Latest News | 17 January 2023

Entries open for awards recognising young talent

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East Midlands Chamber has announced the launch of awards that celebrate the best young business talent across the region.

Run in conjunction with headline partner the University of Derby, the Generation Next Awards is open to young professionals and entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35.

It features 11 categories, ranging from a Start-up Award and Customer Service Award through to Innovation and Technology Award and the Generation Next Future Leader.

This year, the programme includes a new addition that recognises “rising stars” who show ongoing growth and development.

Also new for 2023 are refreshed guidelines for prizes recognising outstanding contributions in diversity and inclusion, creativity, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

The application process of each category award has also been streamlined for a “one form fits all” method involving a reduced number of questions.

Last July, Generation Next held its first in-person awards celebration at Bustler Market.

There were notable successes for a number of Marketing Derby Bondholders, including Purpose Media and Alphageek.

This year’s ceremony will be held on 13 July at a venue to be confirmed.

Lucy Robinson, director of resources at East Midlands Chamber and Generation Next lead, said: “The Generation Next Awards are a celebration of the amazing young talent within the East Midlands, and our diverse programme recognises the next generation of business who make outstanding contributions to their communities.

“We want to encourage young professionals from across the region to tell their story and celebrate their successes. There is an award to suit everyone at each stage of their career.”

Entries close on Monday 6 March. To find out more about the awards and how to enter visit here.

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