“We got involved with DTSA because we are proud to be a Derbyshire company. We recognise the positive role that sport can play in peoples’ lives and the communities they live in. Successful athletes and teams can also raise the profile of the region. The DTSA is a platform to showcase the achievements of our competitors, coaches and unsung heroes that work behind the scenes to make sport happen.”
Edd Cunliffe, Sales Executive
“7 Infantry Brigade and HQ East ‘The Desert Rats’ is proud to sponsor the Sportswoman of the Year award. As the main regional Army presence in the East Midlands we work with Derbyshire schools, colleges, youth organisations and sports clubs to help inspire young people to reach their potential. We have a team of dedicated solders who use the vast array of transferable skills learnt in the Army to deliver STEM activities, team and confidence building challenges and lots more. We are proud of our sporting record promoting many sports and supporting our elite athletes, giving them the opportunity to flourish. Contact us: 7X-G9-Engagement@mod.gov.uk“
Lt Col Keith E Spiers TD – Head of Army Engagement East
Derby City Council
“Derby City Council believes that a thriving sport and leisure environment is an important part of enabling Derby to be a great place to live, work, study and visit. By supporting The Derby Telegraph Sports Awards we can help celebrate and champion the people who are achieving great things by contributing to sport and leisure in Derby. We are proud to be able to provide our support to the awards and to making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives by investing significantly in sport and leisure facilities that are transforming our city. These awards play a fantastic part in recognising the positive impact people can have in the world of sport and in return the positive impact that sport can have on our own worlds and on the health and happiness of our local communities.”
Cllr Robin Wood, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism.
Derby College Group’s support for Derby Telegraph Sports Awards reflects our commitment to ensuring that the sport and leisure sector has the talent pipeline of individuals who have the right skills and attitudes for organisations and businesses to thrive and grow. This sector is vital to the region’s economy and DCG works in partnership with a wide range of employers and organisational leaders to co-design and co-deliver a curriculum that spans further and higher education as well as apprenticeships, workforce development and managerial skills.
April Hayhurst, Deputy Principal
Derby County Cricket Club
“Derbyshire County Cricket Club is proud to sponsor the Young Sportswoman of the Year Award. It’s been a big year for women’s sport, with England reaching the semi-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, while the nation’s netballers finished third in their global tournament.
In cricket, we’ve seen a great upsurge in female participation, from All Stars at junior level, through to the adult recreational game and beyond. It’s been positive to see the legacy of the Women’s World Cup, of which eight games were played here in Derby, and the sport looks set to continue growing.”
Ryan Duckett, Chief Executive
Derby County Football Club
Derby County Football Club is both proud and delighted to be supporting the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards for 2019 and to be sponsoring the Women in Sport award. This annual event provides the perfect platform to highlight and celebrate the excellent work and inspirational stories which are part of Derbyshire sport today. The power of sport within the local community cannot be underestimated and Derby County is fully committed to its wide range of community initiatives and encouraging participation in sport, not just football, across Derbyshire. The decision to be involved in the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards was, once again, an easy decision.
Stephen Pearce, CEO
As Derbyshire’s only university we use our academic expertise, research and innovation to foster talent and promote links with businesses regionally, nationally and globally. We are proud to sponsor this year’s ‘Team of the Year’ award and recognise the talented individuals who have worked together to achieve so much. Our Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Science community of staff and students are equally as passionate to achieve great things through sport, whether they are studying one of our industry-led degrees in our modern sport facilities, delivering specialist services to athletes in our Human Performance Unit, or carrying out international research in sport performance, exercise and health.
Document Network Services
"Everyone at Document Network Services is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Derby Telegraph Sports Awards. Since 1996 we have been one of the region’s leading independent supplier of managed services.
Our wide breadth of expertise has seen us support business and individuals across the region in a number of ways. In the same vein we are looking to support this year’s awards providing a boost to the event and all of those involved. Sport is so important in Derby and its surrounding areas and really does make a difference to communities across the region.
We can’t wait for the event to get underway and wish all those nominated the very best of luck."
Darren Marsh - Document Network Services
Elonex is excited to sponsor the Young Sportsperson of the Year at the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards.
