Celebrating the pride of Stratford

By IH Monday 04 February 2013 Updated: 06/02 08:45

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THE PRIDE of Stratford gathered to celebrate all that's good about the town.

The second annual Touch FM-organised Pride of Stratford Awards were held at the Stratford Manor Hotel on Friday (February 1).

Finalists for the awards - a mix of business and community awards - were chosen by a panel of four judges, which included Shakespeare Birthplace Trust CEO Diana Owen, Stratford District Council Chairman Neville Beamer, Tom Horton from Barclays, and Touch FM CEO Steve Orchard.

The winners were:

Business of the Year – Bright Assessing

Small Business of the Year – Grants Bakeries

Town Centre Outlet of the Year – Sew Me Something

Green Business of the Year – Lilliput

Hospitality Business of the Year – Menzies Welcombe Hotel

Team of the Year – Stratford Civic Hall Team

Customer Care Award – The One Elm

Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year – Adam Taylor and Lexi Tamasan

Large Business Entrepreneur of the Year – Denys Shortt

Tourism Initiative of the Year – Olympic Opening Ceremony Big Screen Event

Arts Organisation of the Year – Orchestra of the Swan

Citizen of the Year – Francis Prentice

Citizen of the Year – Martin Gorick

Carer of the Year – Kevin Regester

Educator of the Year – Juliet Short

Young Achiever of the Year – Verney Cull

Stratford Pride Award – Marion Morgan

Special Award – James Roe

Special Award – Nick Skelton

Special Award – The Lewis Family

Special Award – In Memory of Mat Davis

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