We are delighted to have signed up to become an official sponsor of a prestigious awards scheme which seeks to recognise the achievements of those with dyslexia.
It is the sixth time we have supported the Dyslexia Awards and the 2022 event is set to be even more special as, for the first time in the awards history, organisers will be accepting entries from individuals across the UK.
Our managing director, Anton Gunter, said: “The annual Dyslexia Awards is a fantastic event which recognises the talents and achievements of young people and adults with dyslexia, and we are delighted to be involved.
“We are sponsoring the Community Shining Star Award (aged 13-19) and we are looking forward to discovering what amazing contributions young people have made to their communities. They are never short of inspirational.”
The Community Shining Star accolade will be awarded to a young person who has demonstrated a high-level of community spirit and commitment and provided inspiration, support and encouragement. They may also have undertaken and excelled at a challenge, helped others, achieved great things or been involved in a community project.
There are a further eight awards up for grabs including the Amazing Artist Award; Entrepreneur Award; Learning Support Award; Exceptional Educator Award; Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) Award; Innovation Award and Supportive Employer Award and nominations are invited for all categories.
Anton added: “The awards cover several categories and there is something to recognise everyone’s achievements whether it’s an individual with dyslexia, an employer supporting people with dyslexia in the workplace, a dyslexic business owner or creative, an educator or a young person achieving great things.
“We’d encourage as many people as possible to support the event and put forward their nominations. Not only does this event give dyslexic people their chance to shine, it also helps to raise more positive awareness of dyslexia and will encourage more businesses to work towards inclusion and equality in the workplace.”
More information on the award categories can be found here https://theddc.org.uk/dyslexiaawards/categories/ and nominations close on July 22.
The awards will culminate in a celebration dinner at Enginuity in Ironbridge on September 24. The event will also be live-streamed for those that cannot attend.