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Award time!

Petersfield hosts Life in Petersfield’s sixth annual Business and Community Awards The people of Petersfield gathered to celebrate the best of the town with the sixth Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards on Friday 22 March at the Festival Hall. A top panel of local judges featuring Town Mayor, Mary Vincent, Head Girl at The Petersfield School, Alice Bezant, Tracey Richardson, from the Association of Petersfield Businesses, Marcus Hadlow, representing Churcher’s College, Alastair Stewart, Treasurer of The Petersfield Musical Festival, Cllr Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council and Cllr Vaughan Clarke, East Hampshire District and Petersfield Town Council, faced the tough job of selecting winners for 14 of the awards. However, it was up

to the Life Awards audience to pick The Event of the Year on the night and after vigorous voting they went for the Jubilee Weekend. Sponsored by Bluebird Care, this year the awards also saw guests for the first time treated to a delicious two-course meal from Inside Catering, as well as the traditional range of fantastic performances. These featured the Petersfield Academy of Dance; the Petersfield School; Churcher’s Jazz Band; Eloise Keating and The Choir Company. Hosts Karen Sheppard, Regional Managing Director of Tindle News and Jo Barlow, Special Publications Manger, wished congratulations to the winners, to those who were highly commended,

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and to all those who entered. First time host Jo Barlow said, “The Life in Petersfield Awards are a great opportunity for people and business in Petersfield to come together and celebrate their hard work over the past 12 months. Thanks to our sponsors, we had a fabulous night and plans for next years event are already underway.” Karen Sheppard continued, “We are thrilled with the Life in Petersfield awards this year as, we were given the opportunity to recognise some truly talented and committed individuals and incredibly hard working business people.” Read on to find out who the lucky winners were…



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Roll Of Honour Main Sponsor

Best Green Initiative Award

Bluebird Care

Winner: Adhurst Estate Allotments

This year saw a record number of votes celebrating the best of Petersfield. With everyone from allotments to inspiring new businesses, here is a list of our fantastic Award Winners and Highly Commended.

Highly commended:

Shortcut and Source Heat Pumps.

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Best New Business Award

Best Pub/Restaurant/CafĂŠ Award

Winner: Salon Sixteen

Winner: The Old Drum

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Highly commended:

Highly commended:

Billy and Margot, Elegance & Grace.

Annie Jones and Thomas Lord.

Not for Profit/Charity of the Year Award

Business of the Year Award Winner: B2B Management

Winner: The Stroke Association Petersfield Stroke Support Group

Highly commended:

Highly commended:

Booked PR and Norad Travel.

The Petersfield Museum and Petersfield & Liss NCT.

Retailer of the Year Award

Best Local Community Initiative Award

Winner: Coates Hair Design Ltd

Winner: Friends of Petersfield Heath

Highly commended:

Highly commended:

Fat Face and The Sports Locker.


Buriton: The Book of the Year and The Driving Project.

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Professional Community Support Award

Event of the Year Award Winner: Petersfield Jubilee Weekend.

Winner: Paula Haidon - The Steady and Strong classes Highly commended:

Andy Guest and Hampshire Farmers Market.

Highly commended:

Liss Film Festivals, Petersfield Ups and Downs Bike Ride and Winter Wonderland – Petersfield Festivals.

Arts and Entertainment Award

Teacher of the Year Award Winner: Mr Rircardo Ramshaw

Winner: The Petersfield Youth Theatre Highly commended:

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Highly commended:

Alison Morgan and The Boys in the Basement.


Mrs Jane Grubb and Mrs Teresa Offer.

Young Achiever of the Year Award

Sports Award Winner: Viv Mays

Winner: William Birch-Tomlinson

Highly commended:

Henry Port and Olivia Breen.

Highly commended:

Ebony Dowdell and William Port.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Petersfield Personality of the Year

Winner: Gerry Conran

Winner: Philip Young

Highly commended:

Highly commended:

Andy Guest and Raine Ryland.

Justin Barber and Suzie Howes.

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And now a word fro Main Sponsor

Green Initiative

Bluebird Care

Sponsored by Petersfield Herald

Petersfield was the first-ever Bluebird Care office and opened in 2004. An acknowledged centre of excellence, this business occupies space within the Head Office building in Charles House, Petersfield and is owned and operated by the company’s founders Paul and Lisa Tarsey. The company provides care from Petersfield and Liss areas in the north of their region, to Waterlooville and Havant in the south. All aspects of care are available and a wide range of different customers receive a high quality service from this office.

The Petersfield Herald was launched in 1976 forming 1 of 6 localised editions of the Herald. Still a family owned newspaper today packed with your local news and local youth sport. Advertising Director, Keeley Allen says: “We were delighted to be asked to sponsor the Green Initiative Awards and would like to send our huge congratulations to our winner Adhurst Estate Allotments. We look forward to next years event!”

