Local heroes celebrated at Party in the Park

The Stortford Heroes Awards took place at Party in the Park on Saturday 16th July at Sworder’s Field. The packed-out music festival was wowed by spectacular performances from The Brand New Heavies, The Hoosiers, and BBC Introducing, amongst others.

Party in the Park was aimed at celebrating local heroes and raising money for charity. It was the first major event hosted by Stortford Heroes – A new charity set up by ITVET, dedicated to investing in the community and supporting charity partners. 

In total five awards were awarded to local heroes as part of the celebrations.

The volunteers involved in the COVID-19 vaccination program for the Bishop’s Stortford Vaccine Centre won the ‘Hero Organisation’ award. These volunteers seamlessly came together to work relentlessly to vaccinate the entire local area with professionalism and care.

The ‘Keyworker Hero’ award went to local hero Jack Lynch. As a paramedic with the London Ambulance Service, he worked a huge amount of overtime during lockdown while having to isolate himself away from his loved ones to help save lives.

Pamela Smyth Bronson won the ‘Community Hero’ award for her tireless support and volunteering, and dedication to the Bishop’s Stortford SOS Facebook group and Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank, always helping people in need with her own time and resources.

Graham and Harry Law both won the ‘Volunteer Hero’ award for using their spare time to drive the Grove Cottage mini bus, enabling club members to go on life-enriching outings.

The ‘Caring Hands’ award went to Holy Trinity Shelter Manager, David Perry, for working tirelessly to support the most vulnerable members of the community. He always approaches this vital role in a way that is warm and caring.

CEO of ITVET Ltd, Richard Fountain, said: “Party in the Park was incredible and truly inspiring. It’s with real pride that ITVET can support and reward people in our community in this way. We’d like to thank all our sponsors and volunteers who helped create a memorable day for our local heroes. We’re really grateful for all their support.”

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About ITVET Ltd

ITVET’s technology and software solutions help businesses to run smoothly and securely. The company was founded in 2007 with a strong focus on building a circular economy and philanthropic activities. Its unique business model is designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment while driving sustainable, organic financial growth.

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford with key hubs in London and Manchester, ITVET serves the whole of the UK. It has a diversified client base, including blue-chip companies such as Savills, Aviva, Standard Life Investments and The Crown Estate. For further information, please visit www.itvet.co.uk.

For more information contact:

The Marketing Team

E: [email protected]   T:01279 464 470


Mermaid Quay

Mermaid Quay donates IT equipment to school children

Mermaid Quay has generously donated IT equipment to disadvantaged children to support their education and help break down the barriers of digital exclusion.

The donation was made to ITVET’s Laptop for Schools initiative to be refurbished and distributed to schools and community organisations. The IT support and technology company has been running Laptops for Schools since the first COVID-19 lockdowns to tackle digital exclusion in education while supporting a circular economy.

Hannah Clark, Centre Administrator, from Mermaid Quay said: “As part of our ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ initiative at Mermaid Quay, we’re delighted to work with ITVET and their Laptops for Schools scheme.

“Technology has an amazing impact on what we can achieve, but not everyone has equal access to it. Initiatives like Laptops for Schools make a big difference in bridging the technology divide to give our children equal chances in life. We’re committed to continue our support and urge other companies to get involved and donate their unwanted laptops.”

CEO of ITVET Ltd, Richard Fountain, said: “We’re extremely thankful to our client, Mermaid Quay, for their generous donation to our Laptops for Schools scheme. Each donation enables us to FreePurpose more devices and put them in the hands of those who need them most.” 

Mermaid Quay is set in a stunning waterfront location in the heart of Cardiff. It has over 30 bars and restaurants including Pizza Express, Wagamama, Subway, Nando’s, and Las Iguanas. It’s also home to a comedy club, boutique cinema, waterbus service, and an exciting range of shops.

If your company has unwanted laptops in working condition, please get in touch with ITVET to arrange a collection. Find out more at: https://www.itvet.co.uk/laptops-for-schools.

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About ITVET Ltd

ITVET’s technology and software solutions help businesses to run smoothly and securely. The company was founded in 2007 with a strong focus on building a circular economy and philanthropic activities. Its unique business model is designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment while driving sustainable, organic financial growth.

