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Creative Access celebrates 2019 with our annual awards ceremony…

On Monday 16th December, Creative Access celebrated the end of 2019 with our annual awards ceremony. This year has been a brilliant year for us with a raft of incredible masterclasses and events; dozens of fabulous new media partners and of course our interns and alumni continuing to achieve great things. It’s always difficult to choose from the many many brilliant contributions from within our community, but we’ve tried to highlight some of the stand outs from this year:



Trailblazer Award for consistent support since Creative Access was established:

Nominees: National Theatre, Hachette, BBC

WINNER: Pan Macmillan

Special Contribution for outstanding support:

  • Nominees: Faber & Faber, The Financial Times, Harrison Parrott

Newcomer Award for new partners in 2019:

  • Nominees: The Guardian, ITN, Profile Books, Bonnier Books, The Economist, 4Creative
  • WINNER: The Mirror

Investment in Training Award

  • Nominees: Hearst Magazines, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • WINNER: The National Theatre

Superstar Support for an individual who has gone above and beyond to support Creative Access and our work

  • Nominees, Sas Bonser, BBC, Jacqui Doyle, ITV, Sally Debonnaire, ITV, Belinda Matthews, Faber, Lynn Blades, Nick Curnow, Apple, Tigho Feldman, Rambert
  • WINNER: Abbie Scott, Deputy Managing Editor, Financial Times



Sustainability & Creating Networks for recruiting via Creative Access

  • Nominees: Ziyaad Desai, Christina McDougall, Jessica Pentney, Dorsa Nam
  • WINNER: Yasmin Hemmings

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

  • Nominees: Sophie Duker, Kishan Koria, Anthony Lee, Stephenson Arden-Sodje, Matthew Kay, Lauren Whilby, Atri Banerjee, Ashley John-Baptiste
  • WINNER: Niki Chang

Superstar Award for helping out with Creative Access beyond the call of duty

  • Nominees: Ziyaad Desai, Louis Patel, Jahan Hussain, Ross Cameron, Rhea Kurien, Esra Unal, Namra Amir
  • WINNER: Vusi Kaola


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 LinkedIn and to everyone who came last night to help make it a fabulous celebration of Creative Access’s achievements.