One of the missions of Club Éco Midi Libre du Biterrois, created last September, is to highlight actors who bring economic success to the region through their talents and innovative ideas, among other things. The “Pitero Who Wins” evening, on November 28, was an opportunity to highlight them.
The Rector of the Technical University of Béziers, Jérôme Azé, hosted the ceremony in the amphitheater of his institution. The opportunity also to honor this place which employs approximately 480 students. Which recently distinguished itself by innovating and providing, during the beginning of the 2023 academic year, training in “Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.”
volleyball. A well-deserved award for Bernard Fages (left), president of Béziers Angels, who won the French Cup in 2023, one of the greatest achievements in the club’s history. This year the players were also able to take over the new sports center in Béziers. It is enough to give a smile to the president who, on Tuesday evening, thought about his players traveling to Porto. The award was presented to him by Eric Germis, Chairman of the Ford, Jaguar and Land Rover Group.
Football. Francisco Fernandez (left) has been with ASBH since 2011. This year was also notable for his participation in the World Cup finals as part of Portugal’s victories over Fiji and Georgia. Chico, that’s his nickname, played 293 matches for Béziers. A record number that must reach more than 300 records. Salute to the artist! The award was presented to him by Pierre Calmal, the cellar master of Vigenrons de Sérignan.
Energies. Roxanne Dardenne Buzzarelli founded Dev’Enr in 2019. She was soon joined by her husband, Stephane Buzzarelli. Both are developing a company specialized in building and operating photovoltaic farms. In 2023, they will raise 12.5 million euros. Great performance, he was honored with the trophy. The award was presented to them by Olivier Lisinot, Vice President of CCI in Hérault.
cleverness. Lots of emotions in 2023 too for Michel Aninat (right), caterer from Heribian, who received the tricolor collar and the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France medal, at the Sorbonne in Paris. A work of peasant flesh that deserves salute. The award was presented to him by Jerome Azzi, Rector of the Islamic University of Technology in Béziers.
Gastronomy. Gaby Benicio, partner and sommelier at the signature restaurant L’Äponem, auberge du presbytère in Vailhan, has received one of two 2023 Michelin sommelier awards awarded across France. Consecration. It’s enough to make the Béziers area shine. The award was presented to him by Roman aircraft from the Kaminarim group.
health. Hélène Harmand (right), GP and president of the Belize Centre, received an award for her work at the Breast Institute of Western Languedoc. The Bélise Foundation, which has been supporting breast cancer patients for 4 years, has become a recognized foundation and will sign an agreement with the Montpellier Cancer Institute. The award was presented to him by Caroline Gaillard, President of the Midi Libre Béziers agency.
Squares. Olivier Margie, a name that many Petro residents know. And for good reason, he raises bulls with his family, in Montelles, between Vender and Fleury-de-Audi. But for 3 years, he was also director of the yards on the Valras plateau in Béziers. The development of the activity of this symbolic place, far from the feria and its ambition, was distinguished. The award was presented to him by Bertrand Couron, President of the 34th Construction Union.
innovation. Cedric Boutella gets Instadrone out of the ground. He won the prize of the jury (made up of members of the new Éco Midi Libre club) and received an award commemorating the journey of his company, the first French operator of technical services with drones. Drones that should soon be used to transport biological samples. The award was presented to him by Laure Cocat of the Achilles Group.
Education. Pierre Soulier (left) established a school of graphic arts and 3D animation, Cime Art, in Béziers, in 2015. This year, it moved to a new building, on the banks of the Canal du Midi. A new attractive student center is then created in Riquet. Cime Art has 120 students. Pierre Soulier aims to reach 150. It is a successful challenge in all cases. The award was presented to him by Mathieu Orliac, President of Mediv-Bézier.
culture. Designer and author Bedarican Fabcaro on the 10thH Winner tonight. Unfortunately, the screenwriter of the final Asterix film, The White Iris, was unable to be present to receive his award. Busy in Paris filming the literary show La Grande Librairie. Midi Libre will certainly be offering him his trophy shortly.
A blow to the heart. Réno Jougla (left) received the Favorite Cup in recognition of his project to create an adapted rugby team within the club Plages d’Orb (Valras-Sérignan). He is a specialized teacher, passionate about oval balls, and in 2023, he held rugby courses for about twenty people with disabilities. The award was presented to him by Bertrand Borel from the agency.