Cambridgeshire '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.


St John's College and the Old Divinity Hall

St John’s College, Cambridge, is an impressive venue for conferences, corporate events, private dinners and weddings.Our award-winning hospitality team are highly experienced, and can help you to plan an event to remember.

We are hosting the 2017 YOPEYs in the Old Divinity School, which was originally built on the site of a medieval hospital in the 1870s, fell into disuse in the 20th century, and was reopened in 2012 after extensive work. The work took over three years of planning, archaeological excavation and extensive restoration

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Judge – Corporate Responsibility Manager at ARM

Simon Humphrey is Corporate Responsibility Manager at ARM. Simon began his career in accounting and risk management, initially in London, followed by six years working across Southern and Central Africa and then to Australia for four years.

It was during the time in Africa that he developed his interest in the role of responsible business in society. This led to a shift in career direction into the world of climate change and sustainability consulting and now corporate responsibility.

Simon joined ARM in December 2013

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Judge – TTP Group's Financial Director Keith Haddow

Keith Haddow is TTP Group's financial director and has been with TTP Group for nearly 20 years. He has judged and attended many previous YOPEY awards in Hertfordshire as well as Cambridgeshire. Keith is looking forward the 2014 event.

Keith said: "The YOPEY entrants never cease to amaze me, which makes the role of judge extremely difficult. However I am proud to be part of the excellent work YOPEY does to highlight how exceptionally dedicated and selfless these unsung heroes are."

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Judge – Deputy Lieutenant Tom is royal representative

Tom Green DL will be indirectly representing the Queen at this year's Cambridgeshire 'YOPEYs'.

Tom is a Deputy Lieutenant which means he represents the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire who is the Queen's representative in the county.

Tom is married with three teenage children. He is Chief Executive of Spearhead International Ltd which has extensive agricultural interests in the UK and Central Europe.  

He plays an active role in the life of Ely Cathedral and is presently a Lay Canon...
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Judge – Stratagem CEO Nicola Baker-Munton

Nicola Baker-Munton is the Chief Executive Officer of Stratagem Intellectual Property Management Limited which she founded in 1999. 

At Stratagem, Nicola has pioneered strategic management of IP through her strong commercial experience and belief that IP clients require expert advice as part of an overall defined plan for maximising the value of IP assets.

Nicola is also an accredited mediator providing dispute resolution in the IP and general corporate arenas. Nicola has a joint degree in Biology and Biochemistry and

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Cambridge Assessment

We are an international exams group designing and delivering assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries. We are committed to ensuring that all our assessments are fair, have sound ethical underpinning, and operate according to the highest technical standards. Our organisation is not-for-profit.

We own and manage OCR, Cambridge International Examinations and Cambridge English Language Assessment, and carry out leading-edge and operational

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Malcolm Vincent

Malcolm is the Managing Director of Lifeplus Europe Ltd and has worked for the company since June 2000. As a loving father of three children – a son aged 5 and twin girls aged 4 – understands how important young people are to our future.

He is also a keen sportsman. Malcom represented Great Britain in his age group in cycling and played rugby for Yorkshire in the 1993 County Championship final.

In his work he is able to combine his passion for a healthy lifestyle with helping others to maximise their potential. In his childhood and youth he was an active

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Tracy McBride is one of our first judges this year

Tracy is the International Marketing Director at Lifeplus with a wealth of experience leading brand transformation for blue chip companies.

She joined Lifeplus in 2010 to rebrand and champion a business focused on helping others. As a passionate believer of ‘you can do anything if you put your mind to it’, Tracy’s inspired by young people who are doing just that.

Tracy lives in Cambridge with her partner and as a sub 4-hour marathon runner can often be seen pounding the streets there whilst dodging cyclists.

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Hutchinsons' objective is to provide the highest standards of independent agronomic advice to farmers and growers together with the efficient supply of a complete range of agronomic inputs.

With turnover in excess of £200 million, the business has grown to become the leading national agricultural and horticultural input advice and supply company. 

Hutchinsons takes a dynamic, forward-thinking approach to supporting grower clients in the production

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We pride ourselves on being a different type of company, founded over 25 years ago we’re passionate about helping everyone, around the world, to live well.

We’re pioneers in the practice of holistic wellbeing and all our products contain a range of high quality ingredients internationally sourced. We’re really more like a community, a network of energised people, sharing the same values and philosophy to achieve a mutual goal.

Thousands of people from across

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