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford with key hubs in London and Manchester, ITVET serves the whole of the UK. It has a diversified client base including blue-chip companies such as Savills, Aviva, Standard Life Investments and The Crown Estate. For further information please visit www.itvet.co.uk.

For more information contact:

The Marketing Team

E: [email protected] T:01279 464 470


Local heroes honoured and buzzing atmosphere at Party in the Park

Party in the Park took place on Saturday 16th Julyat Sworder’s Field. The packed-out music festival had an impressive lineup of performances from The Brand New Heavies, The Hoosiers, BBC Introducing, alongside up-and-coming talent from Bishop’s Stortford.

Sponsored by Intercounty and many other local businesses, the purpose of Party in the Park was to celebrate local heroes whose selfless work often goes unnoticed. Heroes from local voluntary organisations, charities, the NHS, schools and keyworkers were invited guests. They were treated to free food and drink in a dedicated hospitality area. Twenty local businesses came together to donate prizes to each of the five award winners. Money was raised for four local charities Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank, Centre Algarve, Grove Cottage, and Stortford Heroes. Stortford Heroes is a new charity set up by local technology company ITVET, dedicated to investing in the community and supporting their charity partners. 

A highlight of the event included talented local artists Scarlet Thomas and Rosie James. The atmosphere was uplifting with the crowd cheering loudly and everyone on their feet dancing in the sunshine. The volunteer team, with many members from ITVET, worked in harmony to keep things running smoothly and keep the park litter-free with smiles on their faces. They also delivered warm and friendly service to the local heroes. The heroes’ food was prepared by local Community Chef Sanjay Prosenjit Kumar. Finally, emotions ran high as the Bishop’s Stortford Vaccine centre accepted their award of Hero Organisation for their perseverance in vaccinating Bishop’s Stortford and giving back our freedom after the COVID19 pandemic.

The festival had a relaxed community vibe with a strong family feel. Local kids were treated to train rides, face painting, glitter tattoos, pop up role play, a kids disco, superhero and princess character visits and archery lessons.

Daryl Fuller, CEO of one of the event’s organisers, ITVET Ltd, and Trustee of Stortford Heroes, said: “We’re so proud of how Party in the Park went. It was inspiring to see so many people come together to celebrate the amazing people in our community. We’re really excited about community initiatives we have in the pipeline. This work is central to ITVET’s values; using our business to have a positive impact on our people and community.”

Party in the Park was the first project hosted by Stortford Heroes. Their next project is to create a community fridge in Bishop’s Stortford working with local supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants. This project, aiming to prevent food waste, has received a £5000 grant from East Herts District Council. Please follow Stortford Heroes social media for more updates, or visit: https://www.stortfordheroes.co.uk/  

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About ITVET Ltd

ITVET’s technology and software solutions help businesses to run smoothly and securely. The company was founded in 2007 with a strong focus on building a circular economy and philanthropic activities. Its unique business model is designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment while driving sustainable, organic financial growth.

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford with key hubs in London and Manchester, ITVET serves the whole of the UK. It has a diversified client base including blue-chip companies such as Savills, Aviva, Standard Life Investments and The Crown Estate. For further information please visit www.itvet.co.uk.

For more information contact:

The Marketing Team

E: [email protected] T:01279 464 470


Community chef Sanjay honours local unsung heroes

Sanjay Prosenjit Kumar, a world-travelled community chef, will be dishing out culinary delights to local heroes at Stortford Heroes: Party in the Park.

Sanjay is one of many local businesses and volunteers supporting the not-for-profit music festival. An event focused on bringing the community together and celebrating local unsung heroes whose kind work is the backbone of the town.

Sanjay said: “Cooking is love made edible.  Being involved with the Stortford Heroes project gives me an opportunity to say a big hearty thank you to all the local unsung heroes who give their time and love to the people who need it the most.”

CEO of ITVET Ltd, Daryl Fuller, said: “We’re really lucky to have Sanjay onboard to help us cater for our 500 local heroes who we’ve invited to the event. Sanjay is an amazing chef and a real asset to our community. Our heroes are in for a real treat!”

Sanjay, originally from India, runs a mobile cookery school that inspires cooks of all generations to eat better using seasonal local produce on a budget. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanjay cooked for the Bishop’s Stortford community along with Operation Community and Wiggly Willow to alleviate food poverty. 

