Welcome to the Annual Bedfordshire & Luton Rising Stars Business Excellence Awards 2012, brought to you by Premier Newspapers in association with Barclays. This is the chance to enter your company, organisation or even a member of staff for a prestigious award.
Food-based companies scooped the top awards at a celebration of the best of Bedfordshire’s businesses.
Biogen, in Milton Ernest, which turns food waste into energy and fertiliser was awarded the top Barclays Choice accolade at the Bedfordshire and Luton Rising Stars Awards held at Bedford Corn Exchange.
And Bedfordshire’s ‘cereal’ entrepreneur Bill Jordan picked up a lifetime achievement award for his services to the county over the years.
Funny and adorable Irish/Iranian/Teessider comedian Patrick Monahan knows how to work a room and engage an audience with a strongly skilled blend of ad lib banter and stand up.
Patrick has worked his way up the comedy circuit ladder and is now a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs. He has performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival for a number of years at the Gilded Balloon. Patrick has spent the last 2 years developing his theatre touring shows and in the past year he has toured the UK as well as performed a run at the Adelaide Comedy Festival (2011) with his family show and also an evening stand up show.
Due to his extremely clean and highly accessible material Patrick has developed a solid footing on the Corporate Circuit as an After Dinner speaker as well as a Awards Host. Patrick’s TV appearances over the years have included The Comedy Store (Paramount Comedy Chan- nel), That’s So Last Week (Zig/Zag/Five), Mervyn Bragg’s Travels In Written Britain (ITV), Comedy Dec- ades, (BBC), Comedy map Of Britain (BBC), Playing Away (Tyne Tees/ITV Presenter of Travel Series), Most Annoying...(various), (BBC), Sorcerer’s Apprentice (CBBC), Mega Melai (BBC2).
Patrick has a wealth of TV studio warm up experience which covers both live and pre-recorded pro- ductions. As resident studio warm up Artiste for a number of seasons on ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’ (C4) Patrick also appeared on numerous occasions in front of the camera hosting mock quizes, modelling false bums and finally as a guest on the sofa!
(£10 from every ticket sale goes to East Anglia Air Ambulance)
The evening includes:
A PDF ticket form will be coming soon.
Please print off the form and send to:
Gillian PolitisRising Stars Business Excellence AwardsEvents and Exhibitions TeamNewspaper House, Ise ParkRothwell Road, KetteringNorthants NN16 8GA
Select an awards category from the dropdown menu below, to view the criteria that the judges will be looking for, and also download the entry form for that category
You can then either fill in and attach the completed form and additional supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send it via post to: Gillian Politis, Rising Stars Business Excellence Awards, Events and Exhibitions Team, Newspaper House, Ise Park, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants, NN16 8GA.
If you have any questions contact the Premier Events Team on 01536 356902/506134 or email: email@example.com for details
(1) The awards are open to organisations that are based in Bedfordshire and Luton, and to individuals who live or work in the county. There are no limits to organisation size or business sector.
(2) Applications are preferred by email to save paper, however some categories may need extra evidence which needs to be supplied in hard copy. Please send to Gillian Politis, Rising Stars Business Excellence Awards, Events and Exhibitions Team, Newspaper House, Ise Park, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants, NN16 8GA. If you have any questions please call 01536 356902/506134 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date is 5th Oct 2012
(3) No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged in transit.
(4) Organisations are not allowed to enter categories that they are supporting through sponsorship.
(5) Award entries for individuals must be nominated and should only be entered on behalf of the nominee.
(6) A panel appointed by the organisers will judge entries: the decision of the panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The judges reserve the right to suggest more appropriate or additional award categories for entries. They may also seek third party substantiation for any claim made in an entry.
(7) Shortlisted entries will be notified after the initial judging and will be invited to attend the awards evening at the Awards Dinner at the Bedford Corn Echange on Thursday 8th November 2012. There are no cash alternatives for the prizes available. Tickets are £75 for a fabulous gala evening, this includes welcome drink on arrival, 3 course dinner with wine, an after dinner speaker and disco. Dress is black tie. Carriages at 1am.
(8) Information contained in the award entries may be used as part of the promotional campaign for the awards.
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Thanks to all our sponsors who help make the Education Awards a great event.
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The charity was established in 2000 and in the early days operated in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk functioning with one helicopter - Anglia One.
EAAA helicopterIn 2007 we extended our service to operate a second helicopter, Anglia Two, which serves Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Anglia One now focuses on covering Norfolk and Suffolk. The EAAA works with a range of organisations in operating its service including the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and other clinical charities.
The EAAA is especially needed here in East Anglia as the region covers a vast area, much of it rural. With more than 5,000 sq miles, or 11% of the total area of England, it contains some of its most isolated terrain making it sometimes difficult for land ambulances to reach the scene of accidents and emergencies quickly.
Anglia One and Anglia Two are subjected to different pressures: Norfolk and Suffolk are more rural and in the summer months with the influx of tourists the population increases by 2-3 million placing enormous pressure on our roads and infrastructure. While in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Peterborough there is generally more ‘business’ traffic. However, as weith everywhere else, our roads in East Anglia are becoming increasingly congested, leading to ever more road traffic collisions - which already make up the major single cause of the incidents we attend.
Business people from across the county put on their gladrags for one of the top local business events of 2011 at a glittering ceremony at Bedford’s Park Inn Hotel.
Click here to read a full report from the Awards evening 2011