Award Nomination for Get Berkshire Active

Friday, 2 Feb 2018


Get Berkshire Active were recently shortlisted for a Thames Valley Business Award in the category of Outstanding Contribution to the Community. The Thames Valley Business Awards is open to every company in the Thames Valley area and recognises not only profitability, innovation and employment but also the contribution made to the local economic community and the provision of support to culture and charities in the region.

Get Berkshire Active take great pride in being shortlisted for this prestigious award and whilst we were not awarded the winning trophy it was a great honour to take part. Nick West-Oram of Get Berkshire Active said “Unfortunately we didn’t win on the night. We are greatly honoured to have been shortlisted and our congratulations go to all the winners on the evening. There is a lot of fantastic work going on in the Thames Valley and it is great that this is being celebrated at the Thames Valley Business Awards.”

Guests were motivated by an inspiring keynote speech from Dragon’s Den 2017 Superstar Julianne Ponan. Julianne secured an £75,000 investment offer from Deborah Meaden. Juliane is an Award Winning Young Entrepreneur and Branding Expert. Julianne shared with the guests how she had almost died (with only 4hrs to live) when she was 9yrs old and how she has strived to overcome personal difficulties to win The Guardian’s “Business Leader of the Year award” and “Young Person in Business Award” by the FSB.

The awards evening was a huge success and raised thousands of pounds for the following three charities: Sue Ryder, Cherishers and Prostrate Cancer UK.

Alec Jones-hall, Director of Thames Valley Business and Community Award’s said “We are proud and excited to have celebrated tonight the very best outstanding achievement across the region and rewarding those who are making a huge impact throughout the Thames Valley. We are delighted that these awards have raised thousands of pounds for charity.  We have seen the business community to come together, not only to celebrate the accomplishments of those shortlisted and the deserving winners of each category, but also to mark the fact that we all continue to play a vital role in the success of our region and that its future achievements will be built on the foundations we have laid today.”

The 2019 Thames Valley Business Awards will be launched soon and nominations will open later in the year.

Source: Get Berkshire Active