Kenilworth's worthy people and businesses honoured at The Worthies 2017
The winners of this year's Worthies, Kenilworth's unique awards, have been revealed.
11 different groups and people were recognised at the ceremony held on Thursday May 25 at The Woodside Hotel.
The winners were:
Business of the Year - Kenilworth Books
Small Business of the Year - Crustum
Business Person of the Year - Gemma Owen – Stitched Up
Restaurant of the Year - The Indian Edge
Retailer of the Year - Steve Crowe & Son Butchers
Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Lewis Smith – Kenilworth Arts Festival
Sports Team of the Year - Fitness Worx
Organisation of the Year - Kenilworth Lions
Pub of the Year - The Virgins and Castle
The Young Persons Worthies Award in memory of Milan Patel - Zien Zhou
The Worthies Award - Jean Gwillam
Chair of Kenilworth Chamber of Trade, Seánna Holland, said the awards were even better than last year’s.
She added: “It was such a lovely evening and a great thank you to the people of Kenilworth.
“Some go above and beyond to make it such a lovely place to live and work.”
Speaking after the event, the owner of Indian Edge, Kobir Ali, said he was very surprised to win Restaurant of the Year for a second time.
He said: “Coming along to the finals we honestly didn’t think we’d receive it this year. We had to make a speech up on the stage.
“We’re really proud of this award, and it’s deserved because of all the hard work we’ve put in.”
Seánna confirmed the awards would return again next year.