Business coach with clients in Leamington, Warwick and Banbury wins national award for helping community during pandemic

Leamington-based business coach Kevin Riley has received a national award recognising the impact he’s had on the community during the course of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Kevin Riley

Thanks to his clients and readers of The Courier series, Kevin was crowned the recipient of the accolade on Monday night (November 30) after storming ahead with almost 700 votes - over 100 more than his fellow finalists.

ActionCOACH Warwick’s Kevin coaches business across Warwick, Leamington and Banbury, dedicating numerous hours a week to struggling business owners since March.

The pandemic has placed unprecedented strain on businesses across our region, so Kevin and his team sprung to action gifting coaching sessions to over 750 companies.

He said “We’ve all been through a lot this year and there’s still a long way to go.

"However, receiving this award is a great way to remember how far we have actually come and what’s been achieved.

"I’d like to thank readers for voting for me after reading the article on the newspaper’s website last week - I’m sure those extra votes clinched it! I’m extremely proud to be bringing the award home to Leamington and it will be taking pride of place once we get back into the office.”

The Community Hero award was part of the British Franchise Association HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards evening, with this category celebrating the shining stars across the UK who have given back tremendously to their communities.

The winner was chosen by the public, who voted for the individual that demonstrated the most determination and passion over the year, deserving of the title Community Hero.

For Kevin and his team though, it’s business as usual.

With this award under their belt, they’re determined to make 2021 a year to remember for all the right reasons.