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Life Awards Winners

Petersfield Presents Petersfield hosts Life in Petersfield’s fifth annual Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards


he people of Petersfield gathered to celebrate the best of Petersfield with the fifth Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards on Friday 30 March at the Festival Hall. Top winners included Colin Smith, the Personality of the Year; Charlie Day, the Young Achiever of the Year; and the Petersfield Food Festival, the Event of the Year, which was decided on the night by public vote. The exciting event, sponsored by East Hampshire District Council, featured fantastic performances from Petersfield Academy of Dance; the Petersfield School; Churchers Jazz Band; and Petersfield Youth Theatre. Each of the winners and highly commended in 15 categories were greeted by a cheering sell-out crowd and a fun evening was had by all. Host Karen Sheppard, Regional

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Petersfield District Scouts

Managing Director of Tindle News, wished congratulations to the winners, to those who were highly commended, and to all those who entered. Karen went on to thank the many people and business organisations who contributed to the occasion. After the evening Karen said, “I am very proud to have been a part of the Petersfield Community and Business Awards for the first time this year as Tindle. Thanks to all our supporters and sponsors we had a very successful awards evening.  I was most particularly impressed with the quality of the entries and must say the successful nominations were all very worthy winners.  The LiP team are already putting plans into place for an even bigger and better event for 2013 so I look forward to seeing you all again next year.”

Life Awards guests getting seated

Cllr Glynis Watts and Professional Community Support in Petersfield Award winner Vaughan Clarke Life in Petersfield


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Thank you to all our fantastic contributors who made the evening possible…


Regional Managing Director of Tindle News Karen Sheppard

Stuart Barden, Barden Contracts Group Ltd, Emile Jung Sports award winner, Karen Sheppard

Petersfield Academy of Dance

Giles Cleverley, Syn-Star


Town Mayor, George Watkinson Head boy at The Petersfield School, Charlie Essex Tracey Richardson, from the Association of Petersfield Businesses Bill Gosney, Littlejohn Bathrooms, Executive Director East Hampshire District Council, Tom Horwood Philipa Yugin-Power, Churcher’s College Petersfield Town Council and the Festival Hall staff 1927 (Petersfield) SGN Air Cadets Kestrel The Herald Design Studio Designing the awards material

Barclays Bank

Supplying the pens

One Tree Books

Ticket sales and coordination

Maureen Frost, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Rob Smith Operations Director of Morgan Innovation and Technology Ltd Business of the Year, Karen Sheppard

Steve Jacob and Ben Errey, Petersfield Festivals, Best new Business winners


Providing the tables

Petersfield District Scouts Serving the food


Giving Champagne to each of our winners

South Downs College pupils; Oliver Greenham, Ryan Lackenby and Stephen Pearson

Filming the event

Petersfield Round Table Looking after the bar

Top Print

Life Awards audience

Rhona Russell, Charlie Day Young achiever of the year winner, Karen Sheppard

Printing the programme, tickets and voting slips

Fine Framing

Framing each of the awards

Country Gardens

Providing plants for the table decorations and greenery on the evening

Langrish House

Supplying tablecloths

Tesco and Marks & Spencer Donating nibbles for the pre event

Academy Arts and Crafts

Giving cards

The Stay Sha Neri Shop Donating gold envelopes

Secret Garden Flowers by Design

Wrapping table decorations

David Tipple, Cox Manning, Ann Orourke and Susan Pellet, Ann’s Prams, Retailer of the year, Karen Sheppard 26

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Susan Pellet, Ann’s Prams, Retailer of the year

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Simon Bond, Cyan Solutions, Lesley Preston and Julie Amor The Petersfield Infant School, Green Initiative, Karen Sheppard

Churcher’s College Jazz Band

David Jones, Cox Manning, Fusion Bar One team, Restaurant of the year, Karen Sheppard

Professional Community Support in Petersfield Award winner Vaughan Clarke

The Petersfield School

Karen Sheppard, Professional Community Support in Petersfield Award winner Vaughan Clarke, Andrea Fawell, Sales & Marketing Director of Kebbell Homes

