Rebecca Beattie, 32, from York, a former victim of domestic violence who set up an ethical clothing brand Always B.U, will be honoured with The Prince’s Trust Young Achiever Award at this year’s Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB.

Broadcast on ITV on 1st November at 9pm, this year’s Pride of Britain Awards will lift the spirits of the nation, in what has been a year full of extraordinary challenges, uncertainty, and change. More important than ever to acknowledge and reward those individuals or groups who have gone truly above and beyond for others, this year’s show will be filled with a host of magical moments, awe-inspiring winners’ stories and some emotional celebrity surprises. 

Rebecca was with her ex-partner, who physically abused her, for five years. She struggled to provide the basics for herself and her son because of her partner’s economic abuse. When Rebecca left the relationship at the age of 24, her ex-partner and father to her child attacked her so badly that she needed facial reconstruction surgery. He was later jailed.

After Rebecca left hospital, she had to rebuild her life from scratch so in 2018, she joined our Enterprise programme, which helps young people turn big ideas into business reality.

For every product sold at Always B. U, 5% of each sale is donated to IDAS, a Yorkshire-based charity supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic violence and sexual violence. The brand is designed to empower victims and survivors of violence and give them a voice, as well as to change attitudes about domestic violence.

Rebecca says: 

Most of my life I’ve been told not to be myself and that who I am isn’t good enough. The Prince’s Trust has changed all that. I now have confidence in myself, who I am, and what I can achieve.

The biggest national awards event of its kind, this year’s unmissable Pride of Britain Awards will feature celebrities and public figures including our President, HRH Prince Charles, and celebrity ambassadors such as: Ant & Dec, Dame Helen Mirren, Pixie Lott, Laura Whitmore, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen OBE and Joanna Lumley OBE.

Read more about Rebecca Beattie's story on our website

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB, will be broadcast on ITV on 1st November at 9pm.

Find out more about the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2020: www.prideofbritain.com