National Prince's Trust Awards 2019 sponsors
The companies who are supporting our Prince's Trust and TK Maxx & Homesense Awards make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young people across the UK.
Homesense, part of the TK Maxx family, supports The Prince’s Trust’s work with vulnerable young people through the Achieve programme, which helps young people aged 11-19 to engage and succeed in education.
Achieve helps vulnerable young people to overcome the barriers holding them back and provides them with the support and skills they need to get their lives back on track. With the support of Homesense associates and customers, vital funds will be raised to help more than 1,500 young people in local communities across the UK to develop the skills and confidence needed to engage and succeed in education, through relevant, engaging and informal learning. TK Maxx and Homesense are also one of our largest delivery partners of our Get into Retail programme, helping over 1000 young people, with 70% going on to get jobs with them.
Mappin & Webb are proud to recognise the achievements of outstanding young people through sponsorship of the Young Ambassador of the Year Award.
Mappin & Webb are luxury jewellers and silversmiths, and proud holders of Royal Warrants and have been Prince’s Trust Patrons since 2013. They share The Prince’s Trust vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed and offer opportunities for budding young businesses in the luxury sector to take part in “enterprise days”. These include workshops on various areas of the business, followed by a visit to the Hatton Garden workshop and a session with the Crown Jeweller.
As one of the original supporters of The Prince’s Trust when it was first established back in 1976, we are now one of its longest standing corporate supporters.
For the last 19 years, we’ve been lucky enough to have a UK-wide partnership with The Trust. In that time, we’ve been able to provide more than £24 million of funding, helping thousands of unemployed young people overcome their personal barriers to succeed and achieve their goals.
Today we’re a Platinum Patron of The Prince’s Trust and are very privileged to be the largest supporter of the Enterprise programme, founded to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. That’s one of the ways in which we help budding entrepreneurs and support businesses from inception to success – encouraging more people in communities to explore enterprise and build their skills to start up in business.
We’d like to congratulate all of today’s winners on their achievements. We wish them every success in the future.
Here at HSBC UK we believe that everyone should have the chance to develop their skills, realise their potential and make a meaningful contribution to society.
Our work with The Prince’s Trust will continue to build on our existing Future Skills partnership that has already helped over 1,000 young people develop their employability skills in 2018. Since our partnership began with The Prince’s Trust in 2012, we have supported over 33,000 young people to re-engage with education, employment or training to help their lives back on track.
HSBC UK is delighted and proud to be supporting The Prince’s Trust and the HSBC UK Breakthrough Award.
2019 is a special milestone as we celebrate five years of partnership with Delta Air Lines.
Delta has gone above and beyond taking The Trust’s partnership to the next level by driving new projects and changing thousands of young lives through various sponsorships. Some of these include: the Rising Star Award, which recognises young people who have overcome personal obstacles through one of The Prince’s Trust’s life-changing programmes and obtained sustainable employment, The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store, which helps young entrepreneurs set up and run businesses, and Palace to Palace 2019, our flagship cycle challenge from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle in which Delta serves as the headline sponsor.
Ascential is a specialist, global information company, providing customers with the intelligence and connections that they need to win in the digital commerce economy.
Over the past five years, Ascential have proudly supported The Prince’s Trust as their official charity partner, raising over £1 million. Ascential are a Gold Patron of The Prince’s Trust and are also Million Makers participants. This is the second year that Ascential are sponsoring the Educational Achiever Award. Ascential wish each and every nominee the very best as they embark on their professional journey. Ascential are committed to providing opportunities for young people to develop and grow: our programmes include higher education partnerships (London College of Fashion - WGSN) and our Young Creative Academy (Cannes Lions).
As a Platinum Patron of The Trust and a committed supporter for over a decade, Dell EMC are delighted to continue supporting The Prince’s Trust Awards this year.
Dell EMC support The Trust in many ways - including raising over £1 million through the Million Makers competition. The Prince’s Trust and Dell EMC Leadership Dinner, one of The Trust’s most successful events, brings together over 600 business leaders and raises over £400,000 each year, helping The Trust support many more young people. Dell EMC also support young people through different STEM initiatives, driving achieve and mentorship programmes to inspire the next generation to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.
Dell EMC would like to congratulate this year’s winners of the Community Impact Award and wish them every success for the future.
The Prince’s Trust has been working with ITV’s Good Morning Britain to shine a spotlight on the impact a positive role model can have on a young person’s life, through the Mentor of the Year Award.
Whatever Trust programme young people participate in, most of them benefit from the inspiration and guidance of a positive role model. Whether staff, partners or volunteers, these mentors play a crucial role in shaping a young person’s success.
Nominations were put forward by staff at The Prince’s Trust, which were whittled down to four finalists by a judging panel including Prince’s Trust Chief Marketing Officer Paul Brown, Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway, last year’s winner of Mentor of the Year, Yasin El Ashrafi, and Good Morning Britain Deputy Head of Features Michelle Porter.
The winner was voted for by viewers of Good Morning Britain in February. Find out who won later in this programme.
The Prince’s Trust Group is working in partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to help deliver its mission to transform lives and build sustainable communities across the world.
His Highness the Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. In the context of his hereditary responsibilities, His Highness has been deeply engaged with the development of countries around the world for over 60 years through the work of the AKDN.
A group of private, international, non-denominational agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in specific regions of the developing world, it has individual mandates on health, education, architecture, rural development and the promotion of private-sector enterprise.
Together, they work towards a common goal – to build institutions and programmes that can respond to the challenges of social, economic and cultural change on an on-going basis. The AKDN works in close partnership with public and private institutions, including amongst others, governments, international organisations, companies, foundations, and universities.
A big thank you to all of our sponsors. This would not be possible without you.