The Business and Community Awards has been created to bring both the community and business world together to assist various charities (Olive Circle Foundation, Whizzkidz, The Buddy Bag Foundation, Breast Cancer Now and Compton Hospice). The event will be held at the Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill, Brierley Hill on 29 Oct 2016 at 6.00pm to 1.00am.
The idea came out of the desire by Zoe Bennett who wanted to recognise and honour Gavin Williamson MP for all he did to assist in keeping her safe when she was facing a time of immense adversity, death threats and despair. She wanted to in turn help others that are in his constituency. Zoe felt too often people turn to their MP and then when they receive the help there is rarely a gesture of tangible gratitude. Zoe saw this as a problem and wanted to change all that by extending it out to the wider communities.
The awards are aimed at recognising individuals in both the community and business world who are the unsung heroes. By showcasing people that are selfless, considerate to others and go that extra mile, will openly encourage and inspire others to do the same or similar. Being made to feel valued is a powerful tool for young and old alike no matter what their background; it is ultimately just saying Thank You. It is also saying we appreciate you or simply recognising the importance of the efforts people go to or try to go to. This event will be a celebration of all the wonderful deeds that are being done that many may not be aware of.
All proceeds made once compulsory items are paid for will 100% go to the 5 carefully selected charities detailed above. All the contributors have donated their time and services on a complimentary basis. We have engaged both the community and business world to contribute as many complimentary items to ensure we can raise as much money for all charities.
Zoe could not have done this without the help of many selfless individuals that have given their time and services free such as Brad Burton (Founder of 4Networking and No.1 Motivational Speaker in the UK), Gavin Williamson MP (Parliamentary Secretary to David Cameron), Paul Landa (Zeckro Web Solutions), Michele Ibbs (I’m Your PA), Craig Smith (Magic Shirt), Lizzy Haynes (Innovation Creations), Craig Petty (Slightly Unusual), David Rees , (DHR Photography), Owtar Sangha (Dynamic Security), Sue Bowkett (Premier Trophies), Fat Scottie (Radio DJ) and Taffy Tamangani (Eli Venue Dressing).