Bedfordshire '17

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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Local dignitaries, sponsors and young people are YOPEY's judges

Below you can read about the sponsors of this YOPEY and some of our dignitary judges.

However these are not all the judges. Every YOPEY since 2006 has been judged by young people as well as 'great and good'. These Youth Judges' opinions and votes are as valid as the adults. The youngest judge's vote is worth the same as the vote of a representative of the Queen!

YOPEY's aim is to have as many Youth Judges on every YOPEY as dignitaries and sponsors. If you are aged from 10-25 and would like to be a Youth Judge, please contact us via our Contact Us form, telling us a little bit about yourself and why you would make a good Youth Judge.

The dignitary judges tend to include a representative of the Queen*, a senior clergy from any religion, a top police officer, the local MP and councillors as well as representatives of the businesses and other organisations sponsoring this YOPEY. We are very grateful for their support.

We ask the dignitaries and sponsors to provide photographs of themselves as young people – as well as today – to show they were young once!

* The Queen is represented by the Lord Lieutenant of the county in which the YOPEY is held or the Vice Lieutenant or a Deputy Lieutenant. The High Sheriff, who also represents the Queen in legal matters, can also judge.


Atlas Converting Equipment

Atlas Converting Equipment limited was established in 1976 and specialises in the design and manufacture of primary and secondary slitter rewinders for a wide range of flexible materials including plain and metallized plastic film, labelstock, and paper and board.

The company's success and expansion has made it one of the most successful manufacturers and a world leader in slitting and rewinding technology for the global converting industry, with an installed base of more

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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Bedfordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Paul Fuller, said: “The activities of the Fire and Rescue Service bring us into contact with many remarkable young people, particularly in our Community Safety work.
“These young people show great enthusiasm and creativity as well as a keen understanding of the important role they play in their communities.  
“As an organisation, we actively promote opportunities for young people

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Guidant Group

Guidant Group specialise in outsourced recruitment services and we are proud to work with many respected UK organisations in the public and private sector. We pride ourselves on bringing simplicity and transparency to complex recruitment processes and always align our hiring processes to every client’s unique requirements.
All of our clients trust us to provide

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