Tuesday, 24 July 2012

fashion: super summer sale!

Fire Fly
Of designer Sample Stock

Prices from as little as £5 for brands including
Phase 8, Hobbs, Laura Ashley, Wallis, CC,
Kaliko, Evans and many more.
Firefly also stock a range of boutique fashion, jewellery and accessories.

Newmarket Road
Stow Cum Quy
CB25 9AQ
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9 High Street
CB21 5DH
Click to go to the Six Bells Website

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Mill receives an award!

click to go to the Cambridge Building Society homepage

Recently, I had the honour of picking up an award on behalf of The Mill at the Cambridge Building Society Community Magazine Awards. The magazine was entered in the Specialist category as a Church magazine, and received the Silver award. (Click to see the previous post about the awards.)

May I say a big "thank-you" to St Vigor's Rector, Revd Alice Goodman, for her commitment to the Mill; and also to my colleagues on the Mill Committee. Without their help and support I’d be unable to edit the magqazine. My colleagues organise and enthuse distribution, and keep a track of advertising revenue, among many other things. I also have to thank the previous editors, because the most important thing I have to bring to the Mill is not to try to fix what isn’t broken: it was their format that won the prize.

Most importantly, however, is the thanks that are due to YOU – the readers of the Mill who make everything not only possible but worth it. Well done all of you!


Cambridge Building Society Community Magazine Awards

click to go to the Cambridge Building Society website

Local editors and publishers came together last night as The Cambridge Building Society hosted its 14th annual Community Magazine Awards.

The awards ceremony, which adopted a traditional tea party theme, took place at the Cambridge Union Rugby Club.

Guests were greeted by music played by students from Bottisham Village College.

Fifty local community magazines entered this year’s awards and they were judged over ten individual categories.

Two new categories had been added to help recognise local charities and colleges that have been producing magazines and newsletters during 2011.

All ten categories had been formed to recognise the wide variety of community magazines in East Anglia. The categories included: Best Charity, Best College, Best Photo, Best Editorial, Best Front Page, Best Specialist Magazine, Most Improved Magazine, Previous Winner, High Frequency Magazine and Low Frequency Magazine.

Chris Elliott, chief reporter at Cambridge News

Judges: Chris Elliott (right), Senior Reporter at The Cambridge News and Louise Bateman, Head of People at The Cambridge were joined by three new judges this year; Rob Bryant, Managing Director at Mobas, Phil Robinson, Lecturer in Marketing at Anglia Ruskin University and Anne Bullman, Federation Treasurer for the Cambridge Federation of the Women’s Institution.

Andy Lucas, Commercial Director at The Cambridge who opened the awards said: "We’re pleased to once again support these awards and recognise the work going on our local communities. This year we decided to refresh the awards and we feel they have been enhanced with the inclusion of new judges and categories.

"The annual awards have become an important event in the calendar and prove very popular every year. The magazines that these editors and publishers produce are really important to the local communities and we are pleased to be able to recognise this as part of our commitment to the communities that we operate in."

The winners of the awards were as follows:

Andy Lucas adds: "I would like to personally congratulate all of the winners and thank everyone who entered the awards, the judges for their support and colleagues from The Cambridge Building Society who helped out at the ceremony."

Suzanne Hazell
Cambridge Building Society