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Awards Supplement

Your local community lifestyle magazine Covering: Buriton, East Meon, Froxfield, Hawkley, Liphook, Liss, Milland, Rake, Rogate, Steep, Sheet, South Harting

Sid Wiltshire: Community Worker

Petersfield Academy of Dance

Mayor Paul Malloy

Photos by Michel Focard. Order them and DVDs of the 2008 Awards Ceremony at: www.lifemags.co.uk/awards.html

Josie Jo Singer / songstress


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Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2008 Petersfield Academy of Dance

Dave Brooks

The Mayor Paul Molloy and Rt Hon Michael Mates MP

The George and friends

Claire Gammon adjusting Cat’s corsage

Simply the best The inaugural Life In Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2008, sponsored by East Hampshire District Council, went down a storm and raised the roof at the Festival Hall in April. Rosey Briggs reports

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he sell-out evening brought together many sectors of the

who was joint MC with Nick Keith,

Guests and sponsors told the organisers and stated publicly that this

Editorial Director. People said that the awards

Petersfield community: business,

was “the best Petersfield event we have

charity, the arts, sport, innovators, and

attended for a long time”, and hoped it

acknowledged and paid tribute to many

local government. There were more

would become an annual event.

important people and organisations in

than 100 nominations for the 15 award

the community, a genuine

The night was great fun with an

categories, each of which was

enthusiastic audience loud in its praise

representation of the talent,

sponsored by a Petersfield business.

and encouragement; and clearly pleased

compassion and determination that can

to be there. “I knew that the evening

be found in the town. Organiser Cat Jarman said: “I was

kind in the town, many people wondered

would go well after my opening remarks

what to expect. What should they wear?

when I said ‘Let’s have a party’ – and

looking to make it as professional and

Would it be glitzy like the Oscars?

everyone cheered loudly,” said Gareth

enjoyable as possible in our first year;

Wacky like the Brits?

Gammon, a director of Life Magazines,

and to ensure the ceremony was Life

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Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2008 Life

Petersfield Academy of Dance

Rt Hon Michael Mates MP

PYT

MCs: Nick Keith and Gareth Gammon

Write Angle Poetry

“Congratulations to all on a superb first awards ceremony” East Hampshire District Council

inclusive of a broad variety of the Petersfield community.”

magazine and both ex-Bedales girls

The awards were a sell-out, with

– which brought the house down.

more than 250 people flooding

These interludes, all highly professional

through the doors of the Festival Hall –

and very entertaining, showed us all yet

enjoying canapés provided by Restaurant Upstairs, and wine courtesy of Waitrose.

included music from The Petersfield School, an excerpt from the Pageant for

‘Get the party started’ In the opening address, the Rt Hon Michael Mates MP stressed the importance of the united community with the many issues facing the town. Then came the presentation of awards, interspersed with a diverse and talented array of entertainments.

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again the diversity and talent within the Performances

Petersfield arts community. Life

Petersfield from the Lion & Unicorn Players, musical theatre from the Petersfield Youth Theatre, a medley of dance from Petersfield Academy of Dance, and a number of short pieces from members of Write Angle Poetry. The evening closed with songs from Josie Jo – comprising Jo Horsley and Lucy Coates, both writers for this

Photos by Michel Focard. Order them and DVDs of the 2008 Awards Ceremony at: www.lifemags.co.uk/awards.html

“It was great to be involved with such a fantastic event.. I know how much work goes into these things – well done!” Elaine Armitage, Review Hairdressers

Hendersons and the Folly Wine Bar and


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Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2008 ▼

Life

Lavant Rowe with sponsor Mike Kirby (right)

The George with sponsor Sue Johnson (left)

