Nominations open for Pride of Stevenage Awards 2020

22 Jul 2020

Nominations open today (22 July) for this year’s Pride of Stevenage Awards, to applaud the good work of the community during the pandemic.

This year’s awards will be held virtually for the first time on Saturday 24 October and will be live streamed from the council’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/SBCComms

Categories highlight the good work of individuals and businesses that have made a difference during the pandemic. The award categories are:

  • Best Covid community support service to help the people of Stevenage during the
    pandemic
  • Covid lockdown hero someone who selflessly helped others
  • Best company providing Covid support to the residents/local community
  • Best team Covid support providing support to the residents/local community
  • Best Covid community hero someone who helped local groups of people / volunteering that made a difference / someone who was a good neighbour or Samaritan during the lockdown
  • Best Covid healthcare hero/heroes healthcare specialist/s who made a huge difference
  • Best Covid adaptable business organisations that redeployed staff, made donations, changed services/products during the pandemic and/or lockdown period.

Nominations open on 22 July and close on Friday 4 September. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by Leader of the Council, Councillor Sharon Taylor. Finalists will be
informed after the judging.

The host for the evening will be SG1 Sports Scene radio presenter and Stevenage FC match day announcer, Jay Drackford.

Leader of Stevenage Borough Council, Councillor Sharon Taylor, said: “Although we cannot host the awards ceremony as we usually would, it’s more important than ever that we
recognise the good work of community groups and individuals, so this year’s Pride of Stevenage Awards will be held virtually.

“The heart of our town lies in its people and over the past six months, I have been truly humbled by the acts of kindness and community spirit shown by so many people and organisations during such a difficult time. We really have seen the best of Stevenage, it’s something our town should be extremely proud about and we look forward to being able to recognise and say thank you in October.

“The Pride of Stevenage Awards is a chance of us to come together virtually to celebrate and say thank you to some amazing people and recognise the outstanding contribution they have made to our town and the lives of people in it.”

To nominate a community group, business or individual for a Pride of Stevenage Award, visit: https://services.stevenage.gov.uk/~?a=sbc-pride-award