Elonex Outdoor Media onboard for Special Recognition Award

We’re delighted to announce Elonex Outdoor Media as sponsors of the Special Recognition Award. This award was added to our honours list to ensure we are able to pay tribute to a very brave young boy. His bravery could not go unnoticed and we at The Child of Britain Awards, along with Elonex Outdoor Media want to express how proud we are.

CEO of Elonex, Nick Smith, said “After seeing the stories and achievements of incredible young people at the Child of Wales Awards, we knew we wanted to get on board for the inaugural Child of Britain Awards. Children and young people are capable of such amazing feats, and it is an honour to be able to help showcase them at the awards in June.

“We are proud to be able to honour a very special individual by sponsoring the Special Recognition Award”

Blanche Sainsbury, Awards Founder, said “We are delighted to be working with Elonex again, their products help us share our winners’ stories in a way that literally lights up the room” 

Elonex Outdoor Media are digital out of home advertising specialists with a long and successful history of developing and advancing new technology. They are committed to building brands and maximising brand engagement through high impact visual displays. Their digital out of home network makes it easy for brands to target and engage audiences across many different environments. They also deliver leading LED architecture to venues and events across the country, of which you will see on our stage on the night.

There are only a few more options available for sponsorship at the awards. To be a part of something special, please contact Ashleigh Kerr on ashleigh@childofbritain.com and you can help to honour some amazing children and young people from across Britain.

It’s been a week of exciting announcements here at the Child of Britain Awards HQ, as we unveil another sponsor for the awards in June. We are honoured to announce Mark Jermin as the sponsor of the Young Performer Award.

The Mark Jermin Stage School has grown and developed to be a well-established school offering training in the performing arts for children and young adults as well as creating a springboard into the world of entertainment. As well as the Stage School, Mark Jermin also runs one of the UK’s largest and leading talent management agencies – Mark Jermin Management. The agency represents both professional actors and actresses from all over the UK in theatre, film, television, and commercial productions. The business merges well with the stage school as the students are trained, represented and directed under the same umbrella.

Of his involvement, Mark said “Through our support and teaching, we watch our students and young adults grow to be passionate innovative and confident individuals.

Our mission is for each student no matter what their performing experience is to grow in confidence, learn new skills, realise their ambition and achieve great things – all while having fun and making new friends.

That’s why we chose to be the sponsor of Child of Britain – Young Performers Award.”

Awards Founder, Blanche Sainsbury, said “It is an honour to have Mark Jermin on board with the awards in June. His dedication to his students and performing arts is clear and he was the perfect fit for the Young Performer Award”

Mark Jermin joins the ever-growing list of high-profile companies backing the awards. These include headline sponsors, I SAW IT FIRST, as well as event partners Bauer Media, Greatest Hits Radio, Future publishing, Woman’s Own, First Look TV and Chat Magazine. St James’s Place, Bluestone National Park Resort, Blue Tiger Marketing, Age Partnership, Elonex Outdoor Media, Trade Centre UK, Valley Mill and Forrest Print have also signed up to support.

There are only a few sponsorship options remaining, so to be a part of this special event, contact Ashleigh Kerr on ashleigh@childofbritain.com.

The Child of Britain Awards were incepted to honour the incredible achievements of children and young people across the nation and the awards night on 24th June at Grosvenor House will do just that. Not only will the awards showcase our wonderful winners, but it will also be working with some remarkable young people in the form of ambassadors.

The team at the awards are thrilled to announce our two new young ambassadors, Tilly Lockey and Isabella signs. Both Tilly and Isabella are incredible young women who have achieved great things themselves but are also passionate about recognising the achievements of others and we are so excited to have them involved.

Tilly Lockey, The Bionic Girl, lost her hands at the age of just 15-months after being diagnosed with Meningococcal Septicaemia Strain B. She is an ambassador for Open Bionics for the state-of-the-art HeroArms, which have changed her life, and, with her critiques and help in development, she is helping to make prosthetics better for children and adults alike all over the world. She is a real-life superhero and, aged just 16, is an Actor, TV Host & Presenter, Singer, Model, Influencer and public speaker… you name it and she will achieve it.

