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 Nottinghamshire 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 and this year the National Games of Remembrance will be held in Nottingham on the 8th November. Contact us: 7X-G9-MCI-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk
Lt Col Keith E Spiers TD
Derby College’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 Derby College 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 College
Derbyshire Institute of Sport
The Derbyshire Institute of Sport’s support for the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards reflects our commitment to supporting talented athletes from Derbyshire, to achieve their aspirations and instill the belief that they can become the best in the world if they are from Derbyshire. Our purpose is to have more athletes from Derbyshire competing at major sporting events, and in doing so, showcasing Derbyshire as a leading county for creating success. For the general public, we want to offer continuous success stories to be proud of as a Derbyshire resident.
Adi Fawcett, Head of Fundraising & Partnerships, Derbyshire Institute of Sport
Eggleston Steel is proud to be supporting the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards 2018. We have been established in Derby for 209 years, suppling steel and processing services across the region. From DIY to heavy construction and fabrication, no job is too small or too large.
Over the years we have supported various charities and sporting organisations, and as a local family owned business, we understand the importance of our local community and how sport brings people together from all generations and walks of life.
For our business to succeed and grow, we continually have to invest, learn and adapt. Team work plays an essential part of this process. In considering these factors, sponsoring the Junior Team of the Year Award was the obvious choice.
Richard Hewitt, Managing Director, Eggleston Steel
EKV Design is very proud to be an Event Partner in the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards 2018, as we approach our thirteenth year in business. We are passionate about supporting the development of local talent, both in business and in sport, and very much look forward to seeing the nominations put forward. Sport can play a hugely important part in the creation of communities, in addition to assisting young people as they learn important skills, transferrable to the business world, including focus, commitment, management and dedication to a long term goal.
Chris Holt, Business Development Manager
Gym City is proud to sponsor and support The Derby Telegraph Sports Awards.
As a city centre business built within the heart of Derby, we want the local talent to be recognised and we are looking forward for them to achieve great heights within their disciplines. Our brand is being, vibrant, sporty, and has a great vision. Therefore we want to support yourselves with the same vision, talent and drive. If we can be a small part of that then this has worked!
Nash Somani, Director of Operations, Gym City
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 of HUUB Design
Lubrizol is proud to support the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards in 2018. Lubrizol Hazelwood has celebrated over 70 years in the heart of Derbyshire and has fully supported the local community, local businesses, local education sectors and local sporting teams and events throughout that time. By supporting the Sports Awards, we are committing our support to the future sporting stars in the area who will raise the profile of Derbyshire and the United Kingdom throughout the globe.
Simon Griffiths, General Manager, Lubrizol Hazelwood
Mercia image print
We have sponsored the Derby Telegraph Young Sportswoman of The Year Award for the past three years and have been delighted to be associated with these awards and, in particular, this category.
All the Finalists represent the very best in Young Women in Sport, in our region, and are great role models. Their determination to achieve their personal objectives requires an extraordinary level of dedication and commitment - much like in business - which is a great lesson to learn for life and for their careers in or outside of Sport.
They have to be focused and determined and must build and stick to their plan. The fact that they excel in their chosen discipline will help inspire others. All finalists can therefore be proud of their achievement this evening.
Amanda Strong, Managing Director
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 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 their organisations and the lives of people they help, at Rainbows or wherever else they give their time.
Andrew Ball, Director of Supporter Relations
RDS Global Ltd is very proud to sponsor this year’s Women in Sports Award. We work closely with our community and, in the 21 years we have been trading, it has become even more apparent that we need to take steps in closing the gender equality gap. As just one example, we see fewer and fewer ladies entering the IT sector, so the women nominated for this award are an inspiration for future generations. They demonstrate that we can achieve anything, as long as we work hard. The key to your success is you.
Phil Harvey, MD, RDS Global
Smith Partnership, who are celebrated their 30th anniversary last year and have recent moved to state of the art office in the City centre, are both proud and excited to again be Headline Sponsors of the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards and to be backing the Community Award. This is the fourth year that Smith Partnership have sponsored the awards as headline sponsors. Sport is close to all of our hearts and we know it plays and enormously positive role in binding the local community together and inspiring people of all ages to be active. These Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the many sporting achievements we have seen in Derbyshire over the last year and, given our commitment to the local area, choosing to recognise all those who work so hard was a very simple decision.
Russell Davies, Partner and Head of Business Services at Smith Partnership
The University of Derby
The University of Derby have invested over £20 million into sporting facilities over the past 8 years which has contributed to the successes of Team Derby, the University of Derby Sports Programme. The University has recently been ranked in the Top 40 in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) league table (the national table to measure competitive sport at University) – its highest ever position, moving up 17 places in one year. Alongside this, Team Derby was awarded the ‘Most Improved University’ – the only University to be awarded the accolade twice. We are dedicated to supporting our local community, our students and our staff by providing them with scholarship opportunities, physical activity sessions and the chance to compete against other Universities at a high level. We are delighted to sponsor this award and look forward to the celebrations.
Hari Punchihewa, Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director
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.
We are delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Club of the Year’ category at the 2018 Derby Telegraph Sports Awards and look forward to celebrating and recognising the sporting stars of Derbyshire and their unique achievements.
Amir Qureshi, CEO of Thomas International
Treetops Hospice Care
Treetops Hospice Care is very proud and excited to support this year’s Derby Telegraph Sports Awards as host sponsor. Alongside over 160 employees and 600 volunteers at the hospice, we also support over 1,800 patients with life-limiting illness ever year and we are very committed to supporting wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle, reflected in Awards such as this. We wish the best of luck to all the nominees and hope they are an inspiration to others in the future.
George Cameron, Chief Executive
WDS LTD 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. At WDS not only do we provide the best service for Printers, scanners, Managed print solutions and document management but we are dedicated to investing back in to the community to encourage and support the fantastic talent we have.
Rachel Wilson, Managing Director, WDS Limited
Western Power Distribution
Western Power Distribution is delighted to support the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards again this year. 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.
Customers are at the heart of everything we do, because distributing power to homes and businesses affects all our lives. Our philosophy is to treat customers how we wish to be treated.
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