Outstanding and selfless individuals of Coventry, nominated by Telegraph readers, were honoured at the Belgrade Theatre last week. The Pride of Coventry Awards were presented by TV weather presenter Emma Jesson, and Free Radio Breakfast presenter JD.
ADECS’ Chief Executive, Amrik Bhabra, was pleased to be able to attend the event which celebrated the people of Coventry. The ten categories included Community Champion, Local Hero, Child of Courage, and Volunteer of the Year. For all the winners and their inspiring stories see the Coventry Telegraph website.
Messages of thanks and congratulations were received from David Cameron and Richard Branson. ‘These people show real dedication and strength in helping others in the community’ said Amrik. ‘They need to be recognized for all their hard work and efforts in the hope that others will be motivated to follow in their footsteps.’
Coventry Telegraph April 2016
ADECS Chief Executive, Amrik Bhabra, has been the Chair of Governors at Finham Primary School for the past five years. He has more recently been involved with overseeing the process of Finham Primary and Finham Park Schools becoming part of a multi academy trust. The move is to ensure schools become even better by joining others under one umbrella and making the transition from primary school education to secondary school education a smoother and easier process for children. Amrik found the whole process a really enlightening experience which gave a real insight to the education processes. He will sit on the board of the new academy.
Amrik was involved in the annual Youth Speaks Competition this month – as one of the timekeepers. The competition is held once a year where teams from secondary schools in Coventry deliver impassioned speeches on a variety of topics. The level of commitment from these youngsters never fails to impress and their confidence shines through as they talk about subjects they believe in for a precise number of minutes – quite often without any notes whatsoever to guide or prompt them. This is one event Amrik always tries to attend as it encourages and supports youngsters in our city. The students never fail to entertain and their professionalism is inspiring.