One of the most coveted awards of the evening is open to Huntingdonshire's entire workforce and is sponsored by Cambridge printers Piggott Black Bear. Employee of the Year is an opportunity for companies to put forward for recognition workers they believe have made an outstanding contribution to their commercial success. Unusually this year, the judges were so overwhelmingly impressed by a candidate from the non-corporate sector that they named Julie White, manager of Buckden Village Hall Trust as Employee of the Year 2007, who triumphed over two other short-listed candidates, Brendan Meteer of the Huntingdon Marriott and Patrick Gay of innovative Huntingdon company Cellbond Composites, whose boss Mike Ashmead was Business Person of 2006. The judges offered this tribute: "Julie provides a hugely important facility to the community in which she lives. She has done this through selfless dedication and a level of commitment way beyond what any employer would expect. Most impressively of all, she is driven not by personal advancement, but by her passion to serve her local community.