Entries are now open for the Care Show Thirty Under 30, a brand-new initiative dedicated to fostering young talent in the care sector today.

The Care Show Thirty Under 30 is open to all professionals across the care sector. This includes roles in residential care, domiciliary care, nursing, catering, administration, management, construction, and design. Individuals aged 29 and under, or are turning 30 in 2023, can enter.

The initiative is a celebration of tomorrow’s leaders and their successes, recognising 30 exemplary individuals who will receive official acknowledgement for their achievements so far and join a support network of like-minded individuals leading the sector to a brighter future.

Applicants must submit a written entry and can either nominate themselves or be nominated by a colleague, peer or friend. The deadline for nominations is Friday 25 August, with the Class of 2023 announcement on Friday 15 September. The Class of 2023 will be invited to attend a ceremony on day one of the Care Show on Wednesday 11 October at NEC Birmingham.

A panel of esteemed judges from across the care sector will select the Class of 2023:

  • Ali Al-Mufti, Director, Arcadia Care Homes
  • Ann Taylor, Chairperson, Kent Integrated Care Alliance
  • Ben Miller, Registered Manager and Registered Mental Health Nurse, Castleford House Nursing Home
  • Charles Cross, Chief Operating Officer, Anglian Care
  • Dudley Saywer, Co-Chair, Race Equality Reference Group, Skills for Care
  • Paula Cashmore, Founder, Quality Care Management Support
  • Phil Harper, Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Newman University
  • Rishi Jaweer, Director, The Jawa Group
  • Sophie Chester Glyn, Director, Coproduce Care CIC
  • Zoe Fry, Director, The Outstanding Society Community Interest Company

Zoe Fry, Director of The Outstanding Society Community Interest Company, said: “I'm thrilled about the opportunity to be part of the inaugural Care Show Thirty Under 30 Awards as a judge. It's an excellent platform to celebrate and showcase enriching careers in social care. Witnessing so many talented individuals who have excelled at the beginning of their careers is truly inspiring."

Ben Miller, Registered Manager and Registered Mental Health Nurse, Castleford House Nursing Home, said: The Care Show Thirty Under 30 initiative is a great way to consider all the younger people working in social care. A lot of emphasis is placed on having experience in this sector, but it is increasingly becoming a sector for younger people to thrive, grow and develop into the future of this industry and being able to recognise them is such an honour."

Michael Corbett, Portfolio Director at CloserStill Media – organisers of the Care Show, said: “The Care Show team are lucky to be able to host the main event for the care community and we are keen to support the growth and future development of youth coming into the sector. Thirty Under 30 allows us and many others to highlight the huge career opportunities being involved with care and change the stigma often associated to this wonderful industry. We encourage everyone to nominate a colleague or be proud of your achievements and enter our latest initiative.”

Visit the website to find out more information and enter.

For sponsorship opportunities of the Care Show Thirty Under 30, please contact Matthew Moore on m.moore@closerstillmedia.com.

The 2023 edition of the Care Show takes place on 12-13 October at the NEC Birmingham. Find out more about the Care Show by visiting the website: careshow.co.uk

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