We’ve been battling the Covid storm for two years and counting but no one can deny that the community of West Belfast is now in full recovery mode. And that work of rebuilding is being led by standout community, cultural and business champions who only have one gear: forward. Join us therefore to celebrate the very Best of the West when we raise a glass to the everyday heroes who have made West Belfast a byword for resilience, positivity and endeavour. We invite you to select the community ambassadors who will go forward for selection across 30 categories in the 2022 Best of the West Gala. In 2020, Covid had us on the rack but we still managed to go virtual with our salute to the frontline activists keeping the community safe. In 2021, we went live again but with restricted numbers and under strict Covid protocols. This year, we dare to hope that we will be able to gather in person with full capacity to announce that the Best of the West and this ebullient, unstoppable community is back in line with our new theme: Always Forward!
Congratulations to all the finalists and thank you to our readers for your nominations.