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Best New Business

Best Pub/Restaurant/Café

Celebrating their thirtieth year of business, Trevor Towner is a master goldsmith with a vast experience of jewellery and silverware design. From his apprenticeship as an ecclesiastical silversmith to workshop manager at the Stuart Devlin workshop in London, Trevor’s career has involved him in the creation of fine pieces of silver and jewellery for heads of state throughout the world including the British Royal Family. Today he is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Freeman of the City of London and a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.

The award winning Letting Agent, Martin & Co is conveniently based in the High Street in Petersfield and, as an Online Letting agent, is able to offer reduced fees whilst not compromising on customer service. The owner of Martin & Co Petersfield, Stephen Ward, an ARLA qualified specialist in lettings and property management says - “I recognise that every landlord and tenant is an individual. Whether it is portfolio landlords looking for a maximum return on their investment or ensuring the right tenant is found for a much loved home, I aim to deliver a flexible service that offers exceptional value and suits the customers - not just me”.

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Sponsored by Trevor Towner

Sponsored by Martin & Co

Not for Profit/Charity of the Year

Business of the Year

Established in 2006, we are an independent, family owned and managed restaurant. Right from the start, we decided not to only cook amazing fresh dishes, but to mainly source all our fresh produce locally. This has become quite a tradition at La Piazzetta Petersfield, with some of the finest ingredients being delivered daily. We were delighted to sponsor the Life in Petersfield Awards evening congratulations again to our winner The Stroke Association!

We are a full service law firm providing high quality, personalised advice to individuals, businesses and organisations. We are a vibrant firm and have built our reputation on our commitment to providing the highest level of client service. We provide a tailored service and we are focused on responding efficiently to our clients’ individual needs. Supporting local businesses is very important to us and we are therefore very proud to have been able to sponsor the Business of the Year Award and would like to congratulate B2B Management on their success, as well as the other businesses for having been nominated.

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Sponsored by La Piazzetta

Sponsored by MacDonald Oates

Retailer of the Year

Best Local Community Initiative

Having been around for over 2 decades we have established a highly competent team of proactive accountants who can help with any of your tax, accounts, bookkeeping, trust or payroll needs. Our highly experienced proactive accountants can help with accounting & taxation affairs of employed, self employed, incorporated and unincorporated businesses, trusts, Lloyds underwriters and those lucky enough to have retired. Whether its bookkeeping, tax planning, accounts or tax return preparation our service can be tailored to meet your needs. We were delighted to sponsor the Life in Petersfield Awards again this year and would like to send our huge congratulations to Coates Hairdressing for winning the Retailer of the Year award!

Paul Squires, Business Development executive from Feefo was on hand to present the Best Local/Community Initiative award. Feefo is the award winning feedback system that helps website owners and brands increase sales by showing honest feedback and reviews. Feefo work with business large and small, and offer a free trial to demonstrate the power of their system. Paul comments ‘Feefo were delighted to be involved in the awards - and it was great to see so many local people and business at the event. Petersfield should be proud of what they have to offer.

Sponsored by Cox Manning

Sponsored by Feefo

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from our sponsors... Professional Community Support

Event of the Year

Sponsored by Kebbell Homes

Sponsored by Petersfield Garage Services

Kebbell Homes is a luxury house builder renowned for its homes of quality and comfort, and celebrating its 60th anniversary during 2013. Andrea Fawell, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kebbell Homes, comments: “During our 60 years, Kebbell Homes has been committed to Petersfield, having brought over 800 homes to the area over the last 30 years, so we are delighted to be involved with such a wonderful event that champions local businesses and the community. “It is great to see so many people come together, enjoy good company and celebrate all that is great in Petersfield.”

One of the few long standing businesses still trading in Petersfield originally Urquharts & Son in the 1930s. To the present day of Petersfield Garage Services the repair of motor vehicles has always been in the forefront of the business. From the old days of plugs and points to the current times of sophisticated diagnostics. We have the expertise and the diagnostic facilities to help locate and rectify those electrical faults. From a bulb, MOT, service or a major engine overhaul, maybe even just a simple check on your tyres for the winter, we are there to personally help and advise. Our body shop and accident centre is there for those moments we prefer not to talk about.

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Arts and Entertainment

Teacher of the Year

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Sponsored by The General Wine Company

Sponsored by Hand Made Places

The General Wine Company is a family owned company that has, for 30 years, supplied retail and trade customers with an unrivaled service and fastidious attention to detail. We search the world for the small producers that are doing something exceptional. As well as wines we have an extensive range of spirits - some old and rare, some just rare and difficult to get hold of. We are sure we can supply you with anything you need for your cocktails. We were delighted to be involved in the Life in Petersfield Awards and would like to send out massive congratulations to Petersfield Youth Theatre for winning the Arts and Entertainment Award!

Hand Made Place started life in a garage in Petersfield 12 years ago, they are now based in Bordon in a large specialist work shop and offices with around 35 employees. Our range of beautifully crafted original timber products has evolved into an extensive portfolio by working closely with our customers to develop imaginative, stimulating and sensory outdoor spaces. Having worked with dozens of local schools we were delighted to be asked to present Teacher of the Year at the Life in Petersfield Awards. It was a wonderful event for the community recognising the valuable contributions made by organisations, businesses and individuals in the local area.

