SPORTS AWARDS: Stage set for Hartlepool thanks to Big Purple Productions

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A STAGE management company is set to ensure the Hartlepool Mail Sports Awards are a spectacular success.

Big Purple Productions Ltd will ensure the finals of our competition on October 3 is a stunning visual display.

Just as importantly, bosses of the company are hoping new sporting talent will emerge.

Katherine Aitken, the event production manager, said: “Big Purple Productions are delighted to be supporting the Hartlepool Mail Sports Awards in 2013.

“Following the success of the Olympics and Paralympics this year it is an inspiration to see young talented sports stars succeed.

“With the launch of these new awards Big Purple Productions will be adding the wow factor with video mapping and lighting effects to make the event as special as the sports stars being recognized.”

Big Purple is sponsoring the Disabled Team of the Year section of the awards.

Its production managers and expert technical engineers will help to ensure the event is a success.

There are 13 categories in this year’s competition:

l Team of the Year;

l Sportsperson Special Achievement Award;

l Disabled Sports Person Award;

l Disabled Team of the Year;

l Contribution to Disability Sports Award;

l Sports Official/Referee Award;

l Coach of the Year Award;

l Unsung Hero Award or Volunteer/Young Leader Award;

l Club of the Year Award;

l Lifetime Achievement Award;

l Sports Personality of the Year Award;

l Young Sports Personality of the Year Award;

l Inspire Award.

To nominate a person or group, fill in the form on this page or visit the Hartlepool Mail website at www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk and click on the link to the awards.