Pride of Warwick District Awards
On the 4th July, our team of Beards put on their fanciest threads and headed to the Pride of Warwick District Awards to celebrate the success of local businesses throughout Warwickshire within a wide variety of sectors. Our founder and honourary Bearded advocate, Sarah Law, was also nominated within the Business Person of the Year category along with 3 other deserving nominees.
Upon arriving we could tell it was going to be a lavish affair; the red carpet was laid out in the entrance which led you to a photo opportunity wall along with champagne and canapés whilst we waited for the evening to commence – you could feel the excitement and anticipation building from all of the guests for the night ahead.
Not to shy away from a photo opp, we grabbed our friends from Imaginate Creative for a group photo – insert obligatory awkward photo here – and then it was on to mingle with some of the other guests and nominees; including Newsline-PR, Spangles, Heritage and Culture and Melon Communications.
Once the main room was ready, we were asked to go through and take a seat following the seating plan. As you walked in, you could hear the oooh’s and ahhh’s from other guests looking around the room as the organisers had really pulled out all of the stops to create a really spectacular ceremony; dimmed lighting to create a real dramatic atmosphere, lit only by a few lights as the tables centre pieces; a stunning light display with the awards star logo created by Table Art and a big screen at the back of the stage displaying the different awards and their nominees.
Once the gorgeous food had been demolished (thank you to Chesford Grange for the feast!) and copious amounts of wine had been gulped, the awards ceremony started, and the excitement really began!
The awards were presented by Kirsty Leahy from Touch FM and she stunned the audience in her gorgeous red gown. There were also multiple speakers on the evening including Steve Orchard The Chief Executive of Touch FM.
Unfortunately on this occasion, our Beard missed out on an award this time around, but we were so pleased for Helen Hesk from Melon Communications as it was a well deserved achievement. Next year though, BRING IT ON!!
Once the well deserved winners were announced, the after party continued with a classic disco in a separate room for all the nominees, winners and guests to celebrate together and have an opportunity to celebrate with businesses within the area who really do go above and beyond to ensure Warwickshire is a truly special place to be!
It really was an event to remember; black suits and ball gowns, scrumptious food, deserving winners and appreciative speeches; we can’t wait to see the achievements of Warwick District next year.
And if you’re looking to celebrate all that Leamington businesses have to offer, don’t forget that Leamington Tweetup are hosting their very own Leamington Business Awards on the 17th October so make sure you keep on the look out to vote for your favourite Leamington business! (We’ll start outfit planning now… )