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The Air Ambulance Service’s Annual Showcase and Awards 2021

The vital work and tireless efforts of those who support The Air Ambulance Service were honoured at an inaugural Showcase and Awards evening at the Vox in Birmingham.

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) – which operates the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire, Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland, and national Children’s Air Ambulances – had a magical evening celebrating and showcasing the incredible heroic work of its people and partners.

Hosted by Jamie Laing and Shirley Ballas, people travelled from all parts of the country to join in a celebration of the charity’s work and to recognise charity heroes across 15 different categories.

All winners were judged by an independent panel of distinguished leaders in their field, and all were honoured at the event sponsored by Sloane Helicopters Ltd.

The 2021 winners are:

Special Merit – Linda Williamson

Special Merit – Colin Street

Special Merit – Harry Younge

Special Merit – Asda HQ Shop – Kayleigh Waller

#TheCrew Awards – Joey Holmes, Chloe Maxfield, Kristian Smith, Evie Barriscale, Elouise and Joshua Foster

Volunteer of the Year – Karen Bench

Supplier of the Year – Dentons

Small Business Partner of the Year – Bailey’s Skip Hire

Large Business Partner of the Year – DHL Aviation

Advocate of the Year – Delta Academies

Team of the Year – Online Trading Team

Award for Creativity – Billy Sharpe

Award for Courage – Pip Peacock and Jael Rowles

Award for Compassion – Wayne Thomas and Josh Adams

Rising Star – Alfie Daly

Big Impact – Anoushka Brown

Big Impact and Special Merit- Kloe Johnson and Anna Malykh

The glamourous night included an auction hosted by Christopher Biggins, and then concluded with the unique voice of star guest Heather Small, followed by more brilliant live entertainment.

Commenting on the night, TAAS CEO Andy Williamson says:

“The Air Ambulance Service took to the national stage on Friday with its first Showcase and Awards. This spectacular evening brought together staff, volunteers, supporters, sponsors ambassadors, clinical partners, Government, umbrella bodies, other charities, and businesses who all share the common goal of wanting to help people and save lives.

“I want to congratulate again, all the nominees and winners but I also want to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved with The Air Ambulance Service for the skill, knowledge, resilience and sheer dedication they have all shown – especially over the last two very difficult and challenging years.

“We have strong values of Creativity, Compassion, and most of all Courage and these have ensured we have been able to continue delivery of our life-saving service and supporting the NHS.”