Posts Tagged ‘Recognition’

2014 Award Finalists Announced Tomorrow!

October 7, 2014

earls courtOur 4th National Annual Awards in association with Ideal Weight are about to reveal over 20 Finalists in the 2014 Awards.

We have received thousands of votes for those companies, organisations and individuals providing the very best lifestyle and “Me Time” activities, classes, events and support for adults across the UK!

Our What’s On 4 Me 2014 Awards recognise the great work that your activity providers do, especially the ones who you feel go above and beyond the call of duty, and our Awards will give them the praise they deserve at our fabulous Awards Ceremony hosted on the catwalk stage at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas!

Amanda Dixon – nominated in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

October 13, 2011

Amanda Dixon is a Training Instructor in the North East and has been nominated for “Most Outstanding Learning Tutor” in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

Amanda is a busy mum of 4 based in Gateshead, and having set up in business 4 years ago, re-organised and started her new business, I Am You Limited in November 2010. 

She now concentrates on doing what she enjoys doing the most – Networking in person and on line.  She does this both for herself and for clients who either are too busy to network or don’t enjoy it as much as Amanda!

Amanda says “I have a natural ability for Social Media so decided to help other businesses use and understand it.  I began Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn training both 1-2-1 and in a hands on workshop environment. I attended many Social Media Training sessions where the attendees were lectured at and looked just as confused at the end as they were in the beginning, which is why decided to train people in live workshops, so they could work on their accounts whilst learning – I find this a far more effective way to teach. There is nothing more rewarding after a course than to see the client “grow” on Social Media.”

Amanda recently took an adult evening class, lecturing on Viral Marketing and she has been booked to deliver a 4 week training course in Social Media.  She has also been contacted by a second college asking for her to deliver courses for them too.  She is working at the moment to get her online Social Media Training Course up and running, for those people who are too busy to attend workshops.

This is what one of Amanda’s students had to say about her:

“Amanda has ran a few sessions on Social Media training and Networking for Mums Business Club North East. She is extremely helpful and generous with her time and her sessions are always very popular.”

Well Done Amanda on your nomination and good luck with your votes!  You really deserve your place in these Awards!

To vote for Amanda – click << here >>

Charlie Featherstone – nominated in 3 categories in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

October 9, 2011

Charlie is the Chief Instructor at The North East Tang Soo Do Academy and has been nominated in no less than 3 categories – “Best Activity Provider”, “Best Local Sports, Health or Fitness Group” and “Most Outstanding Activity Instructor” !

North East Tang Soo Do Academy have been running now for over 3 years teaching a very traditional Martial Art. Tang Soo Do is very unique in the sense that it teaches not only a great method of self defence, superb kicking techniques and a great all round healthy activity but the main emphasis is self development of the individual and to teach the importance of contributing positively to society.

At the Academy they work closely with both national and local charities and provide free workshops and seminars to other groups – in particular working with children with special needs.   

The Academy saw a further development earlier in the year when their own FitnessAcademy came into being.

Charlie says “I strive to teach my students to live a healthier and more active lifestyle both physically and mentally.  Built on the ethos of real old fashioned values of respect, integrity and humility, I am humbled to have been personally nominated and that the Academy has had two other nominations. My role in the Academy is to help each and every one of my students to reach their full potential. This year was a milestone for me as 3 of my student aged from 11 – 14 successfully gained their Black belt promotion. I have taught these children for over 4 years and the feeling of seeing these 3 young children grow in confidence was something very special. Tang Soo Do teaches us to grow from within, to become strong and confident.”

One of Charlie’s students said:

“There is no other instructor that is so passionate, not only about the art itself but about his students and their progression. He really gets involved and has time for every single one of his students. He encourages them all in every class to reach the standard that they know they are capable of and he never gives up on any of  them. He is a friend to all his students and such an inspiration to them all. I don’t believe there is another instructor like him.”

Well Done Charlie and The North East Tang Soo Do Academy on your nomination and good luck with your votes!  You really deserve your place in these Awards!

To vote for Charlie and The North East Tang Soo Do Academy – click << here >>

Karen Seafield – nominated in 2 categories in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

October 5, 2011

Karen Seafield runs KLR Management and KLR Psychic Agency and has been nominated in 2 categories – “Best Entertainment, Day Out or Attraction” and “Best Volunteering Group or Individual” !

