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Shortlist announced for Rising Star Award 2016

by Mark Fretwell on February 29, 2016

in In memory of Mel

Once again it’s been my great pleasure to be involved in the judging for this years Rising Star Award.

Now in its fourth year the award feels like it has become really established, and the standard of the nominees just seems to get better and better. This year has seen the greatest diversity in nominees from different sectors and disciplines, which makes judging even more challenging.

The shortlist was announced today, and as you will see from their video submissions they are an impressive group of individuals.

Mark Siddall


Lisa Pasquale

Ben Farnell

Carol Wakelin

Christina Houlgrave

Morgan Taylor

There is a further announcement about the shortlist on the UK-GBC website, and the winner will be announced by Su Butcher of Just Practising at the UK-GBC Annual Birthday Party on 9 March, which you can attend by registering for a ticket.

Su has also written a blog post about the shortlisted nominees.