Essex '15

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.

 

Judge - HM Lord Lieutenant of Essex

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Since 1970, Lord Petre has been involved in the management of his family's 3000 -acre rural estate. Since his father's death in 1989, he has been in sole charge.

The estate comprises both in-hand and let farms, woodland, a variety of let residential properties and an historic house open to the public.

Ingatestone Hall, seat of the Petre family since it was built in 1540 by Lord Petre’s ancestor, Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor Monarchs. The

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Judge - Mayor of Southend

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Councillor Andrew Moring and his wife were born locally and have always lived in Southend.  They both attended Southend schools and stayed on to take A Levels.

Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology.

He has worked in the Electricity Supply Industry for the majority of his working life, latterly in management positions.

He has taken a long term sabbatical in order to undertake the role of the Mayoralty.

He represents Eastwood Park Ward,

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Judge - Mayor of Castle Point

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I started at King John in 1999, and left the King John School sixth form with three good A-levels. It was through my sociology lessons at the sixth form (and the always polite and constructive debate that took place in them) that I developed my love of politics.
 
I went on to read Politics & International Relations at the Royal Holloway, University of London. Whilst at university I got involved in the debating society. I went on to organise and convene Royal Holloway's first International

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Judge - Chairman of Epping Forest

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I have lived in Waltham Abbey all my life and I am proud to say that I am the third generation of my family to serve the community as a local councillor.

I am a member of Epping Forest District Council and Waltham Abbey Town Council, serving on both Councils for over twenty years. During this time, for sixteen years, I was also a member of Essex County Council.

I enjoy working for our community, and I think regular contact with our residents, listening to their views and concerns,

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Judge - Chairman of Rochford

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I have been the representative for Hawkwell East/South since 1990.  I was Chairman in 1995/96 and now, so many years later again. How the area of Rochford District has changed in those 26 years.

Many areas of green belt are now very pleasant, different types of local housing estates, with their communities making the District a very vibrant place to live in.   Schools, parks, clubs etc., are in each Parish and Town area, for all to enjoy.

I have lived in the Rochford area

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Judge - Deputy Mayor of Thurrock

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Cathy Kent is one of Thurrock’s most experienced councillors, joining the council in 2004. In May she was elected the borough’s deputy mayor.

The mother of three – two boys and a girl, aged 12 to 18 – is Grays-born attended the Grays Convent and Palmer’s College and played netball in the Thurrock,  Essex Met and Basildon leagues as well as representing Thurrock at county level.

She is also a qualified netball umpire and coach

Cathy

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Essex Community Foundation

essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk

Essex Community Foundation gave YOPEY a grant towards the 2015 Essex campaign.

The charity says: "We are an independent charitable trust improving the quality of life of people in our community by investing and distributing funds on behalf of a wide range of donors.  Since 1996 our donors have invested £23 million of charitable funding directly into Essex, Southend and Thurrock making it a great place to live, work, learn and grow.

"As

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Queen Mary University of London

qmul.ac.uk

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 17,840 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £300m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges, and a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
 
Our status as a leading UK university was confirmed in the 2014 REF review for assessing research quality in higher education, in which QMUL came 9th among

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EWA Bespoke Communications

ewa.ltd.uk

EWA is an award-winning relationship management agency. We provide professional outsourced marketing and contact centre services; from brand-dedicated contact centres to complex database marketing and customer insight.

EWA has the experience and infrastructure that supports long-term, bespoke communication solutions on behalf of clients who demonstrate considerable trust in our ability to look after two of the most important aspects of their businesses – their stakeholders and

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Total Logic Security

tlsid.com

Total Logic Security limited (TLS) makes and sells readily identifiable security plates for computers, laptops and mobile phones.

TLS provides specialist security plates for large corporates, public sector bodies and leading computer manufacturers. Our security plates offer a fail-safe marking, which will prove that an item has been irrefutably stolen. This prevents theft and aids recovery.

Even if a potential thief removes our security plate, there is another permanent 'Stolen'

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