Ambassador Awards - have you applied yet?

DO YOU know an individual, group, organisation or business from Angus who has achieved outstanding success in the past year? Perhaps they have done something to enhance the reputation of Angus as a great place to live, work and visit, or have gone that extra mile to help their local community.

Why not nominate them - or indeed yourself - for an Angus Ambassador Award?

Applications are still being accepted for the awards, which are organised by Angus Council. They celebrate the projects, initiatives, ideas and effort that have brought Angus and its people into the spotlight.

Full details of the awards, and an application form are available by visiting

After the closing date for applications on Friday, September 23, a panel of judges will select three finalists for each of the six categories. Every finalist will appear in a specially commissioned short film which will be shown at the awards ceremony on Friday, November 25.

The winner of each category will win an attractive trophy, with an added prize of £500 for the winner of the Community Ambassador Award, and £300 for the winner of the Youth Ambassador Award (with £100 each for the two runners-up).

Mike Forbes, co-owner of Forbes of Kingennie and last year’s recipient of Ambassador of the Year, said: “I was delighted to be awarded Angus Ambassador of the Year 2010 in recognition of my contribution to tourism and leisure through Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort and continuing investment in the industry and local area.

“Having lived and worked in Angus all my life, I feel the awards are a unique celebration of all that’s good in Angus, and a great way of recognising the huge effort made by individuals and companies to ensure we continue to be one of the top destinations in Scotland.”

Several local companies are already supporting the event through sponsorship of awards. Enterprise North East Trust is sponsoring the Business Award, GlaxoSmithKline is sponsoring the Community Award, ENERTRAG is sponsoring the International Award, Angus College is sponsoring the Youth Award, and Forbes of Kingennie is sponsoring the Tourism Award.

The highest award – Ambassador of the Year - is being sponsored by Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort.

“Angus College is delighted to support the recognition of the young people in Angus and especially their achievements and service to our community,” commented John Burt, principal of Angus College.

If anyone would like to sponsor the Cultural Award, or take table sponsorship at the glittering awards ceremony, they should contact the Ambassador Awards team on 01307 473168.

So don’t be shy – apply today! Nominations are welcome from anyone, no matter how big or small you think your contribution may be. Take the opportunity to reward yourself, or others by entering your nomination at Closing date for entries is Friday, September 23.