Learn more about the YES “Investors in Young People” Business awards which were launched in 2014.

As part of our commitment to improving the employment opportunities for young people in the Epping Forest district, YES Partnership hosts a business awards event to recognise the contribution business has made.

In the lead up to the event, YES Partnership runs an awareness campaign to recognize, encourage and facilitate local businesses' involvement in reducing youth unemployment in Epping Forest to one of the lowest in the country. This is being achieved by creating new jobs, apprenticeships, work experience and training opportunities.

Eleanor Laing MP has kindly agreed to be patron of this event. During her time as our Member of Parliament she has been actively involved in supporting and promoting the local business community and its involvement with the employment of young people.

The "Investors in Young People" Business Awards event was launched on the 31st of January 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Waltham Abbey at which over eighty local business people attended.


Details of the criteria for each category is given below.

YES IYP Organisation of the Year

Recognising the not-for-profit organisation that has made the most significant contribution in supporting local young people to be best placed to achieve meaningful employment and successful and fulfilling careers.

YES IYP Epping Forest Apprentice of the Year

A young person under 25 years of age, of exceptional talent and achievement. Nominations from their employer.

YES IYP Innovator of the Year

Awarded to the organisation or individual that has done most to change things for the better. Nominations from the local community.

YES IYP Young Person of the Year

A student who has made the most of the available motivation, mentoring and work experience. Nominations from teachers and fellow students.

YES IYP Large business of the year 

Recognising the business that has given outstanding support, advice and guidance to local young people, supporting them to be best placed to achieve meaningful employment and successful and fulfilling careers.

YES IYP Small business of the year 

Recognising the business that has given outstanding support, advice and guidance to local young people, supporting them to be best placed to achieve meaningful employment and successful and fulfilling careers.

YES IYP Epping Forest Mentor of the Year

A business providing work experience and other valuable career and employment advice to young people approaching working age. Nominations from schools, students and organisations supporting young people.


Nomination forms for all categories will be available soon - please watch this web site for full details.

An independent panel of experts judge the nominations and those nominated for awards are invited to attend the awards evening where the winners are announced.

PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

YES “Investors in Young People” Business Awards 2017

IYP Young Person of the Year – Joseph Parsons

IYP Small Business of the Year – Duncan Phillips Ltd

IYP Large Business of the Year – Wilmott Dixon

IYP Organisation of the Year – The Box, Epping

IYP Innovator of the Year – Crate, Loughton

DWP Award of the Year - Jade Philp


YES “Investors in Young People” Business Awards 2016

IYP Apprentice of the Year – Rebecca Linfold

IYP Young Person of the Year – Steven Skinner

IYP Small Business of the Year – Duncan Phillips Ltd

IYP Large Business of the Year – Hill Partnership

IYP Organisation of the Year – Epping Forest District Museum

IYP Innovator of the Year – Willmott Dixon

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