Pride of Devon Awards 2019

We were all of a flutter in the office on Friday as not only was it the Devon County Show, but it was the Pride of Devon Awards 2019! We are very proud sponsors of this prestigious evening, hosted by Radio Exe and held at the Vice President’s Pavilion. There were 130 people at the event, all dressed to the nines! The locally sourced food was excellent and we were all incredibly excited to see who the winners would be!



The Solve-IT Team with Tracie and Jay Pickett


The very worthy winners were as below:

Teacher of the Year (sponsored by Elite Training) – Kirstin Williams

Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Good Deal for Devon) – Matt Booker

Carer of the Year (sponsored by Burton Homecare) – Caylin-Ora Elen Doreen 

Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Bicton College) – Kayla McDonald

Environmental Award (sponsored by Coastal Recycling) – Simon Bates and Jon Freeman

Grandparent of the Year (sponsored by Radio Exe) – Caroline Heard

Neighbour of the Year (sponsored by Tamar Security) – Jake Huntley

Community Sport Award (sponsored by Mi-Space) – Kate Gerrard

Parent of the Year (sponsored by Honest Truth) – Susan Buckland

Special Recognition (sponsored by Exeter Live Better) – Chris Martin

Child of Achievement (sponsored by Kidi Caru) – Sophie Groves

Community Contribution (sponsored by Corfton Holidays) – Joanne Carpenter

Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Bicton College) – Rachel Coaker and Tony Coaker


As honoured sponsors of the evening, we also sponsored the Military Contribution Award, which was won by the very deserving winner, Tracie Pickett.


A serving member of more than a decade, Tracie has served in many places including two tours of Afghanistan, bringing combatants to justice using her biometric evidential skills. Jay, Tracie’s husband, is also deploying while Tracie who is still a serving member of the RAF brings up their two sons. Tracie has recently completed the London Marathon in aid of two charities; Little Troopers and Little Hearts Matter.




L-R: Kristan Daniels, Tracie Pickett and Jay Pickett

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