GC Accessibility Award
As reported previously, ClacksWeb was shortlisted for the Accessibility prize at the Good Communication Awards. On Monday I was lucky enough to be at the Bafta building in London to hear the site announced as the winner, and to receive the award from Garry Richardson, of BBC Sports Report fame. The first eight awards were presented by Phil Woolas, Minister for Local Government, but he had to dash off to another place, so Garry stepped into the breach for the later awards, including ours. Can't say I was gutted. ;O)
How much an award means depends on a lot of things, such as the number, breadth and quality of entries, and one of the most important factors is the authority of the judges. It was great then to see that the judging panel were all people in the industry I respected - Patrick Lauke , Derek Featherstone , Richard Conyard and Donna Smilie - and it made it a bit more special to know that the judges knew what they were talking about.
After breakfast at the fantastic Patisserie Valerie on Piccadilly we also got to do a bit of shopping, hitting Fortnum & Mason , Hamleys and Molton Brown . I don't miss living in London, but it would be nice if I could have chocolates from F&M's more than once a year!