Welcome to our What's On 4 Me 2014 Awards! We are delighted to announce that the 2014 What's On 4 Me Awards will celebrate the very best adult's activity providers in the UK - in association with Ideal Weight brought to you by the team behind the Ideal Home Show.
In nominating and/or voting you could win 2 VIP tickets to attend the glittering AwardsCeremony at Earl's Court, as part of the Ideal Home Show, on 20th November 2014 ~ joining the Winners and Finalists at the champagne reception and enjoying free entry to the Ideal Home Show at Xmas!
Our 4th National Annual Awards, in association withIdeal Weight, celebrate the individuals and organisations across the UK who are providing outstanding activities, classes, services and events for adults.
Attaining your Ideal Lifestyle is usually very tough, as we all try to balance the demands of work and family and other commitments. So when we find local activities and amazing activity providers who provide us with an excellent service, who give us great coaching to attain our goals, then it's only right that we should reward them.
With over 1,000 nominations and over 20,000 votes recieved last year, our What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards truly recognised the great work that our UK activity providers do, especially the ones who you feel go above and beyond the call of duty.
What's On 4 Me Ambassador & Awards Presenter - Lucy Piper
Lucy Piper epitomises the “Ideal Lifestyle” we all admire - she keeps in great shape, she balances a career in the public eye presenting on TV and LIVE Shows, as well as being a busy mum of two. Lucy presents numerous Live Shows across the UK including The Baby Show, National Fashion Shows and M&S Fashion Events.
Being a natural model and performer, Lucy has been the face and voice of many international brands such as McDonalds, Tesco, Hobbycraft, Southern Fried Chicken, Adios, Kit-Kat, Hello Magazine and JML and many more; and she is currently presenting a brand new Homeware programme on QVC and a fabulous Cosmetics brand in Italy and Germany, as well as presenting for the National Trust in the UK. Read more about Lucy...
What's On 4 Me Awards Entertainment Provider - Dawn Gracie
"The most powerful thing you can do when engaging with anyone, from the love of your life to your boss is to hold your head up high and look them directly in the eyes. You are equal, confident and unapologetically you. 'How can I do this?' I hear you all cry? It's BURLESQUE of course!"
Besides being an all round performer is passionate about creating confident women and inspiring people to reach their goals. Dawn inspired our 2013 Awards audience by performing with some of her Starlet Daze School of Burlesque students on the evening, to show us the level of confidence that can be achieved by attending your local activity classes, clubs and groups. What an inspiring performance!! Read more about Dawn here
What's On 4 Me Special Award Presenter - Rik Waddon
Rik Waddon is an inspiration to everyone and we are delighted that he will be presenting our brand new award this year - Most Outstanding Support or Activities for Adults with Additional or Special Needs - on behalf of Hearts and Minds Challenge.
Rik overcame his own disabilities and is a double medallist from the Beijing 2008 paralympic games and the London 2012 paralympic games in the C3 category from the track disciplines, Read more about Rik here
This year we have also introduced two NEW Awards and also created Regional Awards in our most popular categories. Therefore, there are 22 Awards categories in the 2014 Awards representing the range of activities provided for adults across the UK.
Most Inspirational Coach, Instructor or Tutor- open to any individual running a group, class or activity for adults (*NEW* Regional Awards for South; West & Wales; East; NI & Scotland; and overall Nationwide Winner)
Best Sports, Health or Fitness Group- open to clubs, groups or individuals running sports, health or fitness classes for adults (*NEW* Regional Awards for South; West & Wales; East; NI & Scotland; and overall Nationwide Winner)
Best Skill or Academic-based Learning Provider– open to clubs, groups or individuals providing skill/academic classes or workshops for adults
*NEW* Most Outstanding Support or Activities for Adults with Additional or Special Needs – open to any individual, support groups or organisation supporting adults with additional or special needs
Best Music, Arts or Crafts Activities or Events Provider– open to clubs, groups or individuals running music, arts or crafts activities or events for adults
Best Public Entertainment, Celebration or Event Provider– open to any individual, group or organisation providing entertainment, celebration services or Events for adults
Best Food and Drink Service or Events Provider– open to any individual or company providing food and/or drink services or events for adults
Best Socialising, Networking or Support Group – open to any group (online or off line) providing a forum or events for socialising, networking or support for adults
Best Slimming, Wellbeing or Lifestyle Service– open to any individual, group or organisation providing slimming, wellbeing or lifestyle services for adults
Best Beauty, Cosmetic or Image Enhancement Service– open to any individual, group or organisation providing beauty, cosmetic or image enhancement services for adults
Best Relaxation, Retreat or Getaway Provider – open to any individual, group or organisation providing a relaxation, retreat or getaway for adults
Best "Hobby to Business" Support– open to any individual, support groups or organisation supporting adults to turn their hobby into a business
Best Community, Fund Raising Group or Charity Group – open to any not-for-profit community group or charity providing activities and events for adults
Volunteer of the Year – open to any adult who regularly volunteers their time in support of a charitable cause
Ideal Weight is brought to you by the group behind the Ideal Home Show, and supports you to achieve a healthier lifestyle by achieving the weightloss you require. Ideal Weight gives you everything you need to change your life and your lifestyle in simple easy stages, with coaches on hand to guide you through the transformation process.
