Our sponsors

We’d like to say a massive thank you to all our sponsors for helping us make the 2017 Youth Ambition Awards happen. 

We’re really proud to be working in partnership with them on this fantastic project to highlight the outstanding young people in our county.

If you’d like to get involved and sponsor an award please email: YouthAmbition@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Find out why these organisations are sponsoring this year’s Youth Ambition Awards below:

CDS are kindly sponsoring the Project or Campaign of the Year Award

CDS is a large multi-award winning communications agency. Their print division provides print management and creative services to clients including, Northamptonshire County Council, Birmingham City Council, Essex County Council and 11 other Local Authorities, as well as numerous Higher Education organisations including Middlesex University, Queen’s University Belfast and the Open University.


David Burton, Director of Print and Creative Services at CDS said:

“CDS is pleased to be able to support Northamptonshire’s Youth Ambition Awards 2017.  This is a fabulous initiative designed to get the community to focus on the great things our young people have achieved or have done.  As a firm advocate of apprentice schemes and the real benefits that apprentices can bring to business CDS is delighted to sponsor this years awards.”

Centurion Training Solutions Ltd are kindly sponsoring Young Role Model of the Year


Centurion Training Solutions is a dedicated automotive vocational training company based in Northampton delivering IMI and AQA courses at entry level, level 1, level 2 and level 3. Established in 2003 Centurion has developed a portfolio of courses designed to enhance the educational experience of students by offering automotive vocational based training. We offer training to both mainstream school pupils and to students with special educational needs, physical, emotional or behavioural issues. We have a wide range of courses designed to meet a variety of needs and abilities.


Val Rogers, Managing Director at Centurion Training Solutions said:

“Here at Centurion we are all pleased to be sponsoring the Youth Ambition Awards this year. As a company we encounter a wide spectrum of young people from various backgrounds and have seen first-hand how remarkable young people can be and how they can face adversity with a positive attitude and go on to thrive. The young people in this category are an inspiration to us all and deserve to be recognised for their outstanding achievements no matter how large or small, they have all contributed to making a real difference to the lives of others around them and they should be incredibly proud.”

For more information, please visit the Centurion Training Solutions LTD website.

Guidant Group are kindly sponsoring the Young Apprentice of the Year


Guidant Group has partnered with Northamptonshire County Council in the provision of temporary workers since 2011. As pioneers in managed services and outsourced recruitment, we have extensive experience of working with a wide variety of leading organisations in the public and private sectors to deliver the precise talent they need.


Melanie Forbes, Chief Executive at Guidant Group said:

‘At Guidant Group we strongly recognise the need for businesses to support today’s young people in order to help them achieve their goals and prepare them for the world of work. We are therefore very pleased to sponsor NCC’s 2017 Youth Ambition Awards, which celebrate the exceptional achievements of some of the county’s most remarkable young people. I’m sure all of this year’s entrants will go on to do even more great things in the future!’

Prospects are kindly sponsoring the Taking Charge of your Life Award

The Prospects Group provides tailored education, employment, training and care products and services for people at all stages of life. Each year Prospects inspires more than 500,000 people to develop their potential and transform their lives. More than 1,400 professional and skilled colleagues provide practical support to the local communities they are based in across the UK and internationally. Prospects is one of the largest employee owned companies in the UK. It is also a Leader in Diversity and ranked in the top 100 index by the National Centre for Diversity.


Nick Bell, Chief Executive at Prospects said:

"Prospects is delighted to be sponsoring the Taking Charge of Your Life Award for the second year running. We work with young people across the county, supporting them into employment, education and training. The Northamptonshire Youth Ambitions Awards give all of us working with young people a chance to celebrate young people's achievements. Attending the awards and meeting the young nominees and winners is both humbling and inspirational. I look forward to this year's event and wish all of the nominees good luck."

For more information, please visit the Prospects website.