Business back for a fourth year as a Best of Wearside sponsor

Victoria Manghan, section leader, human resources at Calsonic Kansei.
Victoria Manghan, section leader, human resources at Calsonic Kansei.

A Wearside firm has joined the Echo’s quest to recognise groups which make a difference in their communities.

A Wearside firm has joined the Echo’s quest to recognise groups which make a difference in their communities.

On Wearside we are known for our kindness, openness and tenacity in often difficult circumstances.

Victoria Manghan

Calsonic Kansei has once again given its support to the Best of Wearside Awards.

The firm has become a category sponsor in the annual awards which look to reward outstanding people across Wearside.

This year Calsonic Kansei, a global automotive firm, said it is supporting the Community Group accolade to celebrate the unsung heroes in our neighbourhoods.

Victoria Manghan, section leader – human resources said: “At Calsonic Kansei we have a clear, corporate social responsibility vision.

“Our mission is to become an honest and trusting company, striving to create a rewarding workplace. We also want to develop our employees’ awareness of social issues and support them in contributing to the society around us.

“It is for this reason that CK have chosen to sponsor the Community award in 2018’s Best of Wearside awards.”

Victoria praised the awards for celebrating “the people in our local communities whose hard work and positivity make a real difference to the lives of others.

“These are the unsung heroes, whose contributions help to make the Sunderland area all that it is, and all that we are so proud of.

“On Wearside we are known for our kindness, openness and tenacity in often difficult circumstances.

“These are the common traits of all nominees for the Community Award and it is these behaviours that we at CK want to continue to celebrate through sponsoring this award for the fourth year.”

This year’s awards also have Gentoo as a partner sponsor.

There’s plenty of time to get those entries in. You can nominate right up until Wednesday, February 28.

After that, the panel of judges will meet to draw up this year’s shortlist of contenders before the final at Stadium of Light on Thursday, March 15.

To nominate, just send your name, address and telephone number, as well as your email address, if applicable. Remember to include the category you are putting your nominated cause into.

Also send the name of the person you wish to nominate, along with their address, telephone number and email (if known).

Send all of that to Lynn Wild by no later than February 28.

Email those entries to lynn.wild@jpress.co.uk or send them to Lynn Wild, Alexander House, Second Floor, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland. DH4 5RA.

The categories:

Local Hero.

Green Champion.

Student of the Year.

Fundraiser of the Year.

Volunteer of the Year.

Sporting Achievement.

Community Group.

Community Champion.

Child of Achievement.

Child of Courage.