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Awards for Guernsey's achievers
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Downturn does not stop achievers

From Guernsey's top business to the island's ambassador of the year February 2010 saw awards for their 2009 achievements.

Guernsey tennis star Heather Watson was crowned Guernsey's Ambassador of the Year for 2009.

Her father said she would be shocked and as happy as she always was about winning an award.

The other top prize of the night was the unsung hero award which went to Guernsey Swimming Club's Jo Norman.

Jo had been nominated on behalf of Capelles Primary School, where she volunteers, and received almost 30% of the votes.

Sarah Day who nominated her full of praise: "She comes into school nine hours a week and she does swimming club for 30 plus hours a week. She's one of these amazing people, who never moans, never grumbles, and it's always for someone else."

Heather and Ian Watson
Heather Watson won three awards for her 2009 achievements

Heather Watson was unable to attend as she was competing in the UK, but her father Ian collected the ambassador of the year of award for her saying: "What she achieved in 2009, she's now getting rewarded for with these awards. This is the third one in three weeks, and three big awards. Incredible, I'm so proud."

The Potting Shed Design and Advertising company claimed the award for best small business as the judging panel were impressed with the way the company had promoted island firms on the international stage.

The accolade for medium sized business went to Schroders private bank, who also received Guernsey business of the year.

The Blue Diamond Group was presented with the trophy for large business and KMPG were recognised with the excellence in training award.




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