2010 – Robert Wills – Uppingham

Robert received the award because he promotes the interests of the local community via:

  • Second largest employer after Uppingham School (100+ people)
  • Rescued Don Paddy’s and has created a very special atmosphere.
  • Chairs Uppingham First which produced a 25 year plan for Uppingham and has negotiated a £25k broadband grant to improve Uppingham’s communications.

Robert is also a successful entrepreneur, is fair-minded and has successfully campaigned to improve behaviour in Uppingham town centre at night. Robert is a devoted family man. He and his wife and children live in Stamford but everyone knows he is really ‘Mr Uppingham’.