Roll of Honour

Each of the 15 categories had a winner and two highly commended nominees with final judging made by committee. The judging panels were chaired by a representative of the sponsor, and included Petersfield Mayor Paul Molloy; Mike Gibbs, from East Hampshire District Council; and Andrew Gordon, Chairman of East Hants Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The high standard of nominations meant many closely contested decisions Best New Business: Winner: Lavant Rowe Hair Highly Commended: Energy Footprint and Henderson’s Railway Café Sponsor: Antrobus Chartered Accountants Green Initiative: Winner: Drum Housing Highly Commended: Bricks and Mortar Cyclean Sponsor: Energy Footprint Best Village Initiative Winner: Buriton Village Voice Committee Sponsor: Daltons Solicitors

Scotland Farm: Hilary Robnson, with sponsor Roger Petch (left)

Volunteer of the Year Winner: Brian Chapman – Friends of Petersfield Hospital Highly Commended: Mary Landry – Winton House Centre

Ian Essai, with sponsor Paul Hawes (left)

Nigel Wells – Festival for Young People Sponsor: Jacobs & Hunt Estate Agents Community Worker of the Year Winner: Sid Wiltshire – for services to charity and for over 30 years of keeping Petersfield clean Highly Commended: Doris O’Neil - traffic warden Kirsty Stratton – Citizen’s Advice Bureau Sponsor: Rowland’s Funeral Services Business of the Year Winner: One Tree Books Highly Commended: Permanent Publications Barden’s Electrical and Mechanical Services Sponsor: Macdonald Oates Solicitors

Paul Martin Buriton Village Voice Committee

“We were honoured to be part of such a slick and well organised event. Winning the award gave us both a community welcoming buzz” Chris Scott, Lavant Rowe, winner of Best New Business Award

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Photos by Michel Focard. Order them and DVDs of the 2008 Awards Ceremony at: www.lifemags.co.uk/awards.html


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Homestart Butser

The Lion and Unicorn Players

“I was utterly surprised and very delighted. It was an even bigger shock to win at the first one and I can’t believe I got a standing ovation! We very much enjoyed the evening, it was very entertaining” Sid Wiltshire, winner of Community Worker of the Year Award.

Arts and Entertainment: Winner: Petersfield Youth Theatre Highly Commended: Petersfield Chamber Choir Write Angle Poetry Sponsor: Waterlooville Carpets

Event of the Year Winner: Petersfield Round Table – Fireworks display 2007 Highly Commended: Langrish Primary School PTA – Summer Ball Petersfield Town Juniors – 6-a-side Tournament 2007 Sponsor: Picketts & Pursers Sports Award Winner: Ian Essai – (Petersfield Town Football Club) Highly Commended: Carol Higton and Neil White (Positive Lifestyle) Diana Salmon – Petersfield Cricket Club Sponsor: Review Hairdressers Life

Paul Ciniglio from Drum Housing with Neil Casson

“Since there are so many artistic and entertainment groups in Petersfield, this was a very happy surprise... the entire evening went smoothly and flawlessly.. It buzzed with real energy and high spirit… It may have been a first in Petersfield but it certainly has shown that it won’t be the last!” Lea from Write Angle Poetry, Highly Commended for Arts and Entertainments Award

Mr Stretch of Ditcham Park School with Peter Howells (left)

Disabled Access in Petersfield: Winner: Scotland Farm Bed and Breakfast Highly Commended: Master Robert Inn Meon Valley Travel Sponsor: Mackarness & Lunt Solicitors

Clare Dove from MacDonald Oates accepts on behalf of One Tree Books

After-awards (l to r): Phillip Haines (Petersfield Festivities) Gareth Gammon (Life) and Jonathon Berry (The George)

Jackie Phillips, Friends of Petersfield Hospital on behalf of Brian Chapman with James Dodds

Grahame Lawrie from Waitrose, Petersfield

Photos by Michel Focard. Order them and DVDs of the 2008 Awards Ceremony at: www.lifemags.co.uk/awards.html

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Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2008 ▼

Life

“It was a glorious evening,” Doris O’Neill Ian Essai

Sid Wiltshire with Tony Thorne (left)