Tilly saidMy energy has always been fuelled by young people. I think the youth hold so much power – they are quite literally the future! I’m so motivated everyday by what so many young people are doing all over the world, so I’m so excited to be attending the Child of Britain awards and interviewing on the red carpet! I feel privileged to have this opportunity, as well with Isabella, and above all just want to show all of my admiration, support and respect for the incredible children of today!”

Isabella Evans, known as Isabella Signs, taught herself sign language to help communicate with her brothers; Lucus, who was born with Down Syndrome, and Alexander, who has Cerebral Palsy. Learning to sign/use Makaton has made a huge difference in her personal life, and she soon realised that so many others struggle with communication issues – she felt it was time to take a stand and raise awareness of just how important signing can be.

Since setting up her social accounts in 2017, Isabella has amassed over 800,000 followers across her platforms, and has worked with some amazing celebrities on her “sign of the week” videos. Isabella has also worked with some incredible brands, including Disney, to help spread the awareness of just how important signing can be in day-to-day life, and has many exciting projects coming up.

Isabella said: “learning to sign has allowed me to see the world differently and also help a community that has struggled to gain importance in every day society. British Sign Language, for example, has only very recently gained legal recognition from the UK government. I want to help promote a more accessible and inclusive society, and strive to use my platforms to do so.”

Both Tilly and Isabella are proud to be on the red carpet to interview some of our winners and some famous faces that are in attendance.

Founder of the awards, Blanche Sainsbury, said of the collaboration “It is fantastic to be working with such incredible, inspiring, and ambitious young women. We are thrilled to have them as ambassadors of the Child of Britain Awards.”

There is still time to get involved in the awards by sponsoring, purchasing tickets or a table, or by donating an auction item to help us raise money for Cash for Kids. To be a part of the Child of Britain Awards, please contact Ashleigh Kerr on ashleigh@childofbritain.com

So many companies have already got involved, including headline sponsor I SAW IT FIRST, as well as category sponsors St James’s Place, Blue Tiger Marketing, Bluestone National Park Resort, Trade Centre UK, Age Partnership, Mark Jermin, Elonex Outdoor Media and event partners Forrest Print, Valley Mill, Bauer Media, future Publishing, Greatest Hits UK, Chat Magazine, First Look TV and Woman’s Own.

High profile companies continue to support the inaugural Child of Britain Awards, which are taking place on Friday 24th June at JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London. The awards will shine a light on the incredible achievements and feats of children and young people across the UK, and the night is set to be a star-studded event. Hosted by legendary television presenter Eamonn Holmes OBE and with entertainment from International performing artist Calum Scott and his band, it will be a magical evening for all involved.

We are proud to announce Age Partnership as the sponsors of the Courageous Family award. Age Partnership believe that people who are at or approaching retirement deserve to get the very best out of their life. Being the Number One equity release advisor gives them more options than other companies to offer market leading and exclusive plans. Their service is multi-award winning; they are one of the few companies to be awarded ‘Gold’, the highest Investor in Customers (IIC) rating, an accolade they have held for the past 8 years.

They have a large team of fully qualified and experienced advisers who provide recorded advice spanning a range of leading lenders such as Aviva, Canada Life and Legal & General. This is a quest to find the plan that best meets their clients’ individual needs and circumstances. Age Partnership’s equity release service comes with a free, no-obligation discussion and they provide a full written recommendation for free.

Steve Auckland, Chief Executive of Age Partnership, saidAge Partnership are delighted to be involved in the inaugural Child of Britain Awards and sponsoring the Courageous Family Award. The awards are a perfect collaboration for us as they shine a light on some wonderful individuals who strive to get the best from their lives, despite adversity. 

We are looking forward to honouring some amazing children and young people across Britain at the awards in June.

Blanche Sainsbury, founder of the awards, said “We are delighted to be working with Age Partnership on the awards, it’s a perfect fit for us. We are so pleased that such high-profile businesses continue to back the Child of Britain Awards.”

There is still some time to get involved in the awards by either sponsoring, partnering, purchasing a table or tickets or by donating an item to our auction. For more information on how you can be a part of this special event, contact Ashleigh Kerr on ashleigh@childofbrtain.com.