Stortford Heroes: Party in the Park takes place on Saturday 16th July at Sworder’s Field, Bishop’s Stortford. It promises to be a fun day out for the whole family with an incredible entertainment line-up with big-name acts and rising stars. Further information can be found on the Stortford Heroes website.

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About ITVET Ltd

ITVET’s technology and software solutions help businesses to run smoothly and securely. The company was founded in 2007 with a strong focus on building a circular economy and philanthropic activities. Its unique business model is designed to benefit businesses, society, and the environment while driving sustainable, organic financial growth.

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford with key hubs in London and Manchester, ITVET serves the whole of the UK. It has a diversified client base including blue-chip companies such as Savills, Fever-Tree, Aviva, Standard Life Investments and The Crown Estate. For further information please visit www.itvet.co.uk.

For more information contact:

The Marketing Team

E: [email protected]      T:01279 464 470


Prontaprint Bishops Stortford

Prontaprint on the cards for Party in the Park

Stortford Heroes is delighted to announce Prontaprint as their latest sponsor for Party in the Park taking place on Saturday 16th July. The free community music festival takes place at Sworder’s Field with a fantastic line-up, food stalls, kids’ entertainment, and much more.

Prontaprint is supporting the not-for-profit music festival alongside a host of other local businesses. The event is focused on bringing the community together and celebrating local unsung heroes whose kind work is the backbone of Bishop’s Stortford. The entire festival relies on generous support from local businesses such as Prontaprint. To make a donation or get involved please contact the event organisers.

Anna Sedgbeer from Prontaprint said: “Prontaprint are honoured to be asked to support Party In the Park and be part of the celebrations for our local heroes. The festival is a great idea, especially after the past couple of years when we were all in lockdown.  We know how lucky we are to have such amazing people in our community who go above and beyond to help others. We’re privileged to be involved and have the opportunity to say a big thank you to all our local heroes!”

CEO of ITVET Ltd, Richard Fountain, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Prontaprint for generously donating their time and services to Party in the Park. We’re blown away with the generosity and kind-heartedness of our local community helping us create this wonderful event.”

Prontaprint is the UK’s leading B2B solution provider for print. They‘ve been providing top-quality print solutions for over 50 years with business centres across the UK and Ireland including a local Bishop’s Stortford branch.

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About ITVET Ltd

ITVET’s technology and software solutions help businesses to run smoothly and securely. The company was founded in 2007 with a strong focus on building a circular economy and philanthropic activities. Its unique business model is designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment while driving sustainable, organic financial growth.

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford with key hubs in London and Manchester, ITVET serves the whole of the UK. It has a diversified client base including blue-chip companies such as Savills, Aviva, Standard Life Investments and The Crown Estate. For further information please visit www.itvet.co.uk.

For more information contact:

E: [email protected]      T:01279 464 470


JoJo Maman Bébé supports Party in the Park

Stortford Heroes has announced JoJo Maman Bébé as a new sponsor for their upcoming music festival, Party in the Park. As well as sponsoring the event, the UK maternity wear and baby clothing retailer will provide a £50 gift voucher for each of the five Stortford Heroes award winners. 

Zoe Jones, retail marketing & partnerships manager of JoJo Maman Bébé, said: “At JoJo we’re passionate about making a difference to the communities around us. When we heard about Party in the Park, and how they’re supporting local worthy causes in Bishop’s Stortford, we couldn’t wait to get involved!”

Daryl Fuller, CEO of ITVET Ltd, said: “We’re delighted to welcome JoJo Maman Bébé as the latest Party in the Park sponsor. These local community sponsorships help us make Party in the Park a great day out for all our community, especially our local heroes. The countdown is officially on for the festival!”


Party in the Park takes place on Saturday 16th July at Sworder’s Field. The day will be filled with great food, fun for the whole family, and an exciting line-up of music and comedy acts including The Brand New Heavies, The Hoosiers, BBC Introducing, Simon Brodkin, and more.


The purpose of the event is to celebrate the local people who have gone above and beyond for the local community. These are the people who powered through the pandemic, continuing to teach, feed, and serve others. Nominated heroes will be treated to a day of free hospitality and will potentially win a special Stortford Heroes Award.


