The Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards were started in 2005 to celebrate the achievements of the community, in areas from charity through to sports and education. They continue to identify those exceptional individuals and groups which make significant contributions to the quality of life in the region.
The Awards have been running ever since to give the recognition that these individuals - and the community more widely - so richly deserve, and to encourage others to get involved in an enormously promising area.
Bracknell itself is at the heart of Europe's 'Tech Valley' and makes a major contribution to the South East economy, which is second only to London in terms of its financial output. But it is the people of the surrounding area that help make the quality of life in the region better for so many others.
The categories for the 2018 Awards were as follows:
- The John Nike Pride of Bracknell Forest - Young Person's Award
- The John Nike Pride of Bracknell Forest - Adult Award
- School of the Year
- Teacher of the Year
- Business of the Year
- Sport and Leisure - Young Person's Award
- Sport and Leisure - Adult Award
- Charity of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Team of the Year
- Special Award
Plans for next year's awards are underway and will be announced in due course. Finalists and representatives from local schools, businesses and volunteer groups will be invited to help celebrate our heroes.