Heather Green
2006 Community Award Winner

Heather Green was honoured for improving resources for children and young adults in a disadvantaged area of Manchester. Heather devotes her spare time to rehabilitating and steering youngsters away from drugs, drink and gang warefare. She mortgaged her home to purchase the Rainbow Christian Centre in Hulme where she has built up a great rapport with the youngsters, giving them a voice and laying boundaries for them – to which they respond.

Helen Colley
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.

Margaret Hacking
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.