Karen set up KLR Management in 2006 when she was a single parent and named the business after herself and her two sons!  It was the only PR agency in Sunderland at the time and 4 years later she set up KLR Psychic Agency which is the only Psychic Agency in the North of England.

Karen says “I have helped raise over £70,000 for various local and national charities. After my dad was diganosed with cancer in 2008 I began campaiging and fundraising for cancer charities. My brother died in Intensive care August 2010, and with various fundrasing activies I helped raise £433 for Sunderland ICCU.  After losing my brother, 5 months later my dad passed away and recently I have raised over £4,000 for cancer charities while going through my own grief and daily hospital visits to see my mam. I enjoy helping people who need it.  I am now a patron for Macmillian and review cancer books.”

KLR Psychic Agency is going from strength to strength and Karen plans to expand even further in the next two years – she is regularly suppling psychics to various regional events and is now supplying now on a National basis.  Well done Karen!!

Here’s what Karen’s biggest supporter – her son said about her:

“My mam has done lots of events for 5 years and has raised thousands of pounds for lots of charities and is still raising money! Even after she lost her dad and brother and looking after us and my nana in hospital  too.  She has done lots of events with her business and she has even done fashion shows, dance festivals, talent competitions and loads and loads of other stuff!”

Well done Karen on your nomination and good luck with your votes!  You’re an inspiration & really deserve your place in these Awards!

To vote for Karen – please click << here >>

What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards – I’m starting to feel like Simon Cowell!

September 28, 2011

The What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards are now in full swing! We’ve had hundreds of nominations for absolutely brilliant activity providers from around the UK and now the competition has started with the voting stage!

Our nominees are being voted for in droves each day and it’s so weird that I’m starting to use X-Factor speak when discussing the Awards… “positions are changing every minute”…”the competition is just hotting up”!!  Let’s hope I don’t go the whole hog and start wearing my trousers way too high!  

The voting numbers are truly staggering and it’s no wonder when we have such inspiring nominees in the competition.  Here are just a few comments that have been sent in about our nominees…

“…a wonderful example of a young mum teaching others how to improve their lifestyle – she leads by example and is inspiring and supporting. She cares as she teaches…”
 
“…He supports each and every one of his students and helps them reach their full potential. Through his teaching – students have increased their self confidence whilst learning new skills. He always has time to help his students…”
 
“…she creates a very relaxed and motivational atmosphere for adults of any size, shape, form and fitness level. She is very inspiring and deserves to be awarded…”
 
“…she is extremely bubbly and helpful and always helping out other businesses. She extended her workshops to old people’s homes which have been a fantastic success and enjoyed by all that attended. She is very community minded and goes at lengths to make her business and activities a useful resource for the local community…”

With these wonderful people in our midst it’s no wonder that their communities are voting so enthusiastically for them!  Over the coming weeks we’ll be inviting our nominees to tell us a little more about themselves and their activities – as we feel that they all deserve to be in the spotlight!

I’m so excited for them all and – as Simon Cowell says – “…it’s all about votes!…”  Get your VOTE in today!

Marilyn x

What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards

June 29, 2011

What’s On 4 Me are thrilled to announce the opening of our What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards on July 1st (this Friday!). 

Our 1st Annual Awards in association with Printing365 reward and recognise the people and companies providing the best activities for adults across the UK.  Our awards are voted for 100% by the people that attend these activities every week.  The nominations show an appreciation for the valuable, hard work that Activity Leaders and Groups put into the activities they provide.  So when the nominations open – be ready to support your Activity Leaders and Community Groups and put them on theUK map!!

What’s On 4 Me are thrilled to work with Printing365 as our Headline Sponsor. What’s On 4 Me delivers first class online promotion for thousands of Activity Providers and Printing365 brilliantly complements our work by providing a fantastic range of offline marketing and promotional materials to businesses all across theUK andIreland too.

We also have many other fantastic new sponsors and we thank them all sincerely for getting involved and quite literally making these Awards possible.  And all our community award winners will win a selection of fabulous prizes too.

Nominations open 1st July 2011 and you could reward your class leader, club or organisation by giving them your support in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

Click here to see more about the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards in association with Printing365


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