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Celebrations at the annual Creative Access festive awards…

Our annual festive party took place last night at our friends and partners, Bloomsbury Publishing. This has been a fantastic year for Creative Access, so what better way to celebrate our success than with the wonderful people who have helped Creative Access grow?

The room was filled with our talented interns – both past and present – members of the Board and some of our fabulous employer partners. Last night’s event was a great way to thank everyone who has helped us along the way.

The evening was filled with positivity as everyone was in good spirits and took the opportunity to catch up and network with their peers. As per tradition, we presented our Creative Access Awards which aim to honour some of our exceptional employer partners and interns.



Trailblazer Award for consistent support since Creative Access was established

  • CPL Productions
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Arrow Media
  • National Theatre
  • Hachette

WINNER: Pan Macmillan

Newcomer Award for the most recent employer partners who have embraced working with Creative Access

  • Bauer Media
  • Apple
  • King’s Head Theatre
  • Jacksons Lane
  • The Telegraph
  • The Pipeline

WINNER: The Telegraph Group

Special Contribution Award for outstanding support

  • Faber
  • ITV
  • Pan Macmillan
  • National Theatre
  • The Financial Times


Inclusion Award for creating an environment where our interns and alumni can really thrive

  • BBC
  • Faber
  • Society of Authors
  • SAGE Publications
  • The Times



Investment in Training Award

  • PEER
  • Paines Plough
  • The National Theatre
  • Cambridge University Press

WINNER: The National Theatre


Creating Networks Award

  • Isabella Silvers
  • Saskia Bewley
  • Dominic Grant
  • Ziyaad Desai
  • Anthony Lee

WINNER: Saskia Bewley


Intern Superstar Award for consistently volunteering and supporting Creative Access (too many to mention, but here a few standouts…)

  • Vusi Kaola
  • Kripa Gurung
  • Mae Lie
  • Sophie Duker
  • Tara Parashar
  • Olaide Sadiq
  • Zeenat Shah
  • Cat Lazarra
  • Cynthia Osei Mensah
  • Simran Kaur Sandhu
  • Lok Yee Liu
  • Kashif Boothe
  • Harlan Davies
  • James Hanson
  • Rachel D’Arcy
  • Nicole Gordon
  • Olivia Crooks
  • Charmain Leung
  • Dorsa Nam
  • Jonny Yapi

WINNER:  Simran Kaur Sandhu


Fast Track Award for hard graft, great attitude and super career progress

  • Jaber Mohammed
  • Louis Patel
  • Kishan Koria
  • Atri Banerjee
  • Simisola Jolaoso
  • Ama Ofori-Darko
  • Hila May
  • Olivia Nwabali
  • Rajdeep Sandhu
  • Natasha Onwuemezi
  • Niki Chang
  • Floriana Dezou

WINNER: Hila May

A massive thank you to every individual and organisation who has supported us this year by speaking our events, contributing to our content and generally helped us out on our journey.  Thank you also to our hosts at Bloomsbury Publishing and to everyone who came last night to help make it a fabulous celebration of Creative Access’s achievements.