Graduate awards shortlist


Unlocking Potential has announced the shortlist for next week’s Graduate Celebration Awards, taking place at Princess Pavilions in Falmouth.

Shortlisted graduate Kirsten Pett
Shortlisted graduate Kirsten Pett

The awards, on Wednesday November 27, recognise the impact graduates have had on businesses in a variety of sectors, across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Unlocking Potential assists businesses in recruiting graduates to take on projects which are recognised as integral to the company’s growth.

Allyson Glover, the Unlocking Potential programme director, said: “We’ve had a very busy year and the feedback we’ve received from both the graduates and businesses they have helped to grow has been fantastic.”

This year’s awards acknowledge success and achievements in six different categories:

Outstanding Business Development

  • Kristien Harris: Marbel, Bodmin
  • Geoff Lupton: Ease, Bodmin
  • Magdalena Pieta: TJ International, Padstow
  • Nicola Spice: Beyond Organic Skincare, Falmouth

Catalyst for Growth

  • Caitie Parrott: Cornish Orchards, Liskeard
  • Georgia Clancy: Sue Bradbury PR, Perranwell
  • Giorgi Holland: Iroka Ltd, Hayle
  • Henry Ward: Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding, Mylor

Best Marketing Impact

  • Selina Crookes: Mainland Marketing- Scented Narcissi, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
  • Nicola Lott: Kerdene Limited, Truro
  • Freya Money: Research Instruments, Falmouth
  • Kirsten Pett: Kernock Park Plants, Saltash
  • Kayleigh Taylor: Source Energy, Grampound Road

Best Use of ICT

  • Lucas Brimson: Richfords Fire & Flood, Redruth
  • Joseph Grainger: Venn Creative, Penryn
  • Samuel Reynolds: Absolute Software, Redruth

Business Innovation

  • Peter Kimball-Evans: Headcast Lab, Penryn
  • Thomas Lake: Research Instruments Ltd, Falmouth
  • Robert Trethewey: Hirst Magnetic Instruments Ltd , Falmouth

Individual Achievement

  • Kirsty Cotton: TRAC, Pool
  • Kimberley Pascoe: Luggage Transfers, Helston
  • Emma Perring: Cornwall Foundation of Promise (Fifteen Cornwall), Watergate Bay
  • Tom Stiff: Cornwall Council, Truro
  • Kimara Street: Cornwall Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority, Penzance

For more information and to book a free ticket to attend the event, click here.