Nantwich Food Awards

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Nantwich Lockdown Awards

The results are in!
We are ecstatic to announce the winners of our Nantwich Lockdown Awards 2020.
Thank you to everyone who nominated the many worthy individuals and businesses in our local community

#1 COVID Community Heroes – To honour key workers and volunteers (individuals or groups) that have stepped up in this time of crisis, and reacted to the help that many in our community urgently needed.

Georgia Speet – For tireless fundraising efforts, keeping spirits up during lockdown and for encouraging community spirit during difficult times.
Gary Socha & Aris Tsinias – Gary and Aris raised thousands of pounds, baking cakes and Greek pies and pastries and selling them to raise money for local charities each week alongside supporting vulnerable members of the community.

#2 Young People’s Award – From toddlers to teenagers, this award celebrates the contributions of our young people within the community, from raising money for charity to assisting vulnerable members of society.

Bella McKinney Nantwich, Age 7 – Bella raised £1800 for the Wingate children’s charity by completing the 2.6 challenge. The Charity were blown away by her kindness and dedication. The Wingate is a special children’s trust, and the money raised will mean that children can go to them for residential care and provide respite for parents
Oliver Fogg, Age 10 – Oliver ran 26 miles over 26 days and has raised over £1500 for the local NHS trust, providing treats for the NHS staff.

#3 Local Food Businesses – This award is to recognise the local hospitality industry which has adapted during this difficult period, many extending their service to provide take-away goodies to keep the community going.

Coral Reef Chip Shop – For their kindness/thoughtfulness donating meals for many Local NHS and emergency services organisations during extremely difficult times.

#4 Business Positivity Award – This category celebrates the businesses that have shown exceptional initiative and customer satisfaction during the virus, and is open to all local businesses, not just within the hospitality industry.

Clems Traditional Grocers – Clem’s showed great care for their community by working many hours to deliver fruit & vegetable boxes during the pandemic and the staff were always cheerful and careful to ensure safe delivery

#5. Lockdown Kitchen Creations – This category is to highlight those in the community who have used the lockdown period to get creative in the kitchen!

Caroline Rees – As well as baking weekly to support her NHS colleagues, Caroline taught herself how to make these stunning cakes for her 2 children with lockdown birthdays:
The Nantwich Food Festival team were inundated with hundreds of nominations for the Lockdown Awards, which goes to show what a wonderful community we have here in Nantwich. We were amazed by all of the brilliant things our local people and businesses have been up to in support of their neighbours and the wider community, and would like to share the list of nominees for each category:

1. COVID Community Award:


· Audlem and District Carers Association
· Chance Changing Lives Crewe
· Cheshire Cupcakes
· Clem’s Traditional Green grocers
· Connie Davis
· Coral Reef Pillory Street nantwich
· Cotton Arms Wrenbury
· Deacon Jill Taylor
· Deadwood Smokehouse Nantwich
· Gary Socha & Aris Tsinias
· Gavin Palin & Max Kelly
· Georgia Speet
· Hannah Cooke
· Hannah Jaynes Cakes
· Haslington Volunteer Group COVID19
· Jo and Allan Brown of The Lord Combermere, Audlem
· Jordy’s Pizza
· Liz Parkin
· Mid Cheshire Hospitals – For the Love of Scrubs
· Mr Tim Dougill
· Nadiah Mckeown
· Nantwich Bookshop and Coffeeshop
· Nicky Butler
· Nikki Allen (Community Champion Morrison’s Nantwich)
· PCSO Elizabeth Jolley
· Philip Garcia
· Philip McKnight
· Poppy’s restaurant at Hopes and Beams
· Sandra Edwards
· Sandra Link
· Sarah Goodwin
· Sea Breeze
· Specsavers
· St Mary’s Listening Team
· Stapeley House Tea Room
· Stephanie Palin
· Sue & Helen @ Morrisons
· The Cat Community Radio (Chris Cadman and Gary Johnson)
· The Cotton Arms
· The Hub
· The Leopard
· The litter pickers
· The Nantwich Buddies
· The Talking Newspaper

2. Young People’s Award (U18s)


· Bella McKinney
· Charlotte Shaw
· Emily Davies
· Eva and Franklin Gripton
· Kobie Birchall
· Oliver Fogg
· Patrick O’Hara
· Sam Bagnall
· Sammy Wood-Wright and Ryan Spurrier
· Will Hillyer
· Will Smith

3. Local Food Businesses


· Jo and Allan Brown. The Lord Combermere Audlem
· Andrew Hollinshead, Real Raw Milk, Nantwich Market
· Baked by Gill – Gill Clarke
· Bench
· Buttertons Big Brown Cow Ice Cream
· Cheerbrook farm shop
· Cheshire Cup Cakes
· Churches Mansions
· Clems Traditional Grocers
· Coral Reef Chip Shop
· Cotton Arms Public House
· D & K Welch Egg Stall from Nantwich market
· Deadwood Smokehouse
· Ginger and Pickles
· H Clewlow Butchers
· Hannah Cooke
· Hannah Jayne Bespokes Bakes and Cakes
· Hopes and Beams Broad Street crewe
· Jordy’s Pizza
· Mac and Bone
· Mick the Chips
· Morrison’s Supermarket – Nicki & Sue & their Nutty Knitters
· Nantwich Book shop
· Oliver Perry fruit and veg
· Open Mind Cafe
· Stapeley House Tea Rooms
· The Bombay restaurant Crewe
· The Barbridge inn
· The Bookshop
· The Cotton Arms
· The Elephant Shavington
· The Hub Nantwich Lake
· The Leopard
· The Talbot
· The Watermill Cafe Bunbury

4. Business Positivity


· Bella’s Bows
· Brad Rushton Agricultural Buildings Ltd
· Buttertons ice cream farm
· Cheerbrooks
· Cheshire Cup Cakes
· Churches Mansion
· Clems Traditional Grocers
· Coral Reef Chip Shop
· Deadwood smokehouse
· Excel Fitness
· Fiona Hackshall
· Food for thought bakery, Haslington, near Crewe
· H Clewlow Butchers
· Hannah Jayne’s Cakes
· Inside paradise
· Jordy’s Pizza
· Ministry of Yoga, Crewe.
· Morrisons
· Nantwich Bookshop and Coffee Lounge
· Nantwich market food traders
· Oxtail +Trotter Butchers
· Sleek Boutique
· Stapeley House Tea Rooms
· Stewart’s Fish
· The Cheshire pie company
· The Elephant – Shavington
· The Lord Combermere, audlem
· Walk the Line Vintage
· Westholme Nurseries, Woore

5. Lockdown Kitchen Creations


· Caroline Rees
· David Savage
· Fiona Fitzgerald
· Karl Newberry
· Parveen Smith