Rothera Sharp delighted to celebrate local community heroes at Pride of Gedling Awards

Rothera Sharp was honoured to attend and present the award for Business in the Community at Thursday night’s Pride of Gedling awards.

The awards, held at the Gedling Civic Centre in Arnold, recognise the outstanding work of people living in the borough who make a positive contribution to their communities. Hosted by Smooth Breakfast presenter Gareth Evans, categories at the awards included the Good Neighbour Award, Community Servant Award, Dylan Barker Young Achiever Award, Volunteer Award, Business in the Community Award and Outstanding Community Project Award.  Opening speeches were given by Mike Sassi, editor of the Nottingham Post and Councillor John Clarke, leader of Gedling Borough Council.

Sponsored by the firm, the Business in the Community category recognises a business that has played a role in supporting its community. Finalists for the award included The Pit Micropub, a much-needed social hub in former mining community Newstead Village, Drury Joinery Services which has become well known for its commitment to offering apprenticeships and Dottie’s café and tearoom run by Clare Wheat, which is Nottingham’s only gluten-free café.

The winner of the award was The Pit Micropub who have not only provided a venue for local people to socialise but also organise a range of events and activities each year including a summer fete, an annual bonfire display and Poppy Appeal, and live music festival Microfest, turning Newstead Village from a former mining community lost in time to a thriving area for local residents.

Heather Parker, an Associate at Rothera Sharp’s Mapperley office who presented the award to The Pit’s landlady Lorraine Horrocks said:

“All three nominees were highly deserving of the Business in the Community award. It a privilege to present the award to Lorraine and the Pit Micropub and it was very impressive to hear about their efforts, not only through the pub itself but also with the events they organise for the local community. Lorraine and her team should feel very proud of what they have achieved.”

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