Last chance to nominate your unsung heroes

Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:30


There is just over a week left to get your nominations in for this year’s Spirit of Corby Awards! Get nominating those in the community you think deserve a bit of recognition before it’s too late!


Corby Borough Council in partnership with sponsors, Northamptonshire Police, Quantum Print, Savoy Cinemas, Spirit Hyundai and The Core at Corby Cube, is proudly hosting the 2017 Spirit of Corby Awards!


The Spirit of Corby Awards are the Borough’s annual celebration of everything that is good about Corby, its community and the amazing spirit of the people that make it so special. Each year the awards highlight the great contribution our residents make to our town, the special talents they have, but above all else the awards are our way to thank those unsung heroes in our community that go above and beyond.


If you think someone has made a difference in your community or done something they should be proud of then let’s celebrate it by getting your nominations in before the deadline of Friday 25th August!


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


‘We have been receiving nominations since June and are hoping that there are still more to come over the next week.


‘Corby is an a very community spirited Borough and it’s important that we take time to recognise those that go above and beyond, contribute to life in the Borough or simply highlight the spirit of Corby within their own achievements.


‘We want to hear about all of those unsung heroes out there so please get your nominations in before the closing date of 25th August.’


You can submit your nominations by filling out a form on, or by picking up a form from the Help Desk on the ground floor of the Corby Cube.


Please note that last year’s winners are not eligible to be nominated for the same award again and the deadline to submit your nominations is 5pm on Friday 25th August.


And the categories are:


The Young Spirit of Corby Award – sponsored by Savoy Cinemas

(2016 winner: Nikki Hammond)

Nominate 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, sport or has perhaps overcome adversity to show the real Spirit of Corby.


Club Spirit Award  - Sponsored by Quantum Print

(2016 winner: Gareth Price)

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


Community Spirit Award – Sponsored by Northamptonshire Police

(2016 winner: Dany Reid)

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 the area.


Creative Spirit Award

(2016 winner: Elementz)

Nominate an individual or group who has shown 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.


Educational Spirit Award – Sponsored by Spirit Hyundai

(2016 winner: Maplefields Circle of Friends)

For an individual or group who has enriched their lives through a commitment to learning, maybe an adult who has returned to education and achieved excellence in their chosen field, or someone young or older who inspires others with their enthusiasm and love for learning.


Environmental Spirit Award

(2016 winner: The Happenin’ Project)

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


Once all nominations are in, an independent panel will select a shortlist for each award. The shortlist will then be announced and we’ll be asking you to vote for your winners. You will be able to nominate someone for a Spirit of Corby Award via forms on our website, or forms available at the Help Desk on the ground floor of the Corby Cube.


The overall Spirit of Corby Award supported by The Core at Corby Cube (2016 winner: Dany Reid) will be chosen by an independent panel from the winners of the other categories.


The winners will be announced at the Awards night which will take place on Wednesday 20th September at The Core at Corby Cube.


For more information regarding the Spirit of Corby Awards please contact Corby Borough Council’s Communications Office, Kimberley Buzzard on 01536 464022 or email Otherwise, visit to place your nomination, or fill out hard copy of the form.


More Information: 

For press enquiries please contact: Kim Buzzard, Communications Officer, Corby Borough Council
Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07875 166 970

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Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017 04:35:17 PM
Review date: Wednesday 7th August 2019 04:34:05 PM