A2Dominion celebrates inspirational people in the community
Five residents, one community group and a partner organisation were celebrated for their achievements in the community, at A2Dominion’s annual Resident Awards ceremony at the beginning of May.
The ceremony, held at the Renaissance Hotel Heathrow, saw over 40 partner organisations and 100 residents attend from across London, Oxford and the South East.
Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth said: “It’s fantastic that A2Dominion is recognising the important community work that is being carried out by residents and it was an absolute pleasure to present the entrepreneur of the year award.”
The award winners in full:
Volunteer of the Year – Brian Whittaker, who is in his early 70s has been volunteering for over six years at Advice Plus, a free advice service at the Beethoven Community Centre in Queen’s Park, London.
Entrepreneur of the Year – Bernese D’Souza, a 27 year old former GB gymnast from Stanwell, was recognised for her cheerleading business, which promotes team work and healthy lifestyles to young girls in the local area.
Individual Contribution to the Community - Tracey Chapman and Melissa Whiting from Chichester run a weekly youth club at Swanfield Park Community Centre, and recently helped to raise £55,000 for a new Youth Hub.
Outstanding Group Contribution – Green Man Lane Communities Group, based in Ealing, have played an instrumental role in promoting community cohesion while A2Dominion delivers its landmark regeneration scheme for the area.
Partner of the Year – GGT Solutions, a consultancy and careers guidance business based in Streatham, has helped to grow a successful enterprise programme and support 30 budding entrepreneurs.
Digital Champion of the Year – Mark Venner, who has been running a weekly Digital DIY class for the past two years at Stanwell Rose Community Centre to help improve local residents’ computer literacy.
Heather David, A2Dominion’s Head of Community Investment, said: “We work with resident and voluntary sector partners to deliver programmes that make a difference to people's lives. Their support and commitment is invaluable."
“They are the bedrock of our communities and this was the perfect opportunity to celebrate their dedication and recognise their inspirational work.”