Over 250 people gathered at an awards ceremony at the Bournemouth O2 Academy to celebrate incredible young people from across Dorset and Hampshire whilst raising money for the local community. Awards were presented across nine categories in between a three-course dinner and entertainment.
Presented by compere Paul Kinvig and sponsors, the winners are:
Shooting Star of the Future Award – Molly Brown, Old Mutual Wealth
Student Star of the Future Award – Iain Jones, Bournemouth University
Inspirational Star of the Future Award – Luke Newman, Testlands Multisport Hub
Teaching Star of the Future Award – Emma Kingswell, Regents Park College Southampton
Creative Star of the Future Award – Coral Jones, Arts University Bournemouth
IT Star of the Future Award – Oliver Philpott, Cold Banana Studios
Rising Star of the Future Award – Danielle Dwyer, RedWeb
Company Star Award Over 50 Employees – Testlink Services
Company Star Under 50 Employees – Inspire Professional Services
Prior to the announcements, past winner Nathaniel Hawley gave an impassioned speech about his struggles and achievements despite adversity. Aiding a charitable cause, Dr Helen Partridge then introduced guests to the Bournemouth Hospital Charity BERTIE platform, which supports young people and adults with Type 1 diabetes. Headed by Maria Seabright and three volunteers, a charity team selling raffle tickets and a prize auction helped to raise £7,339 for the project on the night.
Angela Piromalli, founder of the Rock Star Awards and managing director of Rock Recruitment, said, “We had a fantastic evening and I am proud to have celebrated so much young talent which often goes unrecognised. I would like to congratulate the winners and thank all the sponsors for making the awards possible. It’s also a delight to find out that we have raised over £7,000 for our chosen charity.’’
Entertainment throughout the night included performances from the Love Soul Choir and Jade & Logan, a singer and guitarist duet from the Bourne Academy, plus talented 15-year-old solo singer Ellie Allen. DJ Munza from Global Media and Entertainment was also present for the after party.
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