HARD work and endeavour is what it takes to succeed in business - and they’re the same qualities needed to lift a Pride of Hartlepool award.
That was the message from one of the sponsors which is proudly backing the student of the year category in this year’s competition.
Bosses at Gus Robinson Developments say they are “honoured” to once again sponsor the category.
Company chairman Dan Robinson said: “When my father formed this business almost 40 years ago, he recognised the need to balance skills and education and viewed training as key to growing a successful company with an engaged, professional workforce.
“From that ethos, we have developed a leading edge apprenticeship programme which is the envy of the region and at the very core of our success.
“What this country needs and what industry needs to thrive and compete is a combination of academically educated individuals with vocationally trained people.
“On behalf of Gus Robinson Developments, I would like to wish all the nominees in this category the very best of luck and commend them all for their determined hard work and endeavour.”
The student of the year category recognises individuals who have achieved success in the education system. The judges are looking for individuals who have achieved results that many thought previously unachievable.
It can be from achieving excellent grades at school, sixth form or University, overcoming learning difficulties through the education process, through to doing a further education course later in life just because they wanted to! It’s the journey we are looking for.
We are calling on our readers to nominate that special person or people who have done something that you believe deserves recognition.
It could be anyone from 999 heroes to community champions – help us celebrate those who have done their town proud.
You have until early March to put forward your favourites and we want to make this a record year for entry numbers – but the only way we can do that is with your help.
So come on. Fill in the nomination form in the Hartlepool Mail today, or visit www.hartlepool.mail.co.uk and complete the online entry form.