2006 Community Award Winner
2006 Business Award Winner
Helen Colley of Lancashire turned adversity into triumph with her company Farmouse Fare. With a remarkable work ethos, she transformed a cottage industry into a highly successful ‘dessert’ enterprise. Farmhouse Fare is now a profitable dessert business and in October 2006, the company was sold with Helen remaining on the board and taking up a director’s role with the parent company.
2006 Arts Award Winner
Margaret Hacking helped turn a small museum into a tourism venue. As a volunteer at The Anson Engine Museum in Poynton, Cheshire, she elevated it from a private collection of internal combustion engines in a shed to a well-respected, award-winning museum. Her hard work and hands-on involvement proved a great role model to other volunteers. The museum’s success was largely due to her enthusiasm, commitment, professionalism and business acumen.