Make nominations for Chairman’s Awards

Shaun Whealleans, managing director of Sumo UK.
Shaun Whealleans, managing director of Sumo UK.

People in Pocklington, Market Weighton and surrounding villages wishing to make nominations for East Riding Council’s Chairman’s Awards this year have until the end of the month to do so.

The annual awards, which are held at a ceremony at The Spa Bridlington in May, are presented to individuals, businesses and projects that have helped improve the East Riding over the past year.

The awards are split into five categories:

• community – recognises groups and individuals for their contribution to improving the lives of those living in the East Riding with a non-commercial project

• built heritage – celebrates private homes or business premises that have been sympathetically renovated and restored

• environment – recognises projects that have made an impact in the environment

• business – celebrates businesses that have helped the economy flourish

• sport – celebrates local sporting talent, hard work and dedication shown by many young volunteers.

Sumo UK, who are based in Melbourne near Pocklington, design and manufacture a range of cultivation machinery that is both innovative and simple to use and have earned a reputation for outstanding building work.

They recently won one of the business awards and Shaun Whealleans, managing director of Sumo UK, said: “We were very honoured to be nominated for the award and delighted to have won and have the work we do here recognised.”

Chairman of East Riding Council, Councillor Pat O’Neil, said: “People only have until the end of the month to make nominations so I would ask residents to think if there is someone within their community who would be a deserving recipient of an award.”

To submit a nomination, go to email or contact Sarah Asquith, civic officer at East Riding Council on 01482 393260.

The closing date for nominations is 31 January.