Anne Wright Drapers Award Winner 2

Anne Wright, Owner of Young Ideas and Henmores, Wins Drapers “Community Champion Award” for Outstanding Contributions to Ashbourne

Young Ideas is proud to announce that our owner, Anne Wright, has been honoured with the prestigious Drapers “Community Champion Award” for her exceptional dedication and contributions to Ashbourne.
The Drapers “Community Champion Award” is a significant recognition of Anne’s resolute commitment to enhancing the quality of Ashbourne as a town. Anne’s tireless efforts, along with the Ashbourne Town Team, and key partners have had a profound and positive impact on the town.
Anne’s remarkable contributions to the town go beyond her role as a business owner and under Anne’s leadership, Young Ideas has been an active participant in the revitalization of Ashbourne. Her remarkable achievements include securing £15 million in levelling-up funding to support various projects aimed at making Ashbourne even more vibrant and prosperous.
Upon receiving the Drapers “Community Champion Award,” Anne expressed her gratitude and shared her enthusiasm for the future, saying, “I am deeply honoured to receive the Drapers “Community Champion Award.” This recognition is a testament to the incredible work of the Ashbourne Town Team and our shared commitment to Ashbourne’s future growth. I am excited to continue working alongside our amazing community to achieve even greater heights.”
The judges commented “Many communities wish they had a champion like this. Anne’s energy levels are relentless, and she’s had a real impact in her town, all while inspiring others too. Absolutely outstanding, Anne should get an OBE.”
This award is not only a reflection of Anne’s dedication but also a testament to the collaborative spirit in Ashbourne. It is a reminder that when businesses and individuals come together to support their community, remarkable transformations are possible.
The team at Young Ideas are proud of Anne Wright, and wholeheartedly support her vision for a brighter future for Ashbourne. We believe that this recognition will serve as an inspiration to others to actively engage in their local communities to make a positive impact for their towns, communities, businesses, and visitors.


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