Around 80 sportsmen and women and their families attended the event at Essex Cricket, with former England and Essex star Graham Gooch and Chelmsford City captain Mark Hughes presenting the awards.
The main award saw Superbike racer Ed Rendell named as Sports Star of the Year after a fine season which saw him come second in his 125 category of British Superbikes, an achievement made all the more remarkable as it was his first season back after suffering a broken pelvis.
Ed would like to thank all at the Essex Chronicle Media Group for their continued support and fabulous evening which was hosted in conjunction with the Essex County Cricket Club. Follow these guys on Twitter.. @essexchronsport @EssexCricket
....Sports Star targets local businesses for support
Award winning British Superbike rider Ed Rendell now fears he will not be able to participate in the 2014 season unless he can attract new sponsors. Last year the Chelmsford rider battled back from a broken pelvis to finish second in the series.
Rendell has admitted that things are tight financially for him as he competes in the series.
"Behind the scenes it's very hard," he told the Essex Chronicle "You always struggle to get the financial needs met.
"It does cost money – obviously you do win prize money but you still have to get money in anyway.
"I work six days a week and put all my money into it. Unfortunately this doesn't cover everything; hopefully a local business will come forward and join my 2014 campaign.
"Without an official bike sponsor, I will be forced to drop my contract with Banks Racing and take a season out. This is certainly not what I want to happen”
Rendell can offer significant exposure to sponsors; this includes awareness in local media, race bike branding, Eurosport coverage and social media adverts. Hopefully the support is out there for this talented sportsman.
If you can help, please contact him by calling 07768619700
Fans can also show their support by pledging a small donation online and by following his twitter account @edrendell12