PYT’s Michael Auger with Mike de Mellow (left)

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Shop of the Year Winner: Waitrose Petersfield Highly Commended: Sue Johnson Interiors Tchibo Sponsor: EHDC Not for Profit Org. of the Year Winner: Home Start Butser Highly Commended: Citizens’ Advice Bureau Petersfield Round Table Sponsor: Rowlands, Son &Vincent

Mike Robinson, Petersfield Round Table

Photos by Michel Focard. Order them and DVDs of the 2008 Awards Ceremony at: www.lifemags.co.uk/awards.html

Cat Jarman with floral tribute

Restaurant/Pub of Year Winner: The George Highly Commended: Annie Jones The Square Brewery Sponsor: Sue Johnson Interiors Teacher of the Year Winner: William Stretch Ditcham Park School Highly Commended: Mrs Matthews – Buriton Infant School Mrs Hunt – Horndean Infant School Sponsor: Alpha Graphics Personality of the Year Winner: Ian Essai Highly Commended: Nik Ashton Mary Landry Sponsor: Littlejohn


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Final curtain The evening ended with thanks from Town Mayor Paul Molloy and Councillor Ken Moon, from EHDC. The slight over-run on time was taken as a positive sign, since it was largely due to the enthusiasm of sponsors and performers, and an impromptu auction for the Chelsea Old Boys match tickets on behalf of “Rowland's Petersfield Town FC.

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n audience straw poll afterwards declared the event a huge success, with

Life in Petersfield Awards nights in future years gladly welcomed. One sponsor was heard to say “next year, let’s make a whole night of it and have dinner too”. So Oscars, Brits and Grammies eat your heart out, the Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards’ night is now a mustsee fixture on the town calendar of events! A very special thank you from the Life Magazines’ team to ALL involved – from participants and performers, to suppliers and technicians, to sponsors and guests. See you all

“Thank you so much for the consideration to you and your panel with regard to this award which we dearly hope to live up to!

Funeral Services would like to congratulate Life in James A Beagrie, Managing Director, Meon Valley Business Travel & Petersfield for a wellRepatriations organised, professional event. As sponsors we were 2009? privileged to have If you would like to supported the awards get involved next year as and would like to a sponsor, performer or congratulate all highly volunteer, commended and let us know! winners.” awards@lifemags.com Life

next year!

Thanks and acknowledgments General: Petersfield Town Council and Festival Hall staff; Town Mayor Paul Molloy; Rt Hon Michael Mates MP; Cllr Ken Moon, EHDC Food and drinks: Mary at The Folly Restaurant Upstairs; Stephen Henderson at the Railway Cafe; Jerry Hicks and the Folly Bar for running the bar; and Waitrose for the wine, and the champagne for the winners. Props: EHDC for loan of the lectern and projector; Whitwam for the projector equipment; Petersfield Laundry Services. Performers: Petersfield Academy of Dance, Write Angle Poetry; The Petersfield School; the Lion and Unicorn Players; Petersfield Youth Theatre; JosieJo. Technical: Michael Focard for photographs; Martin Shepherdly from Web Epics for filming; Nik Ashton from PYT for the staging and lighting; Jules and Chris from Front Of House Productions for the sound; and Michael, Lizzie and Marcus backstage.

Photos by Michel Focard. Order them and DVDs of the 2008 Awards Ceremony at: www.lifemags.co.uk/awards.html

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Lauren Graimes, Tom Ball and Cat Jarman

The PYT table Martin Sheperdly

Geraldine Keith and Carolyn Warne

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Paul Ciniglio and friends

Josie jo: Jo and Lucy

The Jacobs & Hunt party

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East Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulate all the winners of the Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards for 2008. We are delighted to have been a sponsor. www.ehcci.co.uk Tel: 02392 449449

East Hampshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Photos by Michel Focard. Order them and DVDs of the 2008 Awards Ceremony at: www.lifemags.co.uk/awards.html

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