Created by the group behind the Ideal Home Show ~ providing inspiration and information for your Home, Living and Lifestyle
Ideal Weight also offer business opportunities for people who have a backgorund in creating healthier lifestyles and weight loss management. So if you have a passion for transforming people's lives then take a look at their opportunities near you! See here for more.
Cooking with Kelly ~ in Kelly's Kitchen ~ is a brand new cooking website and youtube channel bringing you authentic home-made cuisine that everyone can follow to cook delicious meals in their own home.
From over 15 years extensive experience, Kelly brings the very best tips and recipes to transform your OWN kitchen into a world of fine cuisine and cookery.
See her brand new recipes and videos for a taste of world cuisine that you can cook at home!
Manchester autism charity Hearts and Minds offers education support, advocacy, counselling, transition planning and advice to families whose children have been diagnosed with autism, as well as raising awareness and offering support.
The big plan is to build a dedicated centre of education for autism in Manchester, backed by a €1 million fund-raising campaign, which includes sporting challenges and special events supported by celebrity patrons and families, an on-line shopping facility, plus a mobile phone recycling scheme that ANY FAMILY can use to obtain an iPad.
This scheme is very popular with families of autistic children, for whom iPads can be very beneficial, as they can help with communication, learning, organisation, fine motor skills, relaxation and improving behaviour.
Enterprising Women is an award-winning business community of over 45,000 female entrepreneurs in the UK.
The community of female-owned businesses was founded in 2006 and has grown to become the largest national not-for-profit organisation for women entrepreneurs. With a wide reaching and vibrant online community and strong national network of Local Business Clubs we directly connect with our members to hear what is on your mind and how we can support you.
The Founder Bev Hurley CBE, is a successful entrepreneur and holder of the Queens Award for Enterprise. Her success in the private sector ensures our activities are based on the strategies that work in the commercial environment.
Our purpose is to to promote, inspire, support and connect women in business.
The fun and friendly photography studio is based in Sunny Portslade in Brighton, made up from an all female team of photographers.
Faye is the founder and director of Phase Photography (Faye – Phase – get it?)
The studio’s portfolio caters to a wide range clientele from pregnancy and newborn photos to engagement shoots and boudoir!
Unlike other photographers you may have looked at, Faye has an understanding and familiarity that is evident in the diversity of her clients and work.
Over the last 7 years, Faye has grown a reputable business which now thrives on recommendation from its happy wedding and portrait customers.
Faye completed Licentiate qualifications with both the British Institute of Professional Photographers and the Master Photographers Association in 2009 – a massive achievement and benchmark of professional excellence (LBIPP LMPA).
Since 2010, Faye and the team has annually been collecting awards for wedding and portrait photography and there’s no sign of them slowing down!
BabyExpo – The South Coast’s Biggest and Brightest BabyShow and Family Day will be coming to Reading, Berkshire in 2014!
Meet parenting experts from TV and get expert advice from midwives and The NCT! BabyExpo supports Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice - for more see www.babyexpobabyshow.co.uk.
Baby-planners, parents-to-be and young families from throughout the region and beyond can look forward to an informative and fun-filled day with expert pregnancy and parenting advice, 100’s of exhibitors from pre-conception to primary, fantastic show deals and promotions, £1000’s of baby show prizes, face painters, play-zones, bouncy-castles and much more.