15Hatfields to host Young People of the Year Awards, held in London for the first time

Publication Date: 27th March 2014

Subject: CIEH

Award winning sustainable venue, 15Hatfields, near London's Southbank, is hosting London’s first Young People of the Year awards on Saturday 29 March 2014.

Young People of the Year (YOPEY) is a charitable campaign aimed at recognising the achievements of Britain’s 10-25 year olds, and helps to improve their negative image in the media.

15Hatfields offers an impressive event space holding up to 550 reception style, state of the art AV equipment and expert support for the duration of every event, making it the ideal venue to welcome the 200+ expected guests for London’s first YOPEY award ceremony. Located just off London’s Southbank, 15Hatfields is a non profit venue with all proceeds gift aided back to their parent company – the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. This money helps make improvements to the environment and public health awareness.

Warren Campbell, General Manager at 15Hatfields, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the first London YOPEY’s. The awards ceremony compliments our sustainable ethos, and we will always support charitable organisations.”

Joint sponsors and 15Hafields’ preferred catering supplier, Eden, will be providing lunch at the ceremony. Eden has 20 years’ experience in creating stylish food for events and only ever uses locally sourced, fair trade and seasonal produce. 15Hatfields and Eden have forged a longstanding relationship dating back to 2008 and continue to work daily to improve their sustainable event practices.

Over recent years the YOPEY campaign has gained significant publicity off the back of similar events held in the Home Counties. However, it is testament to the growing awareness surrounding the campaign that it is able to be held in London for the first time.

The YOPEY’s rely on generous financial support from a number of global companies. The London YOPEY’s main sponsor is the John Lewis Partnership, which has demonstrated its keen support by urging all London staff to join in and nominate young people from their community who are making a difference.

Emma Marchant, Community Investment Manager at John Lewis, said: “We are pleased to be sponsoring this fantastic competition which rewards hard working, community-spirited young people right across London."

There is a diverse group of other companies who are also supporting the first London YOPEY including Artemis Investment Management, Takeda pharmaceutical development, Arriva buses, HostelBookers budget accommodation specialists, The Big Choice Group graduate recruitment and The Ritz hotel.

Mayor Boris Johnson has also shown his support for the YOPEY, suggesting that: “London is full of talented young people who are doing amazing things to help their communities; it is fantastic that Young People of the Year are showcasing the achievements of these role models and encouraging more youngsters to strive to be the best they can.” For more information visit the official YOPEY website: http://www.youngpeopleoftheyear.org/ 

Notes to editors: 

  • For media enquiries please contact Brian Cowan on 020 7827 5922 or 07721 456727 or email b.cowan@cieh.org 
  • YOPEY organiser Tony Gearing is available for interview
  • 15Hatfields General Manager Warren Campbell is available for interview.

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health:

  • The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 10,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved
  • The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a leading provider of regulated qualifications in health and safety, food safety, environmental management, fire safety and first aid and operates in over 50 countries.
  • Over 10 million people around the world from the UK to the USA and the Middle East hold a CIEH qualification
  • The CIEH’s clients range from small businesses to multinational enterprises like the InterContinental Hotels Group. We work with governmental bodies in Hong Kong as well as international agencies like the United Nations
  • The CIEH’s 60 qualification training programmes are delivered through a network of over 10,000 registered trainers. The training is developed for the varied skill levels within organisations. They cater to different learning styles and preferences through a series of flexible structures. CIEH qualifications are valued and recognised throughout the world
  • 15Hatfields is the organisations award-winning sustainable venue www.15hatfields.com 
  • For more information about the CIEH visit www.cieh.org 


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