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Sports Award

Young Achiever of the Year

DC Leisure work in partnership with Local Authorities providing leisure facilities and activities that are at the heart of the community. Our diverse range of innovative programmes have been carefully tailored to promote community engagement, social interaction and healthy lifestyles. We are all about ‘More People, More Active, More Often’. The Taro centre has been in the heart of Petersfield serving local residents for about 30 years. We offer a wide range of services including recently refurbished gym facilities, pool, soft play area, creche, cafe and even an on-site beauticians! We always have a number of offers available for new members so check out our website for more details!

We really enjoyed our first time as sponsors of the Life in Petersfield Awards, the atmosphere that night was truly amazing. We are now taking part in “Architect in the House”, which is a joint initiative between the Royal Institute of British Architects and Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, to help raise funds to support the work of this charity. We donate our time for an hour´s consultation on how to unlock the potential of your home, for a suggested donation to Shelter. Find more information on our facebook page or on our website.

Volunteer of the Year

Petersfield Personality of the Year

Britannia Reeves has helped thousands of people move home every year for over 100 years. Because we appreciate that every single home is different, we take care to find out your removal needs and to provide a service that is personal to you in every detail. We know that when you move you want a trouble free experience. At Britannia Reeves we understand what your moving issues are, and we know how to remove them. We were delighted again to be involved in the Life in Petersfield Awards and would like to send our winner, Gerry Conran, our congratulations on winning the Volunteer of the Year Award!

Petersfield Festivals are the independently funded team bringing free-to-enter Festivals to Petersfield for a third successful year. On Bank Holiday weekends in May and August, they entertain thousands with quality live music, fantastic refreshments, family entertainment and awesome gifts and produce from independent traders. Become involved as a generous local sponsor, helping out as a volunteer over the weekend or having a stall to sell your products or services… contact or steve@

Sponsored by Forero Senior Architects

Sponsored by Taro

01730 887320

01730 263996

Sponsored by Britania Reeves

Sponsored by Petersfield Festivals

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The Petersfield School’s performance

Justin Barber, Amanda Harwood and Kathrin Perin, The Petersfield Museum

Petersfield Air Cadets

Barry Primett and Mark Freeman, Source Heat Pumps Ltd

Photo by Nick Buttery

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Andrew Senior and Patricia Forero-Senior, Forero Senior Architects Ltd


James Atkinson, Dan Clark and Peter Jones from The Sports Locker

John Pike, Vivienne Pike and David Burstall from Friends of Petersfield Heath

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B2B Management can help deliver all your performance and training needs with an underlying principle of “Keeping It Simple�. Contact: 07747 690802

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With visit times ranging from 15 minutes right up to 24 hour a day live-in care, we can provide as much or as little care as is needed

We offer everything from personal care to shopping, cleaning or social visits. In fact, everything you need to remain in the comfort of your own home.

We believe in consistency and always aim to provide a familiar face for our customers. Our staff are caring, trained to give medication and police checked.

Launching in Summer 2013

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What we offer

Our Staff

Woodlark Place, by prestigious homebuilder Kebbell Homes, will comprise just eleven beautifully detailed 3 and 4 bedroom family homes located in a secluded and leafy environment close to the very heart of the thriving village community of Four Marks.

To register early interest, please ring 0845 130 2188




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Petersfield Garage Services The Elegance & Grace Boutique has been opened with you in mind. We want you to be able to find your dream dress, in comfortable friendly surroundings, with those you love most sharing the experience with you.

Bosch Car Service Centre Bedford Road | Vauxhall Way | Petersfield | GU32 3LJ

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Opening hours 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday Appointments preferable but not always necessary

MOT’s (Class 4, 5 and 7) Servicing & Repairs to Most Models Vehicle Diagnostics Van and Mini Bus Repair Centre Commercial Vehicle, HGV Repairs & Inspections 4x4 Specialist Accident Repair Centre Paint/Body Shop Air Conditioning Tyres & Exhausts Vehicle Recovery

Peace of mind motoring Working to an approved Code of practice

Pages Court, High Street, Petersfield, Hants GU32 3JT Telephone: 07787 526 305 Email:

Car Service

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Surpassing all your expectations with Inside Catering’s wealth of knowledge combining professionalism and personable approach makes for the perfect wedding caterers. Our Wedding and event management team over 50 years of combined wedding catering experience from initial discussion through to delivery of a beautiful and perfect event. We take the wedding catering brief, work within the budget, provide advice and guidance for the bride and groom and produce the perfect wedding catering where the ‘happy couple’ and all the guests feel comfortably indulged. We are always a phone call away  being attentive, supportive and sharing in the excitement. Book for 2014 and receive a 10% discount* discount applies to food only, service, tableware and drinks remain normal price


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