The Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards 2016
The Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards 2016 honour the achievements of young people supported by The Trust. These young people have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local community.
Twenty one inspirational young people. Seven glittering award categories. One iconic venue.
The Prince’s Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards, now in their 12th year, recognise disadvantaged young people who have overcome issues such as abuse, drug addiction, homelessness, depression and unemployment.
A series of regional events took place in November and December 2015, to celebrate the achievements of our young people across the UK who have completed one of our programmes. These young people have defied all the odds, taken control of their future and gone on to be a huge success.
On Monday 7th March, friends, family and supporters came together at the show-stopping London Palladium situated in the heart of London’s more popular shopping destinations, to celebrate the most inspiring young people from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The venue’s breath-taking auditorium was the perfect setting to honour such incredible stories of resilience and determination.
As thousands of guests filed in, laughter broke into whispers as people took their seats to watch the live stream of the action on the red carpet. The anticipation grew and the lights dimmed as Prince’s Trust Ambassadors and hosts for the afternoon, Ant and Dec, were welcomed to the stage.
Guests were treated to an opening performance of ‘Circle of Life’ sung by the Disney Voices, a choir formed by The Walt Disney Company staff, based in Hammersmith. Shortly followed by a performance by the glamorous Rita Ora.
Next up were our finalists; the reason everyone had travelled from far and wide to be there. The nominees all enjoyed their moment in the spotlight – even those who were lost for words!
During the show, Trust-supported magician and Prince’s Trust Ambassador, Dynamo, took to the London Palladium stage for an exclusive performance for our special Celebrate Success guests.
Celebrate Success 2016 winners
Novae Educational Achiever Award: Callum Clements
HSBC Breakthrough Award: Laine Esperanzate
EMC Community Impact Award: Skelmersdale Team 42
Natwest Enterprise Award: Francis Ondoro
Delta Rising Star: Faisal Ahmed
Mappin & Webb Young Ambassador Award: Chantelle Gautier
Samsung Young Achiever Award: Stacey Fox
This year, The Prince’s Trust is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To celebrate this special milestone, we wanted to thank HRH The Prince of Wales for all his drive and determination to support young people across the UK.
Our Chief Executive, Martina Milburn, took to the stage and delivered an inspirational speech to our President, HRH The Prince of Wales, to congratulate him on all his achievements over the past 40 years. Martina used three powerful words to describe our President’s loyalty to The Trust:
Following Martina’s speech, we presented HRH The Prince of Wales with a special video showcasing some of The Trust’s highlights in the last 40 years.
HRH The Prince of Wales delivered an inspirational speech thanking all the Celebrity Ambassadors, corporate partners, delivery partners, staff and volunteers who make His Trust what it is. Inspired by His Royal Highness’s sensational speech, all two thousand guests got up from their seats to applause His Royal Highness.
Our Celebrate Success sponsor
Since 2012, Samsung has supported us to enhance the lives of young people. As the partnership now moves into its fourth year, Samsung is continuing to work closely with us to introduce technology initiatives, embedding digital and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills across its programmes through the installation of Digital Classrooms at its centres.
Where are they now?
Three in four of our young people move into education, employment or training. So we were keen to find out what our 2015 Celebrate Success winners are up to now. We caught up with three of last year's winners:
- Emma Reilly, Young Ambassador Award
- Michael Tyler, Flying Start Award (now known as Rising Star)
- Kerry Harkins, Enterprise Award
Novae Educational Achiever of the Year
This award recognises young people who have overcome barriers, developed new skills and improved their education prospects.
Samsung Young Achiever of the Year
This award recognises the success of young people transforming their lives to get into jobs, education or training.