Hopes are high that Beverley can continue to win East Riding gongs

Beverley jewellers Hugh Rice

Beverley jewellers Hugh Rice

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Nominations for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Chairman’s Awards opened this week, honouring high achieving people, companies and organisations throughout the area.

The awards, now in their 15th year, recognise those who have enhanced the well being of the area in which they work or live in Beverley has more then its fair share of winners over the years.

They are split into five categories and the top entrants from each category will be invited to attend the award ceremony at the Spa Bridlington in May.

Last year Beverley jewellers Hugh Rice, won the Built Heritage award for the sympathetic renovation of their new premises, one of Beverley’s oldest shops which dates back to the 17th century.

Also nominated for that award last year were Beckside Wharf for their commercial developments and major schemes in Beverley, while Beverley’s national judo champion, Lois Brown was nominated in the sports talented performer category.

The community category recognises those who help others in the community with a non-commercial project and The built heritage category which celebrates private homes and business premises which have been sympathetically renovated and restored to retain the character of the East Riding.

The environment category is for those who have improved the environment or area where they live, including reducing waste, addressing litter problems or creating and enhancing wildlife habitats.

The business award recognises companies who have helped the economy flourish perhaps through recent expansion or the creation of new jobs, and the sports category is divided into junior volunteer and talented performer sections.

Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council Councillor Claude Mole, said: “The Chairman’s Awards offer a fantastic opportunity for the public to nominate individuals or groups and I am delighted that the council are able to support them for another year.

“There are many people who work tirelessly in their communities to make a difference to others and often receive little recognition. The Chairman’s Awards are the ideal opportunity to show them how much their work is appreciated.”

To submit a nomination for the Chairman’s Awards, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/chairmansawards or ring the civic office on (01482) 393260. The closing date for nominations is Friday 21 February 2014.

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