Our What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards Winners and Runners Up have been announced!
We celebrated the very best adult's activity providers in the UK - in association with Ideal Weight - at our glittering Awards Ceremony at Earl's Court, as part of the Ideal Home Show at Xmas on 14th November 2013
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Our 2013 Awards Ceremony - Earls Court, London
Our 3rd National Annual Awards in association with Ideal Weight celebrated those individuals and organisations who are providing the very best lifestyle and "Me Time" activities, classes, events adults across the UK.
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 20,000 votes recieved this 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, at our fabulous Awards Ceremony hosted by our What's On 4 Me Amabassador Lucy Piper.
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.
Lucy has wowed audiences across the UK on TV and Radio including presenting The Big Breakfast, The Baby Channel, Simply Food on Simply TV and as a Travel Reporter for Capital Radio.
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, Dawn is passionate about creating confident women and inspiring people to reach their goals. Dawn runs confidence building dance classes in across Sussex and Hampshire for Ladies and these fun Burlesque sessions help build the ULTIMATE SELF CONFIDENCE ~ finding inspiration from glamorous icons from the past such as Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page.
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!!
Headline Sponsor for the What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards
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 weghtloss 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.
Ideal Weight also offer business opportunities for people who have a strong business background and wish to create healthier lifestyles and develop weight loss management techniques. So if you have a strong business background and a passion for transforming people's lives then take a look at their opportunities near you!
What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor ~ Best "Hobby to Business" Support
Mumpreneur UK is the UK's leading support network for mums in business, offering advice, resources, articles and events to parents who run their own business. Flexible working can be fantastic for families with young children, and starting and running your own business is the perfect way to achieve flexible working hours.
As well as supporting and celebrating "mumpreneurs", a mum who juggles running a business with family life, Mumpreneur UK are also keen to provide information and support for mums considering starting a business, and reach out to the public and let them know that starting a business is achievable.
We operate as a non-profit organisation ensuring we remain completely impartial and dedicated to assisting you for the good of your business and not just for the money!
What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor ~ Best Beauty, Lifestyle or Wellbeing Service
PUSSYDOLL PALACE is an ultra cool, on trend retailer bringing the girls of the UK, Europe and beyond the best in celebrity fashion and accessories. Having began life as a boutique store in Sunderland in the North East of England we have fast established ourselves as a reliable and trusted company that can compete with the best of the high street and most well known online retailers.
Earlier in 2013 TOWIE’s Jessica Wright played host to the grand opening of our second store in Newcastle-Upon- Tyne. PDP2 has proven a real attraction with the local Geordies thanks to its fabulous decor, unique ambience and gorgeous products. We work tirelessly to stay on top of the latest trends in order to provide our customers with the best the fashion world has to offer. Our web site www.pussydollpalace.co.uk is a beautiful digital world home to a vast array of fashion, bling accessories and a huge selection of hair pieces in every style and colour imaginable. Our Facebook and Twitter pages are vibrant, bustling emporiums of fashion ideas, inspiration and conversation!
We believe that looking great and feeling your best are one and the same and should not come with a huge price tag. We persevere to bring the best of the fashion world at affordable prices for everyone, the second the trend hits if not before! With the customer always at the forefront of our thoughts we have recently overhauled our web site to bring an increasingly engaging, user friendly shopping experience. Our aim is to be the fi rst name on everyones lips and the ‘go-to’ web site when you are celebrity clothes spotting online, in magazine or on TV! If you’ve seen it...We’ll have it!
What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor ~ Best Sports, Health or Fitness Group
Webuyanyhouse.com are one of the North East's largest property-buying organisations with a strong and deep-rooted commitment to delivering the highest quality services to our customers. Honesty, integrity, commitment and transparency form the base of our services to you, the customer. Webuyanyhouse.com is a fast, credible and nationwide quick-turnaround property purchaser, specialising in buying residential properties. We buy throughout the UK and offer you the option to quickly achieve a large percentage of your home’s full market value in a one-off cash lump sum.
