2018 Awards

Dudley News: Forging A Future For All Awards 2018

Forging a Future for all in Dudley borough

An exciting new vision for Dudley borough has been unveiled by community leaders across the area.
Under the heading ‘Forging a Future for all’, the Dudley borough vision looks to set out aspirations for the kind of place Dudley borough wants to be in 2030.

The vision, which has been developed by organisations across the borough following extensive engagement with the whole community, including borough residents, businesses, faith groups and voluntary sector organisations, sets out seven key aspirations.

The aspirations include ensuring Dudley borough is an attractive and affordable place to live and visit, with vibrant and diverse towns being home to healthy and safe communities. It also emphasises the importance of high quality schools and colleges to provide the skilled workforce to help innovative businesses prosper in a better connected borough both in terms of transport links and through digital technology.

The Dudley, Stourbridge and Halesowen News has teamed up with Dudley Council and partners to help launch the vision, through the ‘Forging a Future for all’ Awards. Through a number of awards, each representing the different aspirations of the vision, we want to reward people and organisations who are leading the way in forging a future for all in the Dudley borough.

This is a unique way to bring the vision to life and to ensure that borough residents and organisations can get involved and play a part in making the vision a reality.

Nominations are now closed.

The gala awards evening takes place on on Tuesday 27th November at Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill-Dudley. Ttickets for the evening can be purchased by following this link: https://www.dudleynews.co.uk/awards/forgingafuture/tickets/

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Improving the Local Environment Award (individual)

Improving the Local Environment Award (group/organisation)

Outstanding Contribution to Education Award

Young Achiever Award

Community Award

Transportation Award

Better Connected Award

Rising Apprentice Star of the Year

Business of the Year

Visitor Attraction Volunteer of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Town Centre Ambassador of the Year


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