The managing director of a Manvers-based tent company took pole position at a business awards evening.
Jason Mace, who runs marquee and gazebo manufacturer Gala Tent, clinched the Business Person of the Year Award from Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.
Jason, who began his business from a Dearne working men’s club after searching fruitlessly for a function marquee himself, was commended for his ‘innovative approach, sheer determination and investing in new product development to stay ahead of the market’.
He received his award from Richard Stewart, service manager of sponsors Bull Information Systems, at a ceremony at the Magna Centre, Rotherham.
Mr Mace said: “It’s a real honour to take the title. I hope the work I do, in business, in the local community and in encouraging young people, will help to inspire.”