Pride in Bedfordshire Awards 2014

Pride in Bedfordshire is a special awards event that recognises the achievements of special people within Bedfordshire! The awards take place on Thursday, November 27th at the Bedford Corn Exchange, and you can nominate NOW!

The Pride in Bedfordshire awards are brought to you by the Herald & Post, Luton News, Dunstable Gazette and the Bedfordshire Times & Citizen, sponsored by the Harpur Trust and in association with Costa. Pride in Bedfordshire is a special awards event that recognises the achievements of special people within our area; those who have gone out of their way to help others, those who have overcome hardship and those who support a positive attitude within our community.

Do you know someone who has gone the extra mile to help others overcome hardship or someone who has offered their help and support for the community? Why not nominate them for an award to be presented on the night at our gala evening dinner? The deadline for entries and nominations is November 10th 

Award categories and sponsors

  • Young Achiever

    Sponsored by The Harpur Trust.

    This award is for someone under 21 who has achieved great things in sport, represented their school, been involved in volunteer work, or achieved distinction in some other field. An individual who has gone above the expected and is setting new standards in a particular field. Know a young achiever? Nominate them here

  • Service with a Smile

    This will be an individual or a team that goes that extra mile when it comes to customer service setting a superb example and making you want to return again. Those people who make our community a friendlier place to be and deserve to be recognised for going that step further. Know someone who is perfect for this award? Nominate them here

  • Care and the Community

    This award recognises individuals who have shown incredible patience and understanding, often for many years, caring for and supporting a friend or loved one. This award recognises those who have cared for others without thought for themselves or any public recognition. KNow someone who is perfect for this award? Nominate them here

  • Raising the Profile of the Town

    Sponsored by Nisa Local.

    This award is for someone who has actively promoted the town via press releases to local media as well as national/ international media and promoting the positivity of the district outside the area. Know someone who would be perfect for this award? Nominate them here

  • Friendly Neighbour

    Sponsored by Eagle Ale.

    Everybody needs them, as the song goes, but good neighbours really can transform lives. This award recognises those who have done so much for the people who live near them. Know a friendly neighbour? Nominate them here

  • Volunteer of the Year

    Sponsored by BPHA.

    For an individual who gives freely and unselfishly of his or her time to help others. Know someone? Nominate them here

  • Excellence in Education

    Sponsored by Univeristy of Bedfordshire.

    This award is for anyone or any organisation involved in education; a school, a teacher, teaching assistant, community group leader/worker, community, sports, music group etc. It is to recognise the work and effort they put into promoting and enhancing education in its widest sense e.g. learning in general not just exam achievement. Know someone who would be perfect for this award? Nominate them here 

  • Unsung Hero/Heroine

    Sponsored by Keens Shay Keens Limited .

    This award recognises the achievements of individuals or groups that go out of their way for others or their community as a whole. From spreading good news to voluntary support, this award is for people who are not recognised for their years of commitment. KNow an unsung hero / heroine? Nominate them here

  • Fundraiser of the Year

    Sponsored by Mayfair.

    This award is to recognise the achievements of the many people that raise money for others. Many of these people so often go without recognition. Know someone who would be perfect for this award? Nominate them here

  • People's Choice Award

    This award will be decided by public vote following the short listing of entries by the judging panel.

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