Generation Next Awards Ceremony 2023

Gen Next members: £65+VAT | Non-members: £75+VAT

supervisor_account Awards celebration
place Bustler Market, The Chocolate Factory, Derby, DE1 2QD
event Thursday 13th July | 6pm - 11pm
local_activity General Admission
local_offer Gen Next members: £65+VAT | Non-members: £75+VAT

Event Overview

The Generation Next Awards ceremony celebrates the outstanding achievements of young professionals within our community.

This year, we're returning to Bustler Market in Derby, for an awards ceremony like no other - where you can sample street food, craft beer and cocktails, and experience live music while catching up with your peers in Bustler's lively beer garden.

Held in conjunction with the Generation Next partners, including the University of Derby as our headline partner, 11 category winners will be awarded on the evening. Our categories are designed to celebrate a range of people at all stages of the career ladder - from apprentices to executives; rising stars and business owners.

Gen Next members: £65+VAT | Non-members: £75+VAT

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Not your typical awards ceremony

For our awards ceremony this year, we are throwing a party to celebrate the achievements and contributions made by young professionals working in the East Midlands every day.

We have opened the event up to everyone outside our member community, and we encourage people from across our region to join the celebration and make new connections.

Bustler Market will provide a relaxed environment for you to catch up with colleagues and connections while listening to live DJ in the beer garden. Included in your ticket price, you will also get the chance to sample delicious street food from Bustler’s vendors, and get the chance to compete with your friends on the arcade games.

So join one of the biggest celebrations of young talent in the East Midlands, and help us cheer on the nominees.

Our host & guest speaker

Kirsty Shelts

Broadcast journalist, reporter and TV presenter

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Kirsty Shelts

Broadcast journalist, reporter and TV presenter

Kirsty has worked in a variety of sports including football, rugby, swimming, rowing and athletics. She is a former national swimmer and biathlete, graduating with first class honours in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Staffordshire back in 2014. Being described as “Manchester United’s best signing of the season off the pitch”, Kirsty is currently reporting and presenting for Manchester United’s MUTV, covering the post-match interviews, interviewing both fans and A-list celebrities who attend the matches.


Emma Roberts

Director at Connected Perinatal Support CIC

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Emma Roberts

Director at Connected Perinatal Support CIC

Emma will be speaking at the event.

With a background in Early Years and Antenatal Education, Emma has a keen interest in the perinatal period and the impact this can have on children’s futures. Emma leads a team of staff and volunteers to deliver a safe and effective perinatal support service which balances carefully between statutory services and the local voluntary & community sector. Emma has now extended Connected’s work to help local businesses and organisations to understand how they can contribute to our future generations’ start in life through perinatal support in the workplace.

Emma’s drive to develop a high quality, sustainable offer for the families of Derby saw her recognised as the Generations Next’s Future Leader 2022.


What’s included?

Included in your ticket:

> Food voucher redeemable at Bustler’s street food vendors, Yard Bird and Syiok Lah

> £20 drinks voucher per person to spend at the bar

> Live music from a local DJ, BeauJack

> A seat at the awards ceremony

> An opportunity to browse our market stands, founded by young business owners from across the region

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General admission is priced at £65+VAT for members and £75+VAT for non-members. A 10% discount will be applied on the purchase of five or more tickets.

Simply fill out the form below to make a booking, and enter the amount of people you wish to bring in the message box.

We can’t wait to see you at the awards and celebrate in the sunshine. The dress code for this event is smart casual.

Bookings for this event are now closed

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