Bath Chronicle Man Of The Year
Winner: George Harding
This is someone who has appeared in our People of the Year pages since we launched them three years ago. But every year, his achievements become more impressive. The dedicated fundraiser has raised more than £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The 75-year-old has taken part in more than 30 challenges including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, hiking along the Great Wall of China, walking across the Sahara Desert and cycling coast to coast across the Pennines.
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These three friends risked their own safety by pulling a two-year-old girl from a caravan fire which killed her uncle and grandad. They had been staying in Wales ahead of a friend's wedding when the caravan went up in flames.
The director of the Holburne Museum realised a dream in May when the gallery reopened after a £13 million facelift – and went on to beat its visitor targets five months early.
The musical powerhouse has spearheaded a successful bid to win £60,000 for Jubilee Time after Time – an inter-generational project to break down age barriers, as well as expanding the Golden-Oldies singing groups into Wales and launching the new Choirskool for children.
The Mayor of Bath is putting in another year of civic duty, bringing a smile to people's faces across the city. He remains dedicated to making more of the city's industrial heritage and has established connections that rise above the party political, as evidenced by his work to bring back a Stothert and Pitt crane to Bath.
The chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council has been an ever-present ambassador for the area, genuinely interested in what the people he meets are doing.
The chairman of the Bath in Bloom committee helped pilot the city to another regional floral victory but narrowly missed out on scooping the Britain in Bloom title. He is also at the heart of activities in Moorland Road, principally the area's Christmas lights.
The internationally-known comic actor has been championing Bath since moving here, and gave the city's independent shops a wave of free publicity when he presided over the switching on of the Christmas lights in Milsom Street.
Supt Geoff Spicer
The head of the police in B&NES was promoted from the number two job to carry on the good work of his predecessor Gary Davies, and has been determined to maintain high standards of behaviour on the city's streets.
An internationally-respected architect, he has led a working party doing vital work on placing the River Avon firmly at the heart of city life.
The driving force behind Bath Music Plus, a welcome bid to put the city on the modern musical map, and a keen campaigner for technological development.
The retiring vice-principal of Bath Spa University hands over the Newton Park institution in good shape, with multi-million pound development plans in the pipeline.
The songwriter, magistrate and residents' leader brought composers and singers together to create the Song for Bath competition, leading to the adoption of an all-purpose anthem which was sung at the lights switch-on.
David Maher Roberts
The co-founder of networking group BathSpark has drawn up his own ten-point plan for making the city a hi-tech magnet and a centre of digital innovation.
The founder of the WeLoveBath website, a Twitter community which has brought Bath together with its retweeting of outbursts, witticisms, road reports and recommendations – as well as Chronicle news stories.
The engaging director of the Bath Philharmonia continued to make classical music accessible with a year of events from the successful Party in the Park to mark the Royal Wedding to the imaginative Snowman production this Christmas. He not only carries the name of Bath around the world with his orchestra but he does largely unseen work helping children to find their own voices through music.
The veteran judo coach who has been a mentor to hundreds of young people over the decades was a finalist in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award.
Previous winners: 2008 – Grenville Jones; 2009 – Andrew Cooper; 2010 – Andrew Brownsword