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Second Foodie Awards celebrates excellence in Coventry & Warwickshire

AN evening of celebration shone a light on some of the region’s best hospitality businesses at the second Coventry & Warwickshire Foodie Awards last week. In partnership with Visit Warwickshire and Visit Coventry, the awards, hosted by Fargo Village in Coventry, brought together more than 50 businesses vying for success across 17 food and drink… Keep Reading

Tracey McAtamney, Platinum Champion Award
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Bereavement volunteer named as ‘Platinum Champion’

A charity founder who runs monthly bereavement cafes in Warwickshire and the West Midlands, has been named as a Platinum Champion as part of a national Jubilee awards celebrating dedication to volunteering. Tracey McAtamney was recognised for her work as the founder of Surviving Bereavement foundation, which she established in memory of her late husband… Keep Reading

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Warwickshire-based Kidvelo Bikes scoops double industry award

A Leamington couple who both walked away from their successful careers to set up a balance bike business, are celebrating an international industry award double. Kidvelo Bikes, run by Karen and Gary Wood from, has received the coveted Platinum Best Buy Award and the Platinum Best Ride on 1-3 years at this year’s Loved By… Keep Reading

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Back in the saddle for Cotswold Tour d’Ilmington

Cyclists of all abilities are invited to sign up for this year’s Cotswold Tour d’Ilmington, organised by Shipston Rotary Club. The popular event on July 3rd, will see fundraisers taking part in one of three rides across 10-, 30- or 100-mile courses, all starting and finishing from Newbold on Stour Village Hall. Rotarians hope it… Keep Reading

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Warwickshire media entrepreneurs in running for national awards

TWO south Warwickshire entrepreneurs are finalists in a national awards celebrating female inspirational achievers. Amanda Chalmers, from Warwick and Vicki Bravington, from Stratford, are among five women from across the UK competing for the crown in this year’s prestigious Woman Who Achieves Awards – Media and Marketing categories. Amanda, who launched Chalmers News PR four… Keep Reading

Molly Ollys, Grand Union Canal Race, Hamish Hanson
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Former Warwick man passes through home town as part of ultra challenge

A FORMER Warwick man is really stepping up for a local charity when he takes on one of the country’s toughest races – from Birmingham to London. Hamish Hanson is among around 100 ultra endurance runners in the 145-mile Grand Union Canal Race starting on Friday (June 3rd). The towpath route, which starts at Birmingham’s… Keep Reading

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