Sports Person Award 2024

Core Aquatics.

Core Aquatics are a multi-award winning swim school based in the East Midlands, dedicated to delivering top-quality swimming experiences for individuals for swimmers aged 3 plus, up to and including adults and any abilities; providing a fun, safe, and engaging environment for all our swimmers. Our highly skilled team offer personalised swim programs, from group lessons to one-on-one sessions, ensuring every swimmer receives the attention they need. We proudly support swimmers with other abilities through our Gold Autism Swim Approved status, and ongoing partnership with Level Water and other charities.

 Nottinghamshire CityCare – Health and Social Care Award 2024

 Nottingham CityCare is the city’s largest provider of NHS community health services, dedicated to improving the long-term health and wellbeing of the people in the City of Nottingham. We employ more than 1,300 staff dedicated to delivering our mission to ‘make a difference every day to the health and wellbeing of our communities’. We come into face-to-face contact with more than 38,000 patients every month and are rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a broad range of health services in the community, ranging from health visiting and education for young families to community nursing and home-based rehabilitation services for older people. We deliver services in a variety of community settings, such as health centres, children’s centres, GP practices, nursing homes, primary care settings, as well as within people’s homes. We also operate the city’s NHS Urgent Treatment Centre at Seaton House on London Road.

We are commissioned by key organisations within the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire health and social care system. We have a budget of £72m and as a social enterprise business operated to benefit society, we reinvest our profits back into the organisation, services, or the local community. We have the freedom to be flexible, innovative and responsive in delivering the services local people need, when and where they need them in the community.

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University of Nottingham – Most Transformed Life Award 2024

The University of Nottingham is where the world comes to change it. A pioneering place providing exceptional research-led education and an outstanding student experience for our 52,000 students. Consistently targeted by leading graduate employers for our talented and well-rounded graduates.

We deliver world-leading research that brings real-world change, transforming lives and societies, and shaping our future.

We are 100 in the world (17 in the UK) out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2024, a pioneer in global education, with award-winning campuses and unrivalled facilities in both the UK and Asia.

The University is a major employer and industry partner – locally and globally. We lead the Universities for Nottingham initiative, in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, a pioneering collaboration between the city’s two world-class institutions to improve levels of prosperity, opportunity, sustainability, health and wellbeing for residents in the city and region we are proud to call home. In this strategic partnership for Nottingham, our role is to encourage collaboration across Nottingham, and be ambassadors for the benefit of the city and its people.

TunTum Housing Association – Sponsor of the Cultural, Music & Arts Award 2024

Tuntum is a BME (Black and Minority Ethnic)-led, Nottingham-based housing association founded in 1988. We manage over 1600 properties and provide homes for over 3000 people in 12 local authority areas.

We also offer culturally sensitive support and specialist housing services for older people, refugees, young mothers, people suffering with mental health difficulties and homeless young people. We are the only independent BME-led housing association in the East Midlands. Most of our staff and Board are reflective of Nottingham’s black and minority ethnic communities.

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Young Achievers Award 2024

Gary Godden was elected Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2024.

Having lived in Nottinghamshire for 25 years, and spending 15 years as a police officer within Nottinghamshire Police, Gary has a good understanding of the policing service and the different communities of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

This included working as part of the Vanguard Plus team – a multi-agency team tackling serious crimes like gun, gang and knife violence, and working closely with the most vulnerable people in our communities. This experience influenced Gary to make a difference not only in the police but it also broadened his perspective, leading him into politics.

Gary’s career has also involved working in the NHS, including most recently as Assistant Head of the Graduate Management Training Scheme at NHS England, where he built experience of compassionate leadership and partnership working.

In his earlier life, Gary grew up in Barnardo’s care homes until he was adopted by his parents at the age of seven. After finding his way in life, his desire grew to make a positive impact on his community.

Gary is passionate about building public trust and confidence in Nottinghamshire Police and ensuring the service is the best it can be.

His priorities for his term in office also include tackling knife crime, antisocial behaviour and violence against women and girls, as well as enhancing high-visibility neighbourhood policing, tackling speeding and making our roads safer.

Gary is also committed to being accessible to the public and open and transparent in his work in representing the people of Nottinghamshire.

Tick Tock All Stars Nursery – Outstanding Parent of the Year 2024

We have an early year’s foundation stage (EYFS) curriculum that creates learning from our children’s interests and promotes wider learning opportunities through real life experiences like trips and weekly outings, wide range of stimulating toys and activities, safe and secure environment provide qualified friendly staff team.

Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service –Community Award 2024

Established in 1875, Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service aims to improve the quality of people’s lives in Nottingham by strengthening the voluntary and community sector.

The voluntary and community sector is the collective name for local community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, faith groups, social enterprises and community interest companies. You may see this referred to as the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, or VCSE for short.

Nottingham CVS supports the voluntary and community sector through:

  • Volunteering: improving the quality of volunteering and breadth of volunteering opportunities across the city;
  • Voluntary sector development: strengthening the voluntary sector’s capacity to help its clients through promoting best practice, funding advice and training;
  • Voices: speaking up for the voluntary sector on issues crucial to its future, and increasing the sector’s access to, and influence upon, decision makers.

 Black Businessperson Award 2024

New Ethos Nottingham

New Ethos Nottingham is a service that mainly helps male citizens aged 21-50 who need low-medium supervision and are involved with the criminal justice system. We also accept referrals from other agencies for people who are homeless and have support needs, if we have a vacancy in our provisions.

Our goal is to provide support and supervision that helps them improve their life skills.

NurseReady – Lifetime Community Contributor Award 2024

NurseReady is an employment business for agency nurses, developed by nurses with extensive experience in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Forensic for a period spanning 10 years.

Our aim is to provide quality healthcare staff to government and private institutions on an ad hoc basis as well as to fulfil short term contracts.

We are committed to providing our clients with exceptional expertise from our nursing and care professionals. Our staff are recovery orientated and our service delivery is centered on and adapts to the aspirations and needs of the people we support. Our staff are equipped with knowledge and skills on the principles of Positive Behaviour Support.