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SAW's Sam shortlisted for Young Person of the Year Award at the 2022 Investors in People Award


Screen Alliance Wales' Online Content and Administration Assistant Sam has made the final shortlist for The Award for Young Person of the Year in The Investors in People Awards 2022. In a record-breaking year for entries, with over three hundred organisations involved, this is an outstanding achievement and one that everyone at Screen Alliance Wales is proud of.

The Investors in People Awards celebrate the very best organisations and individuals from around the world across various organisational, people, wellbeing and leadership categories. Each year hundreds of organisations from the UK and abroad battle it out to take home one of the sought after trophies to show their award-winning commitment to #MakeWorkBetter.

“Sam joined Screen Alliance Wales initially on a three month contract May 2021, its testament to Sam that not only has he made himself indispensable to our organisation, he has become a valued member of the SAW team. Sam embraced our ethos and supported us initially with his writing skills and social media expertise. Sam has in this time with us developed into a far more rounded individual and has worked with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, work limiting conditions and people from underrepresented parts of the community. As a non for profit organisation we have worked with over 28,000 people of all ages across Wales and Sam has been integral to our success. Sam has also provided a huge support to our two full time Education & Training Managers both in helping to allocate work shadowing placements on production and also with the trainees we have on the duration of the productions shooting here. Sam has developed our monthly newsletter, managed our very busy website, become a conduit for news dissemination for our supporters. Whilst Sam has been working full time with SAW, he has also in his own time, explored every opportunity that this sector has available to him. Writing, reading scripts, running courses, attending jobs fairs and thoroughly immersing himself in the community. He is running workshops and summer camps in the more deprived areas on our doorstep in his own time and never fails to offer up his help to us and others.

Sam has had to overcome his own personal issues to get to this point, finding a pathway into this industry which involved him moving miles away from his family, giving up a permanent position to follow his dreams. His confidence and exuberance in how he carries out his day to day tasks is a joy to see. He has become one of SAW's most valued team members. Sam never misses the opportunity to find out more about others, does everything we ask with a smile and has a depth of understanding and empathy to people that is rare of a person his age. others gravitate to Sam just for this reason. I am absolutely thrilled that Sam has been shortlisted for this award” – Allison Dowzell, Managing Director of Screen Alliance Wales

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, commented:

“In what has been the biggest and most competitive year so far, it always makes me feel immensely proud to see so many fantastic organisations and individuals staking their claim to be the best. And every year, the entries do get more and more competitive and the judging even tighter. Reaching the final shortlist is a testament to the amazing commitment these organisations are making to make work better for their people, and they truly deserve this recognition.”

The Winners will be announced at a black tie gala ceremony on the 15th November at Old Billingsgate in London.

For the full shortlist and more information about Investors in People please visit

The Investors in People Awards 2022 are proudly sponsored by;

Association of Apprentices



Boost Awards

Fine Print

HR Magazine

Make A Difference Events

NOCN Group


Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning

Troup Bywaters + Anders


United Grand Lodge of England



Working Families

Congratulations Sam!

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