Stuart Barden, Barden Contracts Group Ltd

The Petersfield School

Robert Jones, Lillyfields Care, Karen Betancourt-Jess, The Bereavement Counselling Charity Not for Profit Organisation/ Charity of the Year, Karen Sheppard

Andy Reeves, Britannia Reeves, Air Cadet Warrant Officer Regan Hawthorn, Commanding Officer Alex Blyth, Volunteer of the Year, Lucy Asbridge, Sergeant Air Cadet, Karen Sheppard

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Nelly Hall, Alitex

Roll of honour

The Award Winners and Highly Commended Best New Business Award (sponsored by Syn-Star) Winner: Petersfield Festivals. Highly commended: B2B Management Consultancy, Fusion Bar One. Green Initiative Award (sponsored by Cyan Solutions) Winner: The Petersfield Infant School Highly commended: Fitzroy Rural Skills Project, Borough Grove Low Carbon Refurbishment.

Karen Sheppard, Andy Coe and Philip Watts Milland Community Shop, Best Local/Community Initiative, Sandie Wooden

Churcher’s College Jazz Band

Not for Profit Organisation/Charity of the Year Award (sponsored by Lillyfields Care) Winner: The Bereavement Counselling Charity. Highly commended: East Hants Domestic Abuse Service, Fitzroy Rural Skills Project. Retailer of the Year Award (sponsored by Cox Manning) Winner: Ann’s Prams. Highly commended: The Name UK, One Tree Books. The Pub/Restaurant/Cafe of the Year Award (sponsored by 7 Accounts): Winner: Fusion Bar One. Highly commended: La Piazzetta, Half Moon at Sheet.

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Business of the Year (sponsored by Hampshire Chamber of Commerce) Winner: Morgan Innovation and Technology Ltd. Highly commended: ID Data Cards; Booked PR. Best Local/Community Initiative (sponsored by Rowlands Funeral Services) Winner: Milland Community Shop. Highly commended: Walk4Dreams; Waitrose Community Matters scheme.

Professional Community Support in Petersfield Award (sponsored by Kebbell Homes) Winner: Vaughan Clarke. Highly commended: Community First for East Hampshire; Neil Mundy. Arts and Entertainment Award (sponsored by One Tree Books) Winner: The Petersfield School 2011 Rock Challenge Team. Highly commended: Write Angle; Petersfield Theatre Group. Sports Award (sponsored by Barden Contracts Group Ltd) Winner: Emilie Jung. Highly commended: Daniel Johnson; PRFC U6. Volunteer of the Year Award (sponsored by Reeves of Petersfield) Winner: Alex Blyth. Highly commended: Jhon Cosgrove; Colin Smith. Event of the Year (sponsored by Alitex) Winner: Petersfield Food Festival. Highly commended: MAGStock, October Rosemary Foundation Fundraising event. Teacher of the Year Award (sponsored by Biscoes Solicitors) Winner: Macie J Pulaczewski. Highly commended: Miss Ford, Ms Dee Bukbardis. Young Achiever of the Year (sponsored by Rhona Russell) Winner: Charlie Day. Highly commended: William Grange, Emilie Jung. Petersfield Personality of the Year (sponsored by Petersfield Festivals) Winner: Colin Smith Highly commended: Jhon Cosgrove, Sue Clarke. Issue 34 May / June 2012

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Steve Jacob, Petersfield Festivals, Giles Cleverley, Syn-Star, Ben Errey, Petersfield Festivals, Best new business winners, Karen Sheppard

Nelly Hall, Alitex, Bill Oversby, Philippa Steward and Ben Errey, Petersfield Food Festival, Event of the Year winner, Karen Sheppard

Steve Jacob, Petersfield Festivals, Personality of the year, Colin Smith, Ben Errey, Petersfield Festivals, Karen Sheppard

Petersfield Youth Theatre

Steve Jacob and Ben Errey, Petersfield Festivals and Personality of the year, Colin Smith

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