The shortlisted nominees for this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards with E.ON have been announced!
The awards celebrate the Borough’s wonderful volunteers, businesses and environmentalists, clubs, organisations, and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors and local enterprise.
Over 30 groups and individuals have been shortlisted for this year’s accolades following an incredible response and over 150 nominations putting forward their local heroes.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Abby Brennan said: “Huge congratulations to our shortlisted nominees, all of whom are contributing to Rushcliffe life in so many wonderful ways or leading by example in their chosen field.
“We received a record number of nominations this year and the judging panel have had an exceptionally difficult job narrowing down those who have been shortlisted.
“We really look forward to meeting these local heroes at the awards evening and celebrating their achievements, it really is a one of the highlights of the year focussing on people who achieve and give so much.
“Thank you to everyone who nominated a group, business or individual. All nominators are being acknowledged by us to say thank you for taking the time to put forward their community hero and their continued efforts.”
The shortlist is:
- Business of the Year, sponsored by Rushcliffe Business Partnership
The Larder, Aslockton
Fordes Coffee, West Bridgford
Vale Clearances, Bingham
- Food and Drink Establishment of the Year sponsored by Rushcliffe Borough Council
Tiffin Tea House, West Bridgford
The Atrium, Radcliffe
Poppy and Pint, Lady Bay
- Environmental Project or Group sponsored by Leisure Energy
Friends of the Hook, Lady Bay
Friends of the Green Line, West Bridgford
- Community Group of the Year sponsored by Fairham
Countryside Enterprises CIC, Costock
Keyworth Community Projects, Keyworth
Wednesday Morning Coffee Club, Ruddington
- Volunteer of the Year award sponsored by Rehab Beauty
Mark Pinks, Ruddington
Norma Heard, Cotgrave
Jacquie Owen, East Leake
- Sports Club of the Year sponsored by Lex Leisure
Notts Gymnastics Club, West Bridgford
West Bridgford Tennis Club, West Bridgford
Bingham Rugby Club, Bingham
- Sportsperson of the Year sponsored by Holme Pierrepont Country Park
Lindsey Thorpe, Cropwell Bishop
Barney Corrall, Gamston
Megan Stacey, West Bridgford
- Health and Wellbeing Award sponsored by Step Up Rehab
The Joyful Jukebox, Keyworth
Sands Utd, West Bridgford
West Bridgford Colts Project 3 minutes, West Bridgford
- Young Person or Group of the Year sponsored by Ideagen
Tollerton Primary School Girls Football Team, Tollerton
Nottingham Kayak Club, Junior Racing Group, West Bridgford
Aleesha Gadhia, West Bridgford
- Pride of Rushcliffe Award by Proludic
Media partner West Bridgford Wire Editor Pat Gamble congratulated all those shortlisted.
He said: “There have been so many wonderful nominations from across the Borough, across all the award categories.
“Congratulations to everyone who has reached this stage of being shortlisted, with so many groups and individuals worthy of recognition in another year that has seen so many help others.
“There are countless outstanding and inspirational stories in Rushcliffe and I am sure the ceremonies will highlight their impact and the way they help people’s lives and the wider community.”