Public to vote on business talent

2 December 2015.......   Ilkley parenting blogger Kirsty Smith, aka Eeh Bah Mum, with her her debut book, How to Have a Baby and Not Lose Your Sh*t. Picture Tony Johnson
2 December 2015....... Ilkley parenting blogger Kirsty Smith, aka Eeh Bah Mum, with her her debut book, How to Have a Baby and Not Lose Your Sh*t. Picture Tony Johnson

As the X Factor and Strictly has come to an end, the people of Wetherby have been given a new way to have a voice and place their vote, as a campaign kicks off supporting local talent, which will be recognized on an international platform.

The talent being searched for is those who don’t make a song and dance about things, but who tirelessly work to achieve their professional and financial goals, often overcoming adversity to support their families and work towards their dreams.

Wetherby-based Pitman Training, has this year given the role of fourth judge to the public, as they launch this year’s SuperAchievers Awards.

As the nation returns to work, and many dread the 9-5, Pitman Training is looking to showcase and support local Wetherby workers who love their job, who strive to achieve, and who have a positive impact on their colleagues and families as a result.

SuperAchievers has traditionally been fronted by a panel of judges, with Hilary Devey leading the search for talent last year, but this year Pitman Training has put the power in the hands of those who know the nominees the best, their employers, colleagues, friends and family.

The public vote will still be supported by industry experts, including Adam Fidler (a leading PA Training Practitioner who has worked as a Board-level PA for blue-chip organisations, including Boots PLC and Bank of America), Author and Mum Blogger Kirsty Smith of www.eehbahmum.com, along with last year’s SuperAchiever PA of the Year, Florence Katono.

The team are on the hunt for - Working Mum of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year, PA of the Year, Business Newcomer of the Year, Student of the Year (Nominated solely by Pitman Training Centres).

Centre Manager at the Wetherby Pitman Training, Ceri Lydiatt said: “We’re really excited about this new way of running the awards as it feels right that those who know the region’s SuperAchievers should get to support them. Having the public as our fourth judge helps us reward those who have had a true impact on those around them, in their local community.”

Nominations are now open and entries can be submitted for free via www.pitmansuperachievers.com Once submitted, Pitman Training will release the shortlist to for people to vote on.