It's time to vote for your Spirit of Corby winners!

Release Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 17:15


The nominations are in and the 2017 shortlist for the Spirit of Corby Awards has now been chosen. Now it’s up to the people of Corby to say a big thank you to those that give back to their communities or contribute to life in the Borough in some way by casting their votes!


So the 2017 nominees are:


Community Spirit Award (sponsored by Northamptonshire Police)

An individual or group who has worked towards making their area a safer or stronger community, whether it’s through contributing to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour or simply being an active member of the community who gives time to make a difference in their area.

  • Katrina Baker
  • FR Gerard Byrne
  • Liam Ferguson


Environmental Spirit Award

An individual or group who have worked to protect or improve the natural or built environment or promoted environmentally responsible attitudes and behaviour, e.g. recycling, energy saving.

  • Isobel Duff
  • Jean Redfern
  • Cyril Sellars


Creative Spirit Award

For an individual or group who has shown a talent or given up time to help develop others in the arts in Corby – music, theatre, art, dance, literature etc. Or who has shown general creativity through arts & crafts such as knitting, painting and handy crafts.

  • Paula Boulton
  • James Hanson
  • Serbian St Eliah Dance Group


Club Spirit Award (Sponsored by Quantum Print)

For an individual or a group who has contributed towards a local club or society, such as sporting, social or voluntary groups, or nominate for whole club or group for what they bring for the community.

  • Chris Storey
  • Corby Volunteer Tea Bar Committee
  • Nicola Pell


Educational Spirit Award (sponsored by Spirit Hyundai)

For an individual or a group who has enriched their lives through a commitment to lifelong learning, who has returned to education, achieved excellence in their chosen filed, or who inspires others with their enthusiasm and love for learning.

  • Dinah Kazakoff
  • Volunteers at Corby Library
  • Katie Read


Young Spirit of Corby Award (Sponsored by Savoy Cinema)

For a young Corby resident (under 25) who has made a contribution to their local community, is an example to their friends, may have excelled in music, education and sport, or has perhaps overcome adversity to show the real ‘Spirit of Corby’:

  • Harry Glass, Liam Meney, Adam O’Neill & Ryan McAuley
  • Kara Hamer
  • Chloe Kelly South


The overall Spirit of Corby Award winner (supported by The Core at Corby Cube) will be chosen from the winners of the other awards.


The public will have from 12 noon on Wednesday 6th September until 12 noon on Wednesday 13th September to cast their vote for their favourites. Anyone is welcome to vote by simply filling in an e-form which will be located on the front page of Corby Borough Council’s website ( or by picking up a form from the front desk at The Corby Cube, George Street.


All votes must be in by the deadline, after which they will be counted and the winners will be announced at an awards night on Wednesday 20th September in the Core at Corby Cube.


If you would like to come along and cheer on the nominees on the awards night from the balcony area in the theatre then please get in contact with Corby Borough Council’s Communications Office for free tickets to the event on 01536 464022 or email


Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:


‘A big thank you to all of those that nominated someone in the community again this year, the nominations were at such a high level and it really is a pleasure to hear about all the fantastic things that people do here in Corby to make it the amazing place it is.


‘It has been a tough job to shortlist and we really do wish we could put everyone through. We hope that Corby now gets behind the shortlisters and cast their votes on who they want to see win each category.


‘Corby is clearly a place full of generous and community minded people and the Spirit of Corby Awards are proof of just how true this really is. A huge thank you to our 2017 sponsors, who again this year have made the awards possible’.




Notes: The Spirit of Corby is a series of awards for the people of Corby by the people of Corby. They are awards that highlight some of the many residents in our community that go that extra mile to contribute to life in the Borough. This year the awards are being supported by The Core Theatre, Northamptonshire Police, Savoy Cinema, Spirit Hyundai and Quantum Print. 


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Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017 05:22:34 PM
Review date: Wednesday 28th August 2019 05:19:33 PM