The big day is almost here! Our Exceptional Awards winners will soon be announced

Over recent weeks we’ve been busy reading through the fantastic entries into this year’s Perrys Exceptional Awards. The awards, which celebrate outstanding contributions from charities, individuals and businesses across Kent, are now in their second year. We’ve been so impressed by the high standard of entries, with submissions from an incredibly diverse range of people and organisations, from a flower grower and a fudge maker to a literary coffee shop and a football association!

Our finalists are all invited to a black tie dinner and presentation ceremony at Leeds Castle on Thursday 9 November, when the winners will be announced. It’s sure to be a wonderful evening, giving us the opportunity to meet and congratulate not just the winners, but all the finalists whose work is so valuable to communities all over the county.

As a community-focused firm that prides itself on delivering an exceptional service, our awards give us the opportunity to mark the success and hard work of others who are working tirelessly to enrich and improve people’s lives.

Their efforts have been captured on specially-recorded films, which will be played at the awards event next month. Following a drinks reception, guests will then enjoy a three-course dinner before the winners are finally announced. 

Our CEO Stewart Pope said: “The awards evening is without doubt a highlight of our calendar, and a perfect opportunity to honour the wonderful work that goes on in Kent from dedicated charities, businesses and individuals. We’re very excited about the evening, and look forward to a really special night.”

The 2017 awards categories and finalists are:
Perrys Exceptional Business Award
  • Blooming Green, Linton, near Maidstone
  • Fudge Kitchen, Canterbury 
  • Green Farm Kent, Shadoxhurst, near Ashford 
Perrys Exceptional Business Community Initiative Award
  • Café du Monde, Dartford
  • Green Farm Kent, Shadoxhurst, near Ashford
  • Kent Football Association, Aylesford
  • Steep Street Coffee House, Folkestone
Perrys Exceptional Individual Award
  • Carl Lewis, Tonbridge
  • Nikki Gough, Maidstone
  • Ruth Howard, Dartford 
Perrys Exceptional Charity Award
  • 3H Fund, Tunbridge Wells
  • Abigail’s Footsteps, Medway
  • Caring Hands in the Community, Medway
  • Kent MS Therapy Centre, Canterbury
  • More Than Words, Tonbridge
  • Tree of Hope, Tonbridge
  • Tuck by Truck, Herne Bay
  • What If?… Gallery, Dartford


We wish everyone lots of luck. And don’t miss our round up with pictures of the winners, which will be posted here on our website straight after the ceremony.
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