We are proud to have been awarded ‘Outstanding Organisation of the Year’ at the ukactive Awards, which took place on 21st June 2018. The fiercely competitive Awards cover the sports and physical activity sector and winners represent the leading performers from the private, public and third sectors.
Upon being announced as winner of the ‘Outstanding Organisation of the Year’ Award, which is the most coveted award in the sector, we were described as ‘an organisation who have been assessed on their overall performance, sustainability and impact in the sector.’
Shaun Higgins, Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Active Tameside, said: “I feel really proud to be part of Active Tameside, having won Outstanding Organisation of the Year at the ukactive Awards, especially living and working in Tameside. We have started the journey to reduce inactivity in Tameside and, due to the great people within Active Tameside, our partners and stakeholders; this is something that will continue at pace.”
More than 800 people attended the Awards evening, which was co-hosted by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chair of ukactive. The Awards received a high level of entries, which were judged in multiple stages. We were also shortlisted for 5 other Awards, which led to us being put forward for Outstanding Organisation of the Year.
We were awarded ‘Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year’ at the Pride of Tameside Business Awards, which took place on 25th October. The Awards celebrate the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals from across the region.
A total of 21 business from Tameside were awarded at the ceremony, including catering, health, digital, tourism and e-commerce businesses. The awards were judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts.
Reg Patel, Deputy CEO of Active Tameside, said: “It was an honour to win the Pride of Tameside Business Award for 2018, as the Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year. We are really proud to have been shortlisted in four separate categories across the board, given the quality and quantity of the other nominees. We were pipped to the top spot in other categories by superb businesses.
“To receive this accolade and praise from businesses across the community felt truly special. It was a great night and networking time, showcasing the best that Tameside has to offer, which is significant.”