Hotpod Yoga

Winning Businesses

The winners of the Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2019 have been announced at a prestigious event in Bondholder Derby College Group’s Roundhouse. Marketing Derby was a proud sponsor of the pre-dinner Champagne reception.

Now in its sixth year, the Awards, run in association with Bondholder Champions UK plc, celebrate the best of our local businesses and their successes.

So who won what?

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Derby College

Winner: Ward

Runners-Up: Gin & Rum Festival, YMD Boon

SME BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner: Hackwood Farm

Sponsored by University of Derby
Runners-Up: BlocDigital, ThreeGuru

START-UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner: White Peak Distillery

Sponsored by Wheeldon
Runners-Up: Bear, Gin & Rum Festival

BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Winner: Amanda Strong (Mercia Image Print)

Sponsored by HUUB
Runners-Up: Steve Haseldine (Alerter Group), Leah McLaren (Hotpod Yoga), Robert Carlin (Superior Spas)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AWARD
Winner: Smith Partnership

Sponsored by Cloud Central
Runners-Up: Rhodes Wealth Management, Sibbalds

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Ward

Sponsored by Smith Partnership
Runners-Up: Air IT, Midland Lead

EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING AWARD
Winner: Stirland Paterson

Sponsored by Janine Edwards Wealth Management
Runners-Up: EPM Composites, HL Plastics, TidyCo

APPRENTICE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Winner: Imperial Commercials

Sponsored by Apprenticeships by Impellum
Runners-Up: Derby Homes, HL Plastics

CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY AWARD
Winner: Cosy Direct

Sponsored by Lubrizol
Runners-Up: Gift Wellness, RDS Global

NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION AWARD
Winner: Headway

Sponsored by Sellick Partnership
Runners-Up: Derventio Housing Trust, Treetops Hospice Care

LEADERSHIP TEAM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Silver X Logistics

Sponsored by Thomas International
Runners-Up: Midland Lead, Xpertise Recruitment

CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner: Bloc Digital

Sponsored by Derby City Council
Runners-Up: Busy Things, FutureProof Films

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD
Winner: Oviso Financial Services

Sponsored by Aspirational Magazine
Runners-Up: Morley Hayes, Silver X Logistics

SALES AND MARKETING AWARD
Winner: Tecquipment

Sponsored by DNS Limited
Runners-Up: Anchor & Crew, Smith Partnership

EDUCATION SECTOR: BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT AND EMPLOYABILITY AWARD
Winner: University of Derby

Sponsored by FurnitureCloud
Runners-Up: Derby College Group, Chameleon School of Construction

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARDS
Winner: Xuper

Sponsored by Specsavers
Runners-Up: Gowercroft Joinery, Nowcomm

Bondholders in blue. We apologies if we've missed anyone. Congratulations all winners and finalists.

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Hotpod Yoga Sponsors DCCC Coach

Bondholder Hotpod Yoga Derby are thrilled to announce they will be sponsoring Bondholder Derbyshire County Cricket Club's lead physiotherapist, Fran Clarkson, for the 2018 season.

DCCC were looking to try something new in their winter training regime, and along with their coaches, have took on the challenge of Hotpod Yoga - a supercharged yoga experience in 37 degree heat, designed to develop flexibility and target specific muscle groups.

Lead Physiotherapist, Fran Clarkson said: “The lads have really appreciated an opportunity to be relaxed and switch off a bit. But then they also benefit from stability and controlling movement, and also flexibility.

“When we do our testing with them we look at joint ranges of movement and the strength of individual muscle groups. For each individual we have data on areas they move well in and areas they can do with strengthening.”

She added: “Often, it is a combination of we need to be more flexible or a bit stronger. Being in the Hotpod, it can assist with how they are moving and they are going to be working on those areas consistently.”

Leah McLaren, Founder of Hotpod Yoga Derby, said: “The heat aids better flexibility, mobility and stability. It also adds a calm and focus with it being dark in there.

“It will also help to relieve aches and pains and aid the recovery process when they’ve been training hard all week.”

After seven weeks training with Leah, Fran has seen measurable results in the teams testing, including improvements in flexibility, strength and mobility.