On Thursday 29th September we hosted our Young Achiever Awards 2016 at The Towers Hotel & Spa, Jersey Marine. During this event we recognised and rewarded special young people in our community that truly make a difference through business, training, education, the arts or voluntary work.
After receiving many nominations the judges certainly had their work cut out deciding on finalists and also a winner for each category.
Our 2016 Young Achievers are;
Outstanding Progress Award (School) – Rhys Whatty
Sponsored by NPTC Group of Colleges
Young Digital Innovator Award – Nathan Rees & Steffan Rees
Sponsored by Bullart Graphics
Young Carer of the Year Award – Siobhan Condon
Sponsored by A&S Tyres
Young Fundraiser of the Year Award – Tyla Williams
Sponsored by Colliers Arms
Child of Courage Award – Jonny Lewis
Sponsored by Blazers & Sunnyhaven Caravans
Outstanding Progress Award (Further Education) – Rhian Elizabeth Janet Hodgens
Sponsored by The Millers Arms, Ynystawe
Young Sports Person Award – Tyler Ford
Sponsored by Celtic Minor Golf Club
Young Entrepreneur Award – Jason De Beer
Sponsored by The Welsh Business Show
Outstanding Bravery Award – Freya Bevan
Sponsored by Chips Away, Swansea Enterprise Park
Young Volunteer of the Year Award – Jade-Marie Scott
Sponsored by Carter Lee Financial Services
Performing Arts & Music Award – Amelie Boyce
Sponsored by Stage 8 Theatre School
Young Apprentice of the Year Award – Jacob Davies
Sponsored by Skills Academy Wales
As well as recognition of our Young Achievers, during this night we saw live music from Naomi Tristram and Matt Johnson. We also held a charity raffle and raised £646.33 for the Wales Air Ambulance.
We would like to thank everyone including our young achievers, special guests, judging panel, category sponsors and main sponsor, Envico Engineering for their support in this truly memorable evening. We look forward to recognising more of Swansea’s Young Achievers in 2017.