JoJo Maman Bébé, created in 1993, are a multi-channel retailer of maternity, babywear, and nursery products. They have 88 stores in the UK, including one in Bishop’s Stortford’s High Street.

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About ITVET Ltd

ITVET’s technology and software solutions help businesses to run smoothly and securely. The company was founded in 2007 with a strong focus on building a circular economy and philanthropic activities. Its unique business model is designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment while driving sustainable, organic financial growth.

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford with key hubs in London and Manchester, ITVET serves the whole of the UK. It has a diversified client base including blue-chip companies such as Savills, Aviva, Standard Life Investments and The Crown Estate. For further information please visit www.itvet.co.uk.

For more information contact our marketing team

E: [email protected]      T:01279 464 470


Volunteers needed for Stortford Heroes: Party in the Park

The free tickets for Party in the Park are all gone, but you can still get into the party of the year by volunteering to help us put on the party of the year! The event organisers are looking for volunteers to cover a range of roles such as stewarding, hospitality, backstage support, and much more.

Party in the Park is a free event to celebrate local heroes, especially those who supported us throughout the pandemic. It’s completely community-driven, relying on the help and support of local businesses and volunteers.

As a volunteer, you will be part of a fantastic team and will receive food and drink on the day, and when you are not working you get to enjoy some fantastic entertainment too! It’s for a really good cause, and volunteering is very rewarding. All proceeds will be donated to the four headline charities – Stortford Heroes, Grove Cottage, Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank, and Centre Algarve.

CEO of ITVET, Richard Fountain, said: “Volunteers are a key component of the event, helping us ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. I would urge as many people as possible to get involved and help us create an amazing day for our local unsung heroes. Volunteering is an incredible way to give back to the community, meet new people, and learn new skills – While also having fun!”

Party in the Park takes place on Saturday 16th July at Sworder’s Field, Bishop’s Stortford, and features headliners The Brand New Heavies and Hoosiers.

If you would like to volunteer at Party in the Park, please sign up via the website: https://www.stortfordheroes.co.uk/get-involved/

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About ITVET Ltd

ITVET’s technology and software solutions help businesses to run smoothly and securely. The company was founded in 2007 with a strong focus on building a circular economy and philanthropic activities. Its unique business model is designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment while driving sustainable, organic financial growth.

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford with key hubs in London and Manchester, ITVET serves the whole of the UK. It has a diversified client base including blue-chip companies such as Savills, Aviva, Standard Life Investments and The Crown Estate. For further information please visit www.itvet.co.uk.

For more information contact:

E: [email protected]      T:01279 464 470


ITVET sponsors Windhill21’s Equality Parade

ITVET is delighted to be sponsoring Windhill21 Primary School’s Equality Parade that takes place on Friday 17th June.

The parade is a key event of their Equality Week, commencing on the 13th of June. Equality Week celebrates the school’s commitment to diversity. They actively promote an inclusive environment that treats everyone fairly, regardless of their race, gender, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation.

Sarah Watson-Clarke, teacher and diversity lead at Windhill21 Primary School, said: “We’re delighted that ITVET is sponsoring and supporting our upcoming Equality Week at Windhill21 Primary School. We believe that equality and diversity start young. We’re passionate about promoting and accepting the differences between individuals, and ensuring all people are respected. In our teaching, we discuss equality and diversity through age-appropriate literature and activities to encourage non-biased points of view and acceptance of others and it’s hugely exciting to be devoting a full week to this important area of the children’s education.”

Throughout Equality Week, there will be activities such as songs, drama, art, and workshops. Each year group will explore a different protected characteristic, learning that being different is our strength. In a grand finale, a Dress to Express Day will be held on Friday 17th June where the children will come to school wearing clothes that express who they are and honour their inner self. To celebrate in style, Nursery to Year 3 will showcase their outfits in an Equality Parade, waving their individually designed flags representing what makes them unique.

CEO of ITVET Ltd, Richard Fountain, said: “At ITVET, we’re passionate about diversity and equality, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate this within our local community. We believe Windhill21 Primary School is an excellent example of showcasing true acceptance and preventing future prejudice with education. It’s a privilege to support their Equality Parade. ” 

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About ITVET Ltd

ITVET’s technology and software solutions help businesses to run smoothly and securely. The company was founded in 2007 with a strong focus on building a circular economy and philanthropic activities. Its unique business model is designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment while driving sustainable, organic financial growth.

