There was another special award handed out at the ceremony in recognition of the great community spirit shown during the December 5 floods.
The award went to ASDA community champion Stephen Bromby, chosen by The Standard to represent the many people involved in the community effort to get the town back on its feet.
Boston Standard editor Stephen Stray said: “Out of the misery came an amazing community spirit – neighbours helping each other and volunteers giving up their time freely to help with the aid effort.
“Indeed, we at The Standard witnessed this as complete strangers turned up at the door to help with our clear up. We wanted to recognise this all with a special award.
“Then we had the problem of who to hand it to.
“So many people, from the emergency services, council workers, volunteers – there are far too many to mention – all deserve to be recognised.
“So we opted to give it to someone on behalf of all of these.
“Someone we felt encapsulated the great community spirit, someone who gave up their time freely and went to their employer asking to provide for those in need.”
A surprised Mr Bromby thought he had been invited to a meet-and-greet and hear some of the other inspirational stories.
He said: “We had fantastic support from head office - we said we might need some money and they just said ‘how much.’
“I am really surprised.”