The annual Linkage Community Trust awards presentation night took place in Louth recently at the Trinity Centre in Eastgate.
The evening is better know as the Bateman Awards, staged in memory of founding chairman George Bateman and celebrates achievements and contributions within Linkage and by supporters and partners across the Trust.
The main award winners are as follows: The first honour of the evening was the Individual Learner Progress Award which went to student Matthew Brocklesby.
Grimsby student Harry Cecil-Smith was honoured for his contribution to the local community for his work experience at the local Age UK shop. Jamie Remedios took the Peer Award for being recognised as a friendly, helpful and a good role model.
The hotly-contested Overall Achievement Award was won by Robert Price.
Jess Bloor picked up the Specific Achievement Award, Jess has faced many obstacles including confidence problems, but she even managed to recite poetry at the awards. The Linkage staff award was presented to course team leader Gill Curwen for her support to everyone and her excellent relationship with students.
Plus there was a special award for a Linkage service user who has managed continuous work in retail for 20 years. Jodi Shuttleworth was presented with the Chief Executive’s Award by Linkage’s Ges Roulstone.
The staff award from the chief executive was presented to adult skills manager, Chris Teesdale, for her commitment to the role.
A new award presented by trust chairman Michael Oliver was made to one of the managers in the company’s care service directorate. Karen Stothard, who is based in Mablethorpe.