Jelf and Ageas, sponsors of the 2017 Local Business Charity Awards, have announced this year’s winners.
Following the event held at the National Star College, the awards, founded by Jelf in 2014 to recognise the support given specifically by Gloucestershire businesses to the county’s local charities, revealed their 2017 winners. The Jelf Award was won by the Cirencester branch of the Coventry Building Society. It was nominated by Gloucestershire Deaf Association. The Ageas Award was won by Skylight9, nominated by The Hollie Gazzard Trust. The winner of the Individual Award was won by Helen Howe of Cheltenham’s Lumière restaurant. She was nominated by the National Star College.
Winners of the Jelf and Ageas awards will win £1,000 each, to be donated to the charity who nominated them. The winner of the individual award will win a weekend away to the value of £250.
Sponsors Jelf and Ageas announced a surprise award on the night, the Mayor’s Award. Mayor Klara Sudbury was given £700 to give to a local charity of her choice who, because they are part of a national charity, or provide services outside of Gloucestershire, were not able to enter the awards themselves but still give tremendous support to people in Gloucestershire.