Ely Hero Awards Launch 2018

Help us find Ely’s unsung heroes including the smiliest server and the best parent in this year's Ely Hero Awards!

Local drain care and repair specialists, Metro Rod Cambridge is very proud to announce the second Ely Hero Awards, a community event taking place in June. The event was launched at a drinks reception on Monday 5 March, at The Poets House, Ely, and was kindly hosted by media partner The Ely Standard Newspaper.

Local businesses, sponsors and the judging panel, along with winners from last year’s Ely Hero Awards, all attended the fabulous launch party. Guests were entertained by Kathryn Buck, a local professional singer, and were joined by very special guest, Mr Chris Parkhouse DL, along with other civic guests who attended the party. 

The Ely Hero Awards 2018 has 10 categories in which individuals can nominate their special ‘Hero’ – someone who lives or works in Ely or the surrounding villages, within a 10-mile radius. The judging panel will shortlist three nominees who will be invited to the exclusive Award Ceremony at The Maltings, Ely on Monday 25 June, where the winner of each category will be announced. 

This year’s event is set to be even bigger and better, with many more local businesses supporting this feel-good community celebration of local heroes. 

The incredible support for Ely Hero Awards comes from many local businesses, including the Business Category Sponsors: 

  • Metro Rod Cambridge 
  • The Ely Standard
  • Grovemere Property 
  • Elyi Magazine 
  • Life Fitness
  • Thorlabs
  • Crown Garage Honda
  • Ely Gin Ltd
  • Xpert Resourcing
  • Kings School 

We are grateful to these businesses who are sponsoring various aspects of the Award


  • Lovewell Blake 
  • Milton Executive Cars 
  • Platinum Properties 
  • Masters Logistical Services

We would like to thanks these local businesses for helping Metro Rod Cambridge with the Ely Hero Awards: 

  • Infiniti Graphics, who designed the brand logo, the website and all promo materials
  • Sadie Finch VA, who provides administration assistance 
  • Shooting Image Ltd, who has filmed the promotional videos
  • Poets House Hotel, who provided hospitality for the judge’s meetings

Kevin Russell, business owner of Metro Rod Cambridge said, “We are very excited to be organising this event once again and are overwhelmed at the incredible support of other local businesses who have come on board to celebrate and reward our local heroes. We are inspired by local people who do amazing things in the community, and pleased that these individuals are encouraged, celebrated and rewarded. We would like everyone to nominate their Local Hero in one of the categories. There are so many unsung heroes in our area who quietly help others, so please help us find them and reward them! Once again, the support, generosity and positivity from Ely’s businesses and the panel of judges has been fantastic”. 

Categories that individuals can be nominated for this year include: 

  • Smiliest Server 
  • Colleague of the Year 
  • Caring Companion 
  • Most Amazing Professional 
  • Neighbour of the Year 
  • Community Champion 
  • Best Teacher 
  • Child of Achievement 
  • Sporting Hero 
  • THE Ely Hero 

If you know such a deserving person then don’t delay and nominate them today!

The Ely Standard newspaper is covering the event in print and online and will list all nominations on a weekly basis, so everyone can keep up-to-date with what is happening and see who has been nominated so far. 

There are so many reasons why we should all be proud to live and work in Ely and the surrounding villages. We have some of the most amazing people who live here, work here and who make it one of the greatest cities – it’s no wonder Ely regularly gets voted as one of the top 10 places to live in the UK! 

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