Discover Ashfield Award Winners 2022
Discover Ashfield celebrates all that is best about living, visiting, working, studying and doing business in Ashfield and the awards were the perfect way to recognise all those who are doing great work within the District.
The event was held at the new Kirkby Leisure Centre, compered by Sutton’s Takeover Radio DJ, Ken Mead, with entertainment from local artist Ollie Hayes and the showcasing of the 2022 Photography Competition winning images from Mia Ludlam, Adrian Seaman and Rachel Collins.
Chief Executive Theresa Hodgkinson and Director of Place and Communities, Robert Docherty attended the event and had chance to speak to those involved and offer their congratulations to the winners.
The awards were presented by Discover Ashfield ambassadors including the Chair of Discover Ashfield, Martin Rigley, Chief Executive Officer of Lindhurst Engineering and Vice Chair Louise Knott, Vice Principal of West Notts College. When Louise was asked what message would she give to Ashfield’s young people she said “Dream big, do what you love and stay local”.
Succeed in Ashfield Winners
Business Improvement - RM Resources
High Street Business of the Year - Sauce & Brown
Shining Star in Sport - Brooke Butler
Shining Star in Academia - Boys Brigade Hucknall
Shining Star in Art - Sarah Newcombe
STEM Inspiration - Innovation Nottinghamshire
- Kier Group
Love Where You Live
Community Organisation - Mansfield Boxing Academy
- Ashfield Voluntary Action
Ashfield's Hero - Claire Finn
Ashfield's Young Hero - Ruth Lamb
More to Discover
Park of the Year - Huthwaite Welfare Park
Venue of the Year - Ashfield Rugby Club
- Mill Waters Café
Ashfield Ambassador - Sue West
- Jackie West
- Lynn Riley
- Hayley Carrington
Be Healthy Be Happy
Health & Wellbeing Project - Active Minds CIC
Carer Award - Andrea Reeves
There were also a number of Special Recognition Awards presented on the evening.
- Liz Barrett OBE - for services to education
- Ashfield's NHS
- Gary Jordan MBE - for services to the economy and community
- Lieutenant Colonel Keith Spiers OBE – for pioneering new ways for the Army to engage with young people
- Maryrose Philanthropy Award presented to Alan Rooksby for donating to the Leisure Centre for the community.
Congratulations on all the winners and every person / organisation / business that was nominated.
We have some amazing people in Ashfield and should all be so proud.
We look forward to seeing who we can recognise in 2023.