We will honour the best of the region with a red carpet awards ceremony at the WV1 Suite, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, on Thursday January 19 2017.
Now we want your nominations for people living across the Black Country and South Staffordshire who have made a positive difference to local life.
THE GREAT BIG THANK YOU AWARDS
JANUARY 19, 2017
Working with key local businesses, the Express & Star has created a campaign that will shine a spotlight on the people and organisations that bind our community together.
We want to hear all about the volunteers, the good neighbours, the helping hands and those who step up when they are needed.
The region’s biggest community event will celebrate the local area and the people who make a positive difference. Celebrating everyone from grandparents and neighbours to community champions and teachers, the awards mark the wonderful day-to-day activities and achievements of our readers.
We have divided the awards into 10 categories, each one celebrating the very essence of local life. You can be part of this celebration by nominating potential winners and then being involved in the voting.
Sponsored by leading local companies, each award will see the recipient receive a special prize, as well as the honour of being among the first Great Big Thank You winners.