One of the County’s Star Start Ups

A Star Media, were named as runners up to the New Enterprise of the Year at last week’s Nottingham Post Business Awards.

The duo beat off fierce competition to reach the finals, and were the only business from Mansfield to be nominated at the prestigious event.

The team at A Star Media

John and Katrina get their finalist certificate, awarded by BBC Presenter Nick Owen

Director, John Starkie, said ‘we’re so proud to have got this far, the other businesses at the awards have started with tens of thousands of pounds worth of investment. We started the business while we were still at university from nothing. It just goes to show how far we’ve come in the last eighteen months.’

Established in December 2008 A Star Media have worked tirelessly to grow their business during the economic downturn, building a reputation of great quality and excellent service.

Business Director, Katrina Atherton, who was awarded Chad Young Business Person of the Year in 2009, said ‘we were really in awe of the other business people at the event, but the judges must have seen something in us to put us through, we’ll keep working hard and hopefully win it for Mansfield in the future!’