'Funky Voices' Video clip from last years awards
Essex Achievement Awards 2007
'Awards Backed By Hero'
In 2007 World Cup hero Martin Peters backed these prestigious awards.
Martin, a member of England's World Cup winning football team said "when I heard about the awards scheme I was very impressed and thought I would love to attend. I am very pleased to be able to be at the awards, you hear about so many bad things happening in the world and the good things are often put to one side. The awards help to bring out into the open the fact that there are so many people doing such good work in the county of Essex."
Essex Achievement Awards - 2006
'Medals for Essex's World Class Citizens'
Essex's world class citizens were given rousing cheers for their achievements at a special awards ceremony.
Well-deserved recognition was given to all outstanding people of all ages at the prestigious awards ceremony at Stock Brook Country Club in Billericay.
Former Spurs and West Ham footballer Paul Allen, the youngest player to take part in an FA Cup Final, was a special guest at the awards. After helping to present the accolades to brave, determined, and dedicated people nominated by Chronicle and Gazette readers Paul said "Obviously being an Essex boy myself to support anything locally is great and to see some of the companies that have supported this event is a real achievement in itself. It was a very humbling experience and a pleasure to be at the awards."
Essex Achievement Awards - 2005
'A Pat on the back for the brave and unsung'
People of all ages and community projects of all sizes were given well deserved recognition at the 2005 Essex Achievement Awards. Goalkeeping great Pat Jennings, who saved many goals during his football career, met some special people who set goals for everyone to aspire to. The presentation took place at Stock Brook Manor.
Pat said "Some of these people are unbelievable. You come here and see the awards and it makes you feel very humble and very lucky to be here. It's incredible to see how people react when something bad happens and how they fight back and don't give up."
Essex Achievement Awards - 2004
'The Countess of Wessex joins the winners at the Awards Evening'
Remarkable people of all ages, ranging from 4 to 93, were given royal recognition for their incredible courage and dedication, by the Countess of Wessex at the Essex Achievement Awards ceremony in 2004, held at the Stock Brook Country Club in Billericay. The Countess presented the prizes to the winners of each category. Susie Cornell met the Countess of Wessex at a charity event the previous year and as she showed such an interest in the awards scheme Susie wrote to her inviting her to the Essex Achievement Awards for the following year, and her Royal Highness kindly agreed.