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Sponsors of the 2023 Awards

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors for making the 2023 Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards possible!

Berkeley Homes

The Berkeley Group specialises in reviving underused land to create unique, sustainable and nature-rich places where communities thrive and people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy a great quality of life. The Berkeley Foundation, established in 2011, funds impactful charitable programmes and partnerships, supporting thousands of disadvantaged young people every year.

Caroline McHardy, Land & Development Director, Berkeley (Oxford & Chiltern) commented: “We are very proud to be able to support the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards again for the second year. These Awards are a wonderful recognition to all the inspirational people within the community. It is our pleasure to be sponsoring the ‘Teacher of the Year’ Award, recognising those teachers who go above and beyond to maintain a stable, nurturing and learning environment for all of our children’s future.”

Find out more about Berkeley Homes here.

Berkeley Homes is sponsoring the Teacher of the Year Award.


Find out more about Cala Homes here.

Founded in 1875 and building premium homes for over forty years, today Cala continues to apply the same guiding principles of exceptional design and build, meeting stringent standards and offering value for money in a wide range of sought-after locations. Cala is committed to adding social value to the communities it builds, and is proud to sponsor the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards.

“Cala is proud to sponsor the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards and we look forward to celebrating those who make exceptional contributions locally.

“The communities that our new developments become part of are extremely important to us. We’re delighted to support this initiative and the positive and meaningful work happening in Bracknell.”

Cala Homes is sponsoring the Sports & Leisure Adult’s Award.

Content Guru

Content Guru is a leader in cloud communications technology, supplying mission-critical Customer Engagement and Experience solutions to hundreds of large organisations across the globe. The company has been based in Bracknell Forest since its inception in 2005, and is heavily involved in charitable and community-focused activities.

Global CEO, Sean Taylor DL, commented: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s awards, and to be able to celebrate our fantastic community again this year. We’re proud of our Berkshire origins, and want to make sure that the local community benefits from our success.”

Find out more about Content Guru here.

Content Guru is sponsoring the John Nike Pride of Bracknell Forest Adult’s Award.

Easthampstead Park Hotel

Easthampstead Park is the premier event and conferencing destination in Bracknell.
The property is committed to providing top-notch hospitality services while prioritising social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
Since their £11 Million refurbishment in 2019, the property has implemented many socially responsible and eco-friendly initiatives such as improved waste management, the promotion of ethical and sustainable products, energy conservation, extended plant-based dining and much more.
Easthampstead Park offers a range of services, including conferencing, meetings, dining, accommodation, weddings, and fitness, all set on 80 acres of gorgeous Berkshire countryside.

Find out more about Easthampstead Park Hotel here.

Easthampstead Park hotel is sponsoring the Team of the Year Award.

EES Group

The Energy Efficient Solutions Group was born out extensive experience gained in the lighting industry, actively promoting the energy saving benefits of LED lighting through our organisation Energy Saving Lighting. From this background, the Group has evolved to help support its clients with their drive towards decarbonisation and Net Zero, providing a wide range of solutions including LED Lighting, Solar PV, Heating solutions and Electric Vehicle Charging.

“Energy Efficient Solutions Group are delighted to be supporting the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards. Celebrating the achievements of the best and the brightest people across the Bracknell area is something we really believe in.
These awards fall in line with some of our key values including commitment, trust and the community, and to shine a spotlight on those who have gone above and beyond in the community for their exceptional contributions is close to our hearts,” commented Group CEO Paul Daly.

Find out more about Energy Efficient Solutions Group here.

EES Group is sponsoring the John Nike Pride of Bracknell Forest Young Person’s Award.


Honda is a multinational automobile, aircraft, motorcycle and power product manufacturer, with its UK and European headquarters in Bracknell since 2014. Caring about families, neighbours and communities is at the core of Honda’s values as a company. Being based in Bracknell, the rejuvenation of the local community is a cause particularly close to their hearts, and they are immensely proud to be supporting and celebrating the achievements of Bracknell’s individuals at the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards.

Find out more about Honda here.

Honda is sponsoring the Volunteer of the Year Award.

