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By IH Thursday 10 January 2013 Updated: 23/01 08:36
THE PRIDE of Stratford will be celebrated next month.
Organisers, local radio station 102 Touch FM, have revealed the list of finalists who are up for the second annual Pride of Stratford Awards, sponsored by Barclays and DCS Europe.
The awards - a mix of business and community awards - will be presented at a glittering awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn on February 1.
The finalists were chosen by a panel of four judges which included last year’s ‘Stratford Pride Award’ winner and CEO of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Diana Owen, Chairman of Stratford District Council Neville Beamer, Tom Horton from Barclays, and Touch FM CEO Steve Orchard.
Mr Orchard said: “My fellow judges and I were extremely impressed with the standard of nominations. I love reading so many wonderfully positive stories of success from around here and all of the judges agreed that narrowing the nominations in each category to just three finalists was a huge challenge.
“I’d like to congratulate every single one of our finalists and whether they walk away with a trophy on the night or not, they’ve done a fantastic job to reach the final stages of the competition. If you weren’t selected as a finalist this year, I do hope that you’ll come back and next year to tell us of your continued success.
There are only a few tickets to the awards ceremony remaining. Tickets include a five course meal, wines and a drinks reception. Call Touch FM on 01926 485600 for further details.
The finalists are:
Business of the Year 2013 – sponsored by NFU Mutual
DCS Europe Plc
Small Business of the Year 2013 – sponsored by Bright Assessing
The Big Fish
Town Centre Outlet of the Year 2013 – sponsored by Stratforward
Harmony Health & Beauty Clinic
Sew Me Something
Green Business of the Year 2013
Ettington Chase Hotel
Hospitality Business of the Year 2013 – sponsored by Holiday Inn
Menzies Welcombe Hotel, Spa & Golf Club
The Golden Cross
The One Elm
Team of the Year 2013 – sponsored by Premier Inn
Civic Hall Team
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Dig for Shakespeare Team
Stratford River Festival Team
Customer Care Award 2013 – sponsored by Western Power Distribution
Bromford Support South Warwickshire
The One Elm
Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 – sponsored by Stratford on Avon District Council
Adam Taylor & Lexi Tamasan
Large Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 – sponsored by Wright Hassall Solicitors
Denys Shortt OBE
Tourism Initiative of the Year 2013 – sponsored by the Really Useful Tourism Group
Olympic Opening Big Screen Event
Stratford Food Festival
Stratford Town Walk
Arts Organisation of the Year 2013 – sponsored by the Royal Shakespeare Company
Orchestra of the Swan
Tread the Boards Theatre Company
Citizen of the Year 2013 – sponsored by Orbit Heart of England
Carer of the Year 2013 – sponsored by Nuffield Health
Educator of the Year 2013 – sponsored by Stratford Town Trust
Young Achiever of the Year 2013 – sponsored by Guy Salmon Land Rover
Thomas and Harry Richman
Stratford Pride Award 2013 – sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover
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