Celebrating the PSP Community and its achievements at The Hearald Business Awards 2017
500 people from businesses all over Plymouth gathered at Plymouth Pavillions last night for the Herald Business Awards. They enjoyed the food, entertainment and of course celebrating the success of Plymouth in the last 12 months.
Plymouth’s Tamar Telecommunications is celebrating 15 years in business in 2017 – and marking the occasion by sponsoring the Young Business Person of the Year award. From its humble beginnings in a small box bedroom in Stoke, Tamar Telecommunications now employs 14 staff with more than 10,000 business customers across the UK. Based at the Plymouth Science Park, the company enables businesses to expand into new areas with virtual local telephone numbers, diverting to their exiting office or mobile numbers.
“As part of a year long celebration to mark 15 years of Tamar Telecommunications, we are really excited to be getting involved in several high-profile events around the city. After starting the business a the age of 18, it seemed fitting to sponsor the young Business Person of the Year category at this years Plymouth Herald Business Awards” Kevin Christoforou, Director of Tamar Telecommunications
Among the winners of the evening were Plymouth Science Park based company Sponge UK, taking home the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award for Lousie Pasterfield.
‘Education Through Expeditions’ Anthony Jinman was one of the guest speakers at the event. He has recently been named ‘Explorer in Residence’ for Plymouth’s under-construction Hisotry Centre. The Plymouth-born adventurer is one of only a handful of people to have skied to the North Pole and solo to the South Pole. He also runs an organisation called Education Through Expeditions which gives school children the chance to learn more about climate change and sustainability in some of the world’s most remote regions – and sometimes experience them first hand.
The Plymouth Science Park-based organisation has just returned from the Arctic circle where a group of Year 5 students from Marine Academy Plymouth, Riverside Community Primary School and Tamar View and the Barne Barton Youth Club explored the Sami Culture, Husky Safari, Northern Lights and temperatures as low as -25C in Lapland, Finland. This was Mr Jinman’s 20th expedition to the Arctic.
“My love of exploration began as a boy when I dreamed of following in the footsteps of Scott of the Antarctic and Ernest Shackleton. It’s exciting to know visitors to the city will get the chance to learn more about these men and their heroic feats when the History Centre is complete. The plans for the galleries and the venue as a whole are really ambitious and I’m looking forward to helping the public understand more about the adventure that’s ahead.” – Anthony Jinman
Other presenters for the evening included Mr Burton and Sarah Pullen, regional managing director for The Herald’s parent South West Trinity Mirror plc. Entertainments was provided by Plymouth pianist Kiara Catherine White.