12 December, 2019

YST Recognition Awards still going strong

The YST Recognition Awards were created to recognise and celebrate individuals and teams who have gone the extra mile in reflecting the shared values that we promote in our work on behalf of young people.

The nomination process is peer led – nominations are invited from all staff members - and these are then anonymised and presented to a panel recruited from the wider YST staff body, which changes for each round. Winners are then invited to attend an Awards Ceremony where they hear the nomination and are presented with an award – often by a young person.

The winners are:

  • The Operations Director “Making a Difference" Award went to youth worker, Julie Shaw

  • Demonstrating Positive Leadership went to Housing Officer, Brett Lewis


  • Achieving Impact Award went to our Youth Justice Liasion and Diversion apprentice, Jess Mitchell


  • The Outstanding Team Award  went to the Youth Justice & Youth & Community Teams


  • Demonstrating a ‘Can Do’ Attitude Award went to Information Coordinator, Leisa Taylor


  • Developing Positive Partnerships went to Hannah Wilson

  • Two Special Awards for Team Work  went to Quality & Performance Officer, Toni Nixon and Vanessa Presdee


  • A Special Award for Positive Leadership was awarded to Service Manager, Kate Langley


Many congratulations to all this round’s winners on their fantastic work and commitment to young people and the YST.