The Bay and The North West Evening Mail supported The Love Barrow Community Awards 2014. In association with Vattenfall The Love Barrow Awards recognised the people and groups that make the borough special at a glittering invite-only ceremony at The Forum, in Duke Street. Organisers were amazed by the standard of nominations this year and judges struggled in narrowing the final down to a shortlist of just 24.
The winners in the various categories were:
Carer of the Year - Matylda (Tilly) Kenny. Finalists - Jeff Holt/Gemma Moorby (category sponsored by Cumbria Clinical Commisioning Group)
Teacher of the Year - Graham Barker. Finalists - Caroline Hoggarth, Kerry Griffin (category sponsored by Patient Memoirs)
Sports Volunteer of the Year - Stephen Cairns. Finalists - KANJI-DO Karate Club, Russ Walker. (category sponsored by Siemens)
Environmental Volunteer of the Year - Barrow's Wildside (Sue Thurley). Finalists - Morecambe Bay Partnership (Susannah Bleakley) (category sponsored by Vattenfall).
Courage - Andrew Madden. Finalist - Barrow RNLI. (category sponsored by Furness College).
Young Citizen of the Year - Jacob McSweeney. Finalists - Harrison Holmes, James Cox. (category sponsored by SDG Accountants)
Community Group / Project of the Year - Barrow Foodbank. Finalists - Leonard Cheshire, Walney Wind Cheetahs. (category sponsored by Turnstone HR)
Citizen of the Year - Joan Milburn / Irene Crabtree. Finalists - Les McLeese, Darren McSweeney (category sponsored by Furness Building Society)
Community Business of the Year - Deemon Performance Academy (Emma Fawcett), Impact Furniture Services (Maxine Hughes), The Bay. (category sponsored by Furness Building Society)
Ambassador Award - Caroline Vernon (category sponsored by Cumbria Police Crime Commissioner)
(above content and photo gallery captions courtesy of The North West Evening Mail)
The Bay was of course broadcasting Nick Margerrison's evening Show live from The Forum and brought the results to all our listeners "as it happened" Have a look through our photo gallery and find out more about the winners in each category
You can also "listen again" to all Nick's interviews with guests and winners at The Love Barrow Community Awards, just click on the play button below;
Ford Bridge both ways closed due to emergency repairs at Bridge Street.