VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

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"Thomas Bow City Asphalt are experienced Principal Contractors specialising in the delivery of Highways and Infrastructure Projects throughout the UK. Our widespread knowledge of Civil Engineering and specialist surfacing techniques are recognised by our diverse client base both in the private and public sector. Our status as a framework contractors for many highway maintenance contracts with Local Authorities across the Midlands and Yorkshire. In addition, we maintain a portfolio of high profile clients such as Birmingham Airport, NEC Birmingham and much of the countries prestigious racetracks including Snetterton, Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Cadwell Park. 

Thomas Bow City Asphalt are extremely proud to be sponsoring this year’s Volunteer of the Year award in what is our 150th anniversary year! Our headquarters have remained in Nottingham since 1867 and while our core business is in supplying civil engineering and surfacing services, we relish in the success of our home city and understand that this would not be possible without the voluntary sector. In today’s society the volunteering sector plays an ever more vital role in a positive community. As an organisation we actively encourage all our staff to take part in volunteering to enrich both their development and the lives of those around them. Congratulations to all those deserved nominees in this year’s category".

Alistair bow, managing director.

Bright Young Thing (18 & Under)

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"The Nottingham Post Heroes Awards allow us to celebrate local people who have really stood out and gone the extra mile in Nottingham over the past 12 months. Nottingham College is proud to sponsor the “Bright Young Thing” category as the College’s whole ethos is about supporting young people and helping them to achieve their full potential. We wish all nominees the best of luck and look forward to reading all the inspirational stories in the Post.”

CHRIS STEPHENSON, Marketing & Communications Manager.

Community champion

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"We are very proud to be sponsoring the Community Champion award at the Nottingham Post Heroes Awards as it is an award for pure selflessness. It’s important to honour the champions of our community because these are the people who are willing to go that one step further and do it all without rewards. They don’t always get the recognition they deserve but still carry on selflessly. These people don’t get paid extra and they don’t have to go that extra mile. It’s people like that who keep our community together. 

As a long standing Nottingham based company we at T&S Heating support the community in many ways such as taking on and training apprentices from the local colleges and having school children do their work experience with us. We offer our customer’s 15 years on Worcester Bosch boilers as we stand by the quality products that we install. We also try to support our community by doing our part for the environment too. As well as energy efficient heating systems we at T&S Heating also design, install, and maintain central heating and hot water systems that use renewable forms of energy such as air source heat pumps as we ourselves are committed to reducing the carbon footprint and minimising the impact on the environment".

robert bluff, managing director - saeed rafique, FINANCIAL director - byronie styx, business development executive.

good neighbour

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"As a proudly Nottingham-based business, we at David James are delighted to sponsor the Good Neighbour Award, which celebrates the outstanding, often vital support offered by local people to those living in their immediate communities. Through the sponsorship of the Good Neighbour award, we are delighted to be able to help shine a light on these often all too quiet heroes, and provide the recognition they deserve for the positive impact they have, day in day out, on people’s lives right across the city. 

Established over 25 years ago, David James an independent, family-run residential sales and lettings agency with three offices across the North East of Nottingham – Arnold, Carlton and Mapperley. The number one agent in the city’s Gedling Borough, selling over 700 properties each year, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with excellent customer service and unrivalled expertise in the local property market. Our highly knowledgeable and friendly team’s “above and beyond” approach is reflective of our ethos as a family business. At David James we understand the importance of neighbourly spirit, having introduced tens of thousands of homeowners to Nottingham’s welcoming communities since our launch in 1991. We look forward to celebrating the city’s kindest neighbours, and wish all the nominees the very best of luck".

James Roys, director.

armed forces

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“Frank Key are proud to sponsor the Armed Forces Award, as we commend and reflect on the bravery demonstrated by our Armed Forces at home and abroad. We have a lot to be grateful to our Armed Services for, so we are proud to be able to provide the recognition to those individuals who have shown dedication and bravery while serving our country. 

Since 1907, Frank Key have been renowned for supplying market-leading building, plumbing and timber materials. Built on family values, we have grown to now stock interiors, landscaping, civils and drainage products, as well as providing high quality plant and tool hire equipment.

Our reputation is not only built on the wide range of products we sell, but how we do business and our focus on supporting our local community. We look forward to celebrating the inspirational people of our local community through the Nottingham Post Heroes Awards.”

Robert Sansom, Chairman.

sports hero

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 "We’re incredibly proud to support the next generation of sporting superstars; our teams work with people from the age of 2, right up to 92, and we are great advocates of the huge impact sport can have on the mind, body and spirit. Our next big project, which will bring sport and community together like nowhere else in the UK, is the development of a unique sports and community village in Newark. A planning application was submitted in September and we hope to hear back by the end of the year. The vision is that groups, clubs and families from all over the county will be able to enjoy its facilities together, for many years to come. 

It’s an honour to be part of the Nottingham Post Awards; a deserved recognition for amazing people in the community. To be asked to sponsor the Sports Hero award in particular is a true testament of our work across Nottinghamshire, and a humbling experience to say the least.”

Todd Cauthorn, Operations Manager – Children, Young People and Families

kindness to animals

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"The Nottingham Pet Crematorium is honoured to sponsor the KINDNESS TO ANIMALS award. We are delighted this will be given to an individual or group who have shown commendable care and devotion to animals. We are a pet loving local family who have been serving the community for over 23 years. Former owners of the Antara Luxurious Dog Hotel, we provide a pet cremation service, complete with chapels of rest and farewell rooms.

The beautiful surroundings at Nottingham Pet Crematorium are available along with a collection service which includes the option to use a wonderful traditional hearse.

We offer your pet a dignified, respectful and totally individual service which we hope will give you some comfort and peace of mind at this sad time. We listen to your wishes, explain the many alternatives available and offer friendly advice. 

The Nottingham Pet Crematorium is the only service of this kind in the East Midlands that has been Independently Inspected & Approved by the Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematoria. We assure you that your pet will be cremated alone. You are guaranteed that the ashes you receive will only be those of your pet. We are always happy to answer your questions and let customers look around the newly refurbished premises in West Bridgford. We look forward to meeting our local community Heroes. Congratulations and good luck to everyone who has been nominated".

Rita & John Harbury-Carlisle, Owners.