Wilmslow Awards seek out local heroes
Wilmslow’s first ever Community Awards, organised by the Wilmslow Business Group to celebrate remarkable people from all aspects of the local community, will be launched in June.
Nominations for the Awards will officially open at the Party on the Carrs events on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June. The organisers will be handing out nomination forms and they hope to encourage everyone to get involved and nominate their chosen person or organisation.
With 11 categories to choose from, there is something for everyone, young or old and no limit to the number of nominations. The Awards will recognise both individuals and organisations from the wider community, highlighting those who make a positive difference, whether that be through personal achievement, community projects or the wider business context.
- Volunteer of the Year
- Neighbour of the Year
- Teacher of the Year
- Our Wilmslow Award
- Service with a Smile
- Youth and Student of the Year
- Innovation in the Community
- Young Hero
- Exceptional Achievement
- Community Business of the Year
- Community Event of the Year
Catherine Mackenzie, Chairman of Wilmslow Business Group commented “We want to celebrate the very special people who make our town such a fantastic place to live, work, study and do business. The Community Awards gives the town a chance to seek out some of the unsung heroes who work hard to make our town special. Nomination forms will be all over town and we hope the entire Wilmslow community gets behind the Awards and nominates their remarkable person.”
The Awards have attracted a long list of local business sponsors, including James Maguire & Co, Katie Homes, Mackenzie Marketing, Nationwide Safety Surfaces, Niche Events, Review Travel, Revolution, Vision Express and Waters Corporation.
Awards sponsor and Wilmslow legal firm, James Maguire & Co said “We are delighted to be involved with the Awards, as a local business we see this as a fantastic opportunity to recognise the vibrant business community and individuals that make Wilmslow so great.”
Nominations for the Awards will close at midnight on Wednesday 30th September 2015, with shortlisting and judging taking place during October by an independent panel.
The Awards Ceremony will take place at The Evans Theatre at Wilmslow Leisure Centre on Thursday 19th November at 7pm. The evening will be hosted by regional news presenter, Annabel Tiffin. Tickets for the Awards Ceremony will go on sale in September.