The 11th National What's On 4 Kids Awards 2017.
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The 11th National What's On 4 Kids Awards 2017 with headline sponsor Strider Bike were held on October 4 and hosted by NatWest in the heart of the City of London at their prestigious 280 Bishopsgate location.
We were so delighted to welcome VIP Guest Speaker and 2017 Awards Ambassador Sam Quek MBE, Olympic Gold Medallist, GB Hockey and I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here contestant 2016!Sam says - "I was very fortunate at a young age to be encouraged to play sport and particularly hockey. Now as an Olympic Gold Medalist, I am living proof of the importance of kids’ clubs and classes and how teachers, class leaders and coaches inspire, empower and propel children to achieve.That’s why I am so delighted to be the Ambassador and VIP Speaker for the 2017 What’s On 4 Kids Awards with Strider Bike - recognising and celebrating the amazing people from across the UK making such a difference to children’s lives. I wish all the finalists the best of luck and can’t wait to meet them on the day!"
With exciting NEW categories & an inspiring new venue, we are so excited to announce that we have enjoyed one of most successful and inspiring campaign to date! Huge THANK YOU to our headline sponsor Strider Bike - supporting us to ensure that the UK's parents and carers can once again enjoy the chance to shout about who is the very best in the world of kids' clubs, classes, teachers and party providers! Check out our pre-awards party buzz here.
Awards nominations in association with STA opened on January 25 at 12pm.
Nominations in association with STA closed on March 24 at 12pm.
Award registration closed on March 31 at 5pm.
Voting in association with Konfidence opened on April 28 at 2pm.
Voting in association with Konfidence closed on July 3 at 2pm
Awards LIVE ceremony as hosted by NatWest took place on the afternoon of October 4 2017.
What’s On 4 hold these awards to reward innovation, further raise standards and generate awareness of our fabulous activities and those individual experts involved who make such a difference to so many families! By being part of our Awards you can reach over 1 million parents across the UK and showcase your company and brand.
Want to be involved for 2018? Contact us on 07730094670 or email us here for further information about the fantastic sponsorship packages available.
This years' Award Categories are....
Best Pre/Post Natal Activity or Parenting Education Class as sponsored by NowBaby
Best New Activity for Children as sponsored by Owow Chocolates
Best Children's Party Supplier
Best Independent Activity for children aged 5 to 12 as sponsored by Sensory Time
Best Product Supporting Children’s Activities at Home as sponsored by Silly Eric
Best Franchised/Licensed Activity for Children aged 5 to 12 as sponsored by Morton Michel
Best Independent Activity for the Under 5s
- South as sponsored by First Stop
- North as sponsored by Strider Bike
- East as sponsored by Strider Bike
- West and Wales as sponsored by Strider Bike
- Northern Ireland and Scotland as sponsored by Strider Bike
Best Independent Children's Party Entertainment as sponsored by babyballet
Most Outstanding Activity Leader for children aged 5 to 12 as sponsored by Miglio Designer Jewellery
Lifetime Achievement Award
Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5s
- South as sponsored by MagiKats
- West and Wales as sponsored by Blog Authentic
- Northern Ireland and Scotland
Best Franchised/Licenced Children's Party Entertainment as sponsored by mumandworking.co.uk
Best not-for-profit, CIC or charity offering activities, clubs, classes or groups for families, babies or children as sponsored by NatWest
Best Franchised/Licensed Baby & Toddler Activity - Up to 25 franchisees/licensees as sponsored by Little Pickles Markets
Best Franchised/Licensed Pre-Schooler Activity – Up to 25 franchisees/licensees as sponsored by Moo Music
Best Franchised/Licensed Pre-Schooler Activity – More than 25 franchisees/licensees as sponsored by Blackcurrant Babies
Best Franchised/Licensed Baby & Toddler Activity – More than 25 franchisees/licensees as sponsored by Konfidence
Industry Champion of the Year as sponsored by The Children's Activities Association
Most Outstanding Community Group Volunteer for Children or Families as sponsored by Hartbeeps
"Today I have seen the dedication of the finalists. I've seen the inspiration of the winners. It proves what people can do when they put their mind to it." Closing remarks from Max Robinson, Insure With Max