We have a long association with the world of sport that stretches back more than three decades, and includes Elonex sponsoring major sporting events, sponsoring professional football, rugby and cricket clubs and supplying digital display and big screen technology to stadiums across the UK.
So we very much look forward to paying tribute to the wealth of young talent we know exists in the region, and would like to wish all entrants the very best of luck.
Adam Stockton, Managing Director
Here at HUUB we feel extremely proud to sponsor such significant awards. We applaud all who get involved in sport, from the athletes, to coaches, to fans. Sport is an inspirational thing and we are honoured to be at the heart of it, good Luck to all the nominees!
Dean Jackson, Owner
Lubrizol is honoured to support the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards and are delighted to sponsor The Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award this year. Like in business, success in sport relies upon determination, motivation and dedication. No matter what challenges we are faced, talent always shine through.
Simon Griffiths, General Manager, Lubrizol Hazelwood
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
"Few of us can begin to understand how it feels to be a child or young adult with a life-limiting condition – or a member of their family. But we can all understand that they deserve the very best care and support. Here at Rainbows, that’s exactly what we aim to provide for children and young people from Derby, Derbyshire and throughout the East Midlands. We’re sponsoring the volunteer of the year award to recognise the immeasurable difference that volunteers make to the lives of people they help, at Rainbows or wherever else they give their time."
Dee Sissons, Chief Executive - Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
RDS Global are honoured to sponsor the Contribution to the Community award at this year's Derby Telegraph Sports Awards.
As a local company supporting businesses in IT and Technology for more than 20 years, we're immensely passionate about the development of our local communities, and we're incredibly proud of the phenomenal hard work, dedication and collaborative spirit this category represents.
We want to congratulate all the athletes on their sportive achievements, and we look forward to an evening of celebration and recognition.
Sky Recruitment Specialists/Capella Professional
“Sky Recruitment Solutions, and our new sister company Capella Professional which launched earlier this year, are proud to be sponsoring the ‘Young Team of the Year’ category at the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards. Having supplied high quality recruitment services to Derby and Derbyshire businesses since 2014, and recently expanding our service offering to include white collar professional roles, we felt that sponsoring these awards would be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate further our commitment to Derby and Derbyshire’s wider sporting community. Sport, and living a healthy lifestyle, is something that we all aspire to as we believe as a business that the healthier you are, the happier you are, which then results in lifestyle and career benefits. Having been involved in youth sport for 10+ years, these Awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the many sporting achievements we have seen across Derbyshire over the last 12 months and, given our commitment to the local area, deciding to sponsor this category promoting teamwork and sportsmanship at a young age seemed the right thing to do.”
David Torrington, Managing Director - Sky Recruitment Specialists/Capella Professional
Smith Partnership are both proud and excited to be the headline sponsors of the DTSA for the fourth year. We have sponsored these awards every year since they began. Sport is close to all of our hearts and we know it plays an enormously positive role in binding the local community together and inspiring people of all ages. Sport at its best can be truly inspirational to all. These Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the many sporting achievements we have seen in Derbyshire over the last year, it is not just about the huge achievements, but also about the local sporting heroes. Given our commitment to the local area, choosing to recognise all those who work so hard was a very simple decision.
Russell Davies - Head of Business Services, Smith Partnership
Thomas International is a leading provider of psychometric tools and solutions, working with individuals and teams from over 18 major sports, on both a local and national level.
The cornerstone of any successful sports person is the ability to understand themselves, their behavioural preferences, how they communicate and how they are motivated. An important piece of the work Thomas does is utilising the power of psychology in sport to effectively develop high performing athletes, teams and coaches.
For the 3rd year running, we are delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Club of the Year’ category at the 2019 Derby Telegraph Sports Awards and look forward to celebrating and recognising the sporting stars of Derbyshire and their unique achievements.
Derek Redmond, Group Performance Director of Thomas International
Western Power Distribution
Western Power Distribution is delighted to support the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards for the third time.
It’s a pleasure to be part of an event that deservedly recognises the sporting successes in Derby, which has been achieved through personal sacrifice, dedication and hard work.
We’re the company responsible for keeping the lights on across Derby, ensuring that our electricity network of pylons, poles, cables, wires and substations deliver a safe and reliable electricity supply to customers. We play a full and active role in our community, supporting youth sports teams and events such as the Derby 10Mile and Wilne 10K.