Jemca Bracknell

Jemca Bracknell are a local Toyota main franchised dealer, offering a full range of new and used car passenger vehicles for retail, business and fleet customers. They are heavily involved in the local community, supporting several worthy causes and local charities. “Jemca Bracknell is very proud to be able to support the Pride of Bracknell Awards again for our fourth year”, commented a representative. “Jemca takes local corporate social responsibility very seriously and is active in supporting the local community.”

Find out more about Jemca Bracknell here.

Jemca Bracknell is sponsoring the Charity of the Year Award.

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Lapland UK

In 2007, Mike and Alison Battle realised their long-held dream of bringing the stories they had imagined for their own young sons at Christmas to life with the creation of Lapland UK, an immersive and authentic representation of Father Christmas’ arctic homeland right here in Berkshire.

“LaplandUK is privileged to stage its Christmas event each year in Bracknell Forest and honoured to be sponsoring the Pride Of Bracknell Forest Awards for a second year. These awards continue to be a wonderful recognition of the inspirational people within the borough who selflessly give of themselves to better the lives of others,” commented a spokesperson from LaplandUK.

Find out more about LaplandUK here.

LaplandUK is sponsoring the Sports & Leisure Young Person’s Award.

Nike Group

Nike Group’s businesses include the Coppid Beech Hotel, Shell Lightfoots, Jubilee Building Supplies, Skitech Systems, and four Leisuresport Centres. John Nike OBE DL was proud of his Bracknell heritage, and always strove to be involved in charity work and community improvement throughout the area. He supported generations of local individuals, and as such, the decision to sponsor the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards was a natural one.

Nike Group commented: “Nike Group of Companies are once again delighted to be involved in the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards. The late John Nike OBE DL was a driving force in championing these Awards to celebrate the achievements of outstanding individuals & organisations in the Bracknell Forest community from their inception in 2005. Nike Group of Companies are committed to carrying on John’s legacy by supporting this special event which was of great importance to him.”

Find out more about Nike Group here.

Nike Group is sponsoring the Community Contribution Award.

The SB Group

The SB Group is a fast-growing, family-owned enterprise, with a diverse portfolio of business interests spanning multiple sectors. Passionate about the progression and enrichment of lives and sustainability in the local area, The SB Group is most widely known for their work in sport and education, empowering children and young adults to embark on academic pathways alongside high-level athletic programmes.

“The SB Sport & Education Group are privileged and proud to be able to sponsor such a prestigious and impactful awards project within the community. There can be no greater recognition than receiving awards for outstanding hard work and effort or indeed from those in the community that you serve. Our main interest as an organisation is to provide opportunity which aligns directly with the ethos of these awards and the passionate organisation that presents them”, a representative of The SB Group commented.

Find out more about the SB Group here.

The SB Group is sponsoring this year’s raffle.

Shorts Group

Shorts Group are an industry leading, independent company offering a diverse range of products and services, including waste management, plant and tool hire, demolition contracting and agricultural services. Their offices can be found in the heart of Bracknell.

“We are again so pleased to be sponsoring the Business of the Year at the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards. It is always such a great occasion to celebrate the successes of local businesses and showcase what is going on in the area! Well done to all the nominees and category winners!”
Bryony Morten-Short, Operations Manager

Find out more about Shorts Group here.

Shorts Group is sponsoring the Business of the Year Award.


Since 1988, SUEZ have been managing waste and water for both local authorities and business across the UK. Today, they are pioneering sustainable solutions and innovative technologies for the UK’s circular economy. The company places a strong emphasis on charitable causes. In 2017, SUEZ raised over fifty thousand pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support, and in 2020 made a £100,000 donation to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity, providing a huge boost of support to vulnerable residents across the City region. SUEZ commented: “As a key service provider, SUEZ maintains strong links with the local community we serve, and we are delighted to be sponsoring the School of the Year Award.”

Find out more about SUEZ here.

SUEZ is sponsoring the School of the Year Award.

Visions Event Solutions

Visions Event Solutions are proud to be sponsoring the Pride of Bracknell Awards!

As a leading international AV/Event Production company we are proud to be based in Bracknell. Founded in 2001, the business has grown in both size and skill to accommodate the various needs of our clients, that range from private individuals to some of best-known global brands and FSTE 500 companies.

Our objective is to create highly targeted event concepts that will stimulate, engage, and challenge our clients to surpass all expectations and produce truly memorable events.

Find out more about Visions here

Visions are providing the AV for the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards.