Renfrewshire Provost’s reminder on Awards nominations.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall is urging people to ‘take their last chance’ to nominate people for a leading awards scheme.

The Provost’s Community Awards honour those who devote their time to helping others in the Renfrewshire community or who are an inspiration to others.


Open to people who live and work in Renfrewshire, nominations can be made up until 31 January 2014.

This year the categories for the awards have been revamped into five themes: Community Group, Community Volunteer, Sporting Achievement, Carers’ Award and Employer of the Year.

Provost Hall said: “Taking time to honour our unsung heroes is an opportunity to give something back to those dedicated individuals and groups in our communities.

“I would encourage everyone who knows a special carer, a sporting enthusiast thriving in adversity or an employer exceeding expectations in developing employees to take the time and nominate them for an award.

“The categories in this year’s awards have been redesigned into five easily identifiable and distinctive themes but have kept the same spirit behind the awards.

“It’s never been easier to put someone forward. Nomination forms can be made online and it only takes a few minutes of your time.”

Nomination forms can be filled in online at Printed forms are also available at Council offices and facilities.

The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2014.

Winning candidates will be invited to the Provost’s Community Awards ceremony on 21 March 2014. The evening will be compered by Gus Michael of Pulse Community Radio.

Provosts Awards Launch 2011

Renfrewshire’s Provost Community Awards are back

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Renfrewshire Provost Community Awards.
Businesses, individuals and community groups across Renfrewshire are being invited to put forward their local heroes for these long-running awards.

Now in their 14th year, the awards celebrate those in the community who have made special achievements and gone out of their way to make a difference to the lives of others.
The awards, which will be held in the Glynhill Hotel on Saturday 25 February, hosted by STV’s Sean Batty, who is himself from Paisley.
They are also set to be Provost Celia Lawson’s last as host in her role as Renfrewshire’s civic leader.There are seven award categories:


  • Arts and Culture Award (sponsored by Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services)
  • Adult Achiever, sponsored by Diageo
  • Special Needs (sponsored by Scottish Power and former Provost Ronnie Burns)
  • Community Volunteer Award (sponsored by BASF Performance Products UK)
  • Carer’s Award (sponsored by former Provost Nancy Allison)
  • Spirit of Fairtrade Award, (sponsored by the Piazza)
  • Child of Achievement (sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd)

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All-round Scottish entertainer Johnny Beattie has signed up to host the 2011 Provost’s Community Awards.

The much-loved actor and comedian will join Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson in honouring the area’s unsung heroes at the glittering ceremony next year.

Nominations for the awards which will be held on 26 February 2011 are now open.

Johnny began his career in Scottish music hall before going on to appear in over 200 TV programmes including Taggart and River City.

Johnny said: “I am very impressed by the Provost and the good work she does for the community. It is marvellous that the council holds these awards every year because it is so important to honour the community’s local heroes. It is for that reason that I am delighted to be involved in this year’s ceremony.”

Recently Johnny joined Provost Lawson in leading the tributes to his fellow performer Kenneth McKellar, at a special service at Paisley Abbey.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson said: “I am absolutely delighted that Johnny Beattie has agreed to come along and compere the Provost’s Community Awards. I had the pleasure of meeting Johnny at the celebration of Kenneth McKellar’s life recently held in Paisley. He is a hugely amusing and talented performer with a heart of gold who gives his time freely to support charities such as The Variety Club of Great Britain. As a testament to his generosity, Johnny agreed to compere the Provost’s Community Awards free of charge with a donation instead being made to St Margaret’s Hospice in Clydebank.

“This is exactly the kind of giving and kind-hearted gesture that the awards are all about so he really will be a fitting compere. I am sure everyone at the ceremony will have a wonderful time.”

The Provost’s Community Awards recognise people who live and work in Renfrewshire who are an inspiration to others either through their personal achievements or contribution to their community.

Nominations are invited for the seven categories, which are:

Child of Achievement, sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd
Carer’s Award, sponsored by Former Provost Nancy Allison
Community Volunteer, sponsored by Ciba UK
Special Needs, sponsored by Scottish Power and Former Provost Ronnie and Mrs Helen Burns
Arts and Culture, sponsored by Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services
Adult Achiever, sponsored by Diageo
Spirit of Fairtrade, sponsored by the Piazza Shopping Centre
Provost Lawson added: “These awards offer a chance to put forward someone you know, a friend, a colleague, a pupil or loved one, who may not realise it but has inspired you with their own achievements.

“The awards have been going for 13 years now and every year I am astounded by the moving stories of ordinary people leading extraordinary lives.”

If you know a special person who deserves to be nominated for an award just pick up a form from any Renfrewshire Council building or fill in the form online at If you have difficulty finding a form please phone Drew Gibson on 0141 840 3363 or Mairi Brown on 0141 840 3706.
Nominations must be received by Friday 29 October 2009. The awards are open to people who live and work in Renfrewshire.