We will be celebrating the best of the City in style at The Halston on Friday September 6 – so get nominating and entering #bestofcarlisle
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BEST OF THE CITY CATEGORIES
FOOD & DRINK – Sponsored By Pioneer
Which is your favourite restaurant, casual dining venue or dining pub?
Make your reader nominations.
BEST CASUAL DINING
Which is your favourite casual dining venue?
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?
RETAIL & SERVICES
BEST RETAIL TEAM
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 or barbers?
BEST BEAUTY BUSINESS
Which is your favourite beauty salon or aesthetics clinic?
WORK & BUSINESS – Sponsored By NXT Recruitment
Which is the best work team in the area?(Any sector including manufacturing, retail, hospitality, services, public sector, third sector)
BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TEAM
Which is the best Professional Services Team in the area? (Financial, legal, property, health, IT, design etc)
BEST PLACE TO WORK
Which is the best place to work? Tell us why.
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Who’s the most outstanding employee in the area?
CULTURE & LEISURE
BEST ARTS OR CULTURAL INITIATIVE
Which is the best festival, exhibition or other cultural initiative delivered by an arts organisation or venue ?
BEST COMMUNITY ARTS INITIATIVE
Which is the best smaller independent or community arts event, festival or initiative?
EVENT OF THE YEAR
Which is the best one off event of the year?
BEST HEALTH & FITNESS INITIATIVE OR VENUE
Which is the best health & fitness programme or community initiative, or best gym or fitness centre?
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 – Sponsored By Realise HR
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 – Sponsored By More Handles
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 – Sponsored By Finesse
Who’s doing things with style, or great design? Who brings a confident visual appeal to all they do?
THE CREATIVE CITY AWARD – Sponsored By University of Cumbria
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
The last award of the night: who’s our biggest inspiration in the city this year – in schools, the community, in business, arts, sport, anywhere?
HOW IT WORKS
THE 2019 AWARDS
Our fourth awards took place in September last year and were another resounding success. For 2019 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 at carlisleliving.co.uk. Most of the Best of Carlisle awards require reader nominations. The nomination deadline is midnight on Sunday June 23. The Work and Business section requires entry forms from the businesses or managers concerned. The Citymakers special awards are proposed and decided by our judging panel – but reader suggestions are welcomed.
Our independent panel of judges plus some specialist judges decide the finalists and winners. The full judging panel for 2019 will be revealed in future issues. Specialist judging takes place during July and the finalists will be announced at the beginning of August and showcased in the September edition of Carlisle Living published on August 28.
Our sponsors and category sponsors will be revealed and showcased in the July issue of Carlisle Living and featured through to the October Winners’ Edition.
For sponsorship opportunities please call Caroline Dean on 01228 612627 or email email@example.com
THE AWARDS EVENT
The awards dinner and presentation will be at the The Halston, on Warwick Road on Friday, September 6. Check future issues of Carlisle Living for more details