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Welcome to the Dumfries & Galloway Life 2014 People of the Year Awards in association with Easterbrook Hall

This has certainly been some year with many new and old heroes being highlighted to us from all walks of life, as a result of the very successful XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the stories coming alive through the commemorations marking the centenary of the start World War One.
“Going into the fifth year of Dumfries & Galloway Life’s People of the Year Awards, I continue to be amazed at the heroes, achievements and talents of people, communities, organisations and businesses who have given so much, so many, throughout the region. We should continue to recognise them,” says Tricia Hunter, who returns as one of our judges for the 2014 Dumfries & Galloway Life People of the Year Awards.
“Being a hero isn’t always front page news or the stuff of films and celebrity status,” she adds. “Being a hero can be someone who can achieve great things through strength of character and perseverance, overcoming difficulties, fulfilling an ambition in spite of great personal and physical struggle, or someone doing something for the good
of many.
“We all need heroes. They continue to inspire us all, as we look up to people who make a difference, no matter how large or small it may be. I would like to encourage as many of you to nominate and put forward your local heroes so we can acknowledge them and say thank you or well done.”
Tricia, founder of Minerva People Ltd, will again be joined by Jeff Brown, former head of Moffat Academy and Patricia Hobson, of Positive Response Communications, on our esteemed panel of judges, chaired by Dame Barbara Kelly.
Our People of the Year Awards, for the fifth year in association with Easterbrook Hall, honour local heroes who play an important part in our community, and celebrate inspirational people doing their best in the worlds of enterprise, arts and leisure, sports, culture, tourism, food and drink.