The Pride of Reading Awards 2020 officially launch today!
Get your nominations in now!
As a Reading based firm, with many of our employees born and bred in the town, we are passionate about supporting local community based projects and charities and believe it is a great way for businesses to give back.
To that end, we're proud and honoured to be supporting and sponsoring this year's awards; and what a years it's been! Quite rightly, the awards this year will be recognising and honouring the frontline heroes that have stepped up to the particular challenges presented by the covid-19 pandemic. The Reading community, individuals and businesses alike, have pulled together brilliantly to keep the town one of the safest and best places to live, work and play. Community workers, teachers, doctors, nurses, volunteers, entrepreneurs, bus drivers, fundraisers; there are so many deserving of recognition, and we look forward to celebrating, either in person or virtually, the exceptional efforts of all the amazing nominees.
More specifically, we will be sponsoring the Entrepreneur of the Year award, recognising an individual or team with an independent business venture in Reading. Operating a successful business in any kind of climate is a challenge, but to have done so in this pandemic and in a way that has supported the Reading community in some way is nothing short of brilliant. So if you know someone who fits the bill, who has perhaps experienced help from the Reading community to achieve their goals and who has played a role in helping the local battle against covid, nominate them before December!!
Current nominations include:
Paul Jones - Podium Fitness
Ryan, James and Matt - Feely Fruity
Tutu Melaku - Tutu's Ethiopian Table
Paul Stacey - Reading Rep
Claire Anderton - NOODskin
For information on each of the nominees check the Pride of Reading Awards website out.
Well done to all the other local sponsors who, like us, take great pride in being able to give back to the local community. McDonalds, Reading FC, Berkeley Homes, The Oracle, M&G Real Estate, Qwerty, Reading Buses, Cream Design, Iqvia, A.B. Walker, Green Park, Cherubs, Reading Borough Council, ITM AV, Berzerk Productions, Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Electric, Malmaison and Starlet Dance School
Good luck to all the nominees. We look forward to celebrating with you in February 2021 and to supporting the event for many years to come, be it socially distanced, virtual or just plain* regular!
*you know what we mean!! Nothing's plain about the Pride of Reading awards!! 😉