For noticeable cause, we experienced to cancel the 2020 Indies community awards, but the 2021 model of the well-liked celebration is going in advance – and the rationale we had to pause very last year’s ceremony will no question be a large variable in who wins this time all around.
The Bishop’s Stortford Independent’s continued results because we released just 4 yrs ago – in Oct 2017 – has been attainable only with the help of our neighborhood, and so as soon as once more we want to repay the favour by saying thank you.
And adhering to the coronavirus pandemic which struck in the spring of very last calendar year, we imagine a good deal of individuals will want to support us say thank you to the certainly regional Covid heroes of the local community.
The Indies ceremony at South Mill Arts on the night of Thursday November 18 will be the third such Bishop’s Stortford Unbiased Community, Sport and Business Awards, recognising the quite greatest of the town in conditions of selfless provider or amazing achievements.
Once all over again we anticipate to be overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of nominations – and for 2021 we are anticipating an even additional hard judging undertaking as the past 19 months have served only to emphasise the amazing operate carried out by people today major ordinary lives… occasionally seven times a 7 days, 52 months of the yr.
Community businesses have as soon as again jumped at the chance to exhibit their guidance by sponsoring the 12 types, and we are delighted to welcome back London Stansted Airport, Bishop’s Stortford BID (Business Enhancement District), Daniel Robinson & Sons, Genmar IT, Mullucks, Nockolds, the Rotary Club of Bishop’s Stortford, Stort Chemical substances and Tees.
We are decided to make the awards even larger and improved, so we are also thrilled to welcome on board new sponsors estate agent David Lee and leisure location Golfing World Stansted.
Now all we need to have is for YOU to nominate those people unsung heroes who selflessly and silently support our city to tick – so that we can make sure they get the recognition they deserve.
Every single 7 days the web pages of the Indie are packed with key examples of local community stalwarts, charity champions and the like. We just have to have you to convey to us who you would like to see honoured and why they are entitled to an evening in the spotlight at the Indies.
Of system, we may well have missed some obvious examples of community group heroes, so this is your likelihood to inform us.
The categories are extensive, and readers are welcome to nominate anyone who lives or is effective in Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth or Stansted for a single or additional award.
The Indies categories – what we are seeking for
Boy or girl OF Courage (sponsored by David Lee) – Recognising the young people in our city who struggle ailment, disability or downside and who, by their bravery, deliver inspiration for all.
Group Champion (sponsored by London Stansted Airport) – Possible to be the most hard conclusion of all in a city wherever the voluntary sector supplements products and services in numerous strategies and some of our general public servants go above and outside of the get in touch with of responsibility.
CHARITY Champion (sponsored by Mullucks part of Hunters) – This could be presented a hundred periods in excess of! 7 days in, week out we feature many selfless souls increasing countless numbers of lbs . for deserving causes or supplying up their time to make a change to all those much less fortunate.
Younger CARER (sponsored by Rotary Club of Bishop’s Stortford) – A forgotten military of youngsters and youthful people acquire on the adult load of caring for a family member with minor or no help or recognition. This is your chance to reward them.
Inexperienced AWARD (sponsored by Golfing Earth Stansted) – The require for personal and collective sustainability and environmental consciousness has never ever been bigger as the planet faces a local weather adjust disaster, so we want you to nominate a human being, a team of individuals, a business or an organisation that leads by illustration.
UNSUNG HERO (sponsored by Genmar IT) – The city is supported by a silent army of selfless people today who beaver absent behind the scenes to make existence much better for numerous other individuals. These modest stalwarts do not seek out recognition, but it is time they obtained it.
Outstanding Achievement (sponsored by Daniel Robinson & Sons) – This award will recognise a pillar of the group who deserves praise for lengthy-standing devotion to the town and its men and women.
BUSINESS Character (sponsored by Nockolds) – This will reflect on the individuals who enthusiastically deliver anything to the neighborhood through their business, on prime of work and prosperity. This award incorporates Youthful Entrepreneur, an award that appears to be like to the following generation of innovators who will be Bishop’s Stortford’s lifeblood for several years to appear.
Purchaser Support Winner (sponsored by Bishop’s Stortford BID) – In a city in which independent traders and national chains do the job collectively to continue to keep the high street alive, this is a opportunity to recognise the helpful, productive and skilled workers who are the essential to client fulfillment and administer company with a prosper.
Sports activities Character (sponsored by Tees Legislation) – A opportunity to honour the sportsperson location the gold common and inspiring others to aim for the top rated, or the group participant or official who usually excels possibly on the discipline or off it, maybe in an unsung way.
Young Athletics Identity (sponsored by Stort Chemical substances) – A probability for the sporting stars of the future to rating these days. Our previous recipients have been in golfing, soccer and aquathlon, but there are dozens of sports activities in which regional youthful talent is flourishing. Tells us about them!
We will also be presenting the John Turner Memorial Award, in honour of the loyal servant and vice-chairman of Bishop’s Stortford Soccer Club who died all of a sudden, just 6 weeks in advance of awards night time at the inaugural Indies in 2017.
The Indies local community awards are also supported by venue South Mill Arts, video corporation HNE Media and caterer Just Insert Parsley.
HOW TO NOMINATE An individual FOR THE INDIES
You can use the form embedded around the top rated of this short article or click on on it listed here. The deadline for nominations is Saturday October 30.