For evident rationale, we had to cancel the 2020 Indies community awards, but the 2021 edition of the popular occasion is going forward – and the cause we had to pause previous year’s ceremony will no doubt be a big factor in who wins this time around.

The Bishop’s Stortford Independent’s continued achievement given that we launched just 4 several years back – in Oct 2017 – has been probable only with the assistance of our local community, and so as soon as once more we want to repay the favour by declaring thank you.

And following the coronavirus pandemic which struck in the spring of very last year, we consider a lot of people today will want to enable us say thank you to the really community Covid heroes of the neighborhood.

The Indies ceremony at South Mill Arts on the evening of Thursday November 18 will be the 3rd this kind of Bishop’s Stortford Unbiased Group, Activity and Business Awards, recognising the very finest of the town in terms of selfless service or wonderful achievements.

Once yet again we expect to be overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of nominations – and for 2021 we are anticipating an even extra tricky judging undertaking as the earlier 19 months have served only to emphasise the extraordinary work carried out by people today leading regular lives… at times seven times a week, 52 weeks of the yr.

Community corporations have the moment once more jumped at the likelihood to display their assist by sponsoring the 12 types, and we are delighted to welcome again London Stansted Airport, Bishop’s Stortford BID (Business Enhancement District), Daniel Robinson & Sons, Genmar IT, Mullucks, Nockolds, the Rotary Club of Bishop’s Stortford, Stort Chemical substances and Tees.

Indies logo (52124539)

We are established to make the awards even larger and better, so we are also thrilled to welcome on board new sponsors estate agent David Lee and leisure venue Golfing Globe Stansted.

Now all we will need is for YOU to nominate those unsung heroes who selflessly and silently aid our city to tick – so that we can make certain they get the recognition they have earned.

Just about every 7 days the web pages of the Indie are packed with prime examples of community stalwarts, charity champions and the like. We just will need you to inform us who you would like to see honoured and why they have earned an evening in the spotlight at the Indies.

Of system, we may have skipped some clear illustrations of nearby group heroes, so this is your chance to advise us.

The 2019 Indies community awards winners and Highly Commended recipients at South Mill Arts (52125243)
The 2019 Indies group awards winners and Really Counseled recipients at South Mill Arts (52125243)

The categories are comprehensive, and visitors are welcome to nominate anybody who life or works in Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth or Stansted for 1 or a lot more award.

The Indies classes – what we are hunting for

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David Lee emblem (52124502)

Youngster OF Courage (sponsored by David Lee) – Recognising the younger people today in our city who battle sickness, disability or drawback and who, by their bravery, supply inspiration for all.

London Stansted Airport logo (52124497)
London Stansted Airport brand (52124497)

Neighborhood Champion (sponsored by London Stansted Airport) – Likely to be the most hard conclusion of all in a town the place the voluntary sector supplements products and services in numerous ways and some of our community servants go previously mentioned and beyond the simply call of duty.

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Mullucks section of Hunters logo (52124504)

CHARITY Champion (sponsored by Mullucks part of Hunters) – This could be introduced a hundred periods in excess of! 7 days in, 7 days out we element plenty of selfless souls elevating countless numbers of lbs . for deserving causes or providing up their time to make a distinction to those people a lot less privileged.

Rotary Club of Bishop's Stortford logo (52124524)
Rotary Club of Bishop’s Stortford emblem (52124524)

Youthful CARER (sponsored by Rotary Club of Bishop’s Stortford) – A neglected army of youngsters and youthful people consider on the adult load of caring for a family member with tiny or no guidance or recognition. This is your opportunity to reward them.

Golf World Stansted logo (52124533)
Golfing Planet Stansted brand (52124533)

Green AWARD (sponsored by Golfing Earth Stansted) – The have to have for unique and collective sustainability and environmental recognition has by no means been better as the planet faces a local climate adjust disaster, so we want you to nominate a particular person, a team of folks, a business or an organisation that sales opportunities by case in point.

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Genmar IT brand (52124509)

UNSUNG HERO (sponsored by Genmar IT) – The city is supported by a silent army of selfless people who beaver away behind the scenes to make existence superior for a lot of others. These modest stalwarts do not seek recognition, but it is time they received it.

Daniel Robinson & Sons logo (52124511)
Daniel Robinson & Sons logo (52124511)

Outstanding Achievement (sponsored by Daniel Robinson & Sons) – This award will recognise a pillar of the group who deserves praise for extensive-standing devotion to the city and its people today.

Nockolds logo (52124516)
Nockolds emblem (52124516)

BUSINESS Personality (sponsored by Nockolds) – This will mirror on the people today who enthusiastically carry anything to the local community through their business, on leading of work and prosperity. This award incorporates Young Entrepreneur, an award that appears to the upcoming technology of innovators who will be Bishop’s Stortford’s lifeblood for years to arrive.

Bishop's Stortford BID logo (52124531)
Bishop’s Stortford BID symbol (52124531)

Customer Provider Champion (sponsored by Bishop’s Stortford BID) – In a city the place unbiased traders and nationwide chains get the job done with each other to retain the significant avenue alive, this is a chance to recognise the helpful, efficient and qualified staff members who are the key to purchaser pleasure and administer support with a flourish.

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Tees brand (52124518)

Sports Temperament (sponsored by Tees Legislation) – A likelihood to honour the sportsperson placing the gold conventional and inspiring others to intention for the major, or the staff participant or official who normally excels either on the discipline or off it, probably in an unsung way.

Stort Chemicals logo (52124522)
Stort Chemical compounds logo (52124522)

Younger Sports activities Character (sponsored by Stort Chemicals) – A chance for the sporting stars of the foreseeable future to rating these days. Our preceding recipients have been in golfing, soccer and aquathlon, but there are dozens of sports activities exactly where neighborhood younger talent is thriving. Tells us about them!

We will also be presenting the John Turner Memorial Award, in honour of the loyal servant and vice-chairman of Bishop’s Stortford Soccer Club who died instantly, just 6 months right before awards evening at the inaugural Indies in 2017.

The Indies local community awards are also supported by venue South Mill Arts, video clip firm HNE Media and caterer Just Increase Parsley.


You can use the sort embedded near the top of this write-up or click on it listed here. The deadline for nominations is Saturday Oct 30.

2019 Indies community awards at South Mill Arts (52125237)
2019 Indies community awards at South Mill Arts (52125237)
2019 Indies community awards at South Mill Arts (52125235)
2019 Indies neighborhood awards at South Mill Arts (52125235)
2019 Indies community awards at South Mill Arts (52125241)
2019 Indies community awards at South Mill Arts (52125241)