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Annual Awards 2022

22 Sep 2022

Our annual award ceremony was held yesterday evening at the stunning Winstanley House in Leicester. It was a wonderful event held to celebrate the support and commitment our business members and their employees give to our work across the city and county.

It was inspiring and uplifting to spend time with so many creative and committed people who want to make a positive change to our neighbourhoods and communities. I am confident that by continuing to work together we are better placed to overcome the challenges we might face in the coming year.

Kieran Breen, Leicestershire Cares Chief Executive

First up were our Education Awards, with the finalists and winners as follows…

Outstanding Contribution to Interview Technique

Finalists - ThermoFisher Scientific, Leicester City Council, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Bradgate Bakery, Samworth Brothers

Winner – Leicester City Council

Outstanding Contribution to Employability

Finalists - Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Joules, Leicester City Council, Alltruck plc

Winner - Joules

Outstanding Contribution to work with SEND Students

Finalists - Time Products (UK) Ltd, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Alltruck Plc, Joules, Leicester City Council

Winner – Hinckley & Rugby Building Society

Education Volunteer of the Year

Finalists - Michelle Tong – Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Denise Bradshaw – Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Helen Clare – Joules, Carla Loughrey – Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Jenny Hailes - Everards of Leicestershire, Louise Bilbie - Stepnell Ltd

Winner – Carla Loughrey, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society

Next, our Youth Awards…

Outstanding Contribution to work with Young Offenders

Finalists - Alltruck plc, CPW, Leicester City Council

Winner – Alltruck plc

Outstanding Contribution to work with Care Experienced Young People

Finalists - Total Motion Vehicle Management, Everards Brewery Ltd, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Winner – Everards Brewery Ltd

Outstanding Contribution to work with NEET Young People

Finalists - Everards Brewery Ltd, Samworth Brothers - Walker & Son, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society

Winner – Walker & Son, Samworth Brothers

Our Community Development Awards…

Outstanding Contribution to Bags of Hope

Finalists - Sytner Group, Nylacast Ltd, Everards Brewey Ltd, Alltruck plc, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society

Winner – Sytner Group

Outstanding Volunteer Contribution to the Holiday Hunger Scheme

Finalists - Louise Bilbie - Stepnell Ltd, Jackie Penney - Ford & Slater, Carla Loughrey - Hinckley & Rugby Building Society

Winner – Louise Bilbie, Stepnell Ltd

Outstanding Contribution to Digital Inclusion

Finalists - Alltruck plc, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Joules

Winner – Alltruck plc

Community Development Volunteer of the Year

Finalists - Francesca Summers – Sytner Group, Kellie Lee -CCB, Tina Siena-Tomlinson – ThermoFisher Scientific, Jenny Hailes – Everards, Tracy Renshaw – Walker & Son

Winner – Francesca Summers, Sytner Group

And lastly, our Overall Awards…

Volunteer of the Year

Finalists - Carla Loughrey, Francesca Summers, Tracy Renshaw, Tina Siena-Tomlison , Jenny Hailes, Jackie Penney, Louise Bilbie

Winner – Tracy Renshaw, Walker & Son, Samworth Brothers

Company of the Year

Finalists - Alltruck plc, Everards Brewery Ltd, Joules, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, Samworth Brothers, Sytner Group

Winner – Joules

In addition to recognising those that support delivery of our projects, we also recognised those businesses that have provided us with operational guidance and assistance over the last year from marketing and PR support to health and safety advice.

The following businesses were presented with an Outstanding Contribution to Leicestershire Cares award

  • Joules
  • Rock Kitchen Harris
  • Sytner Group
  • Everards Brewery Ltd
  • Bradgate Bakery, Samworth Brothers

Thank you to everyone who attended the event and a big thank you to all our business partners who work so creatively with us to support young people and our local communities.



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