Retailer says sponsorship marks beginning of long-term partnership.
By Hallie Engel
Retailer Mappin & Webb has signed to sponsor The Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador of the Year Award, which recognizes the achievements of disadvantaged children and teens.
The Celebrate Success awards, which take place on Tuesday, marks the retailer’s first time supporting The Prince’s Trust and the beginning of a new partnership.
The annual awards pays tribute to young people who, with the support of the organization, have overcome challenges to positively impact their communities.
This year’s nominees include Kylie Hearn, who runs a web-based business and has represented the trust at 10 Downing Street, Job ambassador Naomi Johnson, and Jarred King, an entrepreneur, businessman and Young Ambassador for the trust.
Mappin & Webb chief executive Justin Stead said: "The Celebrate Success Awards herald the beginning of a long-term partnership between Mappin & Webb and The Princeʼs Trust, and reflect the new creative vision and evolution of the Mappin & Webb brand in 2013.”
Stead added that Mappin & Webb is “delighted” to support the trust and it’s “excellent work supporting young, disadvantaged people.”
The Prince’s Trust helps more than 55,000 young people each year, equipping them with the skills and confidence necessary to obtaining a job and 75 percent of those assisted by the organization gain employment or partake in further education and training.