On Thursday 12th October we were at the South of England Showground in Ardingly celebrating all that’s great about Mid Sussex
We’re looking for a group or individual who’s made a significant contribution to the community. Maybe they’ve campaigned for something we can all benefit from, improved the local area or made our community a safer place.
WINNER: FRED WHEATLAND
The Courage Award looks to celebrate someone whose bravery has been tested, but who has remained resolute, even in the face of the most frightening or desperate circumstances
WINNER: DANIEL MACDIARMID
We want to give this next award to a group or individual who truly define the word inspiration. Whether it be through one act of bravery of selflessness or years of determination and hard work.
WINNER: MARC MCGRATH
This award recognises someone who raises funds for one or more of the amazing charities we have in our community. It’s not necessarily the person who has raised the most amount of money, maybe someone who really gives their time, heart and soul to charitable endeavours.
WINNER: ROB GROVES
We want to recognise a local person whose life story is an inspiration to others. Someone who’s shown years of dedication to help others in the local community, or someone who’s overcome extraordinary odds to achieve success.
WINNER: BILL LUCAS
We’re looking to recognise a special parent who’s love and commitment to their family knows no bounds, no matter what the circumstance.
WINNER: AMANDA FORSTER
This is a very special award to celebrate a special individual, group or charity that have a real success story to tell and have really made a difference.
WINNER: PHILLIP PAYNE
We want to recognise a local individual or team who’ve excelled in their chosen sport over the last twelve months. It’s not necessarily about how many trophies are in the cabinet; skill, determination and teamwork are just as important.
WINNER: ANEELA ROSE
We’re looking for a young person, under 18, who deserves special recognition. Whether they’ve had to overcome illness, disability or tough personal circumstances, or someone who has achieved something significant academically or through a talent.
WINNER: HOLLY HINVEST
We were looking for a teacher, head teacher or teaching assistant who you think deserves ‘gold star’ recognition. We’re looking for someone whose true talent and passion lies in teaching and inspiring young people
WINNER: SARAH WISE
Best Business or Organisation
WINNER: HENFIELD TENNIS CLUB
The winner of the Best Business Award was founded in 1920 and since then has continued to grow in both size and success. Proving excellent tennis facilities to the people of Henfield, we were told in countless nominations about their excellent new clubhouse and thriving youth section. Many nominations praised its comprehensive competition programme and talented coaches On top of this they have achieved Tennismark Plus accreditation – which means that the club now operates within the highest professional standards recognised by the Lawn Tennis Association – for both on and off court procedures.
Best New Business or Organisation
Countless nominations poured in for the winner of our Best New Business, proving in the short time they’ve been open, they’ve made a huge impact on their community and their customers in the beautiful town of Lewes. Combining live music, live events, educational courses, food, drink and a three screen cinema. One nomination stated they enjoyed good beer, very comfy seats, a great picture and epic sound. Another praised it’s excellent education facilities; And one happy customer simply stated it was the ‘best cinema in Sussex!’