With just over 10 weeks until the awards take place, the team are working tirelessly behind the scenes to prepare for the main event on Friday 24th June at Grosvenor House. We are excited to announce that International performing artist, Calum Scott – along with his band, will be performing on the night.

Calum shot to worldwide attention when he appeared as a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent in 2015, since then he’s gone on be a super star and is currently touring the US. His debut album ‘Only Human’, hit number one on iTunes in over 20 countries and reached over one million in album sales.

He released his version of Robyn’s hit “Dancing On My Own” as a single in 2016, which reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.

His hit single “You Are The Reason” is certified Platinum and has over 1 billion streams worldwide. Billboard said “Scott’s stunning pure voice is affecting enough in itself, but his lyrics on every one of the (album’s) tracks are vulnerable and raw”.

Following the release of “Where are You Now” with Lost Frequencies, that continues to dominate the UK top 4 and airwaves around the world with over 400 million streams to date, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Calum has announced his biggest headline European and UK tour starting in October.

Blanche Sainsbury Founder of The Child of Wales Awards said “We are absolutely thrilled Calum and his band will be performing at the Awards at Grosvenor House on June 24th. He is an incredible talent and being able to watch him and his band performing will make the night even more special for our winners, their families and our guests. Calum is a huge supporter of our chosen charity Cash for Kids”

We’ll hear from Calum on his Involvement shortly, so please stay tuned for updates.

As preparations for the inaugural awards on Friday 24th June at the prestigious Grosvenor House, London, continue to push ahead, we are excited to unveil another sponsor. Blue Tiger Marketing have come on board to sponsor the Young Leader Award, and we are thrilled they will be helping us to support our amazing winners and showcase their stories.

Blue Tiger Marketing are a constantly evolving media agency that pushes the boundaries to be market leaders within the connected world, harnessing a streamlined, data driven and science-based approach. Their consultative approach is paramount to the successes of their clients, and they never accept the norm – they strive forward, they exceed, and they deliver.

Having been a sponsor of the Child of Wales Awards back in March, and seen the incredibly success of the night, Blue Tiger Marketing wanted to increase their involvement and to recognise children from across Britain.

Adam Outlaw, Agency Director, said of their involvement Following on from the Child of Wales Awards, we are delighted to support this fantastic initiative- Child of Britain Awards.  As a business we will always look to the future and we can learn so much from our younger generations as they help us to remember our core values and principles, serving as a beacon of light as to what can be achieved with optimism, ambition, dedication and patience.

Blue Tiger will always strive to invest, support and nurture, but ultimately learn from those whose opportunities and dreams should never be harnessed and are as yet to be fulfilled”.

Child of Britain Awards Founder, Blanche Sainsbury, said “We are so delighted to be working with Blue Tiger Marketing on the Child of Britain Awards. It is wonderful to see such amazing businesses dedicate their time to help us showcase these truly wonderful children and young people.”

Businesses can be involved in the awards by sponsoring, purchasing tables or tickets, or by donating a prize for our auction. There are only a few opportunities remaining to be involved, so please contact Ashleigh Kerr at ashleigh@childofbritain.com for more information.

The Child of Britain Awards are fast approaching, and with less than three months to go until the night, preparations are in full swing. The awards are taking place on Friday 24th June at the prestigious JW Marriott Grosvenor House on Park Lane and will be a star-studded event with some very special guests in attendance – none more important than our winners.

Winners have been contacted, videos are in production, entertainment is being briefed and production is being finalised, the team are pushing full steam ahead to deliver a memorable occasion for all involved.

A very special night needs a very special host, and today we are excited to unveil that the host of the first Child of Britain Awards will be legendary TV presenter, Eamonn Holmes OBE.

Eamonn is the longest serving breakfast Television Anchor in the world, having presented GMTV, This Morning, Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes on Sky News and now the weekday  breakfast programme on GB News. Being a devoted father of 4, and now a dedicated grandfather, he will be the perfect host to help tell and share our winners’ stories.

