More than 110 guests gathered for the 3rd Indies awards on Thursday (Nov 18), organised and hosted by the Bishop's Stortford Independent to honour the champions, heroes and stalwarts of the local community.
Before they took their seats in the auditorium at South Mill Arts for the awards ceremony, the assorted nominees, their guests, sponsors' representatives and Indie staff mingled in the foyer at the South Road venue and posed for photos on the red carpet taken by photographer Vikki Lince.
Here's a selection of pictures of those who were happy to be 'papped'...
Wheatsheaf publican Michelle Brace, right – winner of the Business Personality category sponsored by Nockolds – and close friend Zoe Scripps. Pic: Vikki Lince Young Carer winner Cameron Kephalas, 11 on Wednesday (Nov 24), with younger brother Connor, 7, mum Lydia and her partner Oliver Hendrick. Pic: Vikki Lince Daniel Robinson and Sons guests, from left, Scott Goody, James Harrigan, Nigel Appleby and managing director Gary Neill. Pic: Vikki Lince Jackie and Perry Colman, of Hair by Elements and Urban Spa, were highly commended in the Business Personality category (sponsored by Nockolds). Pic: Vikki Lince Green Award sponsors Golf World Stansted – Rofu Miah, Emma Pharaoh, Abdus Sabur and Sharif Shuhel Hussain. Pic: Vikki Lince David Lee estate agents sponsored Child of Courage – David Kirby, left, and wife Laura and Lee O'Brien and wife Amy. Pic: Vikki Lince Community Champion nominee Janet Bellingham, of High Wych, with husband Ron. Pic: Vikki Lince Young sports personality nominee Luke Dunham, 13, with dad Chris. Pic: Vikki Lince Genmar IT sponsored Unsung Hero – from left, Jamie Baker, director James Moore, Ellis Moore and Saskia Jardine. Pic: Vikki Lince Tees Law representatives, from left, Kay Piper (partner), Fiona Lane, Caroline Metcalf (partner) and Catherine Banks. Pic: Vikki Lince Manor Fields Primary School head Helen Smith and husband Richard, a trustee of Citizens Advice East Herts and trustee and treasurer of Grove Cottage. Pic: Vikki Lince Community Champion winner Zara Skidmore and partner Steven Baird. Pic: Vikki Lince Bishop's Stortford mayor Cllr Keith Warnell and his wife Linda. Pic: Vikki Lince Rayden Solicitors sponsored Person of Courage – from left, Rosalind Fitzgerald, Abby Westell and Marc Etherington. Pic: Vikki Lince Citizens Advice East Herts team, from left, Elaine Connor, Karen Lawrence and Rachael Williamson with trustee Richard Smith. Pic: Vikki Lince Rotary Club of Bishop's Stortford – from left, David Earl, president Brian Morgan, Kath Scarlett and husband Peter, who won Outstanding Achievement. Pic: Vikki Lince Owner Jane Rose and manager Alice Boswell-Banks of Amelia Rose Beauticians, highly commended for Customer Service. Pic: Vikki Lince Unsung Hero winner Dr Sian Stanley and her mother Gail. Pic: Vikki Lince Green Award winner Simon Baker with Gaynor Purton, left, and Diane Scheffer. Pic: Vikki Lince Stort Chemicals MD Richard Gilkes and fellow director and sister Emma Marchant. Pic: Vikki Lince Emily Ferris, second left, community engagement co-ordinator, and her colleagues from Stansted Airport. Pic: Vikki Lince Nockolds MD Darren Hayward with colleagues Rachel Davis, Helen Burrowes and Abi Davis. Pic: Vikki Lince From left, Birchwood High School's head of design and techonology John Stephens with colleagues Charlie Munro and Paul Osbourne. Pic: Vikki Lince 2021 Indies sponsors panel (53224213) The 2021 Indies community awards at South Mill Arts on Thursday November 18 (53222685)