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford with key hubs in London and Manchester, ITVET serves the whole of the UK. It has a diversified client base including blue-chip companies such as Savills, Aviva, Standard Life Investments and The Crown Estate. For further information please visit www.itvet.co.uk.

For more information contact our marketing team:

E: [email protected]      T:01279 464 470


SSIP accreditation

ITVET achieve industry-leading health & safety accreditation

Bishop’s Stortford-based technology provider, ITVET Ltd, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded SSIP accreditation for health & safety. The Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) accreditation demonstrates ITVET’s compliance with health & safety legislation and regulations.

ITVET went through a rigorous audit by the ACDC register to ensure all its processes and procedures meet the SSIP core criteria. To maintain annual compliance, ITVET will continue to evaluate and improve its processes.

SSIP ensures health & safety competence across the supply chain. The accreditation will greatly improve the safety procedures for all client site visits. Having the SSIP accreditation will greatly cut down on new client assessments, saving ITVET time and money.

CEO of ITVET Ltd, Daryl Fuller, said: “With procurement departments actively looking for SSIPs, this is another feather in the cap for ITVET. We’re extremely proud of our compliance team who worked hard to ensure our internal policies meet the core criteria of the certification. SSIP will make it easier for us to do business across our specialist areas while improving the safety of our clients, partners, and people.”

ITVET’s growing accreditation portfolio also includes ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, and ISO 22301.

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About ITVET Ltd

ITVET’s technology and software solutions help businesses to run smoothly and securely. The company was founded in 2007 with a strong focus on building a circular economy and philanthropic activities. Its unique business model is designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment while driving sustainable, organic financial growth.

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford with key hubs in London and Manchester, ITVET serves the whole of the UK. It has a diversified client base including blue-chip companies such as Savills, Aviva, Standard Life Investments and The Crown Estate. For further information please visit www.itvet.co.uk.

For more information contact:

Michelle Findlay, Senior Marketing Manager

E: [email protected]   T:01279 464 470


Hazel End Care Home

Hazel End Care Home announced as Party in the Park sponsor

Hazel End Care Home has been announced as the latest Gold Sponsor for the upcoming music festival, Stortford Heroes: Party in the Park. The festival takes place on Saturday 16th July at Sworder’s Field, Bishop’s Stortford with live music and entertainment for the whole family. 
 
The purpose of Party in the Park is to celebrate and recognise local unsung heroes. It’s completely community-driven with local businesses and volunteers helping ITVET to put on this amazing event. All proceeds will be donated to one of the headline charities – Stortford Heroes, Grove Cottage, Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank, and Centre Algarve. 
 
Managing Director of Halcyon Care Homes, Daniel Rowark, said: “When we heard about Party in the Park, we jumped at the chance to be involved. It’s such an impactful and meaningful event for Bishop’s Stortford, bringing us all together to say thank you to our local heroes. It’s an honour to be a part of the day and we can’t wait!” 
 
CEO of ITVET Ltd, Richard Fountain, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Hazel End Care Home as our latest sponsor. We really appreciate all the sponsorship support we’ve received from our community partners, helping us put on this amazing event for our local heroes. With less than 2 months to go, the countdown is on, and we can’t wait for the celebrations.”  
 
Hazel End Care Home provides 24-hour residential and dementia care within a newly built state-of-the-art home. The care home boasts 66 en-suite bedrooms with landscaped gardens, a library, and a cinema room. Their personalised high-quality care plans, five-star environment and fulfilling activities programme are designed to provide residents with a better standard of life. 

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About ITVET Ltd 

ITVET’s technology and software solutions help businesses to run smoothly and securely. The company was founded in 2007 with a strong focus on building a circular economy and philanthropic activities. Its unique business model is designed to benefit businesses, society and the environment while driving sustainable, organic financial growth. 

Headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford with key hubs in London and Manchester, ITVET serves the whole of the UK. It has a diversified client base including blue-chip companies such as Savills, Fever-Tree, Aviva, Standard Life Investments and The Crown Estate. For further information please visit www.itvet.co.uk. 

For more information contact: 

The Marketing Team

E: [email protected] T: 01279 464 470