Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
- Luke calls for local British-Chinese community to nominate themselves for ‘The Blossom Awards’
- The award aims to identify high achievers from the British-Chinese Community across the country
- Plymouth locals should get involved here.
Luke has called on residents from the local British-Chinese community to put themselves forward for a new award designed to recognise their achievements and contributions to local and national life.
Nominations are open for The Blossom Awards which aim to identify high achievers from the British-Chinese Community across the country in a range of fields from science and the creative industries to business and voluntary work.
The Awards aim to recognise unsung heroes like teachers, NHS staff and charity leaders, and those who have achieved success in professional fields like engineering, technology and business.
“Plymouth has a large British-Chinese population and people are doing inspirational work in communities across the local area. The Blossom Awards shine a light on their success and contribution, from business and the arts to science and the charity sector.
The Awards also enable British-Chinese people to challenge outdated perceptions about their identity. Please encourage a friend, family member, neighbour or colleague who deserves recognition to nominate themselves.”
The Awards have gained the support of Alan Yau OBE, entrepreneur and founder of the Wagamama noodle bar chain, and have been co-founded by Alan Mak, the UK’s first ever MP of British-Chinese heritage.
There are 12 categories for nominations:
2. Environment & Sustainability
4. Business & Professions
5. Engineering & Science
6. Public Service
7. Culture, Music & the Arts
8. Community & Charity
9. Young Achiever (under 30)
10. Food & Hospitality
11. Technology & Digital
12. Media & Creative Industries
Nominations are now open and close on Friday 12 June 2020 and must be submitted online: www.TheBlossomAwards.org.uk
Award Winners will be invited to a ceremony in central London in late October 2020.