A launch event at Bournemouth University has marked the opening of Dorset’s Rock Star Awards 2017, sponsored by some of Dorset’s prestigious employers.
Entering their fourth year, the Rock Star Awards 2017 are now open to public nominations. Featuring nine categories, and sponsored by some of Dorset’s prestigious employers, the awards celebrate young people’s talent across the county. They are now looking for 16-26 year olds with impressive achievements and bags of determination.
Welcoming young people, past winners, businesses, and sponsors, over 50 people recently attended the launch of the Rock Star Awards at the Business Executive Centre at Bournemouth University. At the opening, plans were unveiled for a bigger and better event than before.
This year the awards will culminate in an enlarged awards ceremony at the Bournemouth O2 Academy on 19 October. The event will also be raising funds for charity for the first time. Contributions will go to BERTIE of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Charity, which is a platform that helps support young people and adults with Type 1 diabetes.
Angela Piromalli, the managing director of Rock Recruitment and founder of the Rock Star Awards, comments, “It was an absolute delight to open the Rock Star Awards for another year. Increasing in size and popularity, these awards have helped to bring many talented young people to the attention of Dorset employers. We now need your help to find the next Rock Stars. They can be either working for a company, self-employed or studying but must stand out from their peers.’’
The Rock Star Awards 2017 categories and sponsors include:
The Inspirational Star of the Future Award – Greendale Construction
The Student Star of the Future Award (with under and over 19 category) – Bournemouth University
The Shooting Star of the Future Award – Breeze Volkswagen
The Company Star Award – Streetwise HR
The Rising Star of the Future Award – Health-on-Line
The Teaching Star of the Future Award – Teachers Building Society
IT Star of the Future Award – QuoStar
The Creative Star of the Future Award – Aylesworth Fleming
John Corderoy, managing director at Breeze Volkswagen has said, “We’re delighted to be a part of the Rock Star Awards again this year. We know that young people are incredibly important to businesses; bringing enthusiasm, determination and fresh ideas.’’
Robert Rutherford, CEO of QuoStar comments, “We’re pleased to be part of these awards which recognise and celebrate the success of talented young business people across the region.”
If you would like to find out more about the Rock Star Awards or nominate a young person, please visit: www.rockrecruitment.co.uk/rock-stars.