Pride of Stratford Awards

PUBLISHED: 13:41 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:22 26 February 2013

Small business entrepreneur of the year  "“ sponsored by Stratford-upon-Avon District Council. Pictured, councillor Neville Beamer, with Lexi Tamasan and Adam Taylor, from PetShopBowl.co.uk

Small business entrepreneur of the year "“ sponsored by Stratford-upon-Avon District Council. Pictured, councillor Neville Beamer, with Lexi Tamasan and Adam Taylor, from PetShopBowl.co.uk

Stratford-upon-Avon's finest are honoured at an awards ceremony in the town

Stratford-upon-Avons finest are honoured at an awards ceremony in the town


The people who are the pride of Stratford were recognised at an awards night at the Holiday Inn. Guests included Midlands footballing legend Cyrille Regis, Nadhim Zahawi MP and TV presenter Quentin Willson. Marion Morgan received the Stratford Pride Award for her contribution to the arts. Marion has been involved with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford Fringe Festival, Stratford Folk Club and is a trustee of Escape Community Art in Action.


A special award was given in memory of Mat Davis, diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 2009 aged 20, who raised 13,500 for Cancer Research UK before his death last November.


Tony, Sandy, Jordan and Siobhan Lewis who set up 353 to raise money for military charities in memory their son and brother Private Conrad Lewis from Claverdon also received a special award. Conrad was the 353rd British soldier to be killed in the conflict in Afghanistan. The event, sponsored by Barclays and DCS Europe, was organised by 102 Touch FM.


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The awards


Business of the year:
Bright Assessing


Small business of the year:
Grants Bakeries


Green business of the year:
Lilliput


Town centre outlet of the year:
Sew Me Something


Hospitality business of the year:
Menzies Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club


Team of the year:
Stratford Civic Hall team


Customer care award:
The One Elm


Small business entrepreneur of the year:
Adam Taylor and Lexi Tamasan (PetShopBowl.co.uk)


Large business entrepreneur of the year:
Denys Shortt


Tourism initiative of the year:
Olympic opening ceremony big screen event


Arts organisation of the year:
Orchestra of the Swan


Citizens of the year:
Martin Gorick and Francis Prentice


Carer of the year 2013:
Kevin Regester


Educator of the year 2013:
Juliet Short


Young achiever of the year 2013:
Verney Cull


Stratford pride award:
Marion Morgan


Special award:
In memory of Mat Davis


Special award:
The Lewis family

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