Kyocera proud to sponsor Pride of Reading Awards

12 May 2010

Kyocera sponsor of "Business in Action" Award

Kyocera Mita UK is delighted to be sponsoring the Business In Action category of the Pride of Reading Awards for the seventh consecutive year. This award recognises Reading businesses that give back to the Reading community through voluntary activity programmes.

Helen Hopper, PR Manager at Kyocera Mita commented: “Kyocera recognises the importance of supporting the community in which an company is based. Some of the previous winners of this award have been carrying out truly innovative projects that make a real difference to the local community, so we are looking forward to seeing what organisations have been up to in the past year.”

The awards are organised by the Reading Post, Reading Borough Council, Waitrose, Broad Street Mall, Reading 107fm, Crowne Plaza, Connect Reading and Reading Chamber of Commerce.

The categories

Child of Courage - The town’s bravest youngster. There are many times when youngsters’ courage shines through. Some become heroic lifesavers, others demonstrate courage through battling illness or other difficult circumstances. We want to hear about these amazing under 16-year-olds.

Restaurant of the Year - Sponsor: The Oracle. This award will be judged by celebrity chefs Antony Worrall Thompson and Daniel Galmiche on food and services.

Local Hero - Sponsor: Waitrose. Someone who, through a special act of kindness or bravery, has made a positive difference to their community.

Community Champion - Sponsor: Broad St Mall. Someone who works tirelessly in their community as an individual, in the voluntary sector, as a carer, for a community group or in public service who devotes their time for others.

Cultural Contribution - Somebody who has enriched the cultural life of Reading. They may have set up or run an arts group, organised an event, or managed a vibrant venue.

Employee of the Year - An employee who goes the extra mile for their firm or for their customer.

Business in Action - Sponsor: Kyocera. Companies, large or small, who get involved in community work. There are two awards for firms with under 50 and over 50 employees.

999 - Sponsor: Yell. Services personnel (fire, police, paramedics etc) who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Young Person of the Year - Sponsor: Reading 107fm. Recognising the contribution to the community of someone under 18.

Healthy Lifestyle - Sponsor: GreenPark. A firm, organisation or school which promotes healthy living.

Environmental Project - A school, organisation or charity which has started an innovative eco-friendly project.

Health Worker/Team of the Year - From nurses to hospital porters, GPs to special care staff, we want to hear about the health professional or team that takes caring to an extra level

Entrepreneur of the Year  - Someone with special consideration to a young person - who stands out from the crowd and has a truly visionary approach to their business or a project

To nominate in any of the above awards, please click here

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