

  • Business name (with weblink) on the Awards web page along with premium listing advert on the Lots for Tots website.
  • Inclusion on awards 2025 logo
  • Inclusion on Nominations Blogs
  • Included on relevant award documents and stationary
  • Post of social media about the award sponsorship and in further social media posts based on the awards
  • Four Tickets to the awards night
  • Sponsorship of x2 awards

Advertising Opportunities

For more details, sponsorship inquiries, or to book your tickets, please contact:

Event Coordinator: Beth Wheatley
Email: info@lotsfortots.co.uk
Phone: 07563 145 926

Key dates

Nominations:

  • Opens on 28th November at Midday
  • Closes on 13th December at 5pm

Voting:

  • Opens on 16th December 2024 at midday
  • Closes on 17th January 2025 at 5pm

Finalist will be announced on the 20th January.

Judges decisions made by 28th February.

Businesses who have been shortlisted must submit their supporting information by the 8th February 2025.

 

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Award Categories

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Session leader of the year

Open to any individual activity leader, teacher or coach providing children’s activities operating in Derbyshire.

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Family photographer of the year

Open to anyone who specialises in family, new parents, newborn, or pregnancy photography operating in Derbyshire.

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Baby class of the year (birth to walking)

Open to any company or organisation with a separate programme specifically for children from birth to walking operating in Derbyshire.

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Toddler class of the year (walking to preschool)

Open to any company or organisation with a separate programme specifically for children from walking to preschool age operating in Derbyshire.

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Customer excellence of the year

Open to any customer facing business operating in Derbyshire.

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Event and party services of the year

Open to any party supplier, provider or entertainment company operating in Derbyshire.

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Charity of the year

Open to any not-for-profit focusing on supporting, children or families from pregnancy to children of primary age Must be a registered Charity or Community Interest Group operating in Derbyshire.

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Antenatal class of the year

Open to any company or organisation offering a class related to pregnancy or birth across Derbyshire.

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Independent business of the year

Open to any small business operating in Derbyshire.

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Local Family attraction of the year

Open to any family attraction operating in Derbyshire.

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Preschool education provider of the year

Open to any private or mainstream education provider with preschool aged pupils operating in Derbyshire.

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Primary age education provider of the year

Open to any private or mainstream education provider with primary aged pupils operating in Derbyshire.

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Family support service provider of the year

Open to anyone who offers a support service to families at any stage of parenting from antenatal through to end of primary school. This is for those businesses who offer a families service that is personalised and tailored operating in Derbyshire.

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Sports or physical activity provider of the year

Open to any company or organisation with a significant part of their programme based on physical activity operating in Derbyshire.

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The Public’s Business of the Year

Open to any company or organisation operating in Derbyshire. This category will be chosen by the public vote only.

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Lots for Tots Readers Choice

Open to any company or organisation who has advertised in Lots for Tots Derbyshire Magazine at least twice in the last 12 months.

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Volunteer of the Year

Open to anyone who volunteers for a Charity or Not for Profit across Derbyshire. Person must be nominated directly by the charity or not for profit.

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Online Business of the Year

Open to any company or organisation who is purely based online operating in the Derbyshire area.

Our Judges

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Our judges have been specially chosen to perform the tough task of helping to decide the winners for each of our award categories. They will be individually reviewing and scoring finalist submissions against our criteria of each award category.

We are incredibly grateful and would like to thank the members of our independent judging panel for giving up their time, skills and know-how to review our well-deserved Shortlisted finalists.

Alicia

Alicia Clough

Matthew

Matthew Adshead

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Emily

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to advertise with Lots for Tots to enter the awards?

No, you don’t but you do need to set up an account as the awards nominations and registrations are managed here. If you aren’t already part of Lots for Tots why not download our media pack and look at the different options we have available!

What is the awards timeline?

Nominations:

  • Opens on 28th November at Midday
  • Closes on 13th December at 5pm

Voting:

  • Opens on 16th December 2024 at midday
  • Closes on 17th January 2025 at 5pm

Finalist will be announced on the 20th January.

Judges decisions made by 28th February.

Businesses who have been shortlisted must submit their supporting information by the 8th February 2025.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes of course!

Can I enter more than one award category?

Yes, as long as you are eligible for an award category you can enter as many categories as you like.

Is there a fee to enter the awards?

No the awards can be entered for free.

I’d love to sponsor a specific award, how do I do this?

Send an email to awards@lotsfortots.co.uk with the details and we can send across prices and check availability.

I’ve made it to the shortlist! What information do you need from my business and when will you need it?

If you have been shortlisted then we will be in touch with you further information needed for the judging. It with be a document which will need completing and sending back to awards@lotsfortots.co.uk this document will then be shared with our judges.

Do I have to attend the awards ceremony to win?

Yes, the awards ceremony will be a fun night to celebrate success. All winners will receive an award on the night with the option to make a speech so it’s definitely attending!  If there are unforeseen circumstances then you can nominate someone to represent you as long as this is before the guest list is finalised.

My details are not listed correctly on the voting form?

Please send an email to awards@lotsfortots.co.uk and we will get that changed for you.

I have another question that isn't listed here?

Please drop us an email to awards@lotsfortots.co.uk or drop us a message on social media.