WE WILL BE CELEBRATING THE BEST OF THE CITY IN STYLE AGAIN AT THE GARDEN OF EDEN ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8 – SO VIEW THE CATEGORIES AND GET NOMINATING AND ENTERING YOUR FAVOURITES RIGHT HERE ONLINE
Which is your favourite restaurant, casual dining venue or dining pub?
BEST CAFE/COFFEE SHOP
Which is your favourite spot for tea, coffee, light meals and cakes?
BEST CITY BAR
Which is your favourite venue for drinks and socialising – with or without food?
BEST COUNTRY PUB
Which is your favourite country pub for a drink or a meal?
BEST RETAIL TEAM
TEAM ENTRY REQUIRED
Which is the best retail team?
(Open to national or regional retail chains as well as local independent shops)
BEST INDEPENDENT RETAILER
Which is your favourite independently owned shop?
BEST HAIR SALON
Which is your favourite hair salon?
BEST BEAUTY BUSINESS
Which is your favourite beauty salon or aesthetics clinic?
TEAM ENTRY REQUIRED
Which is the best work team in the area?
(Any sector including manufacturing, retail, hospitality, services, public sector, third sector)
BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TEAM
TEAM ENTRY REQUIRED
Which is the best Professional Services Team in the area?
(Financial, legal, property, health, IT, design etc)
BEST PLACE TO WORK
EMPLOYEE ENTRIES REQUIRED
Which is the best place to work? Tell us why.
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
ENTRY FROM MANAGER REQUIRED
Who’s the most outstanding employee in the area?
BEST PLACE TO VISIT
Which is the best tourist attraction or place to visit with friends or family in the Carlisle area?
(Not general places such as towns, villages, areas, walks etc)
BEST PLACE TO STAY
Which is the best place to stay in the Carlisle area?
(Hotels, B&B, self-catering, other)
BEST ARTS EVENT OR VENUE
Which is the best arts event, festival, programme or venue in the past year?
BEST HEALTH & FITNESS INITIATIVE OR VENUE
Which is the best local gym, fitness centre, health or fitness club, programme or community initiative?
10 SPECIAL AWARDS RECOGNISING THE PEOPLE, BUSINESSES OR OTHER INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE HELPING CHANGE THE FACE OF THE CITY. FINALISTS AND WINNERS ARE DEBATED AND SELECTED BY OUR MAIN PANEL OF JUDGES WHO KEEP A CLOSE EYE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR ON WHO’S MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO LIFE IN THE CITY AND DESERVES SPECIAL RECOGNITION. READER NOMINATIONS ARE WELCOME AND WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE JUDGING PANEL.
THE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Who’s shown outstanding leadership and vision? Who’s being bold and ambitious for the city?
THE ONE TO WATCH AWARD
Who are the real rising stars of the city? Who’s achieving great things at a young age?
THE INNOVATION AWARD
Which creative people, teams or ideas are transforming businesses and other organisations?
THE ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Who’s been the entrepreneurial success story of the last year? Who’s taking risks and pulling it off?
THE STYLE IN THE CITY AWARD
Who’s doing things with style, or great design? Who brings a confident visual appeal to all they do?
THE CREATIVE CITY AWARD
Which creative businesses, creative professionals, and creative artists are making a big impact?
THE DIGITAL CITY AWARD
Who are the social media leaders, digital gurus, geeks and creatives who lead the city’s digital sector?
THE CULTURE CITY AWARD
Which individuals or institutions are making the city a more cultured place?
THE SPORTS CITY AWARD
Which team or individual is achieving great things, pushing themselves to new levels, inspiring others?
THE INSPIRATION AWARD
Who’s our biggest inspiration in the city this year – in schools, the community, in business, arts, sport, anywhere?
THE 2017 AWARDS
Our third awards took place in September last year and were another resounding success. For 2017 there are 16 Best of Carlisle awards covering Food & Drink, Retail & Services, Work & Business, and Culture & Leisure, and our 10 special Citymakers awards for people and organisations who are changing the face of the city. The area covered by the awards is the wider Carlisle area including Wigton, Brampton and Longtown, but not Penrith.
HOW TO NOMINATE OR ENTER
Nominate or enter online from Friday May 26. Nominations close at midnight on Sunday July 2. Most of the Best of Carlisle awards require reader nominations, while some of them require entries from the businesses concerned. The Citymakers special awards are proposed and decided by our judging panel – but reader nominations are welcomed.
THE PANEL OF JUDGES
Our independent panel of judges decides the finalists and winners. Chairman of Judges for the fourth year is Carlisle businessman John Myers. The judging panel for 2017 will be revealed in July.
Our main sponsors and category sponsors will be revealed and showcased in the July issue of Carlisle Living and featured through to the October Winners’ Edition. We are grateful for the early support for a fourth year of University of Cumbria, who are again sponsoring the Creative City Award, and The Lanes shopping centre, who are sponsoring the Retail & Services section for the fourth year. If you would like to sponsor the 2017 Carlisle Living Awards please call Sales Director Jonathan Nagle on 07501 727528 to discuss the remaining opportunities available or email email@example.com
The awards dinner and presentation for more than 400 guests will again be at the Garden at Eden, at Eden Golf Club. This year it is on Friday, September 8. Check future issues of Carlisle Living for more details.
GET IN TOUCH
For sponsorship enquiries call Sales Director Jonathan Nagle on 07501 727528. For other enquiries email CN Events’ firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01228 612740; or email email@example.com or call 01228 612306.