"Nottingham has so much to offer, we're slap bang, right in the centre of the country with great shopping and great cultural offerings," explains Mayah. "Normally there are business awards for people in their own sector but the Nottingham Lifestyle Awards involves the whole of the city, from retailers to coffee shops, to restaurants to hairdressers to local attractions to anyone who makes an outstanding contribution in the city, whether it's in volunteering or in the private or public sector. There have been a lot of negative things said about Nottingham in the past with its gun crime history so we decided to create the awards to celebrate all the positive sides of the city and bring some glamour back!"
"We'll also getting a Street Team together and we'll be hitting the streets of Nottingham talking to local people about what they like about the city and we'll be making a series of short videos so anyone who wants to join in the street team or any businesses who would like be featured in the videos, get in touch!"
Any local businesses who would like to get involved with sponsoring the awards can email email@example.com
For a chance to win an iPad 2 and four £50 iTunes cards, vote now in the Nottingham Lifestyle Awards. Full details and rules are available on their website http://www.nottinghamlifestyleawards.co.uk/page6.htm