Whether your struggling to sell your house in the current property market, or wish to do so without paying estates agent fees, webuyanyhouse.com can assist you in selling your house quickly, with a guarenteed cash payment. We buy very swiftly, removing the stress and hassle from you. In exchange, we buy below market value but at very competitive rates and with an unrivalled customer experience. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible tailor-made solutions. Our reputation is of paramount importance to us and we are totally committed to giving our customers security and peace of mind. Unlike other companies - we provide free, no-obligation consultations and offers, and should you choose to use us there are no costs to you whatsoever.
What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor ~ Best Socialising, Networking or Support Group
Providers of high quality childcare to families across the UK and internationally. We take pride in listening to - and meeting - every detail of a parents childcare wishes and a Nanny's career aspirations.
Whether you need someone to help look after your children full-time while you work or just for the holidays, we can help! We can help find Nannies & Au Pairs for any family based anywhere in the UK.
We have a proven track record of finding highest quality childcare that is suited to your needs. As part of the British Nannies Group service we are able to help find and place Nannies in destinations around the world.
What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor ~ Volunteer of the Year
Gift in a Tin is the answer if you're short of time and inspiration looking for a special gift. Unusual gift ideas for her, special gifts for him , baby shower gifts, plant presents, teachers' gift ideas, anniversaries, birthdays, and more!
Click on any picture to see our GiftTins, order and pay online and we'll do the rest. All our gifts arrive presented in our unique GiftTins.
Newest GiftTins now available GardenTins, complete kits for the garden, for him, for her, for kids. The award winning Gift of the Year competition Garden Tin for Her is a lovely gift for that lady in your life who loves to garden.
What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor ~ Best Community, Fund Raising Group or Charity Group
"I’ve been passionate about photography ever since the age of five, when I picked up a camera to capture an amazing sunset. Later in life, I travelled extensively, developing an eye for detail and a unique style. I’ve always been intrigued by people and love creating beautiful imagery out of everyday lives.
On my return to England, I decided to specialise in portraiture. Having a family of my own, I learnt how to put babies and children at ease. I believe photo shoots should be fun, so my style is very relaxed. My images are simple, natural and very insightful. I use photography to portray the wonder of a newborn baby, the excitement of childhood, the magic of pregnancy or the special bond that exists within a family. Every portrait is distinctive and full of character, reflecting the true essence of its subject.
I have my own studio in Worthing, which is perfect for contemporary images. I also shoot on location. I use the light, colour and texture of different surroundings to inspire me. The location may be somewhere of special importance to you or a place that fits a certain style you’re after. Sadly, our memories fade as the years pass. We may take snapshots of life with our smartphones but the images can’t compare with those taken by a photographer using professional equipment. My portraits are thoughtful and evocative. I observe carefully from behind the lens and then I capture a moment in time. The result is more than a photograph; it is a personal piece of art, to be cherished forever." - To find out more about Jo's work see here
What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor ~ Best Food and Drink Service/Event Provider
Cooking with Kelly ~ in Kellys Kitchen ~ is a brand new cooking channel bringing you authentic home-made cuisine that everyone can cook 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 videos for a taste of world cuisine that you can cook at home!
What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor ~ Best Entertainment, Celebration or Event Provider
Whether it's a Corporate Party, Wedding, Outdoor Festival, Product Launch or a Private Party, we can provide you with all your requirements from your Celebrity Tribute Artist, Singing Waiters, Party Band, Marquee, Catering, Pianist, After Dinner Speakers, Headline Acts and much, much more - worldwide.
The world needs a product that stops the symptoms of nausea and vomiting, that can be provided to any age group anywhere and which does not affect any medications currently supplied. It must be light, effective, convenient, unobtrusive and above all safe and proven. It needs to be portable so we can carry it without having to carry drinks or any other device than our everyday equipment.
“Nevasic is a uniquely engineered audio programme that eliminates the symptoms of sickness without drugs”. Nevasic has now been through 3 research programs and in each the result has been regarded as a success. The audio programme has been wrapped in an “App” to make it portable and user friendly for use anywhere in the world. The Nevasic App is currently available for suitable Apple & Android devices and we are later to releasse a Windows mobile App for Windows OS devices.
Our sole aim at the Women's Business Club is to help you grow your business so you can make more money and gain more time! Join us for our Networking events , Business Growth Workshops, the Maximise conference and for personal Mentoring.
