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Time running out to nominate Heart of Ulverston heroes

TIME is running out to nominate your local heroes at the returning Heart of Ulverston Awards.

Less than one week remains before the nomination deadline closes, and people are being urged to submit their applications to help shine the spotlight on the unsung individuals, businesses and organisations which make Ulverston such a special place to live and work.

Nominations have come flooding in across all 13 award categories but there is still time to make sure your favourite has a chance to be represented at the Heart of Ulverston Awards on Thursday, May 16, at the town’s Coronation Hall.

Nominations are sought in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Sports Performance of the Year, Employee of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Sports Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, Community Group of the Year, Outstanding Courage Award, Best Hospitality Venue, Business in the Community, Citizen of the Year, Helping Hand Award, and Apprentice of the Year.

Siemens Energy, which has a 11,000 sq ft purpose built factory in Ulverston’s Low Mill Business Park, manufactures and delivers world-class subsea connector and measurement technology for use across the globe.

The company is sponsoring the apprentice of the year award, and is excited to hear the amazing stories from local people learning their trade at a wide range of local businesses.

Mark Jones

Mark Jones, the Head of Connectors at the Ulverston branch of Siemens Energy, said: “It is our honour to once again be involved with the Heart of Ulverston Awards and to sponsor such a fantastic event which celebrates all that is great in our community.

“As a local employer, it is important we train and nurture our homegrown talent.

“At Siemens Energy, apprentices gain invaluable experience on the job and work towards a recognisable qualification. Our apprentices help us grow our talent pool and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

“As a company, we have experienced the positive impact apprentices can have on a business and this is why we are urging local companies to get in touch and share the stories of the amazing work their apprentices produce on a daily basis to aid business growth.”

JF Hornby Chartered Accountants, which is based in Daltongate Business Centre, is sponsoring the Community Group of the Year Award and is encouraging people to get their nominations in. 

Managing Director Paul Hornby said: “We are a community business, and we try to reflect that in everything we do.

“Ulverston is at the heart of the JH Hornby family. It’s where we are based, where many of our clients are based, and where a number of our team members live.

“This is a fantastic town, and much of that is down to the people who live, work and volunteer here. To be able to help celebrate the fantastic achievements of Ulverston’s unsung heroes is an honour, and I can’t wait for the awards evening in May when we will shine a light on some very special people.

“So please get your nominations in and make sure these special local heroes are given the credit they deserve.”

Head to by Friday, March 22 to submit your entry.

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