Of his involvement, Eamonn said:

“The World is a scary place at the moment and must be more so for children.  These awards are in praise of all those fine young people who will one day grow up to be fine young adults.  They have so many stories to tell and we intend to tell them through these awards.”

Child of Britain Founder, Blanche Sainsbury said:

“It is an honour to be able to work with Eamonn on the Child of Britain Awards in June. We have seen him on our screens for so many years and we know how dedicated he is to his work and his family, so we knew it would be the perfect fit for the night. We are so excited to have him join us for the event.”

The awards are all about recognising amazing achievements of incredible children and young people across Britain, as well as donating vital funds to a charity that supports them, Cash for Kids. We’ll be making more announcements on the awards in coming days and weeks and there is still some time to be part of this very special night.

There are several ways that you can be involved – sponsoring, purchasing tickets or a table, or by donating a prize to our auction. To be a part of the Child of Britain Awards, please contact Ashleigh Kerr on ashleigh@childofbritain.com.

The Child of Britain Awards are taking place on Friday 24th June 2022, at the prestigious Grosvenor House on Park Lane. The Star-studded event shine a light on the incredible achievements of children and young people across the UK and will be attended by many famous faces from across the country. The stars of the event will be the winners themselves, who have some amazing stories to tell.

After the success of the Child of Wales awards, whereby Trade Centre Wales headline sponsored, we are excited to announce The Trade Centre UK as the sponsor of the Young Sporting Hero Award.

The Trade Centre Group are award winning and one of the largest independent used car supermarkets in the U.K, They prides themselves on providing the highest quality used cars at the very best value. They sell over 40,000 used cars every year, with the added convenience of customers being able to drive away their perfect car in just one hour.

Mark Bailey, Founder and Owner of the Trade Centre Group, said of their involvement After hearing about the Child of Britain Awards and seeing the success of the Child of Wales awards, we knew they were working to achieve something amazing. We just knew we wanted to get involved and do our bit to make a difference. It’s hard to envisage a more benefitting event, more closely aligned with our ethos and core values, than one that recognises the contribution of children within our great nation.

We are so pleased to be involved with the awards and to sponsor the Young Sporting Hero award.”

Blanche Sainsbury, founder of the Awards said “After working with Trade Centre Wales on the Child of Wales Awards, we were delighted that they chose to sponsor the Britain Awards. They add to the extremely high calibre of businesses already on board to help us honour some amazing children across the country.”

There are only a few sponsorship options remaining for the event, so be a part of a special occasion and recognise amazing achievements, get in contact with Ashleigh Kerr at ashleigh@childofbritain.com to find out more.

The Child of Britain Awards and Official broadcast partners, Greatest Hits Radio, have been working together to introduce some of the incredibly children who were nominated for the awards this year.

The team from Greatest Hits Radio have been catching up with some of our nominees to hear their stories, and we are so pleased to unveil our new campaign that will feature on air from today.

Greatest Hits Radio has a listener reach of over 2.7 million people around the country and as well as online reach of over 280,000. We are so pleased to have them on board and to share our nominees with you all.

Stayed tuned as we’ll be showcasing these over the coming days on our website and social media channels, you can read more about our partnership with Greatest Hits Radio here.

Nominations closed back in January and since then, our judges have had the incredibly difficult task of choosing the winners. With over 300 entries, it was not an enviable task for them to undertake.

After weeks of tough decision making, the winners were chosen and have now all been contacted with the great news and next steps.

All our nominees are inspirational young people who have achieved the extraordinary. All entrants into the awards have also been contacted with a certificate of Merit to congratulate them on their incredible achievements.

Presentation ceremonies organised by parents and schools have taken place across this country over the last week, and the response on social media has been incredible and we’ve shared a few with you here.

One of our nominees, Callum Ellis, was even presented with his certificate by the Mayor of Winsford, Councillor Nathan Pardoe. Callum was blown away by his certificate.

Preparations are in full swing for the awards in June, and you can still be involved. There are only a few partnership opportunities remaining, so if you would like to be part of this special event by sponsoring, purchasing tickets or a table or by donating an item for our auction then please contact Ashleigh Kerr on ashleigh@childofbritain.com