Membership is not a requirement to attend events but why would you not join us for fantastic benefits and savings? We only allow one person from a profession to join each location, this helps avoid any conflict of interest. Annual membership is £120 and can be purchased when you book into a networking event.
Best Music, Arts or Crafts Activities or Events Provider
Media 10 Ltd has fast become one of the leading players in the events industry, running some of the most iconic and successful events in the country, including Grand Designs Live and the world’s oldest consumer exhibition: The Ideal Home Show.
We are a privately owned company based proudly, in Loughton, Essex, and today we employ over 200 talented people to run a growing portfolio of 17 live events, 21 websites and 7 magazines.
In the 10 years the company has been running, we have seen turnover, profits, products in the portfolio and staff numbers grow at a dramatic rate and we now have over 1 million visitors in attendance at a Media 10 event and over 3 million readers of our magazines.
Our 2013 Award Prizes
Ginvera - Gift Set
Ginvera bring together three remarkable skincare products in one gift set. Ginvera Marvel Gel, Nude Cover BB Cream and Jade Dark Eye Circles Roll Away. An awesome combination for an awesome complexion.
Keep your friends guessing and wondering how you can look so fresh and gorgeous. From the smoothest skin to the most natural of all BB Creams and brightest eyes. Beautifully presented in a Ginvera Gift box, tied with green silk ribbon.
The UK is waking up to a new skincare product. You may have not heard of Ginvera Green Tea Skincare but it's not new to the beauty industry, celebrity world or beauty bloggers. In fact, it's been getting awards and accolades from industry experts the world over. Speaking of Ginvera's Exfoliating Marvel Gel, British actress Anna Skellern says: "It's such a genius product" and Emmy Award Winning International Makeup artist Kevin Bennett says Ginvera products made his skin clearer and brighter.
Our philosophy is simple; our skincare products do what they say. Ginvera's famous Exfoliating Marvel Gel gives you skin so smooth and fresh you won't believe it's your own skin.
Ginvera Green Tea Exfoliating Marvel Gel
Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream 25ml SPF30
Ginvera Green Tea Jade Dark Eye Circles Roll Away
Beautiful Handmade Lemon Grass scented candle
Ginvera cotton bag
Why a cotton bag? Canvas bags are re-usable and therefore less damaging to the environment. During its lifetime 1 cotton bag eliminates the need for approx. 1000 plastics bags!
Karrimor - X Lite Helium Ladies Weathertite Jacket (RRP £119.99)
The jacket offers a lightweight and waterproof construction. The Ladies Karrimor Helium Jacket is perfect for any outdoor adventure and can easily be packed into your rucksack, featuring breathable mesh panels to the inner to help keep you dry on the inside, coupled with Weathertite Xtreme fabric protection against the wind and rain and has 2 deep zipped pockets for your essential items.
The ladies waterproof coat also benefits from a articulated sleeve construction for a more practical fit, teamed with adjustable cuffs and internal drawcord hem for a customised fit, and is complete with a fully adjustable hood with a flexible peak to help keep the rain out of your eyes.
Kopi Coffee Explorer Club - 6 months membership
Here at Kopi, we are dedicated to bringing you outstanding singleestate coffees from around the world. Beautiful, freshlyroasted brews you won’t find in the usual places delivered straight to your doorstep, once a month. We are delighted to offer a 6 month subscription to an Awards Winner, worth £54
Our dedicated sourcing team has decades of experience in the field; and spend their days scouring the world for the very best single origin coffees available. As our coffee changes each month, their job is neverending!
Once hand picked, our coffee is then transported to our roasting house here in the U.K, where we roast each coffee to its own bespoke roasting profile; to ensure we get the very best flavours out of each coffee.
All of our coffee arrives with our member within 12 days of roasting to ensure optimum freshness and taste!
Each month our members receive 250g of coffee, accompanied by our exclusive booklets. Our booklets share indepth information about the origin and history of each coffee, tasting notes and also interesting recipes, and different ways to brew your coffee. All our members have access to our dedicated customer delight team, should they need any advice or assistance.
