The More Radio Awards 2017 with Skinners Shed and Log Cabins – the garden building specialists proudly recognising outstanding achievement in the local community.
On Friday 14th July we celebrated outstanding success and achievement at the stunning Azur, St. Leonards and recognised those incredible people who really do deserve special recognition.
Here’s a full list of the award winners:
Charity of the Year Award – With the The New Inn, Westfield, a traditional village pub specialising in quality local food and beer.
WINNER: HASTINGS AND EAST SUSSEX SANDS
Chris Copsey Gold Award – With Denis Parkinson Carpets & Furniture.
WINNER: HASTINGS PARKRUN
Courage Award – With Artemis Nursery, celebrating ten years of providing outstanding childcare to the children of Hastings and St Leonards.
WINNER: DC GREG MONTIER
Fundraiser of the Year
WINNER: JULIE MCDONNELL
Inspiration Award – With the Kent and Sussex Railway, recreating the golden age of steam.
WINNERS: GARY SIMPSON & JO BARRADINE
Lifetime Achievement – With Hastings Borough Council – supporting and celebrating outstanding achievement.
WINNER: EILEEN HILLIER
Top Teacher Award – With Sussex Coast College, Hastings – inspiring students and changing futures through teaching excellence.
WINNER: KEN DULLAWAY
Young Person of the Year – With Blue Reef Aquarium – the home of the undersea safari, new discoveries every day!
WINNER: MAIA BRYANT
Best New Business Award – With Hastings Independent Press.
WINNER: HAIR BY JACK
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
One nomination stated ‘you will never leave her company feeling anything other than uplifted’
Another said ‘she always treats you like a princess and makes you feel special, whilst you are in her hands’
And one happy customer simply said ‘In this quiet corner of Sussex, Jackie brings an expertise in hairdressing – that would be hard to match in any London salon’.
Best Eatery Award – With Hastings Events & News.
WINNER: THE PLOUGH INN, CROWHURST
Nominations praised their cosy décor and welcoming, relaxed atmosphere and we were told their staff were fun and friendly.
One nomination told us ‘it’s perfect for lunch after a lengthy walk with the dog – who is made to feel as welcome as his 2 legged friends!’ We were told by another customer that ‘despite the pub being packed, nothing was too much trouble and they were never made to wait’, whilst another simply stated ‘this glorious pub has been saved by the new owners’
Best Business Award – With Town City Cards.
WINNER: LITTLE DRIBBLERS
Described in one nomination as ‘the jewel in Hastings crown’ More Radio’s Best Business was founded by local football coach Ryan Light,
nearly ten years ago. They deliver beginners, innovate, fun football classes for boys and girls aged 18 months to 7 years old. Praised in many nominations for the positive influence they’ve had on the local community, we were told they’ve worked with thousands of children over the years. The unanimous 5-star social media reviews are a ringing endorsement of the great work all the coaching staff do each week – proving they are an outstanding business – founded and run successfully – for the benefit of local children .