Rising Stars Finalists

It is our great privilege to announce the finalists of the 2021 Rising Stars Awards. Well done to all of those individuals and organisations that were nominated this year. The judges had a difficult time shortlisting such an inspirational and exceptional pool of nominees.


Apprentice of the Year (16 – 18)

Sponsored by Benchmark

Emily Richardson – JV Foods

Chloe Langford – Berkshire Labels

Anya Bell – Bayer Plc


Apprentice of the Year (19+)

Sponsored by Celeros Flow Technology

Julie Blair – CIM

Luke Brereton – Mixing Solutions

Reece Griffin – Saica


Great Start Learner of the Year

Sponsored by James Cowper Kreston

Finlay Cooper

Ayse Atas

Lily Carroll


Mentor of the Year

Sponsored by Bayer Plc

Kay Stockford – Netteam tX

Ros Congdon – Mary Hare School

Mark Power – PowerIT


Large Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Newbury Weekly News

Bayer PLC

Dometic UK Limited

Grass Valley


Medium Employer of the Year

Sponsored by EJBC Chartered Accountants

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Newbury Building Society

Benchmark Furniture


Small Employer of the Year

Sponsored by The HR Department

Beninca Automation UK Limited

EJBC Chartered Accountants

ENGSOL Engineering Solutions & Supply Limited


Micro Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Dovetail Group

Opus Accounting

Nustream Limited

Durrants Calleva


Well done to all of our finalists! The winners will be announced in May on our social media channels:

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