MED CONTOUR - (a full course of complementary treatment)
Med Contour the Holy Grail for slimmers; a gadget that will painlessly and safely blast away fat without leaving any scarring. No scalpel required. Named ‘Best Body Contouring Device in the World' at the Annual Aesthetic Awards and the No 1 Flab Zapper by the Daily Mail, this FDA approved treatment is available now on British shores.
Med Contour targets stubborn areas of fat, those hard to get rid of places that diet and exercise just won't shift! From back rolls to muffin tops, bellies to cellulite, this miracle treatment shaves inches of patients revealing a smooth shape. Results are visible after one hour of treatment.
This comfortable treatment works with your body’s own elimination system and is safe and effective for both men and women. Why not see for yourself why Med Contour has been recommended by Marie Claire Beauty Experts? Results like this after 30 minutes of treatment. (insert picture here)
'Create your Own' all-in-ones are unique because you are the designer using the all-in-one builder and we (the all-in-one team) make it for you here in Northumberland UK. You can choose different fabrics for each panel of your onesie, add a hood and ears and an abundance of other add-ons and then personalise it with your name or a message, it's totally unique to you! We offering an Award Winner a bespoke Onesie made to their bespoke specifications!
Professionally designed In conjunction with a team of professional designers we have designed our all-in-ones with a lot of thought and attention to detail. We use soft antipil fleece fabric with ribbed cuffs at the wrists and ankles to add to the comfort or thumb cuffs for extra snuggles. Zips can be at the front or the back and you can choose our standard or full length, which ever you prefer. If you can think of ways that we can improve our all-in-one we are always open to suggestions.
Fabrics have been chosen that are easy to wash and dry at low temperatures and are warm and comfortable to wear. We have a large selection of polar, micro and cuddle fleece which is all 100% polyester along with some 100% cotton terry towelling fabrics amd 100% polyester stretch towelling fabrics.
Add-ons include hoods, ears, tails, feet, pockets, and mittens. Hoods are big, ears are fun, tails are funny, mittens are warm, feet are snuggly and pockets are practicle. The attached mittens fold back when you need to have access to your hands and we have also thought that you may prefer detachable feet and mittens so we have designed those too for added comfort and convenience (so you can take your feet off and put your wellies on for a festival) you can also choose to add non slip soles to the feet to prevent slips on smooth surfaces; kitchen floors.
Pockets; We have designed a main pocket for added snuggle comfort with a keep safe pocket behind if required for your keys, cards and cash (no need for a bag) and an i-poc-it for your iPod or mobile phone to make them even more functional.
Black Dog Delicatessen - Hamper of Gourmet Products
Fresh from the www.foodhq.co.uk, one of the UK’s top specialist food importers, comes an award-winning range of delicious new products that look as good as they taste. As well as offering exceptional value, the Black Dog Delicatessen range makes ideal gifts thanks to its stylish packaging. The products offer great ‘store cupboard staples’ for any foodie who fancies rustling up a quick gourmet treat. The striking contemporary packaging features Bailey and Blue, the two rescue dogs belonging to foodhq’s MD, James Tyler, and who provided the inspiration for the brand. What’s more, proceeds from every product sold will be donated to The Labrador Rescue Trust.
Black Dog Delicatessen is offering a hamper of items, hand-picked from some of their finest producers across Italy, Spain and Greece. The hamper includes Olive Oil, balsamic vinegar, risotto mix, 1 x olives and pasta.
Danillo Gabrilli - Fashion Accessory worth over £140
The Danilo Gabrielli brand is a high end fashion label founded in NYC by Italian designer, Danilo Gabrielli. Born and raised in Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario – a small island off the West coast of Tuscany, Italy. Danilo graduated from the Accademia Pistoiese in Rome, Italy and achieved a duel degree in Fashion and Costume Design. Danilo Gabrielli’s mission is to design beautiful, timeless designs for women that allow them to feel elegant and confident while being guided by a combination of rustic Italian beauty and classic luxury.
Seaside memorabilia has come a long way since Kiss Me Quick hats and saucy postcards, thanks to mumpreneur Susie Mason. Creator of Norfolk-based www.gonecrabbing.co.uk she spotted a gap in the market for high-end holiday souvenirs and started to produce kids’ t-shirts featuring funky, seaside designs in bright, bold colours. Given crabbing is so popular with young visitors to Norfolk, Susie chose Colin the Crab as her brand identity.
