Hull & Humber Top 30 Under 30 winners revealed

19th Mar

The ‘class of 2022’ in the Hull & Humber Top 30 Under 30 scheme, which recognises rising stars within businesses in the region, has been announced.

Having received a record number of nominations, this year’s selection sees talent from a variety of employers in the Hull & Humber region, demonstrating the diversity of the business community, as well as the breadth of opportunities for people who choose to invest themselves in the local economy.

Simon Jones, creator of the scheme, said: “I am delighted to announce this year’s winners, and our class of 2022. Every year, I am blown away by the impact young people make to the region’s businesses and economy. Today’s announcement is a real celebration. A celebration of the contribution, hard work and success of these fantastic young people, but also a celebration of the businesses who have given opportunities to, and see value in, the regions talent. Without the platform provided by these organisations, the talent we have wouldn’t have the opportunity to develop and thrive.

“I have always been fortunate to receive support for the scheme, even during Covid where we continued to operate throughout. However, this year has seen a real step change in terms of the nominations. The volume, quality and variety of nominations this year blew me and my judges away, and in the end, we had to make some really difficult decisions.”

In addition to the recognition, each of the winners get enrolled onto the highly coveted LEAP programme, which helps the winners further enhance their leadership skills.

Simon added: “When setting up the scheme, I wanted to address the key issues around leadership skills. Nobody can do a job effectively without the skills and awareness to do so, yet it seemed to be accepted that managers and leaders do exactly that. The LEAP programme is fulfilling this gap within the region’s young talent, and we are now seeing the benefits to the winners, their employers, and the region’s economy on the back of it.

“This scheme has generated real outcomes. Over 60% of our alumni have taken further steps forward in their careers so far. We have new managing directors, new business directors, new heads of departments, and new managers in the alumni, with the vast majority crediting their experience on the scheme as a contributor to helping take these steps in their development and growth.

“Only last week, we have seen Josh Richardson from our class of 2019, and Jessica Crawford from our class of 2020, take their step into shareholding with the forthcoming management buy-out at Informed Financial Planning. This is exactly what this scheme is all about and is the type of legacy I am hoping to create.”

The scheme sees the return of its four principal partners for 2022, who continue to strongly advocate the scheme and the outcomes it produces.

Kate Tinsley, CEO at MKM, said: “MKM are delighted to be supporting Hull & Humber Top 30 Under 30 for 2022. Developing and nurturing our young talent is an important priority for us and further strengthens our commitment to internal development and promoting from within. In continuing to provide excellent programme’s such as this, the region will maintain the talent it needs now and in the future.”

Natalie Downie, managing director at Forward & Thinking, said: “I am a huge advocate of the programme and I understand first-hand how it nurtures talent and develops future leaders. I’m delighted that F&T is able to support it as Principal Partner once again, the programme aligns with our values and is a fantastic way for us to show our support for the region’s talented future leaders. I personally cannot speak more highly of the Hull & Humber Top 30 Under 30.”

Jennifer Fussey, senior HR business partner at AAK, said: “AAK are extremely proud to be sponsoring the Top 30 Under 30 scheme, the programme is a fantastic way to recognise, support and develop the young talent we have in our area. The programme closely aligns with our purpose of Making Better Happen, and has provided winners from our company with the stepping stones they need to develop and excel in their careers.”

Tim Frear, HR manager at Bee Health, said: “Bee Health is delighted to be a Principal Partner of the Top 30 under 30 for a second year.  Training is pinnacle to our success and investing in the core development of our employees sets us apart from our competitors. The LEAP programme gives us an opportunity to recognise young talent at Bee Health, as well as support the next generation of business leaders within the region.”

Winners list (in alphabetical order)

Chloe Anderson – accounts and payroll manager at J & C R Wood

Alice Anderson – payroll team leader at ResQ

Lewis Atkinson – compliance officer at Informed Financial Planning

Gemma Broughton – senior social strategist at 43 Clicks North

Jaak Cheshire – general manager at Pure Broadband

Lydia Czabaniuk – compliance team leader at Encompass Training

Becki Dooley – training manager at Giacom

Jonathon Ellis – shipping transport manager at Rix Shipping

Thomas Farrow – operations team leader at Sewell Group

Harry Gamble – assistant project manager at Chameleon Business Int

Victoria Greenfield – finance director at M-AR

Anzelika Gzibovska – translations coordinator at Language Is Everything

Kasper Hohmann – lead process and industrial engineer at Siemens Gamesa

Ellie Lane – quality annd hygiene manager at Bee Health

Jessica Marshall – process and automation specialist at AB Ports

Jack Moore – marketing and communications lead at Hull & East Yorkshire Mind

Katie Muir – marketing manager at Connexin

Amy Mumby – HR and business support manager at GW Power Safe

Beth O’Grady – senior content strategist at Summit

Lois Pinchbeck – product availability manager at MKM

Calum Porter – international recruitment manager at the University of Hull

Katy Robinson – assistant project manager at East Riding Council

Daniel Rudd – group finance manager at Swift Group

Emily Rymchuk – senior media planner at Forward & Thinking

Katy Slight – team manager at Wescot Credit Services

Alex Torkington – specification sales manager at WJ Group

Connor Tritton – police officer at Humberside Police

Shannon Walker – category manager at Groupe Atlantic

Luke Walton – national account executive at AAK

Issy Whitelock – consultant at Shared Agenda

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