IN PICTURES: Winners of 2017 Derry Journal People of the Year Awards

The Mayor of Derry and Strabane, councillor Maol�osa McHugh presents the Lifetime Achievement  Award to Fiachra and Fionnuala McGuinness, representing their late father Martin McGuinness. Included in the photograph are Arthur Duffy, editor of the Derry Journal, Paul McLean, associate sponsor and the Rev. Dr. David Latimer.  DER3617GS026
The Mayor of Derry and Strabane, councillor Maol�osa McHugh presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Fiachra and Fionnuala McGuinness, representing their late father Martin McGuinness. Included in the photograph are Arthur Duffy, editor of the Derry Journal, Paul McLean, associate sponsor and the Rev. Dr. David Latimer. DER3617GS026

The annual Derry Journal & BetMcLean,com People of the Year Awards took place at the Everglades Hotel tonight (Thursday, Sept 7).

The winners are as follows:

Mary Pat OKane (second on the left) MPA recruitment, receives the Business Person of the Year Award from Caroline Corr, Calor Direct. Included in the photograph are Paul McLean, associate sponsor, and Louise Strain, Derry Journal. DER3617GS016

Mary Pat OKane (second on the left) MPA recruitment, receives the Business Person of the Year Award from Caroline Corr, Calor Direct. Included in the photograph are Paul McLean, associate sponsor, and Louise Strain, Derry Journal. DER3617GS016

Business Person of the Year: Mary Pat O’Kane, MPA Recruitment, Sponsored by Calor Direct.

Contribution to Arts & Culture: Irena Noonan, Greater Shantallow Community Arts.

Charity Worker of the Year: Donna Marie Logue, La Dolce Vita Project.

Community Development Person of the Year: Glen Development Initiative, Sponsored by Apex Housing Association.

Donna Marie Logue, La Dolce Vita Project, receives the Charity Worker of the Year Award from Paul McLean, associate sponsor, and Andrena OPrey, Johnston Press Group. DER3617GS015

Donna Marie Logue, La Dolce Vita Project, receives the Charity Worker of the Year Award from Paul McLean, associate sponsor, and Andrena OPrey, Johnston Press Group. DER3617GS015

Volunteer of the Year: Deborah McGlinchey, Legenderry Cancer Research UK.

Inspirational Young Talent: Maeve Stillman, St Mary’s College, Sponsored by City of Derry Airport.

Carer of the Year: Ann Doherty, Sponsored by Kelly Fuels Homefire Depot.

Sports Volunteer of the Year: Christopher McGeehan. Sponsored by BetMcLean.com.

Sheena McCallion (centre), APEX, presents Lisa Moore-Maguire and Bronagh McCallion, from the Glen Development Initiative, with the Community Development Person of the Year Award. Included in the picture are Paul McLean, associate sponsor, and Andrena OPrey, Johnston Press Group. DER3617GS014

Sheena McCallion (centre), APEX, presents Lisa Moore-Maguire and Bronagh McCallion, from the Glen Development Initiative, with the Community Development Person of the Year Award. Included in the picture are Paul McLean, associate sponsor, and Andrena OPrey, Johnston Press Group. DER3617GS014

Sports Person of the Year: James Gallagher, The Strabanimal; Sponsored by BetMcLean.com.

Inspirational Educator of the Year: Colin Louden, Lisneal College, Sponsored by MPA Recruitment.

Martin McCrossan Tourism & Hospitality Champion of the Year: Ian Orr, Chef at Browns Bonds Hill Group.

Outstanding Bravery: Jim Bradley & Craig Wilson, NIAS.

Raymond McCartney MLA, Elisha McCallion MP,  Fionnuala McGuinness, Fiachra McGuinness and Karen Mullan MLA pictured at the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards.  DER3617GS013

Raymond McCartney MLA, Elisha McCallion MP, Fionnuala McGuinness, Fiachra McGuinness and Karen Mullan MLA pictured at the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards. DER3617GS013

Lifetime Achievement Award: Martin McGuinness, Sponsored by Derry City & Strabane District Council.

Jennifer and Ian Orr, Browns Restaurant, pictured at the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards.  DER3617GS012

Jennifer and Ian Orr, Browns Restaurant, pictured at the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards. DER3617GS012

Martin and Pamela Mullan at the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards.  DER3617GS011

Martin and Pamela Mullan at the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards. DER3617GS011

Raymond McCartney MLA, William Duffy, John Gallagher, Liam Beckett, Paul McLean, associate sponsor, Deric Henderson, Karen Mullan MLA and Adrian Logan pictured at the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards.  DER3617GS010

Raymond McCartney MLA, William Duffy, John Gallagher, Liam Beckett, Paul McLean, associate sponsor, Deric Henderson, Karen Mullan MLA and Adrian Logan pictured at the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards. DER3617GS010

Kamini Rao, Diya Guram and Daljeet Guram pictured at the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards.  DER3617GS009

Kamini Rao, Diya Guram and Daljeet Guram pictured at the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards. DER3617GS009

Veronica English, Julie McSorley, Catherine McGeady, Majella McDowell, Siobhan Grant, Tracey Dunn and Collen Smallman, from Gallaigh Nursery Group attended the recent Derry Journal People of the Year Awards.  DER3617GS008

Veronica English, Julie McSorley, Catherine McGeady, Majella McDowell, Siobhan Grant, Tracey Dunn and Collen Smallman, from Gallaigh Nursery Group attended the recent Derry Journal People of the Year Awards. DER3617GS008

Irena Noonan and Irene Melley pictured with the Rev. Dr. David Latimer at the recent Derry Journal People of the Year Awards.  DER3617GS007

Irena Noonan and Irene Melley pictured with the Rev. Dr. David Latimer at the recent Derry Journal People of the Year Awards. DER3617GS007