Apogee - Manager/Coach of the Year

Apogee are delighted to be associated with the Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards again this year. Sport and Industry often share common goals, and can both be highly competitive so we feel this is a great match for our business and we are pleased to be sponsoring the Manager/Coach of the Year Award. Working with local organisations is very important to Apogee as we grow throughout the Midlands and we hope to continue to develop our involvement with, and support of the local community.

- Robin Gunn, Regional Sales Manager

Aston Martin - Club of the Year

Grange Aston Martin Birmingham is an authorised and official Aston Martin dealership dedicated to offering an unrivalled quality of service and expertise. Our showroom located in Hampton-In-Arden, Birmingham, reflects the prestige and exclusivity associated with the iconic Aston Martin brand.

Staffed by passionate, highly trained sales people and technicians, we are on-hand to deliver the expertise, service and peace of mind you would expect. Grange Aston Martin also has dealerships in Brentwood & Welwyn Garden City.

We are very proud to be involved with this year’s Sports Awards and we look forward to meeting all the finalists on the night!

- Les Stimson, Brand Manager

Edgbaston - Professional Sportsman of the Year

Warwickshire County Cricket Club is delighted to sponsor this year’s Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards.

The 2017 sporting year has included many local highlights and we have taken great pride in hosting some of the biggest events in the West Midlands, including the ICC Champions Trophy, England’s inaugural Day/Night Investec Test and NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day.

Bringing the biggest cricket matches in the world to the region is one of our upmost priorities, and we have a fantastic programme of games over the next two years.

We wish all nominees the very best of luck!

- Neil Snowball, Chief Executive, Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Inspirational Magazine - Amateur Sportswoman of the Year

Inspirational Magazine is delighted to be involved with the Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards again. We are dedicated to finding the very best that Warwickshire has to offer and these awards are another perfect opportunity to do so. The region is so diverse and there are so many examples of true sporting excellence, both professional and amateur, that we see it time and again in teams, individuals and, of course, in all those people who work so hard behind the scenes.

Our sponsorship of the Amateur Sportswoman of the Year Award is driven by our desire to recognise those who represent the future of sport in Coventry and Warwickshire. They have shown incredible commitment to their chosen field at a time in their lives when there are so many distractions. That kind of discipline is not only admirable but also something Inspirational Magazine wants to encourage and celebrate.

- Sophia Hayes, Sales Director

Jewson - Amateur Sportsman of the Year

Jewson is proud to support the Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards 2017. Having 7 Jewson branches here, means we work with many businesses and local community organisations in the area who these awards are hugely relevant to, and we believe that achieving recognition through award programmes such as this helps organisations to thrive and continue to build upon their success. Supporting our local communities is important to Jewson as we aim to be the builder’s merchant of choice within the area. The Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards 2017 champion exceptional sporting successes across the area and we are delighted to support the awards. We are looking forward to an exciting event.

- David Kilby, Operations Director

Kep - Professional Sportswoman of the Year

KEP Print Group is honoured to support the sporting stars of Coventry and Warwickshire and looks forward to celebrating their achievements. KEP has sponsored numerous sportspersons over their 38 years in business, promoting the ideals that sports teach – teamwork, dedication, flexibility, and loyalty.

KEP is an industry-leading full-service commercial printer, based in the heart of the Midlands. From concept to completion, KEP has your commercial print covered, specialising in Point-Of-Sale, large format print, digital and litho printing, print finishing, graphic design, direct mail, and fulfilment – all done under one roof to ensure quality control and to meet strict deadlines.

- Nicole Plowman, Marketing Manager at KEP Print Group

Kingsley School - Under 19/School Team of the Year

The Kingsley School in Royal Leamington Spa is an independent day school educating boys aged 3 to 11 and girls aged 3 to 18.

Academic attainment is an important part of school life, but not the only aspect of a Kingsley education that is valued; the Kingsley ethos encourages intellectual curiosity and a love of learning, helping pupils to become well-mannered, well-rounded and well-qualified. A wide range of musical, dramatic and sporting successes are equally celebrated and the opportunity for individuals to shine in these activities provides Kingsley girls, and boys in Prep, with a challenging but balanced education. At Kingsley, a pupil is a name, not a number.

- Heather Owens, Headteacher

Liberty - Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement award commends those that have made huge strides in their sport not just in the past year but over the course of their lives and we are pleased to be sponsoring this category at this year’s Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards.

What stands out about these sports awards is their inclusivity. Where many sports awards might only recognise a community’s sporting elite, these awards allow for sportspeople from grassroots to professionals, of all ages, ability and gender, to be recognised for their achievements. It is for that very reason that we are proudly supporting these awards.

- Douglas Dawson, CEO

PMGC - Volunteer of the Year

PMGC is delighted to sponsor The Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards 2017. In the accelerated environment of the technology marketplace, PMGC understands that transforming business performance with innovative technology solutions is what creates the jobs and fuels the economy that helps our communities thrive.

The same can be said for sporting talent across Coventry and Warwickshire. Sport plays an important role in people's lives. Connecting the local community together and inspiring people of all ages to enjoy an active lifestyle. We too recognise the importance of working together for our customers and promoting a culture that recognises and rewards individuals and teams for their achievements. Good luck to all the nominees from PMGC.

- Shez Cheema, CEO, PMGC Technology Group Ltd.

Thomas International - Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Thomas International is a leading provider of psychometric tools and solutions, working with individuals and teams from over 18 major sports, on both a local and national level.

The cornerstone of any successful sports person is the ability to understand themselves, their behavioural preferences, how they communicate and how they are motivated. An important piece of the work Thomas does is to utilise the power of psychology in sport to effectively develop high performance athletes, teams and coaches.

We are delighted to be sponsoring ‘Junior Sportsperson of the Year’ at the 2017 Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards and look forward to celebrating and recognising the sporting stars of Warwickshire and their unique achievements.

- Ciaran Morton, UK Managing Director

Wasps - Professional Young Sportsperson of the Year

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Professional Young Sportsperson of the Year award at this year’s Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards.
Coventry is now very much on the sporting map thanks to the to the variety of sports attracted to the region and the Ricoh Arena who have played host to weightlifting, netball, rugby league and snooker.
We fully recognise the role sport can play in improving lives and bringing communities together.
We are extremely proud to host this year’s event, and look forward to celebrating the achievements of some of the region’s finest athletes.

- Nick Eastwood, CEO

Western Power Distribution - Community Award

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is delighted to sponsor The Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards. WPD is the electricity distribution network operator for Coventry and Warwickshire as well as the rest of the Midlands, South West England and South Wales. We ensure that our electricity network of pylons, cables, wires and substations deliver a safe and reliable electricity supply to over 7.8 million customers.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do, because distributing power to homes and businesses affects all our lives. Our philosophy is to treat customers how we wish to be treated.

For power cuts or power cut enquiries, please call 0800 6783 105, tweet @wpduk or visit www.westernpower.co.uk.

- Trevor Richards, Coventry & Warwickshire Distribution Manager, Western Power Distribution

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