Now with shops in Norfolk and Suffolk, over 50 stockists throughout the UK and a thriving on-line business, Gone Crabbing has become a huge success. Comfy clothing continues to be the mainstay of Gone Crabbing with t-shirts and hoodies now available for adults as well as youngsters - known as the Big Nipper and Little Nipper ranges.
There are also some great beach towels for those not afraid to make a poolside statement, offered here, and you can even capture the smell of the seaside (only the pleasant ones, mind) in your bathroom at home with Gone Crabbing’s range of soaps including the fragrant Eau De North Sea and the rather macho Mussel Man.
Gone Crabbing is offering the prize is a 'Gone Skinny Dipping' Beach Towel and one each of the range of 7 seaside soaps.
Humble Grape - Wine Event for 4 people + £30 Wine Voucher
Humble Grape is an independent wine merchant and wine tasting event company. We are proud to supply the wines we import directly from artisan growers in France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Portugal & Germany to the independent on and off trade. We do not choose what senior corporates tell us to buy: all our wines are excellent quality to value and sustainable products.
We organize monthly themed wine tasting events for both private and corporate clients. Our evenings are educational, fun and relaxed enough for you to learn more about wine but also network with other guests.
Humble Grape is offering a fantastic prize of a table for four people for free at any of their exclusive wine tastings. This is an incredible opportunity for you and your friends to try great wines and discover more about the world wine in a friendly environment.Also, there is a £30 off Voucher on cases of wine.
www.Be-ez.com - LE reporter bag - Available from amazon.co.uk for £59.50
Be-ez are offering a fantastic LE reporter bag for one of our Award Winners
The canvas coated LE Reporter bag is waterproof and boasts ample storage. The main compartment is elevated from the bottom of the bag to protect your laptop from bumps and knocks. A zipped pocket on the back of the bag allows for storage of a mobile phone, mp3 or book.
The front of the LE reporter’s main compartment is two additional webbings, as well as two slip pockets on the inside for smaller items, such as pens, keys or cables. The LE reporter allows for users to ensure belongings are securely organised at all times.
The LE reporter has a PVC waterproof surface, ideal for keeping valuables protected while the nylon strap with shoulder pad makes it a comfortable, portable and easy-to-carry laptop bag for even the most demanding user.
Good Hemp Hamper worth over £70
Hemp seed is a superfood; rich in protein and essential fatty acids (the good fats) including plenty of Omega 3 and GLA, it is simply good for you. And at GOOD Hemp they are dedicated to preserving this GOODness in a way that tastes great.
It took them ten years to perfect their cold pressed hemp seed oil, GOOD OIL, which capture’s the seeds indulgently nutty taste. Their new protein powder, HI-PLANT PRO is a hemp protein concentrate – meaning more protein for an indulgently smooth shake to support an active lifestyle. Perfect for serious athletes and high achievers after a natural fuel.
Free from herbicides and pesticides, GOOD products 100% natural, gluten, wheat and dairy free, and vegan.
Produced on their eco-friendly farm in Devon, the UK’s leading hemp innovators have put together a hamper of their best, which includes GOOD OIL, GOOD SEEDS, HI-PLANT PRO and a shaker for one of our What's On 4 Me Award Winners, worth over £70
Wave Native - Revo Blue Unisex Hoodie
Wave Native is one of the newest, independent surfwear clothing companies in the UK. Founded by entrepreneur and surfer, Paul Spiers - a New Zealander based in West Sussex – Wave Native reflects the purity of surfing in its designs and philosophy. Its slogan - “In the surf we’re all tribe” – echoes the company’s belief that surfing, in all its forms, “transcends barriers and brings people together with a common aim – to catch the ultimate wave.” Whether you’re a surfer, kite boarder, windsurfer, skateboarder or just an extreme sports enthusiast looking for something different from the usual surfwear – Wave Native will make you stand out from the crowd yet blend in with the tribe.
The Surfwear is all fair trade, made from high quality cotton, with designs influenced by the company’s tribal and Maori New Zealand heritage and Wave Native are offering a What's On 4 Me Award Winner a Revo Bluve Unisex Hoodie worth £39.99