Pitman SuperAchievers 2018

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Community Award Terms & Conditions

Application Process Information and FAQs

Our application process is recommended to be completed online to keep the process as streamlined, simple and quick as possible.

Alternatively, you can visit your local Pitman Training centre where staff will be delighted to offer help and advice to any organisation. They can walk you through the online application form and complete it with you there and then.

Here is what you'll need for your Community Award application:

General Community Award Questions

What is the criteria/terms and conditions for this award?

My group is a registered charity; can we apply?

We’re sorry but registered charities are not permitted to enter for this award. The idea behind our award is to help community organisations, or groups, who only have access to limited funding from elsewhere.

Can we submit more than one application multiple applications for different projects?

We’re afraid not, only one application can be made per organisation.

Can the person receiving the training be under 18?

We recommend students are at least 16 years of age.

Do I need to be a Pitman Training student to apply?

No. This award is open to all, so please feel free to mention it to anyone else you think could benefit.

How does the £1000 of training reach us?

Once the voting has taken place all winning groups will be announced on the 20th April. We will confirm via email initially, announce online and then post/email the training voucher to the details you provide us with.

Does the training voucher have an expiry?

The voucher will expire 12 months after award (20/04/2019).

Can more than one person be using the training voucher?

Yes, the voucher can be utilised for more than one person, up to the value of £1000.

Can I apply at my local Pitman Training centre?

Staff at your local Pitman Training will be delighted to offer help and advice to any organisation. They can walk you through the online application form and complete it with you there and then.

Will you let me know if you’ve received my application?

Once you have completed your application successfully, a message will show on screen - you do not need to do anything else. Once the nomination period has closed a shortlist of organisations will be compiled. Those successfully shortlisted to the judging/voting stage will be notified by email and listed on the SuperAchievers website on Monday 19th March. The judging panel will then choose their winners in each category and the public will also be able to vote for their favourite finalist/group. The voting will close on Friday 13th April 2018. The winning groups will be notified by 31st April 2018 after all the votes have been collated and verified.

A friend or family member works for Pitman Training, can we still apply?

Yes, you can. All of our entries will be judged in exactly the same way.

Can people vote more than once?

Only 1 vote per category, per email address will be counted.

What are the key dates?

The Prizes!

Our winners will not only gain international recognition of being a SuperAchievers Award Winner, they will also receive a prestigious, engraved award and…

  • Winners of the PA of the Year, Working Mum of the Year, Working Dad of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Inspirational Achiever of the Year and Pitman Training Student of the Year - will all receive a cheque for £500!
  • The winners of our Community Awards will receive a fantastic £1,000 worth of training.

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Abbie Coleman

Abbie Coleman is an entrepreneurial working mum of a 2 year old - a highly qualified recruitment consultant with 15 years’ experience in the industry, and over 7 years running her own recruitment firm, Harrington Norman, before she set up MMB Magazine in late 2015 - a website for working parents with all the information they need to advance their own businesses, careers or get that work life balance.

MMB has experienced rapid growth, with the business working on year 2 plans in the first few months, thanks to the demand for the community Abbie and the team has created. With Open Letters from Working Mums attracting over 45K views and employment law articles reaching 30K views, women within the working mum community are queuing up to be a part of MMB. They are also working closely with businesses across Yorkshire to change the flexible working landscape.


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Catherine Asta Labbett

Catherine Asta Labbett is a Psychotherapist transforming women to achieve their 'Disco Ball Sparkle' through working with to help overcome challenges and blocks that prevent them from living their best life. She established this business after working for 10 years as a strategist in the NHS, after realising that she needed to follow her own dreams and become self-employed, in a role where she could also have an impact of improving the lives of others.

Catherine is also Founder of Girl Tribe Gang, a national community for women who have aspirations to be a #girlboss or who might be in the transition stage of ditching the 9-5 along with those who are already running their own business. With Girl Tribe Gang Catherine wanted to create a space where women can build each other up, where women feel connected, where they can feel they can collaborate, where they can be encouraged and empowered, where they can grow in confidence and their knowledge – a space where like-minded women can feel part of something special. Girl Tribe Gang is growing quickly across the UK as new 'tribes' launch nationwide each month and honorary members include Blogger Honest Mum and radio personality Stephanie Hirst.

Catherine has been featured on BBC & CNN discussing the rise of the female entrepreneur and is passionate about supporting women through coaching, support, knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

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Craig Harris

Craig Harris is an award winning assistant, currently working in the third sector. Prior to his career as an assistant Craig had worked as an administrator and customer service manager.

His experience comes from working in various sectors including finance, utilities, retail and commercial. Craig has described himself as a ‘PA for life’ and does all he can to empower other assistants, encouraging other assistants to support and build each other up. Craig uses his experiences to speak at events and help train other admin professionals.

He also regularly writes articles and blogs about the profession. He recently won the Pitman Super Achievers PA of the year 2017 and was a finalist at the both the London PA Awards and SecsInTheCity awards.

Twitter: @Harris3thatsme

Han-Son Lee

Founder of DaddiLife – a parenting website for dads which focuses on a range of areas to help, celebrate and inspire the modern day father.

I’m so delighted at being asked to judge the awards this year. Winning the award for Working Dad of the Year last year was great and gave us platform on which the site could grow. I’m very much looking forward to being on the other side of the table this year.

Visit Daddilife.com Twitter: @LifeDaddi

Claire Young

Entrepreneur. Media Speaker. Enterprise Champion. Mother.

Claire Young was made famous by her role as the highly driven runner up of series four of ‘The Apprentice’ where was dubbed a ‘Rottweiler’ by Lord Sugar for her tenacious approach in the boardroom and drive not to quit. She beat 40,000 candidates to reach the final and this experience inspired Claire to set up ‘School Speakers an award winning business. It is the UK’s No 1 speaking agency working alongside schools, colleges and universities across the world to provide talks to students and staff. She also works within the media as a journalist & radio presenter in addition to advising the government on a range of projects supporting young people and women.

Claire started out her business career in roles at Colgate Palmolive (sales and finance), L’Oréal UK (brand and marketing) and AS Watson (retail buying for Superdrug). She shares her experiences, and insights, from, climbing the corporate ladder to then starting her own business.

She studied Equine Science at the University of Bristol and remains a keen rider with her Irish Sports horse. She has won several business awards and combines her busy career with being a mum to her young daughter Eva.

Visit www.claireyoung.co.uk

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