The Awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate, mark the achievements of outstanding young people aged under 35 from across Yorkshire. To nominate a potential winner, just visit the Awards website at www.yorkshireyoungachievers.co.uk or contact Sonia Jones at McCormicks Solicitors on 01423 530630.
Awards Chairman Peter McCormick OBE said: “Nominating someone is very simple and we are keen to hear about the successes of young people from wherever they live in Yorkshire. We know there is a tremendous amount of talent and determination out there so please let us hear about it!”
The Awards are organised by the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation and have raised more than £1.2 million to support young people in Yorkshire, with grants made to both individuals and organisations supporting them, including sportspeople, those involved in the arts and disabled youngsters.
On hand to launch the 2018 Awards were the 2017 Youngster of the Year, Evie Addelman of Leeds, who campaigns to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease, and grant recipient Jessica Mayho, a hammer thrower who is aiming to compete in the Olympics.
Anyone can nominate a potential winner and the closing date for entries is Friday 14 September. The winners will be announced at the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards dinner on Thursday 8 November at the Leeds United Centenary Pavilion. Tickets for the dinner are also now on sale and are available through the website.
There are eight categories as follows:
- Personality of the Year (sponsored by Rudding Park)
- Youngster of the Year (GMI Property)
- Unsung Hero (Lunchbox Theatrical Productions Ltd)
- Achievement in the Arts (Barclays)
- Achievement in Education (Positive Tax Solutions LLP)
- Achievement in Management and Enterprise (The Wetherby Whaler Group)
- Achievement in Sport (Leeds United Football Club)
- Special Award (Walsh Taylor)