The Heart of East Yorkshire Awards 2018

Recognising the remarkable and inspirational people within our community.

The Heart of East Yorkshire Awards 2018

Hosted by Hull Daily Mail

The Heart of East Yorkshire Awards is an annual event to recognise the remarkable and inspirational people within our community,now in its 5th year.

They celebrate the individuals who have done extraordinary things. From children with the hearts of lions to community volunteers who go the extra mile for others, we see some terrific examples of people in our community who deserve our recognition. The prestigious awards – chosen from 11 categories – provide an excellent opportunity for local companies to partner the Hull Daily Mail to celebrate the incredible people in our local community.

Every year at the Mail we publish countless stories about inspiring people doing remarkable things. The response from our readers is always the same; they are positive, encouraging and proud. So get involved today & nominate someone special & deserving with the chance to join us for the awards night at the KCOM Stadium on Thursday 13th September 2018.

Deadline for Entries: 5 Aug 2017
Shortlist Announced: 21 Aug 2018
Awards Ceremony: 13 Sep 2018


Heart of East Yorkshire

Entrants chosen by the judges
A special award that recognises an outstanding community contribution or action in East Yorkshire.

Local Hero

The Local Hero award will recognise remarkable acts of courage or selflessness by an ordinary member of the community. This might be someone who has helped to save a life or acted in a courageous way in their community.

Inspiring Youngster

There are thousands of terrific youngsters out there, but we’re looking for someone, aged 16 or under, who deserves special recognition. This could be someone who has made a contribution to their community or overcome major setbacks to achieve a personal goal.

Child of Courage

Do you know a youngster, aged 16 or under, who has had to endure heartache or pain and still showed a shining spirit? This could go to a child who has fought against illness or shown bravery beyond their years.

Business in the Community Award

An individual, group or organisation who go an extra mile in offering a service available to the public.

Charity Champion

Our Charity Champion will highlight an individual or group whose charitable work has made a significant impact to a worthy cause. This could be someone who raises money regularly or who has generated significant funds for a chosen charity or charities.

Business in the Community

Businesses across East Yorkshire make a huge contribution to their community, whether by donating money and time or supporting local causes. This award highlights an exceptional case of a company making a real contribution to their local community.

Parent/Guardian of the Year

For this award, we would like you to nominate yourself or a parent you know, explaining why this year has been their best yet and examples of what makes them so wonderful. This could be your partner or a special friend that really is someone extra special. It could be a parent who selflessly gives up their life to care for their child, or a guardian who dedicates their time to fostering children. It could also be a parent who, despite their own challenges, always puts their children first.

Emergency Services Award

An award to honour the uniformed officers who go beyond their call of duty to help others. We want to hear about the police officers, doctors, nurses and fire officers who deserve recognition.

Community Sports Award



The UK ports industry is the largest in Europe and its operations provide critical economic infrastructure for the nation’s manufacturers and businesses.

ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. Our ports include Immingham, the UKs busiest port, and Southampton, the nation’s second largest and most efficient container port, as well as the UK’s number one for cars and cruise.

The group's other activities include rail terminal operations (Hams Hall Rail Terminal), ship's agency, dredging (UK Dredging Ltd), and marine consultancy (ABPmer). Each port also offers a well-established community of port service providers.

In 2016 ABP and its customers handled 89 million tonnes of cargo. Together with our customers, we support 119,000 jobs and contribute £7.5 billion to the UK economy every year.

ABP is backed by investment in modern facilities and equipment, and support by experienced employees. Our investment is designed to respond to the needs of our customers whose business rely on our ports for access to international and, in some cases, domestic markets. Helping these firms compete on the global stage and protecting the national energy security are key roles our ports play in the UK economy.


BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 83,100 people worldwide. Our wide-ranging products and services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services.

Bishop Burton

Bishop Burton is one of the UK's leading land-based colleges and has a national reputation for quality.
We’re the only college in the UK to hold Centre of Vocational Excellence status in both Agriculture and Equine and in 2017 accrediting body Pearson declared us the Outstanding BTEC College of the Year.

Our excellent success rates, unrivalled facilities and innovative teaching were all factors in recieving the highly coveted national accolade.


Hanson Electrical was formed in 1986 and is now the biggest independent domestic appliance retailer in the Hull area, selling everything for the kitchen, including Fridges, Washing Machines, Dishwashers, Cookers and built in appliances etc.

We are the Largest Independent stockist of all major domestic appliances in the area.

Hatfields Jaguar

The name Hatfields has been associated with the Jaguar marque since Ernest Hatfield opened one of the world’s first Jaguar showrooms in the 1920s in Sheffield.
Hatfields is an independent, family-run business, operating dealerships across the North of England and in Shrewsbury. As a group, Hatfields has established a successful dealer network over a number of decades, developing a loyal customer following along the way.
One of the largest independent dealer groups in the UK for Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai and Volvo, Hatfields employs over 300 people at its numerous locations. The company has acquired a reputation for excellence in all areas, winning awards and accolades from many car manufacturers and automotive media.

Hatfields Land Rover

Hull Culture & Leisure in partnership with Hull City Council

Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd provide a vast range of facilities, services and events for you and your family and friends to enjoy. From a stroll in the park, a night at the opera, relaxing with a good read, exploring the past, dinner for the Queen to an ice hockey game, we cater for all interests and abilities. We want you to have fun, be active and stay healthy.

Kitchens by Design

Your interior specialists with a first class project management team
Born in Hull in 2004, Kitchens By Design was founded to champion our clients by bringing passion and expertise into the heart of their homes.

Today, by building a real understanding of how people live, we now have a leading point of view on how our designs can serve to create luxury living, given any budget.

Kitchens By Design’s have the facility with our wide spectrum of brands, to create the perfect space whether it be by responding to functionality, connecting spaces or specific design features.

Kitchens By Design are committed to constantly introducing the most exciting ranges and product features across our brands and this shows in our West Hull Showroom, which we regularly update.

Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection, Gallery, Linear, Aquadi, Laufen, Siemens, Neff to name but a few of our brands, present a distinct style, offering you all the choice for your individual rooms.

Our clients have and always will be diverse and ambitious, we love to inspire and more importantly listen, thus creating a valuable working relationship.

Willerby Holiday Homes

For over seventy years Willerby has been the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges. We love designing practical and beautiful homes for parks not only in the UK but also across the world.

When you think of Willerby, we want you to dream of your perfect home from home, where the details are better than they need be and more affordable than they should be.

There is no better feeling than stepping into your new home for the first time to start creating memories that will last a lifetime.

We hope you love the 2018 range and want to find out more.




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