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The Signature Annual Awards

BSL Video ButtonThis year, on Friday 10th November 2017, we are hosting our ninth Signature Annual Awards ceremony to celebrate the individuals who are making positive changes and putting others first to improve communication and experiences for deaf and deafblind people.

It’s important to commemorate the unsung heroes, the people whose support can help us all achieve bigger and better things, and those who are a constant source of support and inspiration.

Scroll down or use the menu bar above to find out who made the shortlist and how you can buy a ticket to glittering awards ceremony.

Shortlist

We are proud to announce this year’s shortlist, selected by our judges from an overwhelming number of strong candidates. Each of the people below were selected for showing dedication, resilience or initiative in order to make a positive change.


Emerging Teacher Award

  • Zayne Thomson
  • Lorna Forrester
  • Sarah Prudhoe
  • Anna Herriman

Experienced Teacher Award

  • Pip Johns
  • Caroline Palmer
  • Ann Jillings
  • Debbie Jervis
  • Kate Fowler
  • Julie Robinson

Professional Contribution Award

  • Martin Mclean & Dan Sumners
  • Linda Thomson
  • Emma Caswell
  • Andy Irvine

Supporting Education Award

  • St Ives Bingley RDA
  • Lucy Seddon
  • Jane Simia
  • Wendy Field

Employee Champion Award

  • David Edgington
  • Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Max Buxton

Leadership Award

  • Gerard Swan
  • Peter Jackson
  • Amanda Smith
  • Ian Duncan

Community Spirit Award

  • Genie Networks
  • Access Bedford
  • NDCS Youth Advisory Board
  • Sign It Hear

The winner of the Community Spirit Award will be decided by you.
Click ‘Vote’ to place your vote for who you think deserves to take home the trophy for this award. The voting will close on the evening of the awards ceremony and the winner, the person or group with the most votes, will be announced on the night.
Vote

Signature Life Time Achievement Award

The special winner of the Signature Lifetime Achievement Award will also be announced at the awards ceremony.

Event information

Date:
Friday 10th November, 2017

Time:
7pm

Dress code:
Lounge suits and cocktail dresses

Address:
The Met Hotel, King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HQ

Transport: The Met Hotel is a 5 minute walk from Leeds Station (rail). The closest car park is NCP Leeds Wellington Place, which is also a 5 minute walk. Leeds Bradford International Airport is a 25 minute taxi ride away.

Tickets: Tickets cost £65 per person (inc VAT). All nominees will receive one free ticket each. Guests will receive a drinks reception with canapés and a luxury two course meal.

Only people with purchased tickets will be able to access the event. Please note that seats are limited and so we recommend booking tickets as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.


Click here to book your tickets today.


Previous Winners

Last year we celebrated Signature Recognises... the Educators.

The Award recipients were:

News

TV's Louise Minchin to host Signature Annual Awards

12th Sep 2017, 2:15pm

Signature is excited to announce that Louise Minchin -  hugely respected and well-known journalist, broadcaster and TV presenter - will present our ninth Signature Annual Awards in Leeds later this year.

Louise presents the breakfast news on the UK’s most watched morning TV programme. As well as interviewing some of the world’s most famous people, she has also announced some of the world’s greatest news in recent years to millions of viewers worldwide.

We can't wait to welcome Louise and her outstanding presenting skills to our stage on Friday 10th November.

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The Signature Annual Awards are back!

4th Apr 2017, 12:39pm

Nominations are now open for the Signature Annual Awards.

The awards, now in their ninth year, are established as a respected annual event to celebrate the individuals who are making positive changes and putting others first to improve communication and experiences for deaf and deafblind people.

This year’s ceremony is all about the superstars. The event will commemorate the unsung heroes, the people whose support can help us all achieve bigger and better things, and those who are a constant source of support and inspiration.

This year’s categories are:

  • Emerging Teacher Award
  • Experienced Teacher Award
  • Outstanding Contributor Award
  • Supporting Education Award
  • Employee Champion Award
  • Community Spirit Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Signature Lifetime Achievement Award

The awards will take place in Leeds on Friday 10th November.

The awards are free to enter and all nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 31st July 2017. To start your nomination click here.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the Signature Annual Awards please contact us we will be happy to help.

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