The MyMirfield Business and Community Awards were launched in 2015 – with the first awards evening held on Friday 17th April at Sands Lane Golf Club, Mirfield.
The awards were established to recognise those Mirfield-based businesses, events and organisations that had made a positive contribution to the residents or community of Mirfield over the previous 12 months.
This year, the Nomination Process opens at 9am on Thursday 19th January and will continue until 5pm on Wednesday 8th February 2017.
Nominations can be made via the online Nomination Form or via the form that will be printed in the Mirfield Word magazine (and returned to MyMirfield Awards, Mirfield Business Centre, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AB).
You can nominate as many people as you wish from as many categories as you wish.
From all the nominations received, a shortlist will be chosen based on a mix of (1) quantity of nominations and (2) quality of reasons, and (3) community involvement.
The nominees will then be contacted by Thursday 16th February, to gain permission for them to be confirmed as official finalists
Public voting will begin at 9am on Monday 27th February and will continue until 5pm on Friday 24th March.
Votes can be cast via the online Voting Form or via the form that will be printed in the Mirfield Word magazine (and returned to MyMirfield Awards, Mirfield Business Centre, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AB).
Please note that votes are limited to one entry per person per category. If voting via the form in the Mirfield Word – this must be on an original form and not a photocopy.
Any multiple votes made by the same person will render all votes cast by the person void. Any unusual voting will also be removed and may result in the finalist being disqualified.
The Awards Evening
The winners will be announced at the black-tie Awards Evening from 6pm on Saturday 1st April at the Holiday Inn, just outside Mirfield towards Brighouse – which will also include a sparkling reception, a three-course meal, and end of evening entertainment. The evening will close around 1am.
If You wish to stay over at the Holiday Inn – the hotel has offered all our guests a reduced rate of £65 Bed & Breakfast in either a Standard Double or Twin Bedroom. You need to book with the hotel direct and tell them you are attending the MyMirfield Awards on Saturday 1st April. The rate will be subject to availability.
As well as the awards, the evening is intended to also be a fundraiser, with proceeds being split between two causes – firstly to help improve the Christmas Lights (and possibly replace the Christmas Tree that will not be provided by Kirklees from by year) – and secondly to help generate funds for future MyMirfield projects, events and initiatives to support the town. Both are intended to provide cheer for residents, whilst encouraging more business into town at a critical part of the trading year.
There will also be a 5 Star Raffle with 5 Star services and products donated by 5 star businesses. If you can donate a 5 Star prize, then we would be immensely grateful, and please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday 22nd March so you can be recognised for your contribution in the programme.