Business helps to redraw map
Date published: 18 December 2012
OLDHAM moves into a new era in 2013 with the fantastic work being done in the borough to put “Oldham on the Map”.
And at the heart of the efforts to promote the town and the borough to a wider audience are four “showcase” events that go a long way to highlighting the best Oldham has to offer.
A steering group of council members and private business people is hoping to build the “Oldham on Map” community fund to enable the delivery of Pride in Oldham, The Sports Awards, The Business Awards and The Mayor’s Charity Ball.
Already there have been big successes: incoming company NOV Mono has agreed to become a major sponsor on its move from Ashton to the former BAE Systems site on Broadway, Chadderton.
First Choice Home Oldham, staunch supporters of many charitable local causes, has also put money into Oldham on the Map.
“It is important that Oldham continues to tell everyone what it has to offer,” said FCHO chief executive Cath Green.
Chronicle Editor David Whaley said: “This whole journey started back in 2002 when we had the first Pride in Oldham awards.
“Without the support of local firms this would never have happened, and since then the model has rolled out to provide both the business and the sporting world with truly wonderful events.
“Anyone who was at the Oldham Sports Awards prior to the Olympics could not have failed but be inspired and it proved to be the perfect appetiser for what was to come in London a few weeks later.
“Now Oldham business and Oldham Council is forging a real partnership that can make sure we deliver quality events and more investment in our borough.”
Now do YOUR bit and vote for this year’s Pride in Oldham reads’ choice winner. Click the “eChron” tab above and see all the nominees in our free-to-read special supplement. Look for the page with the headline “Business helps to redraw map”
To vote, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and number (see below), or the person you are voting for. The top three nominees after votes close at midnight on January 6 will be invited to the gala event. The winner of a draw among voters for the top scoring nominee will also receive two tickets to the gala dinner.
1. Lee Carter
2. Anita Claxton
3. Allyson Richardson-Smethurst
4. Paul and Harley Hesford
5. Dane Marley and Joanne Shearer
6. Elizabeth Bowker
7. Elin Franklin
8. Melissa Faulkner
9. Georgia Sutton-Cross
10. Jack Smyth, Goerge Mellors, James O’Brien and Jack Mayberry-Bamforth.
11. Alice Travis
12. Bridging The Gap
13: Bernadette Deakin
14. Moinul Islam
15: Angela Kirkham
16: Helen Rowlands
17: Joanne Kelly, Sarah Byatt and Melanie Cunningham
18: Michelle Flint
19: Barbara Grice
20: Muhammed Iaq
21: Lee Marsland
22: Gwen Postlethwaite
23: Hilary Smith
24: Bob Sopel
25: Myra Wyers
26. Sharon Bannatyne
27: British Lung Foundation Oldham
28: Dryclough Manor
30: Michelle Mayberry and Linda Mayor
31: Agora Theatre Group
32: Oldham Foodbank
33: People’s Carnival Committee
34: Shaw Playhouse 2
35: Team Greaves
36: Anna’s Dance
37: Fl Lieut Mark Hamilton
38: Wayne Hurst
39: Mark Llewelin
40: Jackie Mayers
41: Brian Minihan
42: David Flint
43: Paul Hughes
44: Angela Kenny
45: Joan Kennedy
47: Oldham Coliseum