October 26th, 2016

Pride of Warwick District Awards

Updated: 2:58 pm, Jul 20, 2016

THOSE who make the district a better place were celebrated at the Pride of Warwick District Awards.

The fourth annual awards ceremony, organised by Touch FM and supported by Warwick-based firm Phillips 66, were handed out at The Chesford Grange Hotel on Friday.

The evening’ss charity was Castel Froma for which £1,300 was raised.

In addition to the mix of business and community awards, there were three special awards presented to the Helping Hands Community Project Team; ten year-old Daisy Holder who has been fund-raising for Northleigh House; and Rachel Ollerenshaw, one of the founders of Molly Olly’s Wishes – a charity set up in honour of her daughter Molly who passed away in 2011 following a brave battle with cancer.

Touch FM’s Chief Executive Steve Orchard said: “Pride of Warwick District 2016 surpassed all our expectations.

“The stories of business excellence and community leadership were genuinely inspirational. All of us at Touch FM feel privileged to have played our part in celebrating such very worthy successes.”

Ryan Ebright of award sponsors Phillips 66, added: It was a wonderful evening of celebrating the vision, hard work and commitment, entrepreneurship and community spirit of the individuals and businesses throughout the region. The winners and runners up truly deserve the recognition that these awards offer.”

Finalists and Winners Below:

Business of the Year with Towergate Insurance – Core Clinics

Other finalists – Apex Recruitment Services; The Hatton Arms; Totally RAD Music; Woodland Grange Meetings and Conference Venue

Small Business of the Year with the Federation of Small Businesses – Absolute Works

Other finalists – Evolyst; Melon Communications; Simply Nails and Beauty

Business person of the Year with the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce – Sarah Law

Other finalists – Mark and Mike Bates; Richard Hales; Ruth Waring

Hospitality Business of the Year with Q Hotels The Chesford Grange – The Hatton Arms

Other finalists – The Cross at Kenilworth; Woodland Grange Meetings and Conference Venue

Town Centre Business of the Year with Touch FM – Pancho Catering

Other finalists – Simply Nails and Beauty; Torrys Hardware and DIY

Team of the Year with Phillips 66 – Molly Olly’s Wishes Team

Apex Recruitment Services; Networking Mummies UK Ltd; Nobilia by RFK

Customer Care Award with Inspired Villages – Wenman Healthcare Ltd

Other finalists – Rainsbrook Veterinary Group Ltd; Woodland Grange Meetings and Conference Venue

Educator of the Year with take Flight Aviation – Jill Cornfield

other finalists – Mary Grigg; PQA Warwick – The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts; Stagecoach Theatre Arts – Leamington and Warwick

Young Achiever of the Year with The Association of Independent prep Schools – James Calver

Other finalists – Ben Sidaway; George Palmer; Ruth Harkin; Tom Hancock

Carer of the Year with Claire-Marie – Jessica Naismith and Tristan Downie

Other finalists – Entrust Care Partnership; Helping Hands Community Project; The Well Christian Healing Centre

Citizen of the Year with Warwick Glass – Joan Bolton

Other finalists – Daniel Browne; Lynne Barton; Nicola Enoch; Paul Calver

Warwick District Pride Award with Pride HR – Bowls England

Other finalists – The Ups of Downs; WRCC Community Cars