Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Winners - 2015
Held on Tuesday October 20th 2015
Gold Cup Suite, Cheltenham Racecourse
The county's most talented young people and businesses have been celebrated at the third annual Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards.
The ceremony, which took place on Tuesday 20th October 2015 at Cheltenham Racecourse, recognised young people in Gloucestershire aged between 14 and 24 years old who have kick-started their careers, and the businesses individuals and schools who have supported them.
Around 180 guests attended and were greeted with a drinks and canapés in reception, before Gloucester College students provided a freshly prepared dinner.
The night was hosted by Steve Knibbs, BBC Points West reporter and Jamie McDonald, adventurer and co-founder of the Superhero Foundation.
The winners were:
Outstanding Support to a Young Person
Finalist – David Willcox from Betaris training
Winner – Becki Clapton from Gloucestershire NHS foundation trust
Finalist - Tom Bishop DMXpression Limited
Finalist – Carrie Reay Bruckshaw Associates
Silver winner – Hannah Belcher Fosseway Gardens
Gold winner – Shannon Phillips Keyway Gloucester Limited
Finalist – Anthony Smith MPCT
Finalist – Vicci Livingstone Thompson PING
Winner – Sam Morgan Snow Business
Outstanding Work Experience student
Finalist- Tamara Herbert Gloucester City Homes
Finalist- Daniel Robinson Neil Thomas Development
Winner – Zac Nicholl Morgan Sindall
Outstanding Business Contribution
Finalist – Keyway Gloucester Limited
Finalist – Moose Marketing and PR
Winner – MPCT
Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said: "The night was a great success and I was massively impressed by the levels of commitment and hard work all the short-listed candidates had shown. They should all be very proud.
“It was only right that we also recognised the work that the businesses have done with young people. Without them setting the precedent of offering opportunities to young people, others may be more reluctant to follow.
“I’d also like to thank everyone who came and showed their support for our county’s brilliant young people, and to everyone that has helped to make the event such a success.”