We have celebrated some of the fantastic work carried out by staff and volunteers over the past year with the presentation of our annual Waterways Alive Awards at the Anderton Boat Lift.
The awards are open to staff and volunteers and the winners showcase the sheer variety of the work that we carry out.
All the finalists were recognised for their particular achievements, and chief executive Richard Parry announced the winners in the four main categories alongside an award for Apprentice of the Year.
Our chief executive, Richard Parry, said: "This year we had more entries than ever before, and yet the quality of the work remained higher than ever. This is testament not only to the great work we do but also the passion and commitment of all those who are doing so much to make life better by water.
"All of our finalists have made a very positive difference to our waterways and the people who use them, and the impact they can have. The winning projects and teams were all exceptional and reflected the wide variety of activities the Trust carries out.
"I would like to thank everyone who entered the awards and congratulate all the finalists for their achievements. Across this year’s entries I have seen more great examples of our creativity and innovation, of teamwork and partnership and reaching out to find new opportunities whilst consistently delivering excellence in our core work."