April 30, 2015
Great Plains UK was proud to host and sponsor the annual Sleaford Town Awards, which recognises the achievements of individuals and organisations alike for their endeavours in local community, business, education and sport-related fields.
The conference room at our Sleaford facility provided the perfect backdrop for the event, which was organised by the Town Council and compered by Stephen Stray, editor of the Sleaford Standard. The town’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Garry Titmus got proceedings underway with an opening address.
Great Plains sponsored the Young Sleafordian of The Year Award, which this year was presented by Sales Director, David Holmes, to a very worthy winner, Alexia Johnson.
Alexia, aged 10, worked to trace the names of fallen soldiers in the First World War who had been pupils at the William Alvey School, for a project which will result in a memorial. She also raised money independently for Comic Relief by putting on a bake sale.
“Great Plains is delighted to be closely associated with what has become an important event in the Sleaford calendar,” said David Holmes. “These awards recognise the hard work and achievements of the town’s unsung heroes, many of whom have demonstrated a real commitment to helping others or have shown courage and tenacity in the face of adversity.”
The evening’s programme also included a tour of the Great Plains Sleaford factory for all the guests, ably conducted by Mark Dolby and Kevin Waddingham.
Other award categories included Sports Team/Club of The Year; Sports Coach of The Year; Sports Individual of The Year; Business of The Year; Employer of The Year; Charity of The Year; Teacher of The Year; Customer Service Award; Overcoming Adversity Award; Community Award; and the Sleafordian of The Year Award.