TIPTONIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Tiptonian of the Year Award was established in 1992 to recognise people who have made a special contribution to Tipton and its community through voluntary work. The Award was sponsored from 1992 to 1995 by Pennington Insurance Brokers Ltd.and thereafter by the Tipton & Coseley Building Society who also sponsored a Tiptonian Roll of Honour board which is on display in Tipton Library.


In 2008 the Tipton & Coseley Building Society sponsored a
Roll of Honour board for the winners of the award.



On 28th September 2008 Jason Breeze of the T&CBS hands over the board to award organiser Robert Williams of the TCS outside the Building Society headquarters in Owen Street.


On 12th September 2009 Chris Martin, chief executive of the Tipton & Coseley Building Society unveils the Roll of Honour in Tipton Library watched by Robert Williams and the 1997 Tiptonian of the Year, Joe Gripton.

The first Tiptonian winner was Ray Brothwood, nominated for his prodigious fundraising for local disabled children. Ray subsequently joined the Civic Society committee and was later elected as chairman. In 2008 he was awarded the MBE in further recognition of his charity work.

Each autumn the appeal goes out in Tipton and district for nominations and the Awards are presented at a special dinner in November each year with the winner and runner up receiving a cheque for a charity of their choice plus a commemorative trophy. The list of winners is as follows:

1992 Ray Brothwood
1993 Joe Drew
1994 Sid Watson
1995 Jenny Morris
1996 Pete Allen 
1997 Joe Gripton 
1998 Ray Harrison 
1999 Doris Oakley 
2000 Malcolm Beckley 
2001 Jim Flavell 
2002 Dave Bartley & Pat Griffiths 
2003 Pauline Hodgetts 
2004 William Walker 
2005 John & Joan Bayliss 
2006 Pam Edwards 
2007 Fred Perry 
2008 Phil Watts 
2009 Ossie Garrett 
2010 Malcolm and Gundi Jones
2011 Karen Simms
2012 Joan Keeling
2013 Betty Johnson




1992 - Ray Brothwood





1993 - Joe Drew





1994 - Sid Watson





1995 - Jenny Morris





1996 - Pete Allen



1997 - Joe Gripton





1998 - Ray Harrison





1999 - Doris Oakley





2000 - Malcolm Beckley





2001 - Jim Flavell





2002 - Dave Bartley & Pat Griffiths





2003 - Pauline Hodgetts





2004 - William Walker





2005 - John & Joan Bayliss





2006 - Pam Edwards





2007 - Fred Perry





2008 - Phil Watts





2009 - Ossie Garrett 





2010 - Malcolm and Gundi Jones





2011 - Karen Simms





2012 - Joan Keeling





2013 - Betty Johnson




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