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Shortlisted nominees announced for the Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards

The shortlisted nominees for this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards with Great Northern Group 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 and all will in due course be invited to a ceremony at Rushcliffe Arena on Thursday November 24.

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Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said: “Huge congratulations to our shortlisted nominees, all of whom are making a significant difference to people’s lives in Rushcliffe or leading by example in their chosen field.


“We received so many worthy nominations this year and the highest in four years, the judging panel have had an extremely difficult job narrowing down to those who have been shortlisted.


“We can’t wait to feature their stories and celebrate their achievements in November, it promises to be a wonderful evening, truly reflecting on the great and good of the Borough.


“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


Riseholme Feeds, Wysall

The Royal Oak, Radcliffe on Trent

The Tutor Boss, Bingham


  • Food and Drink Establishment of the Year 


The Atrium, Radcliffe on Trent

Vegetarian Rasoi, West Bridgford

Taste café, West Bridgford


  • Environmental Project or Group 


Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park, Ruddington

FarmEco Community Farm, Screveton

South Notts Ringing Group, Borough wide


  • Community Group of the Year sponsored by Clowes


Community Coaching Company, Borough wide

Sutton Bonington Community Shop

Sewa Day, Edwalton


  • Volunteer of the Year award sponsored by Rehab Beauty 


John Burnett, West Bridgford

Farah Jamil, West Bridgford

Sam Roper, East Leake


  • Sports Club of the Year sponsored by Lex Leisure


Nottingham Touch Rugby Club, West Bridgford

Nottingham Kayak Club, West Bridgford

Wenlo RDA, Normanton on Soar


  • Sportsperson of the Year sponsored by Holme Pierrepont Country Park


Solomon Okrafo-Smart, Triathlon

Louis Dunne, Triathlon

Molly Palmer, Athletics – long jump


  • Health and Wellbeing Award sponsored by Step Up Rehab  


Keyworth Community Garden

Biopolar Lift, West Bridgford

Ruddington Pantry


  • Young Person or Group of the Year sponsored by Ideagen 


Aleesha Gadhia, West Bridgford

Cruise Stanley, Cotgrave

Neve and Thea Taylor, West Bridgford


  • Pride of Rushcliffe Award by Proludic


Sara Lomas, West Bridgford

Sam Perkins, East Leake

Elizabeth Hutchinson, Bingham

Jennifer Manning-Ohren, Keyworth


The Council are delighted to again welcome Great Northern Group as lead sponsors who run Gilt Cafe Bars in West Bridgford and Bingham, The Refinery and The William Gunn.


The group opened their first venue, on Central Avenue West Bridgford in 2009, bringing the concept of great quality coffee and watching the world go by to the heart of West Bridgford.


Since then the Gilt brand has expanded to Bingham, a venue which boasts a huge outdoor space overlooking the marketplace perfect for Aperol spritz and tapas. There is also a large function room perfect for weddings and parties.


The Refinery on Melton Road was opened in May 2019 offering both a restaurant experience but also a place for cocktails and great dining.


Recently The William Gunn on Radcliffe Road was opened by Tom Holodynsky and Owen Roach from the group, a traditional pub that’s making a modern impression.


Media partner West Bridgford Wire Editor Pat Gamble congratulated all those shortlisted.


He said: “It’s a great achievement for everyone to have 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.”

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