Best of Hartlepool Awards: Shortlist announced for town's heroes

This is the moment you have all been waiting for '“ the shortlist for this year's Best of Hartlepool Awards can finally be announced.

Wednesday, 20th April 2016, 5:00 am
Best of Hartlepool Awards 2015 at Hardwick hall Sedgefield.

And what a line-up it is for our competition, which culminates in the grand finale on Tuesday, April 26, at the Hardwick Hall Hotel.

This year the Best of Hartlepool awards are being held in association with Niramax and in which Specsavers, Stagecoach North East, EDF Energy and Hart Biologicals are category sponsors.

There are outstanding contenders in every category, and the judges found it incredibly hard to narrow the field down.

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But now we are gearing up to the big moment when we will reveal the winners in everything from the Community Champion to Performer of the Year.

Judges said they found it hard to choose just one winner from this year’s impressive choice of candidates, but in the end they did select the people who are still in the running – and they are all listed below.

Make sure you follow the Hartlepool Mail for full reports of the awards and watch out for coverage on the night through Twitter and on the Hartlepool Mail’s website at

We will also bring you a full report of the events at the competition in the Hartlepool Mail the next day. Make sure you continue to get the Mail for our pull-out supplement with more photographs and reaction from winners in the days to come.