What's On 4 Me 2014 Awards
Award Winners Announced
Welcome to our What's On 4 Me 2014 Awards! We are delighted to announce that the 2014 What's On 4 Me Awards celebrated 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.
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Our 4th National Annual Awards, in association with Ideal 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.
And we're announcing our Winners at our fabulous Awards Ceremony at Earls Court, London, as part of the Ideal Home Show at Christmas.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 sche 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
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
Located just next to the Catwalk Stage we will be hosting our post-Awards Reception with complimentary glasses of bubbly for all VIP's, Finalists and Guests. With opportunities to have photographs with Awards for all Winners and Runners Up.
And during the day, with complimentary tickets for the Ideal Home Show at Christmas for our VIPs, Finalists and Guests, why not make your visit extra special with a midday trip to the Christmas Champagne Bar sponsored by Hydropool.
Relax with a glass of bubbly whilst watching a whole host of live entertainment for you to enjoy throughout the day.
See the What's On 4 Me 2013 Awards Ceremony
Our 2014 Award Winners & Finalists
Best Socialising, Networking or Support Group sponsored by Glam Family UK – open to any group (online or off line) providing a forum or events for socialising, networking or support for adults
Birth ROCKS (London) Happy Feet Talipes (Online Support, UK) RUNNER UP Mums In Durham (Durham, County Durham) WINNER Sheffield Coaching Exchange (Sheffield, South Yorks) Women Outside the Box (Bristol, Somerset)
Best Relaxation, Retreat or Getaway Provider sponsored by Phase Photography – open to any individual, group or organisation providing a relaxation, retreat or getaway for adults
Amatsu Clinic (Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire) WINNER Silver Ray Healing Therapies (London) Soothe (West Bridgford, Nottingham) RUNNER UP The Relaxation Den (Sheffield, South Yorks)
Best Community, Fund Raising Group or Charity Group sponsored by Hearts and Minds Challenge - open to any not-for-profit community group or charity providing activities and events for adults
PANDAS Foundation (UK) WINNER Raindrops to Rainbows (Teesside & Co. Durham) RUNNER UP Tenancy Achievement Group (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear)
Best Food and Drink Service or Events Provider sponsored by Kellys Kitchen – open to any individual or company providing food and/or drink services or events for adults
Broom House Farm (Witton Gilbert, County Durham) Cake Artistry by Halima (Bristol, Somerset) Marketplace Alehouse & Deli (Doncaster, South Yorks) WINNER Serendipity "Tea & Trinkets" (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) RUNNER UP The Cake Away (Darlington, County Durham)
Best Entertainment, Celebration or Event Provider – sponsored by Kellys Kitchen open to any individual, group or organisation providing entertainment, celebration services or Events for adults
Dawn Gracie, Dawns Vintage Do (Chichester) DJ Wayne (Northants) WINNER Ginger Jive (Thatcham, Berks) Murders We Wrote (North East) RUNNER UP What The Frock! Comedy (Bristol, Somerset)
Best Skill or Academic Learning Provider – sponsored by mumandworking open to organisations or individuals providing skill/academic classes or courses for adults
Amatsu Training School (Rickmansworth, Hertsfordshire) WINNER Brightsparks Training (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) RUNNER UP Dee McCahill, Million Dollar Fitness (N. Ireland) First Steps First Aid (Wokingham, Berks) K2U Therapies Clinic & Training Academy (North East)
**NEW ** Most Outstanding Support or Activities for Adults with Additional or Special Needs sponsored by Hearts and Minds Challenge and Presented by Rik Waddon – open to organisations or individuals providing skill/academic classes or courses for adults
Andrew Crockett, Tennis For All (York) Aspire - InstructAbility (London) Cambridge Dons Goalball Club (Cambridge) RUNNER UP Raindrops to Rainbows (Teesside & Co. Durham) Sam James, Fitness Classes (Swindon) WINNER
Best Slimming, Wellbeing or Lifestyle Service sponsored by Fue Hair Clinics – open to any individual, group or organisation providing beauty, lifestyle or wellbeing services for adults
Boost Your Body (Nottingham) Debbie Holden (North East) WINNER Kickstart Fitness (Durham) Million Dollar Fitness (N. Ireland) Thinking Slimmer Weight Loss (London) RUNNER UP
Best Beauty, Cosmetic or Image Enhancement Service sponsored by Fue Hair Clinics – open to any individual, group or organisation providing beauty, lifestyle or wellbeing services for adults
Health & Beauty by Halima Jafari (Bristol, Somerset) RUNNER UP Sanctuary of Beauty (Desborough) Soothe (West Bridgford, Nottingham) The Relaxation Den (Sheffield, South Yorks) WINNER
Best "Hobby to Business" Support sponsored by Enterprising Women – open to any individual, support groups or organisation supporting adults to turn their hobby into a business
Fabrication Crafts Ltd (Leeds, Yorkshire) Hartlepool Hub (Hartlepool) Joanne Dewberry, Crafting a Small Business (Dorset) RUNNER UP The Social Media Consultancy (County Durham) Yvonne Bignall, YvonneB Ltd (Somerset) WINNER
Best Music, Arts or Crafts Activities or Events Provider sponsored by Media 10 – open to clubs, groups or individuals running music, arts or crafts activities or events for adults
Cask Corner & Bordello Cocktail Lounge (Doncaster, South Yorks) JOINT RUNNER UP Makes Scents (Hartlepool, Cleveland) Oil Lamp Productions (Durham, County Durham) JOINT RUNNER UP Project Buzz (Sheffield, South Yorkshire) Singing For Fun - Mad Fish - Adult Choir (Bexhill-on Sea, East Sussex) WINNER
Best Sports, Health or Fitness Group (NI & Scotland) sponsored by BabyExpo Baby Shows - open to clubs, groups or individuals running sports, health or fitness classes for adults
Lothian Special Olympics (Lothian) Million Dollar Fitness (N. Ireland) RUNNER UP Realistic Fitness (Edinburgh) Yogabellies (Glasgow) WINNER
Best Sports, Health or Fitness Group (West & Wales) sponsored by BabyExpo Baby Shows - open to clubs, groups or individuals running sports, health or fitness classes for adults
Fitness at The Studio (Bromsgrove, Worcs) WINNER Keep Fit with Kelly (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands) RUNNER UP Ryland Centre (Bromsgrove, Worcs) Studio 2 Physique Fitness (Droitwich, Worcs) The Fitness Factory (Stourbridge, West Midlands)
Best Sports, Health or Fitness Group (East) sponsored by BabyExpo Baby Shows - open to clubs, groups or individuals running sports, health or fitness classes for adults
beNEfit (Newcastle, Tyne and Wear) Dance Fitness with Faye (Durham) RUNNER UP Kickstart Fitness (Durham) ManAlive (Herts) WINNER Sonique Fitness (Doncaster, South Yorks)
Best Sports, Health or Fitness Group (South) sponsored by BabyExpo Baby Shows - open to clubs, groups or individuals running sports, health or fitness classes for adults
Devon Fit Camp (Ivybridge, Devon) Emma Redding / Buggy Fit (Shabbington, Bucks) Fit2Drop (Bristol) RUNNER UP Jamie Lloyd Health and Fitness (London) WINNER Tara Whitbread Fitness (Leytonstone, London)
Best Sports, Health or Fitness Group (National) sponsored by BabyExpo Baby Shows - open to clubs, groups or individuals running sports, health or fitness classes for adults
Fitness at The Studio (Bromsgrove, Worcs) WINNER
Most Inspirational Coach, Instructor or Tutor (NI & Scotland) sponsored by Ideal Weight - open to any individual running a group, class or activity for adults
Carol Jones, Kelvingrove Tennis Club (Glasgow) Cheryl MacDonald, Yogabellies (Glasgow) WINNER Dee McCahill, Million Dollar Fitness (N. Ireland) RUNNER UP Jamie McDonald, Lothian Special Olympics (Lothian)
Most Inspirational Coach, Instructor or Tutor (West & Wales) sponsored by Ideal Weight - open to any individual running a group, class or activity for adults
Gemma Webster, The Fitness Factory (Stourbridge, West Midlands) RUNNER UP Kelly Ravenscroft, Keep Fit with Kelly (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands) Lindsey Allen, Ryland Centre (Bromsgrove, Worcs) Nicola Carless Fitness at The Studio (Bromsgrove, Worcs) WINNER Stephen Corbett, Ryland Centre (Bromsgrove, Worcs)
Most Inspirational Coach, Instructor or Tutor (East) sponsored by Ideal Weight - open to any individual running a group, class or activity for adults
Debbie Holden (North East) WINNER Faye Bell, Dance Fitness with Faye (Durham) Jane Langston, Amatsu Training School (Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire) Lauren Sutherland, beNEfit (Newcastle, Tyne and Wear) Sarah Hodgson, Kickstart Fitness (Durham) RUNNER UP
Most Inspirational Coach, Instructor or Tutor (South) sponsored by Ideal Weight - open to any individual running a group, class or activity for adults
Anne Marie Jackson, First Steps First Aid (Wokingham, Berks) Cheryl Loxton, Fitness in Swindon (Swindon, Wilts) WINNER Jamie Lloyd Health and Fitness (London) Sam James, Fitness Classes (Swindon) RUNNER UP Yvonne Bignall, YvonneB Ltd (Somerset)
Most Inspirational Coach, Instructor or Tutor (National) sponsored by Ideal Weight - open to any individual running a group, class or activity for adults
Nicola Carless Fitness at The Studio (Bromsgrove, Worcs) WINNER
Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Tapenade – open to any adult who regularly volunteers their time in support of a charitable cause
DJ Wayne (Northants) WINNER Rachael and Stuart Dobson, PANDAS Foundation (UK) RUNNER UP Warren Willson, Cambridge Dons Goalball Club (Cambridge)
Our 2014 Sponsors
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 background 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.
Until recently, hair transplant procedures have not always been too successful. Older hair restoration techniques have caused scarring and patients were disappointed because their new hair did not look natural. But times have changed andFUE Hair Clinics© have led the way with our three pioneering methods of hair extraction and implantation. Client after client has left our clinic feeling on top of the world – they have told us, they are more self-confident, happier and eternally grateful for the results we have created for them. Clients who have had Hair Transplants with us look up to 10 years younger. How many years will it take off you?
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!
News coming shortly about the Awards Presentation by Debbie Bird – Family Editor at Glam Family UK and babyworld
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.
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.
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Tapenade is a bespoke event caterer with years of experience in delivering unique events that exceed all expectations
Our aim, quite simply is to provide delicious and wonderfully styled fine food, helping to make your event a very special occasion full of wonderful memories. Over the years Tapenade has become known for its passion for innovative food and excellent service allowing us to offer a catering operation that is totally focused on quality, detail and individual customer needs.
At Tapenade we understand how stressful and sometimes daunting organising your event can be so we offer a planning service that we believe is second to none. From the outset you are assigned your own personal event coordinator who will be with you every step of the way advising you on as little or as much of your event as you require.
Want to showcase your company to over 500,000 adults who will view, nominate and vote in our 2015 Awards? Then see our Sponsorship Opportunities.
Sponsorship includes 5 months Premium Promotion to our website visitors, newsletter subscribers and social media followers!
Plus present your Award at our Awards Ceremony on at Earls Court as part of the Ideal Home Show at Christmas!