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