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The Own Grown Challenge has been hugely successful, and is on track to achieve its target of 1,066 pledges to help a young person into work, by December if not sooner.


Own Grown are having an awards ceremony at SCCH

To celebrate this, and to recognise the achievements of individual firms and young people, the Own Grown Partners are holding an Awards and Celebration event at  Sussex Coast College, Station Plaza, at 6.30pm on 14th November.

This free event includes a drink, canapés, speakers including East Sussex’s Member of the Youth Parliament Solomon Curtis, as well as networking opportunities, with publicity in the Observer newspapers.

If you would like to go to the event you can register for it here.

The Own Grown Awards are in eight categories. This is your chance to blow your own trumpet as a business and an employer, or as an organisation working with young people. You can enter one or more categories. The will also be an overall winner chosen from the eight category winners – sponsored by Sussex Coast College Hastings. And the best business will receive a special award in the Hastings Youth Awards (24th November).

Send your entry to owngrown@hastings.gov.uk by Friday 1st November

All entrants, businesses and the people they have supported are welcome at the free  event, the 1066 Own Grown Awards, on 14 November at 6.30pm at Sussex Coast  College, Station Plaza site. Shortlisted nominees for each category will know in advance and the winner will be announced on the night at this high profile celebratory evening.

For winners, alongside the award itself and framed award certificate, Own Grown wil supply a logo in electronic form for your use too. Professional pictures will be taken on the  night and publicised. Your company will also be ‘up in lights’ on the 1066 Own Grown website. This offers great free publicity for  your business in return for your efforts in support of the 1066 Own Grown initiative.

If you haven’t already registered a pledge to help a young person towards employment, you can still do so on www.owngrown.org.uk or you can pledge by email: owngrown@hastings.gov.uk or by phone 01424 451795.