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Pride of Gedling shortlist announced

Date Posted: 12:43 PM on Tue, 25 October 2022 It's Inn The Bank winner from last year

The shortlisted nominees for this year’s Pride of Gedling Awards have been announced.

The Pride of Gedling Awards, in association with Keepmoat Homes, recognise the very best of Gedling’s residents and businesses and celebrates the incredible achievements from the community over the last year.

The council received over 190 nominations across the six judging categories. Each award has been shortlisted to three or four nominations and the winners and runners up will be announced at the event. As well as the six awards, an overall Pride of Gedling Award will be given to a nominee who stood out as an incredible candidate. They will receive the prestigious award and their name will be etched in gold leaf on the winner’s board in the council chamber.

The event will be held on Wednesday 9 November from 6pm at the council’s civic centre. Smooth FM’s Gareth Evans will be hosting the event and will be announcing the winners of the awards on the night.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke MBE said:

“We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Pride of Gedling Awards. This year we received an incredible number of nominations and the ones who made it through to the final awards were all of the highest standard, demonstrating just how great the residents and businesses in our borough are.

We are very excited to welcome the nominees to the event in November and to hear about their great stories and to celebrate their wonderful work.

I would like to thank all of those who nominated someone for an award and to our sponsors who make this event happen. It’s vitally important that we find hope and optimism during these challenging times and these awards do exactly that.”

The shortlist is:

Business in the Community Award, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes


Netherfield Kindergarten

Somersby’s Convenience Store

Rose’s Pantry 


The ‘Dylan Barker’ Young Person of the Year Award sponsored by Gedling Eye and This is Gedling magazine.


Muhammad Ebadullah Malik

Grace Davies

Kaysey Farnsworth

Freddie Vokes


The Community Hero(es) Award sponsored by T&S Heating


Sally Bates

Drone to Home

Margaret Bowler

Chris Cook Cann


Outstanding Community Project Award sponsored by Jigsaw Homes


Amanda Vennell

The ARK, Gedling

Netherfield Forum St George’s & Loco Centre


The Environmental Hero Award sponsored by Wilkins Group


Friends of Moor Pond Woods

Vanessa Astill

Friends of Breck Hill Park

Leah Lee


Inspirational Healthy Lifestyles Award sponsored by Gedling Leisure


Woodborough Celtic Youth FC

Pressure Point Sports Massage

Katie Roper