08 Jan I Love Clarkston Community Awards sponsored by East Renfrewshire Council
Late in 2018 we, the local business improvement district (BID), announced the first ever ‘I Love Clarkston Community Awards’ which will celebrate the positive work done by many local people, groups and businesses in the town.
Today we are thrilled to announce that East Renfrewshire Council will join us as the lead sponsor for the event, giving their backing to the Community Champion headline award which will be presented to the local person or organisation who personifies outstanding community spirit and fellowship.
Michael McKernan, Business Development Team Leader for East Renfrewshire Council said: “We’re always keen to support the local communities within East Renfrewshire and this is an ideal opportunity to recognise the people that make these places special.”
“The number of nominations coming in underlines the great work going on in all aspects of the community – a lot of which goes unrecognised, so we’re excited to be part of the event giving these people and organisations the praise they deserve.”
The Awards, which take place on Friday 1 March 2019 at the Redhurst Hotel, will also see the bespoke glass awards handed out to the ‘Young Person of the Year’, ‘Inspirational Leader’, ‘Community Group of the Year’, ‘Customer Service Star’, ‘Best Independent Business’ and ‘Best National Business’.
Anyone can nominate for any award category, with nominations open until 17:00 on Friday 1 February. You can find nomination forms in businesses throughout the town, which can then be posted in the Awards post box in Anytime Fitness on Busby Road. You can also nominate using the online forms, which can be found by clicking here.
BID Manager, Andy Dunlop, said: “We’ve always been blown away by the support the community have shown the BID, especially when it comes to events such as the Christmas Lights Switch on, so this is our way of showing how much we appreciate being made to feel like part of that community.”
“Seeing some of the stories coming through on the nominations is so heartwarming and endearing. It’s plain to see why Clarkston is such a positive place to live, work, shop and visit.”
An independent panel will discuss nominees before a shortlist is published and then winners chosen, to be announced at the event on 1 March.
A very limited number of tickets for the event – which will include a welcome glass of bubbly, a 3-course meal, live entertainment and the awards themselves – are on sale now. These are priced just £30, or £250 for a table of 10, and can be purchased by clicking here. You can